We grew tired of seeing the same big brand authors dominating the shelves. Tired of hearing how some of the world’s best loved books nearly didn’t make it to our shelves… Even JK Rowling was advised by an editor to ‘get a day job’ since she had little chance of making money in children’s books.
So in March we launched Britain’s Next Bestseller, a new way of publishing. We want to give writers, both aspiring and established, a fairer more profitable way to see their dream go from manuscript to printed book. We want to empower readers so they can decide the books that get published. The books they want to read!
How Does It Work?
It’s simple. Any UK author can submit a manuscript to us. As long as it is unpublished and fully edited. We agree a pre-order target (usually around 250 books) and a deadline (8 to 16 weeks). Our authors have access to a vibrant online platform via www.britainsnextbestseller.co.uk and powerful social media tools. If they demonstrate demand for their book by securing their target pre-orders, they are guaranteed a publishing contract, with industry beating royalties. They will then see their book go from manuscript to printed masterpiece in just 12 weeks. The more popular a manuscript is, the more resources we throw at it to make it a Bestseller.
Readers get a great deal too… browse exciting manuscripts, search out and support that next bestselling author, their name printed in every edition of the book, along with getting a copy of the book two weeks before public release.
How is Business Going?
In one word. Fantastically! Our website www.britainsnextbestseller.co.uk went live on 31st March 2014. In the first six months of business 15 authors have been awarded publishing deals, with many more on track to reach their targets.
Ryan Mark author of “Tremor” a dystopian and post-apocalyptic novel smashed his target in just 8 days. By the end of his campaign he had hit 135% against target. On 28th July – Amazon listed his book as the Number 1 seller of Amazon’s Sci-Fi Dystopian Hot New Releases. You can order it here www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1906954836
We have an excellent Facebook and Twitter following that is growing daily. We were also incredibly lucky to have Stephen Fry tweet about one of our young authors a couple of times, helping to drum up support for his book on teenage depression. And we have received some great press coverage too!
Our books cover a vast range of genres – children’s picture books, paranormal romances, inspirational life stories, self-help, thrillers, historical novels, science fiction and fantasy… something for every taste.
We were very happy to be asked by ‘What’s good to do” to sponsor their books category. So please keep an eye out as I am sure you will be seeing some reviews of our books on their site soon.
Well what are you waiting for? If you are ready, submit your manuscript visit our site, alternatively if you have some questions first please email email@example.com Our CEO Murielle Maupoint holds regular Q&A sessions via Twitter, so follow us on @BNBSbooks so you know when the next one is.
If you want to hunt out something new and help support new talent. If you want to decide who we publish and help launch a career please visit www.britainsnextbestseller.co.uk
Britain’s Next Bestseller is the place where readers decide the books that get published and where authors can land a publishing deal.
For more information please contact Murielle Maupoint, CEO & Founder of Britain’s Next Bestseller, part of Live It Publishing, by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 388 1128.
For Marketing and PR queries please contact Clare Sidebottom email@example.com