Bitterroot Mountain Publishing is an Independent Publishing Company whose purpose is to offer quality books in a variety of genres. Our authors get exclusive access to publishing and marketing resources including:
- Book cover and jacket design
- Print, e-book, and audio publishing
Because of dramatic changes occurring in the publishing field at this point, a group of authors decided to create a small publishing company that would select for meaningful and well-written, but not necessarily conventional genre, fiction, and non-fiction manuscripts. We frequently accept promising first-time authors who now have great difficulty being published by traditional means. If you regain the publishing rights to a book from a past publisher and wish to republish, revise, or update your book we will be happy to receive your query letters as well.
Not including the initial editor's fee, the entire cost to the author is around $1,500.00, depending on the size and complexity of the book.
At present we have a board of five and are trying something new. When we receive a query, we check it as a board and if the book is one that interests us, we review the summary and 30 page sample of the manuscript. The board then decides whether we will ask for the completed manuscript. If we approve the book, a sponsor from the board is assigned to that author who will guide the process through to completion. The sponsor may require a fee for her or his work. This will be negotiated between the sponsor and the author.
Authors keep all rights and will receive an agreed-upon % of net profits from books sold through our distributor. But we do need authors to pay for all expenses we incur to have their books completed. Books will be formatted for both paper books and e-books by our professional formatter. The same formatter will create the cover, but you will have considerable input to both the format and the cover of the book.
We have selected to use Ingram's print on demand company, Lightning Source, for our printer. Ingram's is also our distributor. All books will be placed on Amazon as a matter of policy. All other marketing will be done by the author.