Submissions of Content
Manuscripts and Songs
Content is King. Yes... your content. Have you written a book, a song, a poem, an article or a story? Have you captured visual images with photography, or video? Are you looking for a publisher? Are you looking for long-term royalty income?
You are a content provider. You are the artist. As such, you should be compensated for your original work. Certainly, the better the quality of your creation, the more money can be generated.
Latimer Publishing, LLC, is a family-owned, mainline publishing organization with a mission to discover and market unknown authors, songwriters, photographers, and other content providers while providing them with a long-term income stream. This arrangement allows authors, songwriters and others to concentrate on their art while we provide the vehicle for their work through marketing, promotion and co-opting with quality affiliates.
We are not a self-publisher in our approach, operation, or philosophy in any way. We partner with our collaborators. Our partnership agreements extend to many online outlets through subsidiaries as well as major retail aggregators.
So, if you've gotten this far... Welcome! We are excited about working with you. We hope you see what we are trying to create here, and recognize that the old model of traditional publishing does not breed partnerships, but too often opposition. This is why Latimer Publishing is different.
Quality "Content Providers" need to generate income. If they don't, they won't survive. Art is no less important than the business that surrounds it. They must work hand-in-hand to maximize exposure and income (for both parties.)
Below is the outline of the Latimer Publishing deal for content providers.
Before you get into it, you need to forget most of what you have learned about publishing deals, and understand that we have created a truly new model, to we are committed.
We do not offer publishing contracts. We offer partnerships.
We are not a old school publishing company. We are a Lifestyle Marketing Company. That lifestyle is defined by the content you create for us, whether distributed in hard copy or digitally.
Key points of this deal:
We partner to build content and product sales. Profits are split 50/50 after expenses.
We partner to build an artist brand. We will actively develop, create and place our artists in promotional opportunities.
We partner to build a merchandise and product base. We will underwrite, manage and obtain major online retail placement for our artistsí merchandise.
We commit in writing to marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity spends.
We include artists in the profits of OUR company: Latimer Publishing
Our agreement will include performance incentives as well non-exclusive artist options.
Our deal is our deal. It is the essence of what we are about. Long-term partnerships based on performance from BOTH parties. It is not a deal for an artist that does not believe in himself / herself.
I hope it works for you and look forward to working with you.
Latimer Publishing, LLC does not accept unsolicited submissions, proposals, manuscripts, or submission queries via e-mail at this time.
If you would like to have your work or manuscript considered for publication by a major book or song publisher, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent. Each agency has manuscript submission guidelines. You may wish to refer to The Literary MarketPlace (the LMP), a reference guide that contains a listing of literary agencies. It can be found in most libraries. Another excellent source is The Writer's Market, which you should be able to find in a local bookstore or library. You can also visit their Web site at http://www.writersdigest.com for more information.