We’re on the lookout for True Crime writers!
WildBlue Press, one of the most prolific publishers of True Crime books is looking for great stories to add to our catalogue. We are author-friendly, offering transparency and efficiency, with the best royalty rates in the business.
Calling All True Crime Writers and Enthusiasts!
At WildBlue Press, we're on a mission to uncover the most compelling true crime stories. Our focus is on nurturing and promoting the talents of:
- First-Time Authors: If you have a manuscript ready for review, we're eager to hear from you.
- Veteran True Crime and Non-Fiction Authors: Your experience and expertise are invaluable to us.
- Seasoned Journalists: We appreciate your insights into crime, courts, and law enforcement.
- Literary Agents: Specializing in true crime? We're looking for your best authors.
- True Crime Groups and Associations: Your collective voices matter.
- Personal Storytellers: If you have a unique perspective as a family member, law enforcement professional, or survivor, we want to share your story.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Transparent Publishing Agreement: Our publishing agreement is thoroughly transparent and has undergone meticulous review by over 200 industry experts, including agents, attorneys, and fellow authors, ensuring clarity and fairness for our authors.
No out-of-pocket expenses for authors: Our low production costs are shared between the author and WildBlue Press but come entirely from royalties post-publication.
High Royalty Percentages: We offer royalty rates that consistently meet or exceed those provided by traditional publishers and other indie publishers. We commence issuing royalty reports six months after publication and initiate royalty payments at that point.
Massive Distribution: Our print, eBooks, and audiobooks are distributed by stalwarts in the industry who place the products in all major retailers and run constant promos for them.
Quality-Centric Approach: We prioritize the quality of the end product, meticulously overseeing every step of the publishing process. Our award-winning team offers professional book cover designs, interior formatting, and copyediting services to enhance the overall quality and appeal of your work, ensuring it meets the highest standards in the industry.
Author Involvement: Our authors actively participate in all production aspects, from contributing book cover design ideas to editing and marketing their work, ensuring their creative vision is fully realized.
Captive Audience: We integrate the authors' followers and audience into our network, aligning our promotional efforts with your theirs. Our dedicated author and book pages on the WildBlue Press website are a powerful platform to maximize your exposure to a broader audience.
Comprehensive Support: Throughout the publishing journey, we offer extensive assistance covering acquisitions, marketing, sales, and accounting, equipping our authors with the essential tools for success. Our commitment to ongoing book and author support extends beyond the typical "here today, gone tomorrow" approach of many publishers.
Expedited Production Timeline: The time between receiving the completed manuscript (ready for editing) and publication can be as short as four months.
Top-Notch Online Marketing: Our online marketing and advertising efforts encourage author participation, ensuring your book reaches its target audience effectively.
Multiple Formats: Our titles are published in paperback, hardback, eBook, and audiobook formats, with distribution through Amazon and Ingram, making your work accessible to individuals, bookstores, and libraries alike.
In-House Agent: We have an in-house agent dedicated to assisting with film and TV deals, potentially bringing your book to both the big and small screen.
Ready to Join Our Ranks?
If you're passionate about true crime and have a story to tell, we want to hear from you. Submit your manuscript or proposal today and take the first step towards becoming a part of the WildBlue Press family. We prioritize submissions from previously published authors, experienced journalists, and those with a personal story or unique angle. However, we welcome all submissions, including those from first-time authors.
Begin Your Journey with WildBlue Press
If you believe that everything you've read above aligns with what you seek in a publishing company, and you are willing to actively engage in our marketing and promotion initiatives, please proceed with the following steps for consideration:
- Download and fill out this Publishing Request Form.
- Also, fill out the form below.
- Zip your materials up in a folder. Include the completed Publishing Request Form (required) and your manuscript, (sample chapters, or previous writing samples in the case of not yet completed manuscripts).
- Click "Choose File" to attach the zipped up folder.
If you don't attach the completed Publishing Request Form, then your submission will be ignored.