Pickwick Publishing

Our Mission/Mandate:

 

To inspire a love of reading in children; to create a safe internet “eNook” where parents will feel comfortable allowing their children to visit and read quality stories; to provide a source of women’s literature; and lastly, though very importantly, to inspire the ongoing creativity of emerging writers and illustrators by providing them a place to showcase their talents, collaborate on projects, gain constructive feedback and to be published.

 

Why Pickwick?:

 

Pickwick has been developed because there is an abundance of talented writers, of both Children’s and Women’s literature, who go unpublished. Traditional publishing houses are swamped by aspiring authors hoping to have their story, storybook or novel published. Unfortunately many of these works go unnoticed – Why? Because there are just too many and many publishing house’s don’t have the staff to keep up with it all and because publishing costs money. The result – many excellent stories go untold… and that is unfair to the writer and to the reader.

 

How Pickwick will work:

 

Pickwick will work as a combination of agent, self-publisher and traditional publisher – All-in-One!

 

We like to call it; Traditional Publishing with a Twist.

 

By passing the cost of publication back to the author we will be able to publish more books.

 

Not just anyone will be able to publish with Pickwick. Oh no – your work will have to be reviewed and accepted first. If we see potential in your story then we will help you publish it as an eBook – eBooks will be our business first and foremost.

 

Pickwick hopes it can be your one-stop for publishing but should another publisher come along with a better offer you are free to accept – your work will still be your work.

 

If you would like a hardcopy (or hardcopies) we will assist you in finding a printer as we are making lots of connections with print on demand (POD), local and international printing houses. We will also be able to assist you with the marketing and sale of your work(s).

 

If you have designed a Chrildren’s story that would benefit from illustrations or you would like a cover designed for your book, Pickwick will be able to help you with that too!

All we ask in return is that you help cover some of the cost that goes into publishing your book.

 

Pickwick will do all it can to make the process of publishing your book as easy, friendly and as economical as possible!

 

We win, you win and readers win because Pickwick will be able to publish more and more wonderful stories for Women and Children alike.

 

Pickwick is a start-up and as such is still a work in progress. Pickwick needs users and feedback in order to become better. We encourage users to let us know how we are doing and if we can do better. Pickwick is open, encouraging and social – please join us in our effort to further revolutionize the publishing world in respect to Children’s and Women’s Literature.

 

Pickwick Publishing will strive to create a safe and quiet place on the internet where children and their parents can login and discover wonderful stories. Children and their parents will be able to interact with writers to suggest story ideas and/or to review stories with the intent of making them better.

 

All stories and illustrations uploaded to Pickwick will be reviewed prior to being made public on the site to ensure content suitability and safety fitting the mandate and purpose of Pickwick Publishing and its users.

 

Emerging writers, with an emphasis on home grown Canadian talent, will have a place to publish their work(s) as an e-book. Hard copy printing/publication, editing and illustration services will be an option provided through consultation and, in some cases, may be offered through external sources.

 

Writers will collaborate with illustrators and both will gain feedback from their peers, children and their parents. Together all parties will work to create and publish quality Children’s Stories and Women’s Literature.

 

Children, through parental guidance, will be able to enjoy stories created just for them by dedicated writers and illustrators. When the children are tucked in for a nap or for the night, off at school or on a play date, Mom can log in and access eBooks created with her in mind in Pickwicks’ Women’s Literature section.

 

Don’t have Children at all or they have flown the nest – Ladies, Pickwick is there for you too!

 

Whatever your needs as a reader, writer or illustrator of Children’s stories or Women’s Literature, Pickwick Publishing will be there to help make your wishes come true.

 

 

 

Benefits & Pricing-

 

Authors:

We want your stories!!!
Remember we are looking for children’s stories – don’t worry if you do not have illustrations to go with the story – & Women’s lit (or Chicklit ). We will consider Young Adult (YA) stories.
•  You will have your work published as an eBook and setup so it may be purchased via our eCommerce shop for 1 year (some rules will apply & this will be discussed during our initial consultation.)

An ISBN will be assigned to your work and we will assist with copyrighting your work.

  • Your work will be reviewed and proofed. ***we ask that you please try and edit your work as best you can prior to submission. We reserve the right to return work that has not been adequately edited prior to submission. Editing services will be made available to writers but will be an extra charge.
    • We will set-up an authors profile page just for you with links to your eBooks for purchase
    • Pickwick will assist you in marketing your work through our website, Facebook (& other forms of social media as they are added to our roster)
    • Pickwick, along with other authors, readers and illustrators who sign up to our social site will be able to provide feedback and reviews of your work.
    *Above all Pickwick hopes to create a positive, safe and inspiring place where creativity may thrive!

* Title and name of author

* Option to have stock image insertions for children’s stories until a connection is made with an artist who will work with you to bring your book to life according to your dream vision
Packaging & pricing options:

 

Novel Package:

Upfront-

1 Book, 1 Year: $799.95 + HST (*After one year your membership rate will drop to $399.95 or $36.66 per month)

 

Monthly: $73.32 + HST (*Subject to monthly surcharge of 10% for administration and ecommerce processing fees)

 

Payment will be accepted via Visa or MasterCard ***any Monthly payment plans must be automated.

 

*Multiple books- An additional $200 will be charged for each additional book that requires basic proofing and eBook formatting. *Additional editing, cover art, illustration or printing services will be subject to further costs.

 

**Should you wish to draw your payment plan out over a 2 or 3 year term please contact us for details***

 

 

Children’s Book Package-

1 Book. 1 Year – Upfront: $599.95 (*After one year your membership rate will drop to $399.95 or $36.66 per month)

 

Monthly: $54.99 +HST (*Subject to monthly surcharge of 10% for administration and ecommerce processing fees)

 

Payment will be accepted via Paypal through a variety of forms ***any Monthly payment plans must be automated.

 

*Multiple children’s books- An additional $100 will be charged for each additional book that requires basic proofing and eBook formatting. *Additional editing, cover art, illustration or printing services will be subject to further costs.

 

**Should you wish to draw your payment plan out over a 2 or 3 year term please contact us for details***

 

Royalties – All eBook sales: 30% to Pickwick for the first year. It will drop and remain at 20% in your second and subsequent years with us.

 

 

Authors page only:

After one year with Pickwick your membership will drop with $399.95, though the $200 for additional eBooks that may be added to Pickwick will still apply. Are you already self-published and your books are available for sale through different sources? Why not consider having just an Authors page with us which links to your work for sale on different sites.

Upfront: $399.95 + HST

 

Monthly: $36.66 + HST

 

Payment will be accepted via Paypal through a variety of forms ***any Monthly payment plans must be automated.

 

Author Accelerator

 

Actively Promoting, Marketing, Selling you and your publications. Includes: eCommerce, Author Portfolio, Unlimited Blog and Item submissions, Feedback from peers and readers, Collaborate and work with other authors and illustrators, and much more!

 

Illustrator Accelerator

 

Actively Promoting, Marketing, Selling you and your artwork. Includes: eCommerce, Illustrator Portfolio, Unlimited Blog and Item submissions, Feedback from peers and readers, Collaborate and work with authors and other illustrators, and much more!

 

 

Illustrators:
Create a portfolio, interact and collaborate all right here on Pickwick!
We hope that your portfolio will help you:
• Promote yourself and your work via an online gallery of your illustrations
• Make new contacts with Authors (or other publishers who may use our site) so you may collaborate on future work and earn more money.
• Assist you with the sale of your illustrations through Pickwick, promotion through social media and help you make sure you are charging the right amount for your work.

Provide access to a forum and other resources that will help with your future successes as an illustrator!
Packaging/pricing/memberships:

Upfront: $299.95 + HST (Includes gallery of up to 20 images)

 

Monthly: $27.49 +HST (*Subject to monthly surcharge of 10% for administration and ecommerce processing fees)

 

Payment will be accepted via Paypal through a variety of forms ***any Monthly payment plans must be automated.

 

Note – Artwork sales direct through site ** will be subject to a 20% commission to Pickwick in your first year of business with us and drop to 10% in your second and subsequent years with Pickwick.

 

 

Readers:

Create and Access Pickwick for FREE!

All you need to do is create and account. Your account will allow you to begin building your own eNook where you can begin building your own library of eBooks that you have read or want to read. You will be encouraged to provide constructive feedback and reviews of the stories you have read. You will be able to share through social media, our own interactive forum and shop through our store.