We keep our proposal documents simple & straightforward so you can concentrate on the actual writing of the book. Contact us via the Live Chat function or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our guidelines.
You’ll hear a decision on the proposal within two days of sending.
Once accepted, you’ll be sent a contract from Sequoia books outlining royalties, delivery date (as agreed between you & us) and all of the other legal stuff, which we’d be very happy to explain & work out the best contract for you.
Your manuscript is now joyfully complete & sent in by the agreed delivery date (while this is wonderful & always appreciated, we also understand that sometimes life gets in the way & are always happy to discuss extensions).
Your book will be fully copy edited by a professional editor. The typesetters will then put together the internal layout, proofs of which will be sent to you for checking.
How long from manuscript delivery to an actual book?
While we always have to factor in the potential for unforeseen circumstances, assuming all runs smoothly, manuscript delivery to publication should be three months.
How will your book be sold?
Your book will be sold globally via Amazon & physical bookstores in both print and e-book format. We use the global distribution of Ingram and Gardners & their relationships with all major chains, making your title available to over 39,000 bookshops worldwide.
Will you be involved with your book cover design?
The short answer is yes, absolutely. The reason we say this is because we imagine that if we were the authors, we’d want to, too. We are committed to open discussion over covers & can make one full guarantee, that we would never publish a book without final sign off from the author.