Dancing With Bear Publishing is a royalty paying publisher. Authors earn a larger percentage of sales from their books because the founder of Dancing With Bear Publishing is an author and has run the gambit of publishers who only want to pay low royalties. While we do provide editing, cover art, ISBN, and promotional services and absorb the cost of those services, we believe that authors work hard to become published and then work even harder to promote their books. So why shouldn't they earn larger shares of the sales?
At Dancing With Bear Publishing, authors receive 50% of sales on their books. We are primarily a print book publisher, however, we are aware that some readers do prefer e-books, and do offer select titles as e-books.
Before you submit a manuscript to us, or send an email asking a question, please carefully read the guidelines below.
We are looking for the best of the best and will only accept those that are the best, which begins with following our guidelines below. Mss. that are not formatted to our specifications will not be read.
Any story, any genre, any setting as long as the story glorifies God and puts godly attributes first.
We accept true Christian life stories that either tell how one came to be a Christian; or how their Christian life was tested; or how a person was a Christian and walked away from their beliefs, only to be drawn back to God by an adverse situation.
We also accept devotionals, Christian self-help books, study guides, etc.
YA - Please see our sister site for children's submission guidelines. www.dwbchildrensline.com
erotica, sensual, sexual or other like content
vampires, ghouls, ghosts, goblins, werewolves
blood, guts and gore
m/m, menage, f/f, bi, transgender -
We publish M/F godly, sweet romance ONLY
While I realize there is a market for these types of stories, there are also numerous publishers who do publish in each of these areas. Dancing With Bear Publishing is not one of them.
YOU MUST FOLLOW THE FORMATTING GUIDELINES OR YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE READ!
Manuscripts will be accepted in the following formats - Word doc, rtf, docx
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:
· single line spacing.
· Standard 12 pt Trebuchet MS font
· 1 inch margins (left, right, top and bottom) with a 0 .5" indent for the first line of each paragraph only
· All submissions must be spell-checked and edited based on US English grammar and spelling standards. (This is open for historical stories that may have accents or use Olde English, or terms from the era that are necessary for the story line)
. Do not use headers or footers, and please, do not double space after punctuation.
If you are ready to submit, here's how:
Save mss. with author and title separated by underscore (ie author_title)
Please make sure author name & email is on title page
Send completed mss. in .doc or .rtf formats only, as an attachment to: Ms. Bobbie Shafer, submissions (at) dancingwithbearpublishing.comYou may also contact the acquisitions editor at the above email and ask for our pre-editing sheet that will help you submit a cleaner, more polished mss.
Please add an introduction about yourself, past work, etc.
Yes, first time authors are welcome!
Please note that we do receive many submissions each day. We must read and evaluate each submission and that can take a while, so please be patient. However, if you haven't heard from us within six (6) months, please drop us a line. If you have submitted to other publishers and are accepted by them, please drop us a line to let us know, so we can discard your submission. This will save us a lot of time. We do try to get back to each author as quickly as possible and try not to keep you waiting any longer than necessary.