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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.






 
Submission Guidelines


Coming Soon
Available
11/17/18


Inquitos ~ The Past Will Kill
John R. Beyer

Available
11/17/18


Simultaneous Meltdown
Robert Downs

Available
11/24/18


The House Wren
Jack Sprouse

Available
12/01/18


When Angels Sleep
Pinkie Paranya

Available
12/08/18


Race for the Sun
Minette Lauren

 


Current Releases

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Vanished
Nancy A. Hughes


Hastings
Richard Edde


Hastings
Richard Edde


Restoring Ainsley
Tara Eldana


The Last Rapier
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Vengeance
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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


The Catch of Misee Sue
Mary Jane Bryan


Dawn of the Cyborg
Marie Dry


The Girls Whispered Murder
Lynn McPherson


For Good Reason
James D. Robertson


Blue Rubber Pool
Tim Bryant


An Unconventional Affair
Mollie Blake

 

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