Q- How long will I have to wait for a response?
Answer – Three to six months.
Q- What are the terms of the contract?
Answer - Our contract is for three years. It requires full rights (digital and print) and is negotiable. We pay royalties of 40% of the cover price sold through Smashwords only and 35% of the cover price on single-author E-books sold through all other third-party vendors. We also pay 10% of the cover price on single-author print books.
Q- I get a percentage of each book sale. So, how much are you going to charge for each e-book?
(3,000 to 10,000 words)
(10,001 to 30,000 words)
(30,001 to 50,000 words)
(51,001 to 80,000 words)
(81,000 and up)
The above prices are subject to change.
Q- How soon after I sign a contract will my book be released?
Answer - Release dates are dependent upon a number of factors. Availability of editors, the extent of manuscript editing required, and the publishing schedule for other books in the same genre or by the same author.
Q- Do I need an agent to submit?
Answer - No. There is nothing wrong with having an agent, but we don’t require one.
Q- May I send several submissions, at the same time?
Answer- No. One at a time, please.
Q-Do you consider young adult books?
Q- Does the book need to be print ready?
Answer – It depends what you mean. Should your book be error free to the best of your ability? Yes. Should your book be ready to be sold when you send it? No, our editors will take care of that kind of editing. Any changes that need to be made would then be diverted to you.
Q- Does the erotica need to be about humans?
Answer – As per our guidelines, sexual activity must be between two human beings, vampires, shifters, werewolves in human form or zombies.
Q- My manuscript is unfinished/unpolished. May I send it anyway?
Answer- If we have a prior relationship, you can feel free to mention anything that you are working on. But, no, we would never accept unfinished, unpolished work from anyone.
Q- Do you accept work that is being read by other publishers?
Answer- Yes, just keep us abreast of what is going on.
Q- If Hellfire Publishing accepts my manuscript; will it be published as a print book, as well as an e-book?
Answer - If your manuscript is greater than 40,000 words, is part of a series of smaller novellas/short stories, the answer is probably. Approximately three months after its release as an e-book.
Q- Do I have to send at least a two-page synopsis with a short story?
Answer- Over 10,000 words, Yes.
Q- Do I have to send a synopsis if I’m sending the full manuscript?
Q - I don't have a synopsis. May I send an excerpt instead?
Answer- No. We need to know if your story has the elements we are looking for before we venture into your entire manuscript. A synopsis gives us that information.
Q- I previously submitted my manuscript to Hellfire Publishing and it was rejected. May I resubmit it?
Answer- We probably sent you a letter explaining the reason for the rejection. If you were able to fix the problems, then yes you may resubmit it.
Q- Where do I submit my polished work?