Q & A
If you have a question that isn't listed below you are welcome to contact us.
1. What file format do you accept?
We currently accept Microsoft Works (.wps), Microsoft Word (doc or docx.), and odt. Please don't lock your file as it will prevent us from moving forward in reviewing your manuscript or publishing your book until you've resubmitted the file without the security lock/password. Please format all pages as 8.5 x 11 inches, single space. Do not use the Tab or Indent keys.
2. How long does it take to hear back about my manuscript submission?
Response time varies but usually contact is made within 48 hours.
3. My manuscript is separated into multiple documents. How can I submit it?
All documents for one title must be combined into one document and must not be larger than 20 MB. To simplify the process, please do not format your manuscript outside of paragraph blocks. All pages should be submitted as 8.5 x 11. We will format the manuscript for you. If your book is larger than 20 MB please contact us for special submission instructions. Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. I'm not sure my book fits your guidelines. Can I still submit it for review?
Yes, you can submit your file. You will receive a response as to whether your submitted work fits our guidelines.
5. I'd like to submit photos for my book's interior. Do I include them in the same file?
All photos can be submitted by email. Please do not submit any other documents until after a representative has approved your request and given further instructions. Images/illustrations/vectors copied from any online site, ad, etc. is not acceptable for use, unless copyright states such. Proof of licensed use must accompany any image/illustration/vector submitted to Jefferson Publishing Group or any of its imprints.
6. What is the royalty rate?
Currently, our royalty rate for authors is 80%. This applies only to books sold directly by Jefferson Publishing Group. Books sold through Retailers earn 40% royalty.
*Better-Me Publishing reserves the right to reject a manuscript which is pornographic, violent, or against its beliefs and standards.