With the ease of online tools like Amazon's Kindle platform, and the fact that it is very difficult to tell a self published book from one published by a publisher in digital version - we usually don't publish books that are only available in digital format. Honestly, it's easier and cheaper for you to do that yourself without a publisher.
Is the pen really mightier than the sword?
While scholars have debated this question for many years - we believe in the power of writing to change culture. Swords don't inspire people. Unless of course they are written into stories where they are pulled out of stones by kings ...
Can you get my book into bookstores?
Ideapress uses Ingram for retail distribution. As many authors know, hardly any publishers do distribution themselves - they all partner with the same distributors for the most part to make book titles available to retail bookstores across America.
How will you help me sell my book?
Candidly, we want our authors to know that the real effort to sell and promote their book will be up to them. We don't pretend that isn't true. Our role is to help advise our authors on tactics they might try and also to recommend proven resources they can hire such as top notch publicists, coaches, marketers and web developers for your project. Almost every resource we work with or recommend is someone that Rohit has worked with directly (and successfully!) in the past.
What is a "brilliant business book?"
We believe brilliant books offer a unique point of view of the world and offer valuable ideas that readers can act on. We cross the range of business books - from neuroscience to social media ... but our ongoing focus is to only take on valuable book projects that are contributing important and impactful ideas to the world.
Why don't you publish books in other genres?
We get that question a lot! Right now we are focused on business book publishing because we know what works best there and we are uniquely set up to handle projects in that space. Business books have multiple sales models, from large corporate bulk orders to conference or event based sales. These are the types of orders and situations we excel at - and our goal right now is to be the best at this one genre without expanding too fast or wide.
How Can I Submit My Project?
Currently, Ideapress is only accepting new projects on an invitation only basis. We are already mostly full on our projects for 2017. To be considered or learn more about publishing options, you can email email@example.com.