Have you written a book manuscript that you want to publish as an ebook?
If so, would you rather publish your ebook with a publishing house as opposed to a self-publishing platform like Amazon KDP?
Be sure to take a look at the following 19 top ebook publishers accepting submissions.
Founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, California, this publishing company publishes a wide range of genres, from adult fiction, children’s books, short story anthologies, poetry, and even essays. Waterton Publishing also focusses on ebook publications and market to channels like Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Apple, and Google. They are also involved in traditional print publications as well, so they offer authors with a wide variety of options to help promote their stories.
They are currently accepting unsolicited submissions online. Include your name, contact information, a brief description about yourself, and a little synopsis of the book that you’re hoping to submit for publication. They aim to reply to all inquiries within seven days if they are interested in your submission.
Melange primarily produces ebooks, paying their authors 35% of net royalties on digital formats. Based out of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Melange Books was founded in 2011. They are actively seeking submissions for romance, science fiction, LGBTQ, young adult and paranormal fiction (to name just a few). They accept fiction only, no non-fiction content.
If you’re interested in sending in a submission, they request that you send a query letter via email, along with a one-page synopsis and the first three chapters of your story. To meet the requirements of their ebook publishing, your story should ideally be fewer than 40k words.
Located in Miami, Florida, Neverland Publishing Company is eager to help promote and advance talented new authors. They consider all genres, but specialize in fiction – more specifically historical fiction, mystery, fantasy and children’s books. Neverland Publishing even works closely with their sister company, Foray Publishing Services, to help new authors with professional proofreading and editing.
Although this company is not currently accepting new submissions at this time, they do recommend sending a query letter nevertheless. If they are interested in your submission, they should respond back to you within two to six weeks.
This particular publisher is actually a niche publishing house, specializing in fiction and non-fiction content related to the theme of vampires. They release titles in the form of paperback, hardcover, epub and Kindle editions. Based out of Pepperell, Massachusetts, By Light Unseen Media was founded in 2006.
While they are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions, they are accepting queries. If you have a vampire novel that you’re eager to get published, include a cover letter by mail or email. Include a synopsis of your story, the total word count of your manuscript, and a brief author bio. More information on how to submit a query can be found on their website.
Tiny Fox Press prefers works of commercial fiction, science-fiction, fantasy, young adult fiction, and military fiction. Founded in 2016 and based in North Port, Florida, this publishing house is currently accepting manuscripts for both print and ebook publications.
They prefer it if you send a query letter first via email, which should include a brief bio about yourself and any relevant writing experience that you may have. In the body of the mail, feel free to include the first ten pages of your manuscript. If they are interested in your work, you should hear back from them within three to six months.
Vesta House Publishing calls Parker, Colorado its home. Founded in 2011, this publishing house is primarily an ebook publishing company. They are currently accepting fiction across a wide range of genres, including adventure, contemporary, children, Christian, fantasy, historical, mystery, romance, science fiction and more.
It’s highly recommended that you send in an author query letter via email first that provides your personal contact information, your publishing preference (print, ebook), your manuscript’s title, genre, approximate word count, and a brief synopsis of the story. You should submit your manuscript separately.
Publishing primarily ebooks, paperbacks and audiobooks, Digital Fabulists loves to help first-time and unagented authors. They understand how difficult it can be to get your first manuscript published, and they’re willing to dismiss inexperience as an excuse.
Founded in 2011 and located in Studio City, California, Digital Fabulists accepts both fiction and non-fiction. Some of their bestsellers include “Gladiator Dogs" by Dr. Carl Semencic and “Coven of Wolves" by Peter Saenz. While not openly accepting complete manuscripts at this time, they do recommend sending a query letter first via email.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Elevation Book Publishing produces both ebook and print content. They focus mainly on drama, contemporary romance and self-help novels. The publishing house also provides authors with editing services, book cover design, and platform development kits (at an additional price). If you’re interested in submitting your manuscript, they ask that you send a query first, along with the first chapter of your manuscript in an email. They do not accept anything by mail.
With an attentive focus on the e-market, Firefly Hill Press publishes only in ebook form. Founded in 2014 and operating out of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. They only accept submissions in fantasy, young adult, historical, new adult fiction, romance and erotica. Firefly Hill Press has published books by Andi Adams, author of “The Girl in the Glass Box," and Tricia Leedom, author of “The Key West Escape Series."
They are currently accepting submissions, but request that you also send a query letter along with the first three chapters (or fifty pages) of your complete manuscript. The query letter itself should include a summary of your novel, the word count, genre, a small description about yourself, your contact information, a marketing strategy that you hope to use to develop your author platform, and a brief explanation as to why you feel Firefly Hill Press would be a good fit.
10. Supposed Crimes
Supposed Crimes’ specialty is the LGBTQ niche, whether it’s fantasy, science fiction, or even horror. Founded in 2010, Supposed Crimes is a publishing house based out of Matthews, North Carolina that produces works in both print and ebook format. They are actively seeking new submissions and offer competitive ebook royalty rates (35% of net sales).
If you’re interested, you can submit the first 10k words of your completed manuscript via email. The overall story should be roughly 40k words at minimum. With the ability to reach channels like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and libraries, Supposed Crimes can help bring your story to readers across the globe.
Chances Press calls Las Vegas, Nevada its home. As an independent publisher founded in 2005, they produce both paperback and ebook titles. They are able to market their ebooks through a variety of channels like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Sony and more.
They specialize in contemporary romance (including LGBTQ fiction), and will consider manuscripts between 20k and 55k words. They also accept historical romance, erotica, and paranormal romance fiction. Chances Press is not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts, but do invite authors to send in a query letter via email.
With over ten years of publishing experience, Big O Publishing Group is based out of Natchitoches, Los Angeles (founded in 2015). They are currently seeking non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and short story anthologies. According to their website, please allow for roughly six to eight weeks to hear back from their editors. If you haven’t heard any news by the eighth week, you can actually contact the publishing house’s president directly via email.
You can send in a submission electronically directly on their website. Please include the title of your book, a brief description of your book’s story, an outline or table of contents, a sample chapter, estimated word count, the market and audience you hope to reach, your name and contact information.
Black Bed Sheet Books is based out of Antelope, California. A small, independent publishing house, Black Bed Sheet Books publishes roughly 10 to 20 ebooks per year. Authors publishing ebooks can earn anywhere between 18% to 50% net sales on ebooks. They are looking for horror, science fiction, and fantasy novels.
They are currently accepting submissions for full-length novels, novellas, or short story collections. Due to the number of submissions that they receive, please allow at least six months to hear back from their editors. They advise that you send a query letter first, which should include a brief description of your novel.
Three Rooms Press has a long history and excellent track record in the independent publishing field. Founded in 1993, this New York-based publisher produces content in both printed and ebook formats. Primarily focused on fiction, memoirs and creative non-fiction, Three Rooms Press is currently accepting submissions.
To get started, send a query letter via email. Be sure to include one to two paragraphs summarizing your book, a small list of three to four books that are comparable to your work, a chapter by chapter outline, the first three chapters of your manuscript, and a marketing plan that you hope to implement in order to promote your author platform. Three Rooms Press ask that you don’t send your entire manuscript at first. If they find your work interesting, they will reach out to ask for the rest. They do their best to reply within six to eight weeks.
15. Open Books
Open Books describes itself as a multi-genre publisher. They have a particular interest in literary and contemporary fiction, as well as entertaining nonfiction. While they can publish in print format, they mainly publish ebooks and are able to promote these books through channels like Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Sony Reader, Kobo and Apple.
They are currently accepting submissions and query letters by email only. If you’re submitting fiction, they ask that you include a cover letter with your contact information, a one-page synopsis, an author bio and the first three chapters of your manuscript for review. If you’re submitting non-fiction, please include a cover letter with your contact information, a detailed outline of your manuscript, a bio and a sample chapter of your manuscript.
Are you aware of any other eBook publishers accepting submissions? Please tell us about them in the comments box below.
K. Z. Kwan is a freelance writer based out of Halifax, Canada.