®

Aionios Books, LLC

Publisher of young adult, fantasy, and science fiction novels

Submissions

Aionios Books is seeking authors whose primary goal is to entertain and engage readers, authors who have an intriguing tale to tell and a unique voice to match.
  
We are interested in novel-length fiction (75,000+ words) in the young adult genres of science fiction and fantasy. We are currently only interested in book series (trilogies, duologies, etc.) and no longer accept stand-alone novels. We also do not accept erotica, nonfiction, short story collections, poetry, or children's books.
  
We accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published books, including self-published books.
Submissions Guidelines

Emailed submissions only.  Please include all required material in the body of the email; we do not accept attachments.
  
Each submission should contain:
  
1) An elevator pitch (35-50 words)
2) A synopsis (<500 words)
3) A brief biography, including author platform and social media 
4) Manuscript sample (at least 5,000 words)
  
Please email your submission to  [email protected]

Publishing FAQs
   
How long does it take us to review a manuscript submission?
     We like to respond quickly, as early as one to two weeks after submission. But because we accept submissions year-round, we can take as long as three months to get back to you, depending on how busy we are. (Read more about our manuscript selection process .)


What royalty rates do we offer our authors?
     We offer a sliding-royalty model and do not charge fees for publishing your book. Our standard offer is 10% royalties (net from distribution channels) until all of our out-of-pocket costs have been recouped and then 40% royalties of the net profit from the sales of the book from that point on.

Do we offer advances on royalties?
     No.

What is our editorial process?
     It depends on the state of your manuscript. Some manuscripts require a development (content) edit; some can go straight to copy or line editing. Once those editorial passes are complete, the manuscript is prepped for print layout and e-book conversion, a stage in our process that includes a preproduction proofread. Once the interior pages have been laid out for print and the e-book converted, we'll do another proofreading pass. Then lastly, we'll conduct a third proofreading pass through advance reviewer copies of the softcover book.


How do we produce our books?
     In order to ensure a high-quality, customized product, we design and layout all our print books in house and we convert our own e-books, using our proprietary style sheets. For our print books, we primarily use IngramSpark's and Amazon's print-on-demand services.  

Where do we distribute our books?
     We distribute our books primarily through Amazon and through IngramSpark, a wholesaler with access to retail chains and independent bookstores, online retailers, and libraries worldwide. Although we prefer to distribute exclusively on Amazon (leveraging the Kindle Unlimited Program to launch debut novelists), we may also use Draft2Digital for global distribution of ebooks.

How do we publicize your book?
     Our strategy is determined on a case-by-case basis, focusing primarily on digital-first advertising campaigns (i.e., Amazon, BookBub, and social media ads). We may also submit a book to online reviewers and trade reviewers, such as Kirkus. If appropriate, we may also enter your book in reputable contests or competitions, such as IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Awards. 

What do you need to do to help us market your book?
     We ask you to develop and maintain a robust social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and a website with an active blog.