Our publishing process is easy, quick and straight-forward. You don't need to stress yourself about the technicalities. All we require is that you have your manuscript ready for publishing, with spelling, punctuation and grammar errors corrected. Do ensure your manuscript is thoroughly edited before sending it to us. We only carry out limited editing for formatting purposes.
We do not carry out unpaid editing services, but can offer our services at an affordable fee. Please see our "other services" section for more information.
Our cover designer will design two personalised covers so you have a choice of covers. If you have an image you would like to use for your bookcover, by all means, send it to us and our designer will use it if it has the right pixels.
Once we accept your manuscript, we will send you our contract and your book will be published and available for purchase within a 6-week timeline, depending on your approval of book cover. Canaan-Star Publishing will pay a royalty of 30% of net profit. Royalties payment is usually by Paypal to non-UK authors or by cheque /direct bank transfer to UK authors every four months (December, April & August) with full royalties statement issued at the time.
We offer world-wide distribution (U.K & Europe, U.S.A, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc). Your book will be available to order online from booksellers such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Nielsen, Gardeners, Waterstones, Foyles and host of other retailers.
Our authors can purchase their books at a discounted price for their promotion, book signings, etc. However, they will need to pay for packaging/postage, as well as pay upfront via paypal or by bank transfer before we can ship the books to them. At present, authors can buy their books at 50% of the retail price but they will get no royalties for those books.
You will retain full rights of your manuscript. You are free to publish with any other publisher, negotiate translation rights and use your work in any way you want, provided you do not use the Book Cover we design.
We do not undertake any promotion for you. However, we are happy to assist you find the best book publicist for you at request.