TRADITIONAL (New Fiction)
publication division of ArcheBooks provides 100% publisher paid
production, printing, distribution, and marketing assistance of
its original titles, subject to Publisher acceptance and
approval of an author's manuscript. Please note that this
level of production is provided for
Fiction Authors only.
Please see our manuscript submission guidelines as specified
If a manuscript is
accepted, the Author will receive a Publishing Agreement and
upon return of the signed Agreement, the new title goes into the
production queue. The author will be updated regularly on
production progress and release date. Decisions are
typically made within 180 days. Release dates are targeted
to be within one year of Agreement execution.
Published titles will be made publicly available for sale in a
(6"x9") printed version as well as in eBook form distributed by
If accepted for publication, ArcheBooks fiction authors earn a
10% of MSRP royalty rate. For example, if a book retails at
$14.95, the author would earn $1.50 per copy sold.
All ArcheBooks authors enjoy the ability to order personal stock
of their books to sell individually at the standard wholesale
discount of 40% off of MSRP, plus S&H. See our
page for more information.
COMMERCIAL (Non-Fiction and Select
This publication division of ArcheBooks offers full production
services, printing and both offline and online distribution,
with the associated editing and production costs paid for by the
author. This service is intended for authors of
such as Political Works, Memoirs, Autobiographies, Self-Help, and Business books.
That is, non-fiction titles by authors who have not previously
established a commercially viable audience (i.e. already famous)
represent an unacceptable risk for most publishers, large or
small. With the author mitigating the publisher's initial
up-front investment risk, these titles can enjoy professional
production services, inclusive of all the benefits listed below
in the ArcheBooks Book Production Details (see below).
Select Fiction Option:
Commercial Production Services are also open to select fiction
titles in such cases where the author does not wish to wait
through the traditional acceptance/rejection period from this
publisher or any other traditional publisher, and also desires
to earn a much higher royalty rate per copy sold. For a
more detailed discussion on why an author might elect to use
Commercial Production Services, Learn More...
All Commercial Production titles earn a royalty rate of 20% of
the MSRP. So, for example, if a book retails for $14.95,
the author would earn $3.00 per copy sold.
Most books will qualify and be accepted for this service, as
long as titles do not violate ArcheBooks Acceptable Use Policy -
i.e. no Erotica, Promotion/Incitement of Violence, etc.
ArcheBooks retains the right to not accept any title it deems
Please note that
even Commercial Services titles still need to be submitted per
the Submission Guidelines below. If acceptable as
non-offensive material, the author will then receive a
Publishing Agreement for signing and an Invoice for services.
Upon payment of invoice, the new title goes into the production
queue. The author will be updated regularly on production
progress and release date. Commercial client's titles are
typically targeted to be released within 60-90 days of Agreement
execution, subject to variance of ArcheBooks' editorial and
Commercial Production and
$0.02 / word.
Book length must be within the Minimum/Maximum word count
Published Rates are subject to change as production costs vary,
but remain fixed upon execution of an official Publishing
authors enjoy the ability to order personal stock of their books
to sell individually at the standard wholesale discount of 40%
off of MSRP, plus S&H. See our
Wholesale Ordering page for
For more information on writing and the publishing world, see
The Author's Corner for
articles, papers and other helpful resources.
Submit your Query and Required
Attachments via Email
Include a Query Cover Letter in
the Body of your Email submission.
Attach any supporting
Proposal and/or Synopsis files along with your
COMPLETE Manuscript file (a single file for your Manuscript is
preferred, not individual
Service Specification: In
your Cover Letter Email, specify clearly if you are making a
Submission for Traditional Publication or Commercial
Minimum 50,000 words, Maximum 150,000 words
Manuscript Format: One
inch margins, double-spaced.
Word files only as an email attachment, no Hardcopy.
TRADITIONAL Production Submissions Only, also Include
a filled-out Copy of
the Author Evaluation Form: (Click Button Below to Download the
[HINT: Following Instructions
Properly goes a long way to help your query/submission]