From Idea to Bestseller
Hang Time Press has a straightforward and relatively quick process for publishing ebooks.
Summarize Your Concept
You have an idea. Now you need to summarize it with a two- to three- sentence description.
Your description must be succinct and impactful. It will be the foundation of every pitch you make for it from the start of your proposal to telling a complete stranger about it while you stand in line at ticket counter.
Once you decide to turn your idea into a cookbook, the next step is to create a proposal.
A proposal is absolutely necessary. It satisfies several objectives. The first is that it is a test to see if your idea is compelling enough and your motivation strong enough to complete the proposal. If the proposal never seems to find its way onto your desk or it is always half finished, it might be best to reevaluate your idea or set it aside until your desire to write it all down in a proposal intensifies.
A good proposal also works as a blueprint for your book. A well-organized proposal can be used as the framework upon which the rest of the book is written. It can also be used to refer back to if you lose your focus writing the book or once the book is out you can return to it for the ideas you originally had for marketing and promotion.
Most importantly, a proposal is what sells your idea to a publisher. We’ve created an easy step-by-step template here for you to use to create your proposal.
We will accept or decline your proposal within 30 days. If we accept your proposal, we will make you an offer at that time. The offer will include an outline of content required, deadlines, suggested price and what percentage of the suggested retail price you will receive as payment for every book sold.
Once the details of our offer are finalized, we will provide you with a contract. It will include all previously determined details of the offer as well as an outline of what additional materials we will require in order to publish your book and a style guide.
Your contract will stipulate a submission date. We will provide directions for submission digitally.
The Editing Process
Your book will go through two edits. One will be for content. Upon submission we will edit your book and will return it to you for your approval and/or with any questions about content. Once finalized, your book will be proofread and edited only to fix any problems.
Once final, your book content will be submitted to our designer, who will design the cover and insides of your book.
We will assign an ISBN number to your book and register the copyright with the Library of Congress.
All books will be released and available for purchase within 90 days of the contract being signed, unless otherwise stipulated.
A customized marketing and publicity plan will be created for your book. It will be include activities for up to one year unless the seasonality of a book deems a shorter period of time.
Quarterly sales reports including all book sales will be provided and any earned monies will be sent to you within 30 days of the end of the quarter. Quarters are: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December.