Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas is an ACFW approved, traditional, royalty-paying book publisher. (We are NOT a subsidy publisher.)
Please note: We do not take unsolicited manuscripts.
If you want to pitch your book, please make an appointment with us at one of these writing conferences or have your agent query us. Please submit your full proposal in a single Word document and e-mail as an attachment. In the body of the email note which writers’ conference you attended and remind us of the book project we discussed. It is also helpful to include a head shot. We remember faces easier than names.
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas is a fast-paced and innovative publisher of eBooks and Print on Demand (POD) paperbacks. We pay author royalties monthly, not quarterly. We DO NOT bill our cost of production against your profit. (You begin earning royalties on the first book sold.) As author, you work one-on-one with our book designers, associate editors and marketing team. Our aim is to improve your writing and grow you into a “blessed seller,” not simply print a book.
Each book receives:
Channel distribution to online and retail brick and mortar booksellers
Author order discounts
Author input in book design
Sample book layout
Custom cover design
Amazon book search
eBook formats as Kindle, Nook, and (possibly iPad)
Submissions must include: a brief (1-paragraph) overview of the novel, a long (2-3 page) synopsis, and at least three sample chapters. We will also consider previously released print books (for which you have the rights) from established authors with a clear track record of sales. If you are unsure how to create a fiction book proposal we recommend you buy a copy of Writing a Winning Book Proposal by Michael Hyatt.
You may also wish to purchase a copy of A Novel Idea: Learn Plotting, Dialogue, Scene Development & Characterization in Under One Hour. We consider the elements in this ebook to be the basic components of a great novel.
Below are a few things to consider when submitting your manuscript:
Is your premise statement true? Can a conclusion be drawn from your premise statement or is it simply making an observation? Your premise statement is the fundamental concept that drives the content and reflects the basic theme of your title and sub-title. Your premise identifies the need that you are addressing in the book and the solution you are proposing. We WILL judge your book on your premise, so ask:
Your title AND premise statement needs to be clear, concise, and creative.
Premise statement is:
Additional features you might consider adding to your book:
If you are unsure how to create a nonfiction book proposal we recommend you buy a copy of Writing a Winning Book Proposal by Michael Hyatt.
Learn more about our publishing philosophy on our About Us page.