Paper Gold Publishing is a publishing company with authors at its core. We deliver whatever our customers - the authors - require.
We can take a rough manuscript and turn it into a highly marketable gem while allowing the author to keep 100% of the royalties via our Breakthrough Publishing Package.
We can adapt and provide individually agreed services tailored to our authors' needs. For details, check out our Treasure Chest Services.
We are also a royalty-paying publisher who is proud to push into the limelight talented authors we believe in. For Submission Guidelines, see below.
1. We are open for submissions.
2. You do not require an agent's representation in order to submit.
3. Submissions will be considered in order of receipt.
4. Our turnaround time is usually under 72 hours, but there may be instances when our in-boxes will be bulging. We aim to give you an estimate, and we ask that you are patient and respectful in your communications with us.
5. Every submission will be acknowledged and every resolution will be given in writing (email), with a list of recommendations where applicable.
6. Please do not send in hand-written manuscripts. Our preferred submission method is email.
We are only considering completed manuscripts. These can be in any genre, fiction or non-fiction, and of any length. Having said that, if you submit a 2500-word story, please be aware that we would look to publish it as part of an anthology. This may negatively influence your expected publication date. Alternatively, if you submit an opus 400,000 words long, we may decide to split it into several books and publish it as a series.
Whatever genre you choose, please make sure you put your heart and soul into your writing. In a world where 3 million books are available daily for one-click purchase, your only chance to stand out from the crowd is to be brilliant. A poorly written story, a rush job, or something you cobbled together last night and never bothered checking for typos or clarity of thought, is simply not going to be good enough. You have to have a powerful style, a formidable message, an awe-inspiring product in order to have a chance of rising to the top.
No pressure, then.
At PGP, we are waiting to receive that breathtaking story that will leave us in awe of you, the author. Give us no choice but to publish your work.
Increasingly, the modern reader is looking for value and superior quality, and so, any writers who hope to engage a large proportion of their readers consistently over a long period of time would be well-advised to listen to their readers' needs and wishes.
When you are ready...
Please send your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please type your name, title of your work, and #Pit2Pub in the subject line. The email itself should consist of a short query, including the title of your manuscript, approximate wordcount, a short summary of your book (a sentence or two, NOT a full synopsis) and a few words about yourself. We would also like to know whether your work is already published and where, and whether you are submitting this manuscript to other publishers at the same time. Please be assured this information is not a deciding factor in your manuscript's acceptance. We have listed above what is.
Attach your manuscript to the email. We would like to read a short synopsis of your work before we launch into the book, but we also understand that for some authors synopses are akin to facing the gallows. If you find it difficult to write a synopsis, just do your best. The entire work will not be judged on the quality or technical execution of your synopsis. Include this synopsis on page one of your manuscript. Please refrain from using watermarks and special effects; they tire the eye and distract the reader at the best of times. So do colors and multiple fonts or font sizes. We have formatters for such things. First, we need to concentrate on the story.
If you are submitting several manuscripts, please make a separate submission for each one.