Frequently Asked Questions
What if my manuscript is not complete?
You may still schedule a consultation, however, we will not be able to work with you until your manuscript is complete. (Unless you hire us to help you finish it.)
Do you accept all genres and manuscripts?
No. Currently, we are only accepting children's books, devotionals, and memoirs. However, we do review each manuscript on a case-by-case basis and if your book meets our criteria we could agree to work with you.
How long does it take to publish a book?
The process can vary from project to project, however typically it takes 9 months to 1 year to complete. During consultation, your project will be evaluated and you will be given an 'estimated' released date. Keep in mind that delays happen and that date could change.
What do I do while my book is being published?
While you wait for your book to be published, begin work on marketing. You can accomplish this by setting up social media accounts, purchasing promotional items, and talking about your soon-to-be released book. We try to complete your cover first so that you can use it for promotion.
Are you licensed?
Yes, we are licensed.
What method of payments do you accept?
We accept credit card, debit card, CashApp, Venmo, Zelle, and applepay. We do not accept checks.
Is there a contract?
Yes, all clients are required to sign a contract. See our Sample Contract for more information.
What are the criteria for submissions?
In addition to a signed Confidentiality Agreement and Consultation Profile Form on file, all submissions MUST be typed in a word document in the following format: double spaced, Arial font, 12 pt., and free of header, footer formatting or any other design elements. The first page of the document should be a cover page and include the Author's name, manuscript title, email address, phone number, and the total # of words. [NO EXCEPTIONS]
Will I sell a lot of books and make a lot of money?
If money is your motivation for publishing, you should probably reconsider. It takes time and considerable effort to see a profit from the sell of books. Selling your book is a business and like any business, what you put into it is what you will get out of it.
What marketing options do you provide?
We do not provide marketing services. We can assist you with securing promotional items that will help you market your book and we can refer you to one of our marketing partners (you will work with them directly and independent of what you do with us). We will always be available to you for questions and assistance you may need with promotional content. All you have to do is ask!
What happens when the contract expires? Will my book be unpublished?
No. Since you own your account and your files, your book can never be unpublished unless you want it to be unpublished. Once a contract expires with us, that means you are no longer bound by any of the contract restrictions.
Note: The contract may be renewed at the publisher's discretion as appropriate.
Is Butterfly Typeface a Vanity Publisher?
Absolutely Not. We are an Independent Publishing company (recently turned Traditional) offering fee-based services to authors and writers to assist them in becoming published authors. The Author's share of the royalties are more (80% or more) and we do not promise you rainbows and waterfalls. During the consultation phase, we answer all of your questions honestly and ask you to take your time to decide how (or if) you would like to proceed. We DO NOT solicit or badger potential clients. After the consultation, you do not hear from us again unless you contact us.
Why has Butterfly Typeface Publishing switched to Traditional publishing and what does this mean to current and potential clients?
Why the switch: We have recognized that the volume of clients on our account has reached its capacity causing us to become overloaded and unable to provide the type of personal attention to our clients that we desire. By simultaneously offering Traditional and Ghost Publishing options, we are able to provide services to those clients who may prefer ala carte services while maintaining personal service to our in-house customers.
Current Clients: Current clients will be presented with contract renewal options that include Traditional, Ghost Publishing (Option 1) or Ghost Publishing (Option 2). Current clients who renew as a Traditional Author will enjoy some of the same benefits and perks as the Ghost Publishing authors (including 100% royalties and monthly Payments) while still resting comfortably under the creditable umbrella of the Butterfly Typeface brand.
Potential Clients: Potential clients will be offered one of the Ghost Publishing options only.
Note: As a Traditional Publisher, there may be instances where we will offer an Author a Traditional Contract (i.e., no upfront fees and backend royalty split etc.), based on the author and their work.
What are your terms and conditions?
View our Terms and Agreement document here.
What type of editing do you provide?
Each document is reviewed for the following by an Editor and a Proofreader:
Developmental: Developmental editing includes checking for document structure, flow, idea and story development, structure and organization.
Mechanical: Mechanical editing includes checking for spelling, grammar, punctuation, grammar, and word choice.