Learn More About Our Process


Taking you through how we publish - step by step

At Spring Street Books, we believe in transparency and collaboration. We want our authors to feel informed, supported, and empowered throughout their publishing journey. Here’s a closer look at our process:

Step 1: Manuscript Submission

Submit your completed manuscript via email or our online submission form. Our editorial team will carefully review your work and assess its fit with our publishing goals and target audience.

Step 2: Acceptance and Contract

If your manuscript is accepted, we’ll send you a publishing contract that clearly outlines our partnership terms, including royalty rates, marketing plans, and the publication timeline. We believe in open, honest communication and will work with you to ensure that all your questions and concerns are addressed.

Step 3: Editing and Revisions

Our experienced editors will work closely with you to polish your manuscript, offering constructive feedback and guidance to help you refine your story. We take a collaborative approach to editing, ensuring that your unique voice and vision remain at the heart of the work.

Step 4: Cover Design and Formatting

Once your manuscript is finalized, our talented design team will create a compelling, eye-catching cover that captures the essence of your story. We’ll also handle all aspects of eBook formatting, ensuring that your book looks great and functions seamlessly across various digital platforms.

Step 5: Publication and Distribution

Your eBook will be published and distributed through major online retailers, making it easily accessible to readers worldwide. We’ll work with you to set a competitive price and maximise your book’s visibility through targeted categories and keywords.

Step 6: Marketing and Promotion

Our dedicated marketing team will work with you to develop a customized promotion plan, leveraging digital marketing strategies, social media campaigns, and targeted outreach to LGBTQ+ readers and organisations, as well as the wider market. We’ll provide guidance and support to help you build your author platform and connect with your audience.

Step 7: Sales Tracking and Royalty Payments

You’ll have access to real-time sales data, allowing you to track your book’s performance and monitor your earnings. We’ll send you quarterly royalty statements and payments based on your eBook sales, ensuring that you’re fairly compensated for your work.

Step 8: Print Potential

If your eBook reaches 1,000 sales, we’ll work with you to create a paperback edition of your book. This exciting milestone will expand your reach and allow you to connect with even more readers. We will also discuss whether you want us to work with you on an audiobook. 

At Spring Street Books, we’re committed to supporting our authors at every stage of the publishing process. We believe in building long-term relationships based on trust, transparency, and shared success.

If you have any questions about our process or want to learn more about publishing with Spring Street Books, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you bring your LGBTQ+ story to life.