Submissions

Anchor Book Press publishes only a few titles per year. We look for books that inspire, entertain or instruct. Most genre is accepted. Nonfiction is accepted, but mostly educational, parenting and Christian titles. Anchor Book Press does not accept picture books (except children’s books), graphic novels, comic books or books with offensive material (offensive is probably what you think it is).

To do our part to save the planet, we only accept electronic submissions. Please email manuscript as an attachment in a WORD document or upload directly – see contact page for instructions. Save your manuscript as: LastName.FirstName.Title  For Example (Grisham.John.TheFirm) Click here for instructions to submit manuscript.

If you are wondering if Anchor Book Press is right for you, order your free electronic copy of The Anchor Advantage in Publishing by visiting our Contact Us page. Check out the brief overview of publishing companies for help in considering your options.

Types of publishers:

Self-Publishers: Writers who are going through Amazon or a similar company to publish their book.

  • Retain 100% of rights to your book
  • Control the content of your book
  • Set retail pricing
  • Higher royalty rates
  • Listed on Amazon or Barnes & Noble
  • Obtain editing services on your own
  • Format document and create cover independently

 

Traditional Publishers: These are the big 5 publishers. Writers submit manuscripts. Publishers accept manuscript and offer a contract. However, as most writers know it is very difficult to get someone to even read your manuscript, much less offer you a contract. It is a very long process. These publishers offer:

  • Advance (though it may be small)
  • Auto-Listing on Amazon and Barnes and Noble
  • Market Support (often not what is expected)
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Orders for wholesale are filled for you
  • Accept risks of publishing
  • Editor changes your book to control risks
  • Publisher owns your book and copyright

 

Independent Publishers: Otherwise known as indie publishers. This is the most rapidly growing type of publisher in the book publishing industry. As a matter of fact, some indie publishers are now so large they do not take unsolicited manuscripts. Anchor Book Press is a new publishing company and we are currently considering all manuscripts that fit our submission guidelines. Anchor Book Press offers the following advantages:

  • Author keeps 100% of the rights to your book
  • Auto-listing on Amazon
  • Author controls content – editing needs your approval
  • ISBN is included in your package
  • Author sets retail price – guidance on best return rates
  • Author receives higher royalty rates – up to 70% on e-books and 60% on paperbacks, less printing cost
  • Print on demand – no stockpile of books you must store
  • Your book will be listed in Books in Print
  • Support for editing – changes subject to your approval
  • Support for formatting e-books and paperbacks
  • Record keeping tips – avoid problems with the IRS
  • Fast turn-around – instead of years, your book can be published in months
  • Risks are shared by author and publisher
  • Author retains ownership of the book and the copyright
  • Lowest cost in the industry for author