New Libri Press is a small independent press dedicated to publishing new authors and independent authors in both eBook and traditional formats.
We are keeping our initial call for full length (over 40,000 words, prefer over 60,000) manuscripts relatively broad and will consider genre fiction, literary fiction, and non-fiction. That said we understand the following genres best:
Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Magical Realism (literary fantasy)
Mystery, Crime, Dark Drama. We are not experts on Cozies, but will accept those.
Literary fiction, especially with a twist, or quirky. We would love to get more of what we call "commercial literary fiction."
We do not give advances and only accept complete manuscripts, not proposals.
At this time we are excluding romance and religious popular fiction.
A note on chidren's books. The market is exceptionally hard to break into. We do not have connections in the children's market. We do not provide illustrators for an illustrated children's book.
We do not buy into the argument that a vast understanding of what HAS sold in the past is a predictor as to what WILL sell in the future. This is the argument that most large publishers make when selecting a manuscript.
Our model is the traditional publishing financial model. We are so new and small that we do not currently offer advances. If this is an important criteria, we encourage you to submit to other publishers. Just as new authors are looking for a publisher to take a chance on them, we are looking for authors to take a chance on us.
We never ask you, the author, for any money. We know this is a concern with many new publishers.
This means hands on editing and encouragement of collaboration between our authors. It means we insist on the author working with us on everything from artwork to marketing to helping us determine whom else we bring on as authors.
We release all of our books in all the major ereader formats first, in addition to paper.
An eBook is not simply a quick save to a new format. An elegant eBook makes a difference.