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True Crime Authors Wanted!

WildBlue Press, one of the most prolific publishers of True Crime books, is looking for great stories to add to our catalog. We are author-friendly, offering accuracy and dedicated marketing, 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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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:

  1. Download and fill out this Publishing Request Form.
  2. Also, fill out the form below.
  3. 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).
  4. Click "Choose File" to attach the zipped up folder.
  5. Submit!

If you don't attach the completed Publishing Request Form, then your submission will be ignored.

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    Testimonials

    “Thank you, WBP, for taking my manuscript and turning it into a professional, high-quality book with a cover design that catches the eye… With almost 200 Amazon reviews, my book is getting read. Thank you for taking a chance on a first-time author.”
    —Leslie Ghiglieri, Literary Titan Award winning author

    “WildBlue Press is redefining what a publisher should be, with a level of personal support and interaction with their authors that the established houses could never achieve. American publishing is changing dramatically, and WildBlue is in the forefront.”
    —John J. Nance, New York Times bestselling author

    “WildBlue Press has risen to an amazing status within the industry…”
    —Sharlene Martin, President, Martin Literary

    “They are innovative, author-friendly, and take a fresh, forward-thinking approach to the industry.”
    Chip MacGregor, President, MacGregor Literary Inc.

    “WildBlue Press [is] one of the most innovative new publishing ventures in America.”
    —Ron Franscell, Edgar nominated, multiple award-winning author

    “I’ve had books published by diverse publishers, each had its strong points, but Wild Blue Press devotes more time and energy to promoting their authors and the connection between writers and readers than any other publisher… They are a dynamic, progressive, ethical, and admirable contemporary publisher.”
    —Burl Barer, Edgar Award winner, New York Times bestselling author

    “WildBlue’s nimble, professional staff gave smart, high-quality support… expertly tapping social media, podcasts, and other venues to spread the word near and far.”
    —Katherine Ellison, Pulitzer Prize winning author

    “[T]heir professionalism, thoroughness, and attention to detail through every aspect of the process was of a quality equal to any I have ever experienced.”
    —Robert Dodge, author and historian

    “I had the good providence to finally sign with WildBlue Press, which I judge to be the most creative and productive publishing house it’s ever been my privilege to work with. WildBlue Press specializes in stellar story development with the author and excellent author support with vastly superior marketing programs to any company that has published me henceforth. Gazing down the road, I hope WildBlue Press remains my premier publishing house as long as I continue to produce premier works. In short, I consider myself privileged to be published by WildBlue Press, which I consider the most intelligent and provocative publishing house in the worldwide publishing empire.”
    —James Byron Huggins, international bestselling author

    “They communicate clearly, and from the beginning, they’ve responded quickly and thoughtfully to my (numerous) questions. I appreciate their insights into the trade, and they do a great job promoting all of their authors.”
    —Craig Holt, award-winning author

    “Having a publisher such as WildBlue Press has been, for me, a godsend. To be able to bring my readers—old and new—the stories I feel are worthy of their time and money… WildBlue, run by people who understand genre, and, most importantly, what readers want within a contemporary context.”
    —M. William Phelps, New York Times bestselling author

    “After your excellent Kindle promotion… I watched the book shoot all the way up the Amazon Sales Rank to a high of 454; It also placed #1 in three categories…”
    —Robert Davidson, bestselling author

    “Wildblue Press should be the new business model for authors. I’ve never been treated so well on matters large or small that are part of the publishing process. Wildblue Press knows what they’re doing, and it is a relief to have a book in their hands.
    Rebecca Morris, New York Times bestselling author

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