In the managed self publishing model adopted by Courtney Literary, costs associated with editing, graphic design and pre-production work to prepare a manuscript for a leveraged self-published presence in the marketplace are borne by Courtney Literary. In addition, Courtney Literary’s authors are provided with a co-created and co-executed sales, marketing and PR plan, with support at each step of the life of their book.
As in a traditional publishing model, the profits for Courtney Literary come as a percentage of sales on the back end.
For this reason, Courtney Literary takes on select projects only.
Courtney Literary is now accepting queries on original unpublished works. Preference to memoir, mystery, edgy YA, business/how-to projects, and quirky off-beat humorous projects which have been difficult to place. Query letter, synopsis, first 3 chapters.
We do not do: Picture books, Childrens, Chapter books, Middle-grade. We do not offer a la carte marketing services to previously published or self-published books.
Feel free to query any time if you are a previously published author with backlist rights looking to re-issue, or a previously published author who needs assistance publishing the final volumes in a series.