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  • Does HIP publish other kinds of media?
    At this time, HIP prioritizes written word projects and does not actively seek out other types of media for publishing rights.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT
    AS A LEADER IN ETHICAL PUBLICATION, IT IS HUNTSVILLE INDEPENDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO METICULOUSLY UNDERWRITE THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS OUR AUTHORS TO SUSTAIN THEMSELVES ON THEIR GIFT ALONE. WE ARE OBLIGATED TO SUPPORT WRITERS EVERYWHERE WITH THE TOOLS NEEDED TO FURTHER THEIR CAREERS. HIP WILL PROVIDE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS FOR WRITERS AT FAIR PRICES. LIABILITY FOR OUR FUTURE PERCHES ON NO LONELY SHOULDER. AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS MUST WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD A LIBRARY MADE OF DREAMS.
  • Which paid services do you offer?
    Huntsville Independent Publishing is committed to servicing our authors in any way that we can. In addition to our free services provided to our signed authors we are proud to offer a small range of paid services to authors who are not yet committed to a contract and self publishers alike. These paid services can be found HERE on our Services webpage.
  • Do I have to live in Alabama for you to sign me on?
    Of course not! HIP will proudly service any author living in the Contiguous United States to the best of our ability.
  • Do I need to have an agent to publish with HIP?
    Nope! In many cases it may be to the benefit of a new author to forgo hiring an agent. At HIP we do our best to make sure that our authors are fairly paid for their hard work. To ensure this, we pay higher royalties to our authors. A common pitfall of hiring a literary agent too soon in your career is that you won't make as much money from selling your work! Literary agents often work on a commission basis and can really eat into what you would otherwise earn. Many new authors don't make it big by chance and find it difficult to make enough money by selling their books to be worth the creative drain. HIP does not discourage new authors from hiring an agent but we do recommend that you take the time to research and decide independently whether having a Literary Agent is right for you. Whatever you decide, HIP stands ready to serve you and we look forward to working with you!
  • How long will it take for my book to be published once I sign?
    This can be a complicated question and the answer depends on many variables. Long story short, it may take anywhere between 2-18 months to have your book professionally published.
  • Do you have a "Season" during which you accept new manuscripts?
    Many publishing houses conduct business in a seasonal manner and only accept new submissions for consideration during certain months of the year. This is a practice which we believe is quickly fading into the past. Therefore, HIP does not have a season during which we will accept submissions. Rather we are always looking for the next accomplished author to add to our portfolio. Please make submissions at any time of the year with full confidence that they will be aptly considered!
  • Is it okay if I am a first time author?
    At HIP we want to empower first time authors to take control of their writing career. As a matter of fact, our contracts are designed to protect first time authors from predatory "Publishing" companies that make lofty promises and show little involvement. They often get away with this and then have the audacity to charge the author for their own lackluster work. First time authors are ideal business partners for HIP and we represent a chance to garner publicity and support for your book in a traditional manner. Small publishing houses offer a chance to be discovered by larger publishing houses and are a great way for authors to kickstart a career in writing.
  • Do I have to pay anything to get my book published?
    A legitimate publishing house will never ask you for payment or investment to publish your book and neither will we! Services provided to our signed authors is completely free to them. Just as it should be.
  • What are the criteria for a manuscript to be considered?
    The criteria for making a manuscript submission can be found here in the Submit your book page. Please check carefully to ensure that your submission meets our criteria for excellence.
  • What types of books do you publish?
    At HIP we pride ourselves on the inclusivity of all genres. We prefer not to burden ourselves with labels! Our current project is Faye Rapoport DesPres's "Soul To Soul - Tiny Stories of Hope and Resilience." Test Link
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