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Submission Guidelines

Updated January, 2016

~ Now Accepting SUBMISSIONS ~

NOTE: We do not keep submissions that are sent in during the time we are closed - no exceptions.

Before you submit any work to SynergEbooks, please read the FAQs section ( and these guidelines thoroughly.

- SynergEbooks is a non-subsidy digital publishing house, not a vanity press or self-publishing site. We pay royalties of 15-40% on electronic formats* and CD-ROMs, and 15-30% on paperbacks*. Children's book authors and illustrators will receive 25% royalties (each) in all formats, unless otherwise stated in their contract**.

- SynergEbooks will NOT guarantee to put your title into print (see FAQs for more information).

*See FAQs and/or the Author Contract or Children's Author Contract for more information on how royalties are distributed.  

**If you have illustrated your own children's book(s), you will receive the same royalties as a regular author.

- We welcome new writers. We expect that anyone who is submitting a book to a digital publisher is computer literate, and understands that most of the marketing done for a book published in this format will be via the internet. If you are not sure what it means to be digitally published after reading the FAQs, we highly recommend you purchase at least one digital book from our website to see what it's all about before submitting your Work.

- Though we accept submissions in all available genres, we are looking specifically for the following genres:

   Nonfiction, Self-Help, Magic, Paranormal, Native American, New Age, Spirituality   

- We publish most genres of fiction, some poetry, and most genres of nonfiction. We do NOT accept works promoting racial hatred or violence, sexism, or homophobia. Please browse our site to become familiar with the genres we publish. We do not accept short stories (books under 20,000 words), educational books or essays. Erotica should be submitted to our imprint, SynErotica - 

- We receive hundreds of submissions each year, and accept less than 10%.  If you submit poetry, it must be an anthology written by the author(s) submitting and it must have a unique and specific topic.  We no longer accept queries for poetry unless the topic of the collection/anthology has already been created.

- We no longer accept work by Independent Authors - all authors need to sign a contract with SynergEbooks to be listed on the website.  

**Every book is put into as many electronic formats as possible, including but not limited to PDF (Adobe), ePub (Nook & Kindle), and MOBI (for Kindle). 

- Please note that TO SUBMIT WORK TO SYNERGEBOOKS, YOU MUST BE ONLINE, OWN YOUR OWN COMPUTER/LAPTOP AND HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS at all times (see FAQs). We are an online publishing company and we correspond with authors by email. Submissions sent via regular mail will be ignored if an email address is not included and if there is not a SASE included with your return address.

- We no longer accept submissions made via an agent, though you can have an agent and still be accepted for publication.  Your must submit your work yourself.

- We no longer accept simultaneous submissions. 

- Any book you send to us must be your own original work. You must own the copyright and all publishing rights. The author retains ALL RIGHTS to his/her work. You may have your book published elsewhere in a DIFFERENT format, but you must inform SynergEbooks of this fact beforehand, in writing (via email or regular mail) and provide an ISBN number and/or link to said book once it's published.  Not doing so may result in your contract being nullified.


(Those who do not follow these guidelines will be automatically rejected unless otherwise previously requested by the Publisher.) We try to send notification of why a query is being rejected, but that is not always the case.

- First, be sure to check to see if we are open for submissions. Your query, written in the BODY OF THE EMAIL, should include a brief (no longer than 2 paragraphs or 300 words) synopsis of the book, along with the genre(s) you believe best fits your book, and a brief bio (no more than 200 words) of your writing credits (if any) and why you think your book will be a good fit for SynergEbooks.

- Send the first 3 chapters of your book via attached mail (NOT in the body of the email) in Word (.doc, .docx or .rtf) format ONLY. Any other formats will automatically disqualify your submission, though you are welcome to resubmit with the right attachment file. DO NOT SEND A DIFFERENT FILE FOR EACH CHAPTER.

(If you send in more than one file attachment with an email, it automatically gets converted into a .zip file,
so make sure to only send in ONE attachment with your submission)

Label the file using title of the book - abbreviated, if necessary. Be sure to include your name and email address on the first page of the attached file so you can more easily be contacted. (If we like your work, we may ask you to send the entire manuscript), along with the description (no more than 2 paragraphs), a brief biography, which should include any writing credits, and if you will be supplying a cover (see FAQs).

- You must have completed the work you are submitting for publication. The only exception would be a series; in which case, only the first in the series must be completed at the time of submission, but a tentative schedule for completion of the next in the series will be expected. 

- We do accept queries inquiring if a certain type of work is suitable for publication with us.

- Make sure your manuscript is edited and polished to a highly professional standard.
A manuscript full of errors is a mark of an amateur and will be rejected out-of-hand. SynergEbooks also reserves the right to drop any title that needs more than the basic line editing during the publication process.  If you are rejected for editing, you may resubmit once your manuscript has been professionally edited.

- When you send your submission in .doc, .docx or .rtf format, DO NOT use fancy formats (Times New Roman or Arial font preferred). Submit the manuscript as ONE document, not a separate file for each chapter or section. OUTLINES ARE NOT NECESSARY. A TABLE OF CONTENTS can be useful for nonfiction submissions but is not required.

SAMPLE SUBMISSION - It is highly recommended you use this form when submitting:


SUBJECT: Submission: The Everything Book <-put title/working title in subject line of email

IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL, include the following:

Date of Submission

Author name: John Doe    Penname: (If applicable)


Mailing address (no P.O. Boxes): 10 Fleet St., New York, NY
(you must include a street address when you sign the Author Contract)

Genre(s): Nonfiction/Reference

Word Count: 35,000 (your best approximation)

Description: This book has just about everything there is to say about .... everything. (Not more than 300 words.)

Brief author bio with writing credits (bio pic not necessary until Work is accepted) (Not more than 200 words.)

Let us know when you last read a digital book.

A brief description of how you plan to market your work is also recommended, though not required.

Attach 1-3 chapters of manuscript in .rtf, .docx or .doc (Word) format, with the file name being the title of the manuscript.


The email address for submissions is (or if the first one bounces back).

- All online queries will receive a reply within 30 days - if you mail your query, it may take up to 60 days for a reply (see NOTES below) and most likely the reply will be via email. Make sure to add to your address book so the reply won't be put into your spam mail.   

NOTE: If you are asked to submit your entire manuscript or to read through the Author Contract and do not reply via email within 7 business days, your submission will be considered rejected and you will have to resubmit to be considered again.

NOTE: If you send your submission via regular mail, your work will automatically be rejected unless you include a valid email address. If you want your submission returned to you, you will need to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Do NOT send the entire manuscript if you mail your submission.

If we accept your book for publication, you will be sent an AUTHOR CONTRACT via email. This is your time to ask any questions. Once all your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, you are to return 2 signed copies of the AUTHOR CONTRACT with your signature via regular mail. Then your book will be put in the queue for publication.  The month your book is scheduled for publication, it will be edited and sent to you for final proofreading. Any changes and corrections must be made at this stage. Once your book has been converted to PDF (Adobe Reader) format, it will be sent to you for your final approval. This process may take from 6 months to 1 year, depending on our submission volume at that time, the length of your book, the genre, the amount of editing that needs to be done, and any number of other factors. A PUBLICATION SCHEDULE will be made available for you to keep track of the publication date of your work, though that is subject to change.

COVERS: SynergEbooks will work with you and a cover artist to create a cover that fits the subject of your book. Please note that if you do not approve of the cover we have created for you, you may use another cover artist, though the cost for that will have to be covered by you.

NOTE: SynergEbooks does reserve the right to reject a cover that is created by the author or for the author by another party. Authors are responsible for payment of print covers unless they opt to use the digital cover w/ a template (see FAQs). 
The print and digital covers may not be exactly the same if created by different cover artists.  All print covers must be created to the printer's specifications. Digital covers created for you through SynergEbooks are free.

If you have more questions, please check our FAQs section or email SynergEbooks at or


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