Fill out the interested author form and submit a book proposal. The book proposal should include the following: Your name and contact info, the working title of your proposed book, the rationale for the book (1-2 paragraphs), target audience (1 paragraph), your desired release date, your tentative plan for the release of the book, and whether you plan to DIY the editing and design work or hire one of our freelancers. You may also include a chapter/portion from the book OR a writing sample.
Your eBook should be uploaded to the following form as a PDF. During the final review, you can expect the following:
- Make note of any changes that need to be addressed (ex. Strange formatting, minor grammatical/spelling errors).
- Check to be sure that the Ebook is ready to be published.
- Determine pricing based on the length and type of Ebook.
We will not:
- Complete any design work or formatting.
- Complete an in-depth editing review (If the book is in need of such editing, we will return it with instructions to re-submit once it is polished).
- Change any of your work without your permission.
Once your eBook has been reviewed and minor changes have been made (if needed), it is time to submit your author materials to populate our website. [Note: If you have published previously with F-flat, there is no need to resubmit author photos and bios].
Once you submit your proposal, we will review your work within four weeks, and a member of our team will reach out to you. Based on your proposal, we will respond with the following:
-Green light: this means that a project is a good fit for our platform, and we’d like to set up a meeting to move forward.
-Yellow light: this means that a project is a good fit for our platform, but there may be some concerns with the release timing, writing, and/or other considerations. We will send our recommendations for revision and invite you to respond and possibly resubmit.
-Red light: this means that the project may not be a good fit and might be best suited for another platform or that there are other significant considerations. We will contact you via email and provide supports and tools for you to pursue other publishing options or continue your journey as a writer.
If we give your project the green late, we will set a tentative release date and build out your release schedule, including promotional ideas. Please note: Your final book (with any requested assets/files) is due a month before release.
Once you submit all of your release materials, we will set up your author page, establish your vendor account, and test your product.
Launch! We will support you in launching your book using one or more strategies listed in this author packet. Once your work is launched, we welcome revisions/redesigns! However, unless there is a glaring error, we only accept revisions once per calendar year.