KEEP READING all is not lost! - have you considered our Authors Wish program or Self Publishing (either through us or we set you up as the Publisher)?
2013 - Special Message!
Thank you for being in touch with us. It may seem we are closing the door on you with our submissions closed sign – but hopefully you will see we’ve opened many windows (windows of opportunity) instead.
As a commercial publisher (trade publisher) we select 12-20 children’s spiritual book titles per year under our imprint ‘Pick-a-WooWoo’. We would dearly love to say ‘YES’ to the many other wonderful titles that come to our attention every year (both children and adults books).
However, due to an overwhelming response to our ‘Internet submissions page’, we have been inundated with manuscripts and therefore have selected children’s and adults spiritual book titles now for 2013 & 2014 for TRADE publishing. However, we can help you to achieve your dream (and be published) either via partnership publishing, assisted self-publishing or we can even assist you to set up as your own publisher. We have the experience, the testimonials and the desire to help. Just call or email now to know more - or read on for more information.
TRADITIONAL MODEL (currently closed)
Pick-a-WooWoo is our traditional model where our entire team of experts, editors, proof readers, designers, printing specialists marketing people, publicity people, sales people, finance people etc. all pull together with you to create a book that we believe is needed but is unquestionably worth doing. It must present also as a strong commercial proposition. The book must be different and the author must be prepared to work hard on their 'author platform'. We publish less than one title per month is the Pickk-a-WooWoo range so competition is fierce.
With the traditional model the arrangements are the old fashioned ones whereby Pick-a-WooWoo takes the full and total financial risk and pays your royalties in the traditional way of a x% of the cover price or price received for each copy sold in domestic / international markets. Typically the time line for publication can range from 12-18 months from reaching contract agreement.
PARTNERSHIP MODEL (Authors Wish)
With the partnership model through 'Authors Wish' you get the same team working on the book and you supply the writing and illustration. You are also required to share some of the time and investment in sales and marketing. We know that authors who are passionate about their book and who know who their target markets are make the best sales people. Financialy you are also required to purchase 400-500 copies, at an agreed discount of the title upon publication. The book is sold by us through our existing distribution channels and treated exactly the same way as books in the traditional model above. Basically the same contract exists as the traditional model (except for the agreement of purchasing the books as mentioned) . So what you have achieved is a traditional model agreement and helped get the book established for what one hopes is a profiitable future. The typically the time line for publication can range from 9-18 months from reaching agreement.this and is a GOLDEN opportunity for you to be published through Pick-a-WooWoo.
This may just be the answer to you getting published so - CLICK HERE to read further. OR read on there are more opportunities.
ASSISTED SELF-PUBLISHING MODEL
GREAT NEWS...we now have a division of Pick-a-WooWoo Publishers (MBS Press, Mind Body Spirit) that assists Authors to self publish...MBS Press originated out of a need to assist the many Authors that approached Pick-a-WooWoo publishers.
MBS Press (Mind Body Spirit). Due to the unmanageable number of submissions each year (through Pickawoowoo), our directors decided to start an assisted self-publishing division of Pick-a-WooWoo that would give inspirational writers a venue to get their books out and have the publishing tools that many individuals sought. There's no need for authors to rely solely on their own knowledge or skill set to get published. The experience and connections provided through MBS Press will give authors everything they need to create and publish their books while allowing the author to maintain control of the content. Writing is a unique journey of self expression. Each Author draws on personal life experiences, individual perceptions of the world around them and from the realm of their imagination. All of us involved with MBS Press value and respect your creative process. MBS Press (Mind Body Spirit) is a division of Pick-a-WooWoo Publishers. By working ‘hand in hand' with you and sharing our knowledge of publishing we aim to achieve the finest presentation of your book. To transform your dream into a reality. We undertake both adult and children's books. If you are interested we would be happy to send you some publishing package information for your perusal. Just email us at info(no space)@(no space)pickawoowoo.com
Before we offer to publish your work, we review your manuscript and listen to you to understand your publication goals and your dreams. Then, we provide a customised publishing solution. Although we offer a number of packages these can be highly customised to your needs. Furthermore, we are able to offer you the new publishing era of ‘Print on Demand' which enables writers to publish without having to spend tens of thousands on printing thousands of books. We also offer traditional full-service publishing and consultancy services to help you through the self publishing process should you choose to go it alone.
We believe that writing and publishing a book is an extraordinarily personal experience. We know this because we've been involved with publishing industry for over 15 years (and the industry has changed significantly during this time). By relying on our publishing, design and marketing services, you can achieve your goals and explore the new opportunities that await you as a published author. We know that each author has distinctive and important needs during the production, promotion and sale of their book. Therefore, there is always a person here to talk to you - before you agree to publish with us, during the production of your book and of course, during the promotion and sale of your book. We are here to serve YOU.
SELF PUBLISHING MODEL (YOU up as the PUBLISHER).
Have you spent countless hours though trying to work out the best self-publishing path for your book / e-book? Do-It-YourSelf-Publishing (DIYP) brings transparency to publishing giving you their professional opinion on the most appropriate path for you to follow. It is not a one size fits all site.
Do-It-Yourself-Publishing ... you get the benefit of setting up as the publisher but have the support of the Pick-a-WooWoo/ MBS Press team. This is a must for the entrepreneurial author. Why not go to this website and download the FREE booklet on the top reasons to self publish and the TRUTH about Vanity Publishers (including Balboa Press /Hay House who are a white label operation for Author Solutions who operate out of the Phillipines).
This model is really for those authors who require a range of skills but possibly not all of them. We do the work required at a charge and arrange for the printing and delivery to you. You have full financial risk of the project (and rewards) yet we provide whatever is needed to help make your book project a reality. By visiting the website you will see there is a signficant amount of information that will allow you to go it alone. Everyone has an opinion about various self publishing companies but very little is available that guides you to choose your publishing path wisely - we freely give you information to make an INFORMED decision OR -- we can provide all the services from helping with writing , publishing through to sales and marketing.
Many authors have also 'piggy backed' our Pick-a-WooWoo offset print runs because of our print buying expertise. Ultimately the choice is yours and obviously dependent upon your individual needs, requirements, budgets and timelines. Timeline - some manscripts can be done in a matter of weeks other can take a little longer to get to 'Print Ready' stage.
Don't stop here - have faith and move forward. It is our quest to do anything in our power to assist you in your dream (where possible), to get your book into the market place, no matter what path you should decide to follow ... help is to hand.
Which ever way you journey with your book, we wish you an abundance of Joy, Love & Light.