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About Black Opal

Black Opal Books..

BLACK OPAL BOOKS has been serving both new and established authors since October 2010. We are a boutique small press, dedicated to producing quality books for readers and helping both experienced and debut authors find a home for those stories that just have to be told. We are committed to producing well-written, properly-edited books and to providing both experienced and debut authors an outlet for their works they might not otherwise have. We do not do vanity publishing.

We publish in both eBook and paperback formats and are committed to returning more of the profits to our authors. Currently, we handle all genres of romance, as well as women's fiction, chick lit, historicals, mysteries, thrillers, YA, and limited non-fiction.

Based in the Pacific Northwest, BLACK OPAL BOOKS was founded by people who thought the publishing industry could do more for both readers and authors. So they formed BLACK OPAL BOOKS and gave it a two-fold mission: produce high-quality, well-edited books for readers, while helping authors achieve their dreams, as well as a higher percentage of royalties.

For Readers: Since we're readers, too, we know how frustrating and disappointing badly-written and poorly edited books can be. We understand that when you pay good money for a book, you expect to get value for your dollar. So at BLACK OPAL BOOKS, all our books are carefully chosen for quality and thoroughly edited before a single copy goes out.

For Authors: Since we're authors as well as business people, we know how much hard work goes into writing a book—endless hours spent staring at a page while searching for words, struggling to finish the first draft, revising, editing, more revising, and still more revising. We also understand how disheartening it is, when you finally write the dreaded query letter and send it out to publishers, only to have your book rejected based solely on your query letter by someone who hasn't read a single word of your book. Or even worse, to not get a response at all. And if you're lucky enough to get accepted and published, to receive royalties of such a small per cent. So at BLACK OPAL BOOKS, we let you send your completed manuscript along with your query letter. For all properly submitted queries, we read at least one chapter of the manuscript before deciding whether to accept or reject it. We also respond to all properly submitted queries. For those of you we do accept, our royalties start at 45%, for both eBook and print, and go as high as 70%.

Our goal is to provide a rewarding and satisfying publishing experience for both readers and authors.

 


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