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Authors - Wondering who will accept you without an agent?


Who will accept your novel without an agent? 
Here is my list with links for all you authors out there.
Boy, I would have liked this list when I started researching.
 
NOTES:
1. This list is not a complete list of all the options.
 
2. I'd advise you to research ALL publishers on http://absolutewrite.com & other sites. Some publishers don't have favorable opinions/experiences recorded from some authors & bloggers on the web so bottom line - DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.)

Small & Midsize Press Publishers
Chronicle Books since 1967 (Ivy & Bean children's series)
Kensington Publishing since 1974
Saddleback Edu. Publishing since 1982 (Won 2014 Moonbeam)
Algonquin Books since 1983 (Published Water for Elephants)
Blushing Books  since 1991
Quirk Books since 2002 (YA author Ransom Riggs)
Skyhorse Publishing since 2006
Spencer Hill Press since 2010 (YA/NA author Jennifer Armentrout)
Black Opal Books since October 2010 (Won 2014 Moonbeam)
Alloy Entertainment Collaborative since 2012 (Won 2014 Moonbeam)
Vamptasy Publishing since 2012 (author Kenya Wright)
Hot Ink Press since 2012 (Imprint of 2 aforementioned Pubs.)
Headline Books Inc. (Winner of IPPY awards from 2010-14) 

*Also check Published to Death blog for great info about publishers.


SPECIAL PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES:

Send your query to HarperCollins Publishers in The Wednesday Post (Tuesday in the states) where
they accept un-agented authors:  
http://www.wednesdaypost.com.au/


SWOON READS: Crowd sourcing publishing model of Young Adult books. You join, upload your novel, readers will read, comment and rate it and the big wigs publish only the books that people love. 

KINDLE SCOUT: "Reader-powered publishing platform that offers authors an opportunity to earn a guaranteed advance, a decision on publication in 45 days or less, the ability to retain print rights, and Amazon marketing for published books."


Digital Only or Digital First Imprints
Random House since 1995 - Flirt (NA), LoveSwept (Romance), Alibi (Mysteries/Thrillers), Hydra (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror)
Ellora's Cave since 1997
Carina Press since 2000
Samhain Publishing since 2005
Pants on Fire Press (Award winning press) since 2007
Avon Impulse (Romance) and Harper Impulse (both HarperCollins imprints) since 2011
Curiosity Quills since 2011
Crimson Romance since 2012
Sourcebooks

Self-Publishing Options (25 Things You Need to Know)
Smashwords "Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks, publishing and distribution of ebooks to the major retailers."

KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) "Amazon's KDP is a fast, easy and free way for authors and publishers to keep control and publish their books worldwide.

BookBaby.com Ability to publish your eBook worldwide, at no cost, when you waive signup fee. Choose the option that makes the most sense for you and your book.

Lulu.com "Self-publishing for print-on-demand books, ebooks, music, images and custom calendars. Authors set their own royalties and control the publishing process."

Blurb.com "Self publishing/indie publishing platform, make your own book with Blurb's creative publishing platform, the best publisher for first time authors."



Vanity & Subsidy Press/Author Services Companies
                   Amazon CreateSpace (merged w/Booksurge)
Outskirts Press


 

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