Submit your story/stories or some sample chapters along with a brief outline of your story. What made you write the story? What do you hope to achieve? What age group is the story aimed at? Do you want any illustrations? Rest assured that everything will be treated in confidence.
Peahen will review your manuscript and provide a publishing plan tailored for you, outlining a timeframe and fee. This will include the costs of editing the text, the book and cover design, any artwork costs (if required) and proofreading. Peahen will then quote the printing costs. Peahen uses several printers to keep costs competitive.
On agreement of the costs, a contract will be raised between the Publisher (Peahen Publishing) and the Author (you). If artwork is required, Peahen will liaise with you to get the right artist for your story, and then raise an Artist Agreement. Peahen deals direct with the artist at all times.
Peahen will design your book and send you rough layouts in PDF format for first review. This stage is to look at the font, text size and visual layout so that you can get an idea of how your book will look. On approval, Peahen will then bring your story to life!
Peahen will send you a complete book in PDF format for final review. Peahen will make any final amends required and get the book professionally proofread.
Print-ready PDFs will then be supplied to the printer who will send Peahen a colour proof. You will be sent a copy of the proof in the post for final sign-off. On approval, the printer will be ready to go and your book will soon be delivered to a very happy customer – you!
Peahen will publish and print as many copies of your book as you wish; there is no minimum print run. We will allocate an ISBN to your book so it is available for selling. Whilst Peahen doesn’t market the books itself, it has a partner that can distribute the books and put them through its sales channels and trade accounts. This is discussed on a book-by-book basis.
"Everyone has a story that they want to tell. Now the great people at Peahen Publishing can bring your dream to life. I have worked with Carly at Peahen for several years now, and you will be hard pressed to find anyone better organised, approachable and focused on bringing your story to the public. With a vast experience of the Children's book industry, Carly and her friendly team will guide and help you develop your creation into reality. Stories are one of the most treasured things every budding author owns. I can guarantee from past experience that Carly and her team will respect and safeguard your creation and manufacture your book to the highest standard." D.Holmes, Illustrator