The following are answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive in the office.
How can I contact you?
You can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I submit a book proposal to Crystal Clear Books?
You can find all the details about how to submit a book proposal to us on our Submissions page.
What happens after I submit a book proposal?
We will review your proposal within 12 weeks of receipt and then contact you to let you know if we are interested or not. We are unlikely to give you detailed feedback due to the volume of proposals we receive on a weekly basis. If we are interested, we will ask for more information, a copy of the manuscript, and a full proposal.
What do I need to include in a full proposal if you request one?
We will send you a detailed request of what we need, but in brief, it will include a chapter-by-chapter outline, your understanding of the marketability of your work, how your work compares to the competition, how you plan to support the marketing and sales of your book if you sign a contract with us. You will also need to include your previous writing/publishing history (please note this is not essential as we actively support first-time authors).
How many times can I submit my work?
You can submit to us as many times as you like as long as it is either a new project or a significantly revised project, if we have previously rejected it.
Do you consider previously self-published titles?
Yes, we do, although we may request that you remove the titles from other outlets before we re-publish.
What is your offer to the authors you publish?
We offer a 50/50 royalty split to all our authors for the duration of the contract. Once the contract has expired we may offer a new contract to continue the relationship. We will send you an annual statement and will pay royalties directly to your UK bank account every month after the first three months of publication.
I have never done any book marketing, can you help?
Yes, we will work alongside you to market your book and will provide you with example marketing plans. You will be expected to provide one for your book if we ask for a full proposal, this should tell us what you will do and how you will do it. You will also be offered coaching with Linda for the duration of your contract with us. This will give you an excellent education into all you need to know about book marketing and living your best writing life.
How will my work be published?
We will publish in paperback and ebook formats. If it is appropriate, we may also publish a hardback edition.
Where will people be able to buy my book?
Your book will be made available globally through online bookstores. We also sell the ebook version of each book we publish for the duration of the contract through this website. You will be paid royalties on every copy sold.