Frequently Asked Questions
Query, Submissions, Contracts

If an author signs a contract with GPG, does the author pay a fee to have their book published?

No.  Contracted Authors do not pay to have their book published.  

What services are included in a publishing contract with GPG?

Contracted authors receive editing, formatting, book cover design, bar code assignment, ISBN assignment, ARC copies, marketing packet, personal author page on the GPG website and assistance with promotional activities at no cost to the author.

Does GPG accept every submission for publication?

No. Our review team is highly selective, ensuring that we meet genre, marketability and quality requirements. 

Does GPG accept snail mail manuscripts?

No. Global Publishing Group LLC is a green company, meaning we attempt to use as little paper as possible. We care about our planet so all business, including submissions, contracts, and correspondence is conducted virtually.

From the time I send a query, how long does it take to hear back from GPG?

Upon receiving a query, GPG will determine within 1-3 weeks if we want to request a full or partial manuscript submission or pass on the project. If we request a manuscript submission, from the time we receive the submission, it can take 3-6 weeks, dependent upon genre, to receive a response.

Publishing Format

In what format does GPG publish books?

Global Publishing Group LLC publishes books in three formats:  Ebook, Paperback and Hardcover

*Only selected books are produced in hardback form.

Bookstores, Libraries, Retailers

If I contract with GPG, where will my book be sold?

GPG books are distributed nationally and internationally through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and selected retailers.

Services for Non-Contracted Authors

If I do not receive a contract with GPG or I decide I want to self-publish my work, will GPG help me with editing, formatting, cover design, ISBN assignment, etc.?

Yes. GPG offers A La Carte services for non-contracted authors who want to self-publish their work.  These services are billed and paid in advance.  **See descriptions and pricing under the Services tab.

Does GPG offer ghostwriting services?

Yes. GPG offers partial and full ghostwriting services in all genres.  These services are billed and paid monthly. Prices vary depending upon type and length of project.