Frequently Asked Questions
Who owns the publishing rights to my book when I publish through Wheatmark?
We make no claim to any of your auxiliary rights, either, such as your electronic rights, your audiobook rights, or your foreign and translation rights.
Who owns the copyright to my book when I publish through Wheatmark?
Just FYI, your manuscript is already copyrighted under U.S. law — even in its draft stage. For additional protection, it’s a good idea to register your copyright with the United States Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. We can handle that for you as part of the publishing process.
In which genres do you publish?
Wheatmark publishes both fiction and nonfiction. Our services are designed to best serve the following three types of clients:
- Nonfiction authors who want to grow their platform by publishing a book in their areas of expertise
- Fiction authors who wish to compete directly with the other top authors in their genre
- Serious hobbyists who have a killer concept for a niche title
Fill out our project assessment to see whether your project is a fit.
Where are your package prices?
Wheatmark doesn’t offer publishing “packages.” All of our projects are priced by custom proposal.
We’re a small company, so we’re looking for projects with great sales potential and clients who are willing to make the investment in time and money necessary to achieve the goal of publishing a book that competes with others in its market.
If you’d like to know more about how professional publishing works, the expectations we have for our clients, and most important, the expectations we think they should have of us, please download and review a free copy of our book, The Author’s Guide to Choosing a Publishing Service.
How do I get started publishing with Wheatmark?
To get started working with us, tell us about your project.
We will then contact you to discuss your book, the publishing process, and any questions you have.
How much does it cost to publish a book with Wheatmark?
Wheatmark publishes books based on custom publishing proposals designed to meet the specific needs of each project.
What are your royalty rates?
Our done-for-you publishing clients receive 100% of net sales on both print and e-books.
What happens if I decide to republish my book with another publisher sometime in the future?
We’ll be able to provide you with your design files so that you can take them to another publisher, or simply to keep them for your records.
If you publish under our done-for-you system, you’ll already have your files on hand.
Why should I publish with Wheatmark?
Experience counts in publishing! Wheatmark published its first title in the year 2000, so we have more than two decades of know-how under our belts.
Since then, we’ve published numerous books that have sold more than 2,000 copies. Some of our clients have sold 5,000, 10,000, and more than 25,000 books. Other clients have licensed translations of their books, sold the movie rights to their books, and landed traditional publishing deals after successfully publishing their books with us.
We can publish your book under our imprint or design your book for you so that you can publish it yourself.