TERMS FOR AUTHORS

Authors must apply for any shared series or world in which they'd like to participate. Each project will have set guidelines and an open call period for authors who would like to apply to write for it.

Accepted authors will receive an invitation via email, which they will have 7 days to either accept or deny.

If you miss a series launch, don't worry! Popular series will open up again in the future for additional seasons.


  • 50% Net Retailer Royalties for Author. Author will receive half of royalties paid to the press via retailers (as opposed to the listed sale price of the book). Authors will not be charged for production or advertising services, nor will royalties be held against them before they start earning.
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    5-Year Publishing Contract: At the end of the term, full rights will be returned to the author. At this time there is no plan to offer a renewal clause or to provide the opportunity for early termination.
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    eBook distribution and pricing is at the discretion of the publisher. Planned outlets include Sweet Promise Press Online Book Shop (for pre-order) and Amazon. Due to the quick release schedule, new series will be up for pre-order via our online store, then shifted to Kindle Unlimited. We have a pivot plan in place to change our eBook distribution to include all retailers, such as iBooks, Nook, GooglePlay, Kobo, and Radish, should it become more lucrative to exit the Kindle Unlimited program.
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    Author Retains Audio, Paperback, and Foreign Rights
  • Professional Cover Design Included
  • Final Proofreading Included
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    Character / Setting / Series Bible Included
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    Author to Secure and Pay for Editing on Project
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    ARCs Provided to the Sweet Promise ARC Team for Review
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    Inclusion in Sweet Promise Reader Newsletter
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    Monthly Sweet Promise Group Marketing Initiatives backed by Ads
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    Moderator Access to the Sweet Promise Reader Group
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    Special Discounts Available for Melissa Storm's Companies (LitRing, Novel Publicity, The Author Site, Your Author Engine)
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    Full Launch Support & Group Call with Melissa Storm
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    Bookbub Submission by Publisher / If Accepted, Also Paid by Publisher
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    An Enthusiastic Community of Both Authors & Readers
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