Royalty/Subsidy Press...Though we are a royalty/subsidy press, I prefer to call it a partnership. As a royalty/subsidy press, the author only pays the up-front costs for publishing the book. The price in the contract includes the editing, and pagination of the book and the design of the cover. The author has a say in every step of the process. Depending on how clean the manuscript is this process can last 30 days up to six months. Your only expense after the pre-press process is the books you purchase for your personal sales. We recommend 100 or more books to begin with. Our continuing partnership includes getting your book and the digital version of your book places on Amazon.com, the largest bookseller in the world and listed at Ingram (the largest distributor in the world) and Baker & Taylor.
Investment...Most authors are able to recoup their investment in the publishing process after the sale of 250 books.
Royalties...Our authors receive a 20% royalty on the books sold through the marketplace. We are giving a 40% royalty on the sale of digital books.
If you choose to mail the manuscript and want your material to be returned, please include an SASE with sufficient postage. Do not send your only copy, valuable photos or documents. The best way to submit a manuscript is via email. Review can take 30 days or longer.
21 st Century Press
2131 W. Republic Rd PMB 41
Springfield, MO 65807
If you have a manuscript and want it published, feel free to call
Lee Fredrickson at