The process is incredibly time-consuming, and often takes months.
If you’re among the lucky few, first time author advances are low.
There’s nothing wrong with self-publishing, but it can be expensive, and sales are often disappointing.
A book proposal explains your book to readers and publishers.
Be guided step-by-step using our book proposal template.
Publishizer queries your book proposal to publishers based on their filters:
such as categories, location and pre-orders.
Interested publishers message you, and you’ll receive a range of offers.
Select the best publisher for your book, and get your funds via PayPal.
Our team of agents are on standby to answer any questions you have.
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Publishing is changing, and Publishizer is at the forefront of the future of the industry. In this shifting landscape, I was glad to have gone the crowd-publishing route. It made my writing better, gave me invaluable learnings, and most importantly, connected me directly with my audience.
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For my second book, I discovered Publishizer, and made close to $15K! Publishizer provided social proof, a clear goal, and a deadline. The Publishizer team provided the much needed support we needed to get through the campaign. I'd highly recommend using their service.
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Publishizer matches authors with publishers during pre-orders campaigns. It’s like Kickstarter meets Tinder, for publishing.
Publishizer wants to create a platform that publishers might use to find new books, a sort of literary minor league stadium for hunting up new talent.
Are there any costs?
Not at all, there are no upfront costs to use Publishizer. If you hit 500 pre-orders, then we will query your book to traditional publishers. If you don’t hit the minimum goal, all pre-orders are fully refunded. Authors keep 70% of pre-orders, keep full rights, and maintain total freedom to accept a publishing offer, or self publish if preferred. If and when you accept a publishing deal for your book, our fee is 15% of paid advance and/or future royalites.
Do I need to pay for publishing services?
It depends on the level of interest from publishers and perceived commercial demand for your book. Our list of publishers contains a diverse range of publishers, including royalty publishers who don’t charge a fee but earn royalties on book sales, service publishers who charge a fee but don’t earn royalties on book sales, and hybrid publishers who may charge a small fee and split royalties with you.
Which publishers will receive my query?
If you hit 500 pre-orders, Publishizer will query your book to all the publishers listed in your book category. Some publishers may set filters so they only receive queries from authors in certain locations, such as USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or Singapore. If a publisher is interested in you or your book, you will be notified and able to message them directly.
Will I end up paying any out-of-pocket expenses?
We’ve designed our system with the goal of ensuring authors who hit 250 pre-orders don’t have to pay any out of pocket expenses. In the best case scenario, you will be able to keep your full advance and you won’t pay for any publishing services. In a worst case scenario, your minimum advance is likely to fund the minimum costs for publishing packages from our service publishers.
Will I get paid an advance from the publisher?
Possibly, it depends on demand among publishers for your book. We help authors earn more in pre-orders, while reducing risk for publishers to acquire new titles. Advances for first time authors can be as low as $500. If you get paid an advance from the publisher, that’s yours to keep! We don’t take a cut.
Why don’t I just use an agent?
Publishing is changing and publishers don’t pay advances like they used to, which means it can be harder for literary agents to place authors with advance-paying publishers. If you do land an publisher and an advance, great! However, 98% of book proposal submissions are rejected by literary agents (and less than half of those land a deal, after many months of waiting), leading to much frustration among authors.
When do I receive my earnings?
Your earnings are paid out when you accept a publishing offer, or choose to self publish (if that's your preference). Your funds will be transferred via PayPal within 1-5 business days, minus Publishizer fees. You will be able to withdraw these funds directly to your bank account, normally within a few days.