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Upcoming Releases
  • Rehearsal
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  • Love Undercover
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Featured Author: Bethany Ramos

Author Bethany Ramos

Chick Lit author Bethany Ramos is a full-time freelance writer through Elance.com, but her real passion can be found in writing chick lit, women's fiction, and even a children's book called Lions Can't Eat Spaghetti. Bethany works at home full-time writing her fingers to the bone, and she also co-owns her own coffee website, The Coffee Bump, with her husband Mark. READ MORE

  • Five Stages of Grief
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From Our Editor



We will be featuring 4 books each month on a special sale. These books will be listed in our Featured This Month section at the top of our website and will be 15% off for both ebooks and print books. So check out these specials.

 

And check out our selection of large print books. We are gradually putting our more popular books into large print paperback for easy reading. For our readers with vision problems or for those of you who just prefer 16 pt. print, please check our catalog for our large print paperback versions.

We have some great new stories coming our this year by some fabulous new authors, so please keep checking back to see our new releases.

Author Testimonials

I fell very blessed

I feel very blessed and honored that Black Opal Books chose to publish my book! I had so many questions and was so naïve about everything. BOB's staff is extremely kind, helpful, and understanding. They never make me feel that my questions are stupid and they always take the time to work with me. The feedback I received from the editors was invaluable and very much appreciated! Jack had the patience of Job when he worked with me on my book cover. I couldn't be happier and I hope our relationship lasts a long time!

-Debbie Lee


Before Black Opal Books, I was so lost..

After I wrote my first book, Rescued from the Dark, I was lost on what my next step should be. I thought I had an amazing story because my family and friends told me so. I took the advice of a friend and found some publishers, just knowing I had the next best seller. After submitting to Black Opal Books, the first time, I received an e-mail. It was a rejection, but a nice one. It explained that I had a good story line but I needed to take some workshops to improve my writing skills, which would improve my book. I soon realized that I wrote a story without knowing how to write so I took her advice. I took some workshops and my story is so much better because of a very informative, instructive rejection letter. Something that you don’t get from many publishers. Black Opal books took a chance on a newbie who had no idea what she was doing but because of some kind words, and encouragement my first book was released February 16, 2013. And I owe it all to an amazing editor named Lauri Wellington and Black Opal Books.

-Lynda Kaye Frazier


You guys go out of your way to help!!

The first books I contracted to Black Opal Books were written with a co-writer, and we were in the process of separating our relationship in order to pursue solo careers. As a result, our contracts presented unique and more complicated arrangements to ensure all parties’ rights and wishes were respected. Representatives for this publisher conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism at all times and the publishing process was smooth and rapid from contract to publication.

I find the royalty percentages are better than most small press publishers provide and sales on my two current releases have exceeded my expectations. I can endorse this publisher and because I like working with this group, I am now in the process of contracting for publication of another book, this time under my real name.

-Bobbye Terry


I am so grateful!

I am so grateful to be an author with Black Opal Books and am pleased to write this testimonial. I am treated professionally, but like a friend. When I ask questions, I’m given even more helpful information than I expected. Lauri, the acquisitions editor, my book editors, and cover designer have been tremendously kind and patient. I’m happy with my entire experience at Black Opal Books and appreciate their trust in me and my writing craft.
Most sincerely, Carole

-Carole


Black Opal is a friendly company

Black Opal is writer-friendly. How many presses would allow you to withdraw your title after two years after they did everything they could to make it sell? I won't be withdrawing though. I plan to keep my book with Black Opal because they continue to work for me.

Lauri is one of the best editors I've ever had, and the editing process at BOB is identical to the process at much larger publishers who have published my thrillers. Lauri made my book better, and she explained the changes to me every step of the way.

-Bonnie Hearn Hill


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