~ SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSED MAY 15th, 2013 at 12 PM Central Time~
They will reopen November 15th, 2013~
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 (http://www.synergebooks.com/faqs.html)
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**.
SynergEbooks will no longer put any manuscript into paperback format
for at least 12 months. If you submit, there is no guarantee that
your book will be put into print format (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. Royalites depend on which way you choose to have your book put into print.
**If you have illustrated your
own children's book(s), you will receive the same royalties as a
- 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.
- SynergEbooks is looking specifically for the following genres:
Nonfiction, True Crime, 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 erotica, educational books or essays.
- We receive hundreds
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.
- If your book has already been published in print format (hard cover or paperback), please do not submit your work at this time. The only exception is those that are now considered out-of-print and cannot be purchased as new on any retail site.
**Every book is put into as
many electronic formats as possible, including but not limited to PDF (Adobe),
ePub (Nook & Kindle), and PRC (Mobipocket).
- 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
- 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.
TO SUBMIT TO
SYNERGEBOOKS: (Those who do not follow these guidelines will
be automatically rejected unless otherwise previously requested by the
- 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
300 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.
FILES ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED ~
(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 will ask you
to send the entire manuscript via attached mail, along with the
description, your professional bio, an author pic (if you have one) and
the cover (if you are supplying one) and any reviews (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, DON'T 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 AND
TABLE OF CONTENTS ARE NOT NECESSARY.
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
IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL,
include the following:
Date of Submission
Author name: John Doe Penname:
Mailing address (no P.O. Boxes): 10 Fleet St.,
New York, NY (you must include a street address when you sign the
Word Count: 35,000 (or best
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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if the
first one bounces back.
- All queries will receive a
reply within 60 days. If you send your query/submission via regular
mail, you may receive a reply via email, so be sure to add
email@example.com to your address book so it won't be put into your
If you are asked to submit your entire manuscript 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 and a self-addressed, stamped
envelope. Do NOT send the entire manuscript if you mail your submission.
If we accept your book
publication, you will be sent a contract and other information via
email. When you return the signed contract with your signature (via
regular mail), 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.
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 have to pay $200.00 or more for a cover
of your choosing to be created instead (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
- digital covers are free.
NOTE: 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.
If you have more questions,
please check our FAQs section or email SynergEbooks at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com