While self-publishing may work for some, it doesn't always work for everyone... and the same can be said for the small press and/or traditional route. With traditional publishers, the author tends to lose most creative controls, but they do usually receive an advance, albeit lower royalties. A small or indie press generally gives out lower to no advances, but a slightly higher royalty rate than a traditional. Creative control with a small or indie press can vary by company, but generally the author still loses a large portion of control regarding what happens to his or her manuscript. Self-publishing is the best way for authors to retain full creative control, however, it requires you to be responsible for all cover designs, formatting, copyright filing, etc. And all marketing falls on the author.
So what makes European Geeks Publishing different?
European Geeks was born from the realization that authors haven't been getting the best treatment from their companies. We aim to publish a much smaller catalog than most companies each year, allowing us to spend ample time with each author and body of work - making sure it is handled accordingly.
As a small press, we do not offer advances. We do, however, offer highly competitive royalty rates at 50% for print and 55% for eBooks. While we handle editing, cover art, and layouts in-house, everything is cleared and approved by the author before publication. Marketing will be a joint effort between author and publisher at EG - with both parties being equal partners in the marketing campaign and promotions.
European Geeks strives to be author-friendly.
We have an open door policy for all authors - ours and others - at European Geeks Publishing. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org.