BenBella Books is a publishing boutique that publishes around 40 books a year, is very selective in what it acquires, and works with great diligence to publish each book to its maximum potential.
We are actively acquiring strong nonfiction manuscripts. We are not looking for fiction at this time.
Our approach to publishing is very straightforward:
- We are a marketing-focused house that prides itself on creative and diligent marketing of our titles. We have a team of four full-time marketers for our relatively small list of titles, and we work with a range of top-notch outside publicists, as well.
- We pay advances in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 for most books, but for books we really want, we offer profit-sharing deals with extraordinary upside. For all of our books, we pay standard big-house royalties or better, including full royalties on most special sales and author sales.
- We operate in a true partnership model, providing our authors with a level of collaboration, flexibility, and partnership that is rare in the publishing industry.
- We have superior distribution through Two Rivers/Ingram. Ingram is the largest independent distributor with distribution capabilities as strong as the major houses. They have a strong and significant sales force in every area of distribution, including national accounts, field, mass merchandisers and clubs, special sales, and gift sales. They provide strong distribution worldwide.