Awesome, Breathtaking, and Unexpected Books, Art, and Film
Fool Church Media is currently open to submissions.
Our goal is to provide our authors with the friendly, hands-on experience of working with a small press. All the while making sure the author doesn't have to sacrifice quality editing, cover art, and marketing. Authors who sign with Fool Church Media can expect:
What We Do Not Want
Currently, we do not accept proposals for works yet to be written. Please, only query us if your manuscript is complete and has undergone at least one professional copy edit.
As a broad minded press, we publish books with almost any theme or a message. But we do not accept manuscripts with the following:
Otherwise, the gloves are off.
We do not accept collections of short stories except those submitted by an author for whom we have already published a novel.
What We Desire
You are more likely to land a book with us if you focus in one of the areas we prefer:
Keep an eye on this list. It will expand slowly over time.
As a general (and non-binding) rule, authors can retain up to 90% of their net sales. The below table shows what we the publisher might typically retain from sales to defray costs (which include shipping, labeling, printing, promotion, and taxes, etc.) Partly why our costs are so low is because we are a print-on-demand house. The old days of supplying bookstores with printed copies are gone. But we still have to recoup our modest expenses before giving you the bulk of revenue.
Royalty reports are send via email monthly and include sales through the prior month. Monthly reports are not sent in January or December, instead a January report summarizes the prior year including December. Royalty reports are only surface mailed when a check is issued. If you opt for electronic payments, no Royalty Reports will ever be surface mailed.
Submit Your Manuscript
Please be advised that we charge a $5.00 reading fee. We are a low-overhead operation and prefer not spend time reading manuscripts that you yourself do not feel are astoundingly well written and that will require little or no effort on our part to ready for publication. If your manuscript is accepted, your $5 will be refunded as part of your first sales report. If your manuscript is rejected, your $5 will be forfeit.
Art To Sell
We want to sell prints of art. We will never sell original art, only copies of original art. We know what we like and don't like, so let us know what you want to publish and we will make a subjective decision. Note that we can also produce art books.
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