Submit Your Book for Consideration

Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas is a royalty-paying book publisher, NOT a self-publishing company. We pay author royalties monthly. As author, you work one-on-one with our editors, book designers, and marketing team.

We only contract with authors we meet at a WRITERS CONFERENCE or who are represented by approved LPC literary agents. We place great importance on the heart of an author and his/her motivation for writing. Book publishing is a relationship business. As such, we seek to work with authors who understand that the development of a book is a team effort.

LPC has several imprints, ranging from romance to speculative fiction.

 

Fiction Guidelines

When you submit your book for consideration please include: a brief (1-paragraph) summary of the novel, a long (2-3 page) synopsis,  three sample chapters, marketing plan, influencers, and author bio. Please submit proposals in a single Word document and e-mail as an attachment to: fiction@lighthousepublishingofthecarolinas.com. 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.


A Novel IdeaWe do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. If you wish to pitch your project to an LPC editor, meet with us at a writers conference. We do accept manuscripts from recognized literary agents.

You may wish to purchase a copy of A Novel Idea: Learn How to Write a Novel in Under 60 Minutes. We consider the elements in this small book to be the basic components of a novel and judge submissions based on many these novel-writing elements.

 

Nonfiction Submissions

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:

  • How is my approach different from other books on this topic?
  • Why would the audience be interested in my book?
  • Why am the person to write the book?

Your title AND premise statement needs to be clear, concise, and creative.

Premise statement is:

  • You book’s sales pitch
  • Your author introduction
  • A road map for the book

Additional features you might consider adding to your book:

  • Study questions
  • Interactive elements
  • Personal anecdotes
  • Links to video resources
  • On camera interviews of the 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.

7 Comments

  1. Robert G Wilkerson said:

    I have a wonderful book entitled,” Characters of the Crucifixion”which I would like to get published. Eddie and I
    talked about it a couple of years ago,and he showed some interest.

  2. Roxanne Rogiers said:

    I write a daily inductive Bible study on a blog. The studies are for daily Scripture readings suggested by the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL) Uniform Series. Would LPC be interested in publishing these studies on a quarterly basis? ISSL curriculum covers a ten year span of time and is popular among many major denominations including the AME and COGIC denominations.

  3. Betty Pfeiffer said:

    I met Aaron Gansky at the Orange County Christian Writers Conference this weekend and he said I should send my nonfiction book proposa, Who’s Got Dibs on Your Kids? to him and he would get it to the right person at Lighthouse. Unfortunately I don’t have his email address or physical address. Would you please provide me with either so that I can get my proposal to Mr. Gansky? Thank you for you help.

  4. Shirley Pieters Vogel said:

    Hi Eddie – we’ve met many times over the past several years at the Maranatha Christian Writers Conference in Muskegon, MI. I’ve published two books. The first is wHispers, acronym for when He is so precious even rocks sing and about God’s marvelous love and faithfulness – especially in tough times. The second if Faith, Favorites, Fun, and Fotos of Cape Cod with 80 full color “foots” of Cape Cod. Now I’m writing a 600 word picture book about how a rescue dog’s life changes when she becomes a church dog. I’m wondering if you’d be interested in talking with me further. I don’t have an illustrator, but do have pictures of Petunia that can be used as a guide.
    Nice to be in touch, Eddie. Wondering if you’ll be at Maranatha in October?
    Blessings,
    Shirley

    • BE the Light said:

      Shirley, I have a conflict during this year’s Maranatha conf, so I’ll miss this one. Regarding picture books, you should check with Verana. We hope to have her “Christmas Object Lessons” book out in time for the conf. Normally we don’t do picture books, but if an author can show that she has the platform to sell them, we might. For us, picture books are sold almost exclusively by the author. There is very little online sales. Moms, grandmothers, etc… buy books for children and that’s normally done in bookstores where the child can browse, handle the books, and pick the ones that interest them. Online selling doesn’t lend itself to that experience.
      Hope this helps.

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