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These questions answer inquiries about how we do business.

What makes Emerald Lake Books unique?

We don't just take what you give us and hand you back a book. We work with you to ensure that the goals you have for your book, its reader, and your business are all clear and aligned with each other so that the book we publish becomes a...

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By Tara

updated over 2 years ago

Do you publish every book submitted to you?

No. More than half of the books we look at turn out not to be a good fit for Emerald Lake Books. Sometimes it's because the manuscript isn't ready yet or the story doesn't fall within our accepted genres, or we don't feel that we are the best fit...

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By Tara

updated over 2 years ago

Will I have access to the team working on my book?

With many publishers, the person you speak with prior to signing your contract is just a salesman. Once you're signed with them, you never get to speak to that person again. Instead, your project is handed off to a project manager, who serves as a...

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By Tara

updated over 2 years ago

Do you accept book proposals?

Since we personalize our service to the needs of our authors and their books, we need to see the manuscript itself to provide a binding estimate of publishing costs. So, while we can  accept book proposals, that would be more for determining if...

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By Tara

updated over 2 years ago

Why do you keep a royalty share?

The fees charged to publish your book are for services rendered during the production of your book. However, there are on-going activities that continue long after the book is released for which no additional fees are charged. For example, we...

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By Tara

updated over 2 years ago