At Purple Leaf Publishing we offer two types of publishing, traditional publishing and self publishing
Each year Purple Leaf Publishing publishes a small number of books. The books we consider have to impress and need to stand out to be able to get a good chance of commercial success in a crowded market.
If we are convinced your book has a good chance for commercial success then we will take it on and publish it. The non-fiction books that we publish can include subjects as diverse as self-help, mind-body-spirit, academic, cookery specialist and many others. If you’re working in a specialist field, and can bring that knowledge along with your manuscript, all the better.
In some cases we will assign an editor to the author to work together to get the manuscript into the best possible shape for publication. In other cases the author will find their own editor. However this is subject to negotiations between the author and the publisher. The layout and design will be done by the publisher.
We aim to work with our authors in bringing their manuscripts to publication so every effort will be made to ensure both parties are happy. we may pay an author royalties on copies sold of up to 15%, as in conventional publishing, or we may ask for a subvention towards the costs of printing involved, and then split profits from sales. Each project is different, and we are open to negotiation with authors on the ins and outs of how publication is carried out.
This option requires the author is to pay to have a manuscript turned into a book and for copies to be printed through the traditional printing process. This option does require a reasonable investment from the author. Because this route does not offer the author any distribution network, it is primarily suited to authors that are confident that they can find distribution channels and make sales of several hundred units through their own contacts.