When you can expect to hear from us:
After receiving your submission, we will carefully read your material to determine if it is suitable for our publishing program. If the manuscript interests us, we will contact you with comments and questions that may allow us to go to the next step: a contract.
If the manuscript does not fit our publishing program, we will return your material if a postage-paid envelope large enough to hold it is included. If a postage-paid envelope is not provided, your submission will be destroyed when our response is mailed to you.
What happens if we choose to publish your book:
If your manuscript is selected for publication, we will offer you a contract and provide specific instructions on how to submit your full manuscript (must be sent electronically). We will be responsible for editing, field testing, revisions, final title development, design, proofreading, printing, sales, marketing, and fulfillment as well as the cost associated with these functions. We will also determine a schedule for marketing and promoting the book. It is extremely important that you understand the author’s enthusiastic, active participation is crucial for a book to be as successful as possible.
Great American Publishers is a traditional (small-press) publisher. We do not charge authors to have their books published (vanity publishing) nor do we produce print on demand titles. We pay a royalty to our authors based on net receipts of sales and that is inline with industry standards.