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Black Opal Books

Black Opal Books

Based in the Pacific Northwest, BLACK OPAL BOOKS was founded by people who thought the publishing industry could do more for both readers and authors. So they formed BLACK OPAL BOOKS and gave it a two-fold mission: produce high-quality, well-edited books for readers, while helping authors achieve their dreams, as well as a higher percentage of royalties.



For Readers: Since we’re readers, too, we know how frustrating and disappointing badly-written and poorly edited books can be. We understand that when you pay good money for a book, you expect to get value for your dollar. So at BLACK OPAL BOOKS, all our books are carefully chosen for quality and thoroughly edited before a single copy goes out.



For Authors: Since we’re authors as well as businesspeople, we know how much hard work goes into writing a book—endless hours spent staring at a page while searching for words, struggling to finish the first draft, revising, editing, more revising, and still more revising. We also understand how disheartening it is, when you finally write the dreaded query letter and send it out to publishers, only to have your book rejected based solely on your query letter by someone who hasn’t read a single word of your book. Or even worse, to not get a response at all. And if you're lucky enough to get accepted and published, to receive royalties of such a small per cent. So at BLACK OPAL BOOKS, we let you send your completed manuscript along with your query letter. For all properly submitted queries, we read at least one chapter of the manuscript before deciding whether to accept or reject it. We also respond to all properly submitted queries. For those of you we do accept, our royalties start at 45%, for both ebook and print, and go as high as 70%.



We’re committed to creating a rewarding and satisfying publishing experience for both readers and authors.

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Coming Soon

Sins of the Sister
Zari Reede


The Gator Hunter
Trisha O'Keefe


Hell Cat ~ A VIC Shapeshifter Novel
Yvonne Rediger


Pure Gold ~ Three Cases of Gold
Theodore P. Druch


A Two Horse Town
Kathleen Kaska


Grave Expectations ~ A Mother-and-Me Mystery
Sandra Gardner


The Place Inside the Storm
Bradley W. Wright


Current Releases

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Race for the Sun
Minette Lauren

When Angels Sleep
Pinkie Paranya

Hour of the Serpent
Michael Infinito

The House Wren
Jack Sprouse

Inquitos ~ The Past Will Kill
John R. Beyer

Simultaneous Meltdown
Robert Downs

Nancy A. Hughes

Richard Edde

Richard Edde

Restoring Ainsley
Tara Eldana

The Last Rapier
Dave Bullock

John Andes

Death in Trout Fork
D. M. O'Byrne

Long Ago and Far Away
Paul Sinor

Game Piece
Alan Brenham

A Question of Trust: A Stormhaven Love Story
Mona Karel

A Checkered Past
Daniella Bernett

Bleamy's Corner
Tobias Garrett

Last Gasp
Howard Levine

Taylor on Loan
Deirdre Feehan

Making Mountains into Molehills
Heidi Sprouse


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