FortyFive8 is different in the industry of publishing because of its mission, and also because it offers a much-needed alternative option in a rapidly changing publishing world. You, the author, invest in your publishing package up front, but you retain 70% of the net profits on your ebooks.
Once you’ve learned about how we work, submit the first 10 pages of your manuscript to be reviewed.
After we have reviewed your manuscript, in up to 4 weeks you will be contacted with a WR agreement or feedback on your manuscript.
This includes the custom design of your cover and manuscript, as well as preparing your book for publishing.
Once you’ve learned how we work, submit your manuscript for review. We only accept submissions of original work. All manuscripts are run through an advanced plagiarism checking software to certify originality. Have your first 10 pages ready for upload in a Word Doc. (doc. or docx.).
After we have reviewed your manuscript, in up to 4 weeks you will be contacted with either a FF8 agreement, feedback on how improve your manuscript, recommendation to one of our other imprints, or a notice of our roster being full with hopes you’ll resubmit at another time.
All authors publishing with FortyFive8 will have their final manuscript proofread before going to publish. This is to catch stylistic errors, typos and grammatical errors. Our ultimate goal is that every FF8 book is professionally designed, therefore we strive to publish error-free books.
Cover. Your cover design usually goes with the editing or proofreading stages of your manuscript. There is nothing more important when it comes to selling a book than your cover. That’s why at FF8 we step up the intensity when it comes to cover design to make sure that your books are competing with other authors in your genre at the traditional houses.
Layout & Design. Your manuscript will be laid out into a beautiful custom design by one of our interior designers once you’ve approved your final cover design and accepted the changes the proofreader has made to your manuscript. You will have a chance to review the manuscript and correct any formatting mistakes and other small errors that become visible once a book is designed and actually looks like a book. A given manuscript typically goes through two to three rounds of changes after it’s laid out.
Your book is available in print and ebook and distributed via Ingram Sparks to popular platforms like Amazon!
Most hybrid publishing companies don’t offer you unlimited promotion and marketing opportunities like we do. We meet with our authors on a regular basis to determine how we can help them with their marketing and promotional efforts. Upon the signing of the FF8 Agreement, Authors are encouraged to join our private paid Facebook Group where we share marketing tips and tricks as well as promotional and public relation opportunities that you might not find on your own.