Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC
WHO WE ARE
We publish books, both fiction and nonfiction, that people want to read, books that beckon you to take them from the shelf and start reading. We are a small independent publisher based in the Appalachian foothills region of South Carolina. We are not a vanity press, subsidy publisher or so-called self-publisher meaning our authors do not pay us anything at all to have their books published. Instead we pay all costs of publishing and distribution and pay our authors royalties based on sales of their books. Moonshine Cove Publishing's only form of income is book sales to the public, not to our authors.
Our books, both print books and Ebooks, are distributed nationally and internationally through Ingram, Baker and Taylor and many regional wholesalers. They may be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as in most bookstores. If you don't see a particular book you're hunting, ask for it by name. Our Ebooks are available in the Kindle format and, through Smashwords, as Ebooks in all other Ebook formats.
MOONSHINE COVE - BOOKS THAT BECKON
NOW ACCEPTING QUERIES
Query first (email only). Put either Query (Novel) or Query (Non-fiction) in the subject line. Make sure your query is the best writing you can do since it may be the only sample we ever see. Don't try to be fancy. Direct and to-the-point is better. Tell us what your book is about and why it's worth publishing. Convince us it's worth our time looking at more. Also tell us a little bit about yourself, especially your writing background.
What Are We Looking For?
We only publish work that is original and that has not been published before. If we ask to see more, we will let you know. If we ask (and only if we ask), first and foremost, don't send us anything that hasn't been edited. Make sure your work is error free, clear and concise. Send us exactly what we ask for, not more, not less. We require your work to be submitted on a one-week exclusive basis. This means when you send us your manuscript,or part of your manuscript, you agree to not submit it anywhere else during the one-week period which we require to make a decision on whether we want to pursue your work further.
Do not send us anything by regular mail, electronic submission only. Submit your query to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send us anything except a query letter, no attachments. We will try to respond to all queries within two weeks, but due to the volume of submissions, this may not be possible.
What Genres are you Interested In Seeing?
Novels - adventure, historical (especially Rome & Greece), historical romance, mainstream, mystery, romantic suspense, science fiction (not fantasy), suspense, thriller, true crime and anything else that strikes our fancy.
Non-fiction - economics, history, military, nature, psychology, science, self-publishing, writing and others.
Is Moonshine Cove a Vanity Press?
Moonshine Cove Publishing is a small independent press, but NOT a vanity press. What that means is that we do not take money from you to publish your book. We are selective and we publish only what we like. If we do contract with you to publish your book, you will never have to pay us a cent. Instead you will be paid a royalty based on the number of copies your book sells. The exact terms are spelled out in detail in our standard publishing contract.
How Many Copies of my Book will be Sold?
No one can answer that, but in all likely hood, not many. That's the reality of the publishing industry today. The number of sales, however, depends greatly on the author, particularly how much time the author is willing to devote to publicizing and marketing her or his book. The more effort the author puts into this, the more copies of the book will be sold. All such marketing efforts will be at the author's own expense. Moonshine Cove spends money to publish your book and to make it available nationally and internationally, but does not have funds for marketing. We do make available to our authors suggestions of how to go about this, but we are unable to do it for you. Writing the book is only half the battle, less than half the battle. If you want it to sell, you, the author, must publicize and market your book at your own expense. If you are not willing to do that, Moonshine Cove is not the right publisher
Where to find Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC online
Where to buy in print
Flowers At Midnight
by Nick Sweet
Price: $5.95 USD. 65470 words.
Published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC on July 24, 2012. .
Britain’s next prime minister Sir Alex Bolton is blackmailed after exotic dancer Bella took pictures of him performing a kinky sex act. Then Bella, who’s shacked up with her lover, Martin, discovers her violent husband Joey’s been let out of prison after doing a deal. The fellow bank-robbers he ratted on are out to get him & the missing stash. Then Bella’s shot onstage at the RevueBar.
No Other Way
by Roger Real Drouin
Price: $5.49 USD. 49370 words.
Published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC on May 22, 2012. .
Photographer of birds Samuel Leaton, sets out to find the thought-to-be-extinct Northern Stilted Curlew, when he gets caught up in a battle to protect a remote backcountry forest. As the men from Centur Corp. drive in with their rigs to begin drilling for natural gas, Samuel and a forest ranger, who has a run-in with the law, take up a fight no one else will.
At Play in the Seas of the Lord
by George L. Duncan
Price: $5.95 USD. 100050 words.
Published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC on April 20, 2012. .
Christian reporter Harrison Craig and the beautiful Coral Delaplaine, also a Christian, sign up for a voyage to hunt for a sunken Spanish treasure ship. Another group, with ties to the occult, is also searching for the Diablo. Their immense dark powers will make Craig and Coral’s voyage incredibly dangerous. And the Diablo is a death ship. It holds a terrible secret and an ancient evil.
No Time to Cry
by Rose Campion
Price: $4.95 USD. 69120 words.
Published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC on November 16, 2011. .
Set in small town America 1957, high school senior and fiery flame redhead Susan Munroe collects boys who have money like the other dolls collect Elvis records, but has she met her match when the handsome Alex Lawson comes to town?
Indistinguishable From God
by Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC
Price: $4.95 USD. 79010 words.
Published on March 7, 2012. Fiction.
Geologist Gregory Neale discovers an unremarkable appearing crystal in a clay layer deposited during the extinction of the dinosaurs. Tests reveal properties that are inexplicable by known laws of physics. Attempting to unravel the mystery, Neale is forced to confront shadowy figures who will stop at nothing to possess a power so great it threatens to cause the foundations of science to crumble.
by Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC
Price: $4.99 USD. 85120 words.
Published on August 17, 2011. Fiction.
At the end of World War II Japan's new super bug sinks to the bottom of the sea. Seventy years later, it kills people in the Philippines. The CDC's Dr. Kristin St John discovers the new virus is a seemingly impossible combination of two deadly strains. Russian educated virologist turned terrorist Rishad Zharmakhan is also studying the virus but his goal is to unleash it in American cities.
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