Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas is a, traditional, royalty-paying book publisher. We ARE NOT a self-publishing company.
We are a fast-paced and innovative publisher of print and eBooks. We pay author royalties monthly, not quarterly. As author, you work one-on-one with our editors, book designers, and marketing team. Our aim is to improve your writing and grow you into a “blessed seller,” not simply print a book.
LPC has several imprints so we encourage you to review each one to see where you project fits.
- Heritage Beacon Fiction (historical fiction)
- Firefly Southern Fiction (southern fiction)
- SonRise Devotionals (devotionals)
- Bling! Romance (romance with something extra)
- Candlelight Romance (contemporary romance)
- Guiding Light Fiction (women’s fiction)
- Brimstone Fiction (speculative fiction / fantasy)
- Straight Street Books (general nonfiction)
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: email@example.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.
Please note: We do not take unsolicited manuscripts. If you wish to pitch your project to an LPC editor, meet with us at a writers conference. We also 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.
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.