Frequently Asked Questions
What specific books do you specialize in publishing or editing
We mainly publish nonfiction, such as self-help, biographies and textbooks. However, we do publish excellent poetry and children's books. We edit anything with words!
Could I send
you a chapter(s) from my book to see if the project would interest you?
Yes, please send a chapter along with a synopsis.
you decide to accept this assignment, how soon could you begin working on it?
We can start on it immediately.
What is the
average time it has taken you to edit manuscripts?
The time depends on the word count and the complexity or level of editing required or requested.
charge by the project or by the hour?
We typically charge by the word for major editing (books, report, etc.), but short projects (resumes, pamphlets, etc.) are better for the writer on an hourly basis.
can I get an accurate quote for the editorial work (editing, interior layout,
and cover design) on my manuscript or book?
We typically ask that writers send a short sample of their writing from the manuscript (one chapter or so) or book. All samples are reviewed to determine the level of editing. Based on the word count and the level of editing, the price is determined. The interior layout and cover are usually a standard price, but the price may adjust down or up slightly if the book is very small or large, respectively.
can I ensure the privacy and copyright protection of what I submit?
Some writers feel more comfortable with having a confidentiality agreement called an "NDA" (nondisclosure agreement). If necessary, authors may send an NDA before sending samples or the publisher will supply it. Just request it beforehand.
currently working on many other assignments that would cause a delay on my
Yes, we do work on other projects, but we work with a group of people who get the work done based on timelines and deadlines.
contact me regularly as the work progresses?
We send proofs and updates as the work is being done so that the client can answer editorial questions or amend the text, etc. if necessary.
Until recently, we have only published books and videos, but we will begin to publish music on a limited basis.
Do I have to
pay to publish my book?
We have two publishing options available.
1) Self-Publish: Allwrite helps an author to produce and package (edit, layout, design, etc.) his/her manuscript. Because the author is the publisher or has a publisher, he or she is responsible for the printing and distribution of the book that is produced. He or she keeps all the profits (royalties) once a sale is made.
Only if the publisher accepts the work, the author pays nothing ($0) for the
production and packaging (edit, layout, design, etc.) of his/her manuscript
because we, Allwrite, are the copyright owner and publisher. The publisher is
responsible for printing, distribution and basic marketing. The author is
responsible for printing only personal copies, which he/she must order via the
publisher. He or she earns a profit (royalty) once a sale is made.
For the conventional option, authors must submit a book proposal, not just a manuscript or several chapters. A proposal may include:
For questions on any of these options, contact Allwrite at firstname.lastname@example.org