Information for Authors
Here at Aelurus we offer a few different things. As a Publisher we have two publishing imprints.
Aelurus Publishing is our main imprint. It’s where we’re interested in publishing really high quality fiction – books we can get excited about, and usually by authors who have some previous experience with writing novels. We offer a small advance for books we think have loads of potential. We can’t publish many of these each year, but when we do we’ll put our heart and soul into making them the best they can be, and trying to make them a success.
Curiosity Press is our second imprint. Here we’ll publish works of both fiction and non-fiction. We aim to work with both experienced writers as well as new authors who are struggling in the confusing world of self or indie publishing. We don’t offer an advance, but instead do something much more imaginative. We’ll give you a royalty share based on what support you need. You already have an awesome cover? No problem, you can keep it and your share of the royalties will be higher.
Why Aelurus Publishing started out
When I started out writing I took the decision to self-publish. I liked the control it gave me, as well as the much greater speed with which I could get to market. I’m still pleased I went down that route.
However, it was a steep learning curve. I was lucky, because due to some health problems I had the time and found the resources I needed to help me get published, but even then I made mistakes and will do things differently next time. And I know a lot of writers are happy following the same course.
If you’re new to writing and aren’t comfortable with doing it all yourself, though, it can be hard to find the right people to help out. You’ve written your book, it’s edited. Now what? Are you happy with the cover? What about formatting it for Amazon, or Kobo? Or maybe even a paperback version? And you’re wary (or should be) of people and companies that will take your money and just not do what you want them to. It can all be just a little overwhelming.
Think of it this way
New writers are vulnerable writers – I certainly was. Loads, and I mean loads, or people and companines try and take your money from you. So maybe you’re scared. And that’s fine. I was when I started out.
This is where Curiosity Press comes in. We can help you with all of that, because we can help with your cover, editing, formatting and more.
“What?” you say. “I can’t afford it.”
Well, we can help you with that, too, because while there is an option to pay upfront for those services, we can also work with you on a Royalty Share basis.
That means you pay nothing for a great cover, professional editing, formatting and putting it on sale. Instead, we’ll split the royalties