Penguin’s Book Country writing community has relaunched its self-publishing program for authors, offering online editor support and wider distribution.
At the same time, the company has ended its print publishing services because “digital content has become more important to those writers looking for a non-traditional pathway to publishing.” Writers that self-publish with the service can put their work on Amazon, Apple, BN.com, Kobo, Sony, Google and Scribd.
Royalty rates have also changed. Once the online retailers take a portion of the sales, Book Country authors will get 85 percent of their net sales. Authors paying $399 “Prospect” publishing package will get 100 percent of their royalties (after publishers take their cut).
Here’s more about the changes, from the release: “Previously our self-publishing tools were limited to writers of science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, and thriller. Although the Community will remain a genre-only writing community, we’ve eliminated the need to attach your self-published work to our Genre Map, which opens up our self-publishing services to writers working in most genres of fiction and non-fiction.”