Do you have a calling on your heart that is just begging to be shared? Do you want the opportunity to become a published author?
Lucid Books may be the perfect writing partner you’ve been looking for all along.
We are an independent publishing company providing partnership publishing services to writers of all skill levels. Our authors get to work with us on their terms rather than give over control to a traditional publisher or going it alone through self-publishing.
Let’s dive into how partnership book publishing works and what our publishing process looks like here at Lucid Books.
Lucid Books is a company driven by one goal: to help our authors inspire, inform and enrich the lives of their readers. With our team’s background, we provide you with expert guidance – from your first inquiry all the way through publication day. We combine the rigorous acquisition process and tailored editorial guidelines to make sure that you, as the author of your book, can achieve the success you’ve been dreaming of with our support and encouragement as your partners in publishing along the way.
One of the things that sets us apart is our dedication to working with you after your book has been published. Many publishers stop investing in their clients once a release date comes and goes, but we don’t drop them – instead, we work hard on building up anticipation for upcoming releases or new material from an author’s backlist!
Just as important, our authors don’t have to take on the stress of all these tasks that they might not know how to do like formatting for every retailer and medium (e.g., print, ebooks), marketing their book at a high level with giveaways, social media or ads – it’s already done for you!
With experts on hand in editing, production, marketing, and distribution, we work alongside you to publish a book that people will love to read and share for years to come.
Our stringent acquisition process and editorial guidelines, tailored specifically to each of our author’s unique needs, have enabled us to establish a respected publishing label with excellent authors and high-quality books for more than 15 years.
Here’s what our publishing process looks like:
- Learn and Review: Kick off things off by submitting your manuscript or book proposal. Our author development expert will then connect with you to learn and absorb your vision and goals for your book.
- Strategy Development: After review and acceptance, our specialized editors develop your publishing strategy by proofreading your manuscript. Your manuscript is then edited to meet the style and formatting requirements of your genre.
- Visionary Design: Our experienced designers craft a unified theme to target your ideal audience and reader. With partnership publishing you get more control over design decisions such as cover art and interior layout while also seeking guidance from expert editors who help shape your message into an engaging narrative.
- Book Production & Promotion: Our team handles the production details, including presales, ebook conversions, distribution, and marketing. We help you create a marketing strategy for your book’s maximum exposure and success. Social media is one of the most powerful tools in any marketing campaign. This helps us continue to share your book, increase SEO exposure, and boost your sales.
- Distribution and Wholesale Support: Our team works on the metadata, keywords, and release information to better secure the position of your book in stores and libraries. We help get it into appropriate catalogs and offer wholesale opportunities to increase visibility and purchase power. We also create a direct buy platform so that you have more control over how much discount is offered, even at small volumes.
- Online Retailers: We work with choice retailers to get your book into the review so that it can continue to spread its retail platform availability. We’re proud of our success in getting books reviewed and available for purchase online, which has been made possible by working closely with select partners.
- Royalty Platform: We work with a robust royalty platform so that you have the visibility you need each quarter in sales to make marketing and purchasing decisions for your platform.
- Publishing: Your book is now written, designed, published, and in the hands of your readers.
At Lucid Books, we understand how important it is to find trusted people who can guide you through the publishing process and care about your work as you grow through the writing process to become a successful author. Our team is ready to partner with you because we believe you have an important message, and we want to help you share it.
Are you ready to get published? Let’s talk!