We at Absolute Author are happy to announce that we have started our new publishing house to help assist authors with their manuscripts. After retiring after twenty-two years from a large publishing company, Dr. Carol Michaels decided that she missed the industry. However, she didn’t want to go back to the large corporate world. She quickly found the answer when she started Absolute Author. Now, she is back at it and can help authors at all stages of the writing process and publish your book.
Although you may publish your book yourself, many times for a book to get the recognition it deserves is for it to be published by a company. This is also more true of books when using and assigning ISBN numbers. Yes, there are many companies like Amazon and Kindle who will provide a free ISBN. When that happens, they are listed as the publisher, not you. You really don’t want that. Why? It gives you as a writer less credibility. Also, you may not be able to enter your book into a writing contest because many organizations do not accept self-publication books. When you go through Absolute Author Publishing House, yes, we will be listed as your publisher. However, you get to maintain complete control and get to publish it on Amazon and keep your royalties and all rights to your book.
Here is what you can expect if you choose Absolute Author Publishing House to publish your next novel.
- We will only publish books that are edited. You don’t have to hire anyone of our editors, just as long as it is edited.
A publishing editor will read your book and determine if your book is Absolute Author quality. What this means is that it meets the following criteria:
- Correct format
- Error-free which includes grammar, spelling and other pesky items such as missing beginning or end quotes
- Plot clearly defined, character’s developed etc.
- Is interesting and captivating
- Assess the front and back cover
During this review process, we will not be editing your book or writing a review. Those are different services. Our goal during this stage is to determine if your book is ready for publication. Therefore, it will either be accepted as is or rejected. If it is accepted and no revisions are necessary, you will be able to purchase an ISBN number from us which will be listed as Absolute Author Publishing House. From there you are free to publish anywhere you like and receive the royalties, not us. Our goal is to only help you get published.
If we deem your book is ready for publication and you don’t know how to publish it on Amazon or Kindle, we can help you with that as well. The good news is this is really the best of both worlds. You maintain control of your book.
What Happens if Absolute Author Rejects Your Book?
You will need to correct the issues we have noted.
- If we found that your book is in need of editing, seek out editing services either from Absolute Author or anywhere else you deem appropriate for your work. The level of editing and the type of editing needed can vary from a simple copy or line editor to a developmental editor. If the entire manuscript needs just about everything we will recommend a project editing service.
- You may have to seek a qualified front and back book designer. We offer that service or you can go anywhere you like.
- You may need a more powerful synopsis. Again, feel free to use any service.
- If formatting is the issue, it will need to be fixed.
How much does this cost me?
First, if your book is ready for publication, the only thing you pay for is the ISBN that we secure under Absolute Author Publishing House. We don’t make money from your book, you do. We are only giving you a chance to have a publishing company attached to your book and not have your manuscript listed as published by Amazon. You own the book and maintain the copyright.
We offer a PAY AS YOU GO editing service that allows you the opportunity to have portions of your book edited prior to completion. It is advantageous for authors as they learn as they go from our edits and comments and you are not out-of-pocket a large amount of money at once to get your novel or book edited. Pay as you go is affordable and cost-effective. We offer this service on the Editing Service Page.
The other costs are not hidden and depend on why we rejected your book to be published under our name. The costs are listed on our Editing Services Page and Marketing Tool Page and depend on how much or how little you need to get your book ready. Again, you don’t have to use any of our services and you are free to resubmit your book again for consideration to be published under the name Absolute Publishing House.