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Emerging Authors Program

The Emerging Authors Program (EAP) is embedded in our co-publishing model, and is designed primarily for debut or emerging writers who have the talent, but not necessarily the experience or platform, to merit a traditional publishing deal. This is a competitive program, a kind of literary incubator, aimed at those considering multiple books, or those with manuscripts that show lots of potential, but lack professional polish. Our aim for EAP is to place authors on a path to getting traditionally published someday. In fact, several of our EAP graduates have been offered traditional deals on subsequent books. Read some of our author testimonials.


Our co-publishing model is the joint-venture managed publishing solution from Köehler Books that provides you with full distribution through Ingram to brick-and-mortar bookstores for print, as well as online retailers for print and digital. It also includes complete creative development, including editing and design, softcover, hardcover and ebook, 60% author royalties, all ISBNs, 20 copies of your book, high-quality printed books by LSI, a marketing program, as well as coaching and training of the author in a collaborative manner.

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Think you belong in the Emerging Authors Program?

The Emerging Authors Program is a competitive program designed primarily for debut or emerging writers who are considering multiple books or those with manuscripts that show lots of potential, but have a lack of professional polish.

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We publish three ways.

Traditional Publishing

Typically for established writers with superb stories
  • This option is normally only for seasoned writers (with or without an agent) with superb work and a verifiable track record of sales and marketing success. The term traditional means that the author will not pay for any development costs or fees, and will typically be offered an advance payment on royalties.
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Typically for emerging and established writers
  • This option is best for emerging writers with high-quality work desiring a professional-level publishing experience. Writers accepted into our Emerging Author Program are positioned to land a traditional deal on subsequent books. Those best suited for this program are motivated and collaborative, and receive the same level of editing, creative development and marketing as our traditional authors.
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Typically for new writers and those who want full control
  • This option is best for entrepreneurial authors who wish to manage sales and distribution of their work, or who just want a limited number of books for personal use. We provide all of the creative development and technical expertise, and then position and train the author to publish through IngramSpark.
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