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How do I submit my manuscript?
You may make a submission preferably though our Submissions link under the 'Contact Us' section and clicking the ‘Submissions’ button or by clicking here: Submishmash link and following the instructions provided after choosing the best category your book relates to.
Can I submit my manuscript by mail (post)?
Yes, although we prefer you submit your manuscript on-line using our ‘Submissions’ button under the 'Contact Us' section, you may indeed send your manuscript to our address found at the 'Contact Us' page.
Can I submit my manuscript if I am from the USA or somewhere other than Canada?
Yes, although we are a Canadian based publishing house favouring Canadian books, we are open to publishing manuscripts from world-wide destinations (manuscripts must, however, be in the English language).
Why haven’t you responded to my manuscript submission?
While we would like to respond to everyone in a timely manner, due to the volume of submissions, we must give priority to manuscripts that we are interested in publishing soon.
Can my published book be sold as an e-book as well as hard and soft cover editions?
Yes, we will do that for you so your book will be available for all the popular e-book reader formats for download from online stores.
How do I get copies of my book, as the Author or the Illustrator of a book Brighter Books Publishing House has published?
What are the Living Book Project and the Raise Your Hand program?
At Brighter Books Publishing House we take a very unique view on interaction with your readers, by creating special programs just for this! Presently we have two, the ‘Living Book’™ Project and the ‘Raise Your Hand’™ Program. The Living Book Project was created for readers to connect with the Author / Illustrator directly via our website and used to discuss suggested changes, alternate plot sequences, alternative endings, etc. in a community forum type structure. The Raise Your Hand Program was created for asking questions of the Author / Illustrator privately one-on-one instead of in a community forum type structure; it is intended mostly for educational materials, so in this way, if a student has a question regarding one of our educational books, he/she can ask the source directly. We believe that Authors and Illustrators want to hear from their readers / viewers, and our unique website is specially structured to accommodate this.
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How can I purchase a book from you?
You can purchase a book from our website either by clicking on the image of the book or by clicking on the associated link / button adjacent to the book. You will then be redirected to Amazon Books, who is one of our online book sellers. If you are new to Amazon, you make look at Amazon’s ‘Placing Your First Order’ by the following link to assist you: Amazon Help Link
Can I purchase an e-book format (electronically formatted book) from you as well as hard and soft cover editions?
Yes, you can purchase an e-book by following the same procedure as if you were purchasing a book from our website, either by clicking on the image of the book or by clicking on the associated link / button adjacent to the book. You will then be redirected to Amazon Books, one of our book vendors, and following the links provided in Amazon.com to download your e-book.
What exactly is the Living Book Project (TM)?
The ‘Living Book’™ Project is a neat way for you to connect and communicate with your favorite author, and even suggest modifications for their book. How, exactly? Imagine you purchased a book from us, and you really like it; but you feel that a certain chapter got cut short, and you didn't really understand the motivation of the character in parts A and B. Just contact your author and give them your suggestion; every year, the author will select and approve a few modifications, and these will be written inside the book, which will be released again as an expanded edition. Your name will go in a special thank-you page, together with anyone else who helped to contribute to expand upon the original story. Cool, right?
Since I gave the idea, do I get any money for it?
No; the copyright of the characters and story remain the property of the original author. Your suggestions fall close to the "fan fiction" often seen online -- except in this case, we get your "fan fiction" ideas and run with them. However, contributors for the best ideas get perks such as t-shirts, mugs, signed postcards... depending on what we have available at that time. And, of course, your name will be in the book as a credit, forever a part of your favorite story.
How can I participate on the Living Book Project?
Do you have a Facebook account? It is very similar to that. Simply log into the website, and build your profile; from there on, you can communicate with other readers as well as with your favorite author.
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