Lydie M Denier
William Dean Ford
Les Bill Gates
Eric 'Doc' Mendel
Gary W Towner
Robert L Watt
Billie A Williams
Please Note: Magellan Books is
currently closed for submissions
Tell me about Magellan
Magellan Books was established in 2003 as a
partnership publishing company. In
our first year we co-published over 30 paperback books for authors from
over the world.
We are currently concentrating our expertise in creating electronic
books that we
produce free of charge to authors, for direct sale to customers via the
does getting published by Magellan Books mean?
It means an ebook version (PDF) of your book manuscript will be
immediate sale to the world via the Internet. You will then receive
each sale - and the ability to promote you work, establish your
credibility as an
author and develop a long term career as a professional, paid writer.
do I get published by Magellan?
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What can I publish
with Magellan Books?
Anything you like: novels, poetry, short story
non-fiction, self help, screenplays, anything you'd like us to sell (as
belongs to you!)
I publish my children's picture book with Magellan?
After much consideration, we have decided not
to publish any children's
picture books. Apologies if that is your genre.
there a minimum/maximum word/page limit to the books I can submit?
Not normally, although we will contact you if
we think the submission is too short
or too long to discuss how we might be able to help you.
Do I get my own author
Yes. Magellan Books will supply you with your own author page and your
URL, which will normally look like this:www.magellanbooks.com/your_name.html
You can use this URL to tell your family and friends that you have
ebook. You can also use the URL to promote your book on social
like Facebook, Yahoo and wherever else you feel is appropriate. Please
we do not condone spam. Anyone suspected of spamming potential
will be removed from our site immediately.
What can I
put on my author page?
Your author page will include your book details, a Paypal 'Buy Now'
author bio and usually a synopsis of your work. There is no limit to
what you can
ask us to put on your page. You may include YouTube videos, free sample
downloads, reviews or testimonials and anything else you feel may
sales of your book(s).
get a book cover?
Magellan Books will design a thumbnail book cover for you for free. You
also supply us with your own cover if you'd prefer. We are happy to
any of your own graphics or photos into the free cover. You may use
thumbnail for promotional purposes.
long does it take to get published by Magellan Books?
Given the huge volume of
submissions we receive, we can no longer give absolute
assurances as to how long it will take to publish your book. Please be
we are working as fast as we can. And remember - our service is
an author, what royalties will I receive?
Authors receive 50%
royalties on all copies of their work sold. This figure is a
percentage of net receipts. For example, if your ebook sells for $10US,
charges around 5% for the transaction, which means you receive around
for each book sold. With a traditional publisher you would be lucky to
get $1 for
each book sold.
have to sign an exclusive contract with Magellan Books?
No. You retain full copyright and all other rights to
if I already have an ebook with a different publisher?
Having your ebook
with another publisher will not interfere with your relationship
with Magellan. We do not require that you sign a contract with us - so
your work is
always available for you to publish anywhere you like.
However, if you sign a contract with another publisher then we often
your ebook - that publisher will usually forbid it.
Understand that we do not believe that these other online publishers
actually deserve nor even require rights to your work. But if that
is what you want,
prefer, or need, then by all means follow up on other online publishers.
Remember that in the shark-filled online publishing world, some
exclusive contracts to force you into situations whereby you have to
money on editing, promotion, even publishing and distribution of your
We don't do that.
Magellan is designed as an interim free solution for writers - to make
money on sales
of their ebooks - without being under contract to anyone. We believe
should be free to sell their work without any 'artificial' or
The only time a writer should ever sign a contract with any publisher
is if there
is an outright and unequivocal commitment to promote the book to the
of the publisher's ability - and to the author's monetary benefit.
you help me promote my book for free?
Yes. As Magellan grows, we will be actively encourage
you to get your author
page seen and show you simple, do-able tactics to increase your
(and sales) as an author.
you edit and format my book for me?
Yes. We require your book in WORD or rtf format so that we can 'brand'
a Magellan Book. You may include color photos and illustrations if you
Magellan will endeavor to create the most professional looking ebook
We do not
charge you for editing and formatting your work.
there a limit to how many of my ebooks I can sell through you?
You can use Magellan as a platform from which to sell as many or as few
of your own books as you like.
price will you charge for my ebook?
We believe the price for your ebook should be
competitive with other digital
formats. The minimum price is set at $7. We think it advisable that you
charge more than $1 for every 10 pages of manuscript - and no more than
$27, whatever the length. Whilst we are flexible in this regard, we
right to charge what we feel is fair, competitive and appropriate for
Please note all prices are in US dollars.
you supply me with an ISBN?
International Standard Book Numbers are allocated to books on
sale in the real world, available in shops and libraries. For ebooks,
this is not
strictly necessary. If you would like an ISBN or if you plan to release
book in hardcopy or in paperback, we can supply you with an ISBN. We
happy to use your own ISBN if you already have one for your book.
my ebook appear on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or iPad databases?
Magellan Books operates independently of these
suppliers. This may change
my ebook compatible with Kindle and iPad?
To the best of our knowledge, Magellan's PDF ebook format is compatible
any computer, mobile and digital retrieval device (including MAC).
I still submit my book(s) to other publishers?
Yes. Unlike other
online publishers we do not demand all rights to your work for
any period of time at all. You are free to seek other publishers for
your work and
place it with other publishers at any time. Should you sign an
with another publisher or agent, let us know and we will remove your
often do I get paid?
After an initial 30
day's grace period after your first sale, during which we will
hold your royalties pending any refunds, you will be paid on a
need a paypal account?
Yes, you can only be paid royalties through a paypal account in US
What if I don't live
in the US?
No problem. As long you have a Paypal account
we can pay you in US dollars,
which PayPal will convert to your local currency.
have an ebook on sale already, can I use Magellan to increase my
exposure on the Net?
Yes, as long as we can 'rebrand' your ebook as a
Magellan Book. Contact us
if you have any queries about this.
publish an ebook does that mean traditional publishers won't touch
No, this is one of the great myths of the publishing world.
books need to prove themselves online before agents and publishers will
them. You can use Magellan as a platform to seek reviews for your work
look good on your author bio.
published my ebook/book before. Can I still publish with Magellan?
Yes, as long as you retain all rights and no other publisher will claim
to have those
rights, you may publish your book(s) with Magellan.
Magellan offer me a traditional publishing contract and get my books
into the shops?
It is our aim to grow and become a formidable force in the publishing
including gaining distribution deals around the world. So yes, it is
possible that your
association with Magellan will have long term benefits.
you ever refuse to publish a manuscript?
It's rare, but we do reserve the right to reject a manuscript if we
decision is appropriate. We will usually give you a reason but, like
we reserve the right not to offer one.
I ask you a question personally?
Yes. If you feel there's something we haven't covered
above, please contact us here.
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