Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas is an ACFW approved, traditional, royalty-paying book publisher. We are a fast-paced and innovative publisher of eBooks and Print on Demand (POD) paperbacks. We pay author royalties monthly, not quarterly. As author, you work one-on-one with an editor, our book designers, and marketing team. Our aim is to improve your writing and grow you into a “blessed seller,” not simply print a book.
In 2014 we announced six new imprints, Candlelight Romance, Guiding Light Women’s Fiction, Heritage Beacon Fiction, Firefly Southern Fiction, SonRise Devotionals, and Brimstone Fiction. Submission guidelines forthcoming.
Each book receives:
Channel distribution to online and retail brick and mortar booksellers
Author order discounts
Author input in book design (While we seek input, LPC has the final say in cover design.)
Sample book layout
Custom cover design
Amazon book search
eBook formats as Kindle, Nook (Please note: given the turmoil at B&N we are releasing fewer Nook versions)
Submissions must 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:
Senior Acquisitions Editor
Editorial Director, Fiction
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 tell us which writers’ conference you attended and remind us of the book project we discussed. 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.
If we did not request your proposal we will disregard your submission.
We will also consider previously released print books (for which you have the rights) from established authors with a clear track record of sales.
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.