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At White Fern Publishing, we work with first-time writers every step of the way on their literary journey, helping to bring out the most from their work. From an idea to a rough draft, to editing and publication, our combination of traditional and self-publishing elements helps authors grow the confidence to put their stories out into the world. 

At White Fern Publishing, we believe that every author has a story to tell, and that every story deserves to be told. 

How We Work

  1. Our mission. Publishing with our unique platform has no upfront costs, you keep creative control, and up to 90% of the net profits. Our mission is to help authors get their work into readers hands by removing the traditional and financial barriers to publishing.

  2. Vetting submissions. White Fern Publishing is an alternative platform for authors, and while we aim to reduce the barriers to publishing, we do have standards that must be met.

  3. Publish with Isbn. Our platform will use a combination of free and private ISBNs, depending on the author's needs and preference.

  4. Publish to industry standards.  White Fern Publishing accepts full responsibility for the quality of the titles it publishes. Books released aim to be on par with traditionally published books.

  5. Ensure editorial, design, and production quality. We work with our authors to produce books edited, designed, and produced to a professional degree. This may include assigning editors for developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading, as needed.

  6. Provide and manage a range of publishing rights. As appropriate, in agreement with each author's needs, we will publish in both print and digital formats. Initially on a print-on-demand basis, with further support available to get a print run if the author chooses. Subsidiary rights, such as foreign language and audio, will be negotiated in the full contract.

  7. Provide distribution services. We will look at each case individually, create an author page on our website, add links to social media and relevant blogs. We will share updates to our mailing list. We aim to build a community of writers who cross-promote and collaborate, sharing each other's work and helping each other reach new audiences. We will develop, with each author, a marketing and sales strategy, looking into appropriate sales channels for their book, providing information and strategies to get their book in front of its target audience.

  8. Pay authors a higher-than-standard royalty. White Fern Publishing gives the author up to 90% of the net profit. Once all other costs and fees are accounted for, our percentage is only 10% for the first 5000 sales, giving the author one of the largest profit shares of any publishing system.

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