Calderwood Books is a royalty paying ebook company that offers 40% of the cover price for a single-author ebook.
The author is not required to pay fees for editing or for publishing in either digital or print. We have professional editors and cover artists working for us. The author is not expected to pay for cover art. If the author wants to produce his/her own cover art he/she may submit a proposal, but it must be cleared with the art department.
Our contract requests only digital rights to the book, is fully negotiable and available for review upon acceptance of your story.
There is a buy-back clause in our contract that lets authors buy back the rights for their books anytime after the contract has been signed by both parties. This is important to the author in the case where he/she sells print rights to another company while the book is under contract with Calderwood books and selling as an e-book.
Many authors have made the switch from e-book publishers to more 'traditional' publisher. However, we at Calderwood Books believe that e-books are becoming more popular and easier to read on the new hand-held devices, and will continue to grow more popular.
E-books are ecologically friendly and they are our preferred method of reading. This is reflected in our contract, which takes only e-book rights. However, if you want your book available as a POD (print on demand) we have a separate contract for that too.