Author Services

HumorOutcastsPress/ShorehouseBooks/Corner Office Books provides independent publishing with a traditional flair. Our goal as an imprint publishing house is to form a partnership with authors so they can realize their publishing dream whatever the genre. We do not accept all manuscripts and we do not guarantee sales. The more involved an author is in promotion and marketing, the better the chances for book sales. 

Publishing with HumorOutcasts Press/Shorehouse Books/Corner Office Books

We have experienced a great deal of growth since our debut book in 2012.  We have more than 40 titles that include fiction, non-fiction, memoir, mystery, horror, humor, history and politics. If you are a humor author, your book will be under the HumorOutcasts Press (HOPress) label. If you are non-humor author, your work will be under the Shorehouse Books label or our new label, Corner Office Books.  Since our inception, our goal has been to deliver a high-quality product at an affordable price for authors.

While each author might have different needs, so we have three separate publishing packages for authors.

**Authors are not required to buy any books or inventory any of their books

Package A. $3500 with a $1500 non-refundable deposit at signing of contract. For authors who prefer to do a one-time payment, we offer a $500 discount with a total cost of this package of $3000 and a 50-50 royalty split. This package includes formatting, cover design, set up on KDP, ISBN number purchasing and some basic marketing and promotion mainly through social media marketing. This package includes:

  • Designated Author Page on HOPress-Shorehouse Book which will have author bio, book image and link to Amazon as well as all photos and links to media coverage.
  • Book business cards with book cover as front and publisher contact info on back
  • Committed social media campaign for FB and Twitter (personal and Humoroutcasts.com FB page and Humoroutcasts Press-Shorehouse Books FB page and twitter accounts) plus  Instagram, Pinterest
  • The ability to buy through us your book  for speaking and book signing events at a 50 percent discount. Books must be paid for in advance of ordering. 
  • Promotion package is for 90 days following book launch. Additional promotion can be purchased. 

Package B: $5,500 with a $2,000 non-refundable deposit at signing of contract. For authors who prefer to do a one-time payment, we offer a $500 discount with a total cost of $5000 and a 50-50 royalty split. This package includes formatting, cover design, set up on KDP, ISBN number purchasing and a  marketing and promotion package.

Valued at $8,000-$10,000, we offer it to our authors as part of their investment. Below is what our promotion package includes:

  • Press release for launch and a follow up press release
  • the creation of a digital media kit
  • Facebook and/or Google ads
  • social media campaigns 
  • flyers and promotion for book signings
  • Designated author page which highlights authors, their books and all press associated with their work
  • Book party if possible.
  • Podcast interview with professional podcaster Billy Dees
  • The ability to buy through us your book  for speaking and book signing events at a 50 percent discount. Books must be paid for in advance of ordering.
  • Promotion package is for 90 days following book launch. Additional promotion can be purchased.

Package C: $7,500 with a $3,000 non-refundable deposit at signing of contract $2000 to cover up to 28 hours of editing services for manuscript with one of our preferred editors and $1000 non-refundable deposit for publishing and promotion services).  Any money remaining from editing will be applied to additional promotion. Editors will be paid a deposit and upon completing services, they will be paid the balance due depending upon the number of hours of work documented. Same formatting and promotion package as above for Package B.

Once a book is scheduled, we expect an author to keep to designated deadlines. If an author is more than two weeks late with a deadline date an additional $250 will be charged and will continue to be charged for each missed deadline date. We schedule our releases very carefully and when an author does not abide by deadlines, that causes us to have to outsource for additional help. 

**ALL PROMOTION IS DESIGNED TO BE IN ADDITION TO AN AUTHOR’S OWN MARKETING PLAN. WE WILL DO A 90-DAY PROMOTIONAL PUSH JUST PRIOR TO BOOK RELEASE AND AFTERWARD AND CONTINUE PUBLICITY AS BUDGET ALLOWS.  HOPRESS-SHOREHOUSE BOOKS SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED THE PRIMARY MARKETING TOOL FOR YOUR BOOK PROMOTION. WE EXPECT AUTHORS TO BE AN ACTIVE PARTNER IN PROMOTION AND MARKETING. OUR PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES ARE THERE TO ENHANCE YOUR PROMOTION ONLY. AUTHORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SALE OF THEIR OWN BOOKS.

**IF YOU PREFER A FULL PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE, THEY ARE AVAILABLE, AND WE WILL ASSESS YOUR NEEDS AND PROVIDE YOU WITH A PACKAGE THAT WILL BE CHARGED ON A MONTHLY BASIS OR REFER YOU TO A  PR COMPANY TO MANAGE YOUR EXCLUSIVE NEEDS. 

                    

If you need an editor, we can offer you names and referrals or you can choose one of your own. Check out our editors section on the menu on the home page. Our recommended editors come with years of book/publishing experience.  Editing is at the author’s expense and not part of the package. All books must be edited before we begin publishing process.

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For more detailed information about pricing and royalty structure, contact donna@humoroutcasts.com or donna@HOPress-Shorehousebooks.com.

**not all manuscripts accepted

A LA CARTE SERVICES

Formatting Services:

If you are an independent author who does not want to tackle the challenges of formatting a book for print and ebook,you can leave the technical work to us. We will prepare your book for publication and upload your files under your publishing name. For pricing information on formatting books of all genres, contact Donna@humoroutcasts.com   If you need marketing and promotion, we can incorporate these services with formatting into one package 

Marketing and Promotion Services

If you are an author who is in need of some promotional assistance, contact us. We will help you with your promotion with press releases, book signings, podcasts and whatever else we can find. We expect authors to be a partner in promotion especially when it comes to social media. Our package is meant to enhance your marketing–not be the sole source of your book marketing. 

Promotion Plan:

  • Press Release for launch of book which will be distributed through targeted media list for author’s local print and broadcast media. 
  • Designated Author Page on HOPress-Shorehouse Book which will have author bio, book image and link to Amazon as well as all photos and links to media coverage.
  • Book business cards with book cover as front and publisher contact info on back
  • Committed social media campaign for FB and Twitter (personal and Humoroutcasts.com FB page and Humoroutcasts Press-Shorehouse Books FB page and twitter accounts) plus  Instagram, Pinterest

**We no longer will take on books whose publication dates are more than a year old and/or books that have not had previous marketing in the year of release. Contact Donna@Humoroutcasts.com for a personalized marketing and promotion plan.

**ALL PROMOTION IS DESIGNED TO BE IN ADDITION TO AN AUTHOR’S OWN MARKETING PLAN. HOPRESS-SHOREHOUSE BOOKS SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED THE PRIMARY MARKETING TOOL FOR YOUR BOOK PROMOTION. WE EXPECT AUTHORS TO BE AN ACTIVE PARTNER IN PROMOTION AND MARKETING. OUR PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES ARE THERE TO ENHANCE YOUR PROMOTION ONLY. AUTHORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SALE OF THEIR OWN BOOKS.

**IF YOU PREFER A FULL PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE, THEY ARE AVAILABLE, AND WE WILL ASSESS YOUR NEEDS AND PROVIDE YOU WITH A PACKAGE THAT WILL BE CHARGED ON A MONTHLY BASIS OR REFER YOU TO A  PR COMPANY TO MANAGE YOUR EXCLUSIVE NEEDS.