Charlotte Greene offers a radical new direction in publishing. We do not accept a book and charge a hefty commission for print and marketing services; the standard model.
What we do, is provide assistance, support, and access to distribution channels, so the self-publishing author can bring a book to market, both in UK (including Europe) and USA.
You may have found the established publishing industry to be like a lumbering dinosaur from a past age. Welcome to a new approach.
Charlotte Greene are open to receiving your query letter, and will reply within a few days. If we like the idea of your book, we will ask for a full print book version in Word or OO.
We will read the book, and reply quickly, telling you what we think of it. This will usually be accompanied by a list of suggestions and options. It is likely that a little, or perhaps a lot of work is required to bring the book
up to marketable standard; we will pull no punches.
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ISBN: (Print) 9781910711040
ISBN: (EPUB) 9781910711071
Charlotte Greene offers the vehicle for a self-publishing author to bring their book to market. We are open to all self-publishing authors of fiction, who need support along the way, professional help with editing or graphics.
How Does Charlotte Greene Operate?
We are not a global conglomerate with designs for world domination. We are, a collective of like-minded people, freelancers, gifted individuals, who work together to bring new books to the world marketplace. We work to the
highest professional and ethical standards, and whilst charging for our services, unlike most others, we do so at affordable rates.
Our services are genuine, a rarity in the modern, target orientated world, but then, we are not target orientated, except for producing the best new literature possible.
What are your Charges?
Are fees for services are dependant upon the work involved, and the time required to complete.
Each freelancer agrees these fees with the purchaser before work starts; Charlotte Greene becoming the vehicle that allows them to communicate, puts them in touch with one another in the first place. We only offer the services
of bona fide freelancers; the author has already been scammed.
Is my money safe?
Charlotte Greene are setting up a payment service with the internationally reputed Escrow payment service. They act as a third party, and hold the buyers payment, until the vendor
releases the product; a book edit or milestone, a cover or drawing, promotional or 'marketeering' services. Once the buyer is happy, Escrow pay the sum due. If rejected, the money is returned to the buyer. This should never be an
issue with Charlotte Greene, but money is paid to, and held by a third party, until all are satisfied.
What about Copyright
Your work remains your own, and by sending it to us, or a freelancer, you leave a traceable trail, that shows you are the originator of the work. We will confirm receipt of your work, meaning we acknowledge your copyright.
Copyright services are generally a scam, but when John Morris was new to the industry, this was a major worry of his. It is nearly always a needless worry, especially when applied to books, and especially unpublished, and unknown
Are there any hidden charges?
No. All charges are plainly detailed. The Buyer receives a quotation, which includes small administrative fees for both Escrow service provider, and Charlotte Greene, acting as Broker. These small fees (a few percent of the total
amount), can be paid by either the Buyer or Freelancer, or shared between them.
This page is mainly written regards the physical publishing of a book. Electronic publishing by contrast, is relatively simple. Well, except there are so many different e-readers and formats. Charlotte Greene knows all the
ins and outs of that can of worms.
Much simpler than for a printed book, but more complicated to get one manuscript copy to cover all flavours. PDF is usually the way to go for submission, as with Print books.
Susan offers Scrivener services, that can produce Print and EPUB versions from the same document. Saved as PDF, these should be accepted by nearly all e-Publishers.
Pitfalls for new authors
You have spent one year or more perfecting your first novel, and are ready to be published. Wrong, this is where the real work starts. Charlotte Greene can help you, or the author can try other channels; let's have a look at the
most obvious and popular.
Virtually all of us want a 'book deal' with a Publishing House or Agency. Virtually all that apply are rejected, and usually in a most illiterate and derisory way. If you've been there, then you look at other options, let's take
them one by one.
- Self-help books about writing, publishing, most online and proactive book clubs, et cetera.
- Mainly scams from which the author thinks he learned something, but the providers took his or her money. Not worthwhile.
- Companies and individuals offering weekend events to showcase and discover new authors.
- They usually promise a book deal and promotion, but read the small print. They will charge 2 or 4,000 Dollars or Pounds, and the author ends up being scammed; the book is marketed, but does not sell.
- Publish with an independent publisher.
- This works. You pay a lot of money to have several hundred, or thousand of your own books published, and wait for customers. There are few if any. It is for the author to do the sales, promotion, and marketing. If there
is no good reason to print your own book, other than pride, this is also a waste of time and money. Why bother, when so many offer 'print on demand' services; Amazon for one. There are many similar.
- Book Fair. The only reason an author should publish many of his own books, is to attend a book fair, perhaps book signing event, and end up giving the books away, or selling them at discounted prices.
- This works. The degree to which it works depends upon the event, and presentation.
- A second reason for British authors, is that they need to send one copy to The British Library, and five more copies to satellite libraries. This is a legal requirement of any book bearing an ISBN, offered for sale
in UK and Ireland.
- Writers groups. These are authors who share their manuscript with other authors, and receive feedback, as from a peer. These can be very useful, but have pitfalls, such as a dominant figure who wants to overrule the authors
ideas with their own.
Disillusioned, and with a bad taste left in his mouth, John Morris decided to do it all himself. The result is Charlotte Greene. Jonno has made mistakes, discovered what works in the real world of book publishing, and offers to
share this with other would-be authors; to help make their dreams come true.