Greetings Writers,

One of our late founders, Larry Telles, used to say that if you’ve taken the time to write a story, don’t let the pages just sit in the top drawer of your desk, waiting to be found by your grandkids after you’re gone, publish it for the world to see!

Our Publishing Process

          If you are interested in having your work published by us, we would love to view your book for potential publication. We publish a variety of genres in fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s books.

          Before submitting your manuscript, please be sure to follow the submission guidelines found below. Initially, we require a 1-2 page synopsis of the written work and the first few chapters or approximately thirty pages to be sent to us by email. The BMPH board will review these and decide if it looks like we should go ahead. If so, you will be asked to send in the entire manuscript. At this point, the acceptance is conditional. 

          If the manuscript has not been edited to our standards, you will be asked to have it professionally edited by one of our approved editors. The fee for this service is negotiated separately with the editor. Costs can vary with each book depending on the length and the number of revisions needed.

 

          Once the manuscript is in its best form and has been approved for publication, you will be paired with a mentor to help you through the publishing process. Special attention is paid to interiors and your ideas for cover design. Professionals will work on all of it with you to make the best book it can be. You will be able to read through to approve the galleys and order a soft cover proof book to review prior to publication.

 

          When we are finished, you will have both print and e-book versions of your work. Your book will be placed on Amazon and with the world’s largest print book distributor, Ingram. Bookstores, libraries, and schools across the country will be able to purchase your book from the Ingram Catalogue. Your book will also be featured on our website with a page of its own. BMPH sponsors occasional book signing opportunities and other events in our local Coeur d’Alene area. All other marketing of the product will be up to the authors. This saves you marketing costs that many other publishing companies often charge without a promise of results.

 

          Unlike most publishers, BMPH authors keep all rights to their books and receive all profits from Ingram book sales. These royalties are paid to authors twice a year as they are paid to BMPH from Ingram. Other venues such as Amazon and e-book will send payments directly to your bank account.

          For our part, $2,500.00 covers the whole publishing process, except for the editing fee. Books including a lot of graphics, photos, complex layout, or over 400 pages may cost extra. Fees are generally paid in two parts: the first half is required at the time of acceptance to publication and the signing of the contract. The balance is due just prior to publication. A yearly dues of $72.00 will be required to keep your book page on our website and your title active in the Ingram Catalogue. Website information can include: picture of the cover, book synopsis, as well as an author bio and picture. This information can be updated at that author’s discretion. Authors can purchase print books at our cost from Ingram plus the price of shipping. Payments for books are due in full at the time of the order.

Submission Guidelines

Formatting For Fiction

  1. Your manuscript must be a WORD document.

  2. One-inch margins all around with a half inch paragraph indent.

  3. Your manuscript must be in Times New Roman 12-point type and double spaced.

  4. Put a header on each page with the book title and your author name.

  5. Put a page number at the bottom center of each page.

Formatting For Non-Fiction

  1. Your manuscript must be a WORD document.

  2. One-inch margins all around with a half inch paragraph indent.

  3. Your manuscript must be in Times New Roman 12-point type and double spaced.

  4. Put a header on each page with the book title and your author name.

  5. Put a page number at the bottom center of each page.

  6. Place pictures in your text. Upon acceptance of your manuscript for publication, we will ask for the original pictures in JPG or TIF form.

Submit

  1. A one or two page synopsis that addresses the whole story arch.

  2. The first thirty pages or first three chapters of your manuscript to bitterrootmountainpublishing@gmail.com.

  3. Upon approval of the board, BMPH will request the full edited manuscript.

Let's Work Together!

Bitterroot Mountain Publishing House

PO Box 3508 Hayden, ID 83835

bitterrootmountainpublishing@gmail.com

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