|Would you like to write for us?|
Collca is an electronic publisher specialising in short-form (bitesize) non-fiction ebooks for popular ereaders such as the Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple's iBooks on the iPad, iPhone and iPod.
Currently we publish the ebooks in seven series as well as a small number of titles that don't fit into any of the series. The current series are:
We're now keen to hear from authors who could write short-form non-fiction ebooks particularly ones that would fit into BiteSize Biography, BiteSize History or BiteSize Travel. Please don't suggest titles for In the Footsteps of.... as this series which was exclusively written by Angela Youngman is now closed.
The key features of the short-form ebooks are that they should be well-structured and contain between 20,000 and 25,000 words; ideally closer to the latter. They should be written for the general public rather than for experts. Pictures and diagrams are desirable but not essential.
If you're interested, we'd love to hear from you. To be able to consider your ideas for a short-form ebook, we need you to provide the following information:
Our review process is quite straightforward. We read and assess every proposal we receive against a number of criteria. These include the quality of the proposal and sample text, how well we think the ebook would sell, and whether we've already accepted an ebook on the same or very similar subject from someone else.
Having reviewed it we'll get back to you either with any questions or with our decision as quickly as possible. Normally we would expect this to be within 3-4 weeks but please allow a little longer at Christmas, New Year and other holiday times.
If we accept your proposal we will both sign our standard contract and agree a schedule. This will take into account the indication of how long it would take you to complete the ebook that you give in your proposal as well as our existing publishing commitments. Once agreed, it is important that we both stick to the schedule.
Here are some important things you need to know before you decide whether you'd like to write for Collca:
We look forward to receiving your proposal. If you have any questions please use the enquiry form.