Traditional Publishing

Under our traditional publishing contracts, authors whose manuscripts are accepted will have our team dedicated to producing a beautifully polished and professional book, and earn up to 65% royalties. Please note, we will only be accepting a small number of manuscripts for publishing each year so that we can focus on our accepted authors and their manuscripts, to ensure they get the attention that they deserve.

We will work with the author to develop the his or her platform and marketing plan. While we will guide and assist the author, the author is still responsible for maintaining a portion of their own marketing. This may be done with the help of a PA, if the author has one. Social media posts and blog posts are expected to be created by the author, not third parties.

The Red Pen of Doom is open to any marketing strategies that the author is interested in. Only expenses indicated as being paid for by The Red Pen of Doom in the author’s approved marketing plan will be paid for. Exceptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis as the marketing plan evolves.

Along with marketing, we will provide the author with a cover. If the author elects to use an outside designer, the author will be responsible for the cost of the cover, unless arrangements are made in advance. The author is to obtain approval of any outside cover or marketing designs prior to purchase. If the author fails to obtain permission, the author runs the risk of their materials not being usable. 


If you have a manuscript which is incomplete and/or unedited, and you would still like it to be considered for publication, please refer our co-publishing opportunity. If you would prefer to self-publish and are looking to receive services regarding your manuscript, please visit our Manuscript Services division.