N.D. Taylor· Registered
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This came to our message box on Facebook last night. I've never heard of these people before so I am naturally skeptical.
Have any of you heard of them? Done business? Anything?Hey A. Payne,
I hope all is well! I am contacting you because I was very impressed with your books and writing. While I haven't had the chance to read through them, I have added them to my list and look forward to checking them out in the coming weeks! I don't want to take too much of your time, I know you're very busy, so I will cut to the chase.
My name is Brian Hermansen, and I am a co-owner of Broadsword Books, an online distribution and publishing solution for independent authors. In summary, Broadsword Books focuses on fantasy and science fiction novels, providing a one-stop-shop for authors. We provide professional book cover designs, maps, editing, professional reviews, book to audio services, etc.
Ultimately, however, we want to help authors make as much money as possible. While there are several places that allow authors the opportunity to upload and sell his or her books, we want to make the process easier than ever. Authors will set their own prices and receive a custom link (chosen by them) where fans can view and purchase PDF, audio or physical copies of their work.
Of course, we are striving to provide authors with as much profit as possible. As such, Broadsword Books only takes $.50 from each sale, while the rest is sent directly to the author's paypal account every two weeks. In addition, we will list author's books on Amazon (if they have not already done that) free of charge.
I know that you've done very well thus far as an independent author. The reason I am contacting you this morning is simply to talk to you about the possibility of digital distribution on our website. At this time, we are still very young and we are looking for professional, independent authors who can help us build an abundance of available novels for our readers. While we normally charge $.50 per sale, we would be willing to give you 100% of all the money generated from your books, as your content will help us build our name.
Simply put, we would be honored to sell your books on our website. I have been very impressed with everything you have done thus far, from writing to cover design, and feel that Broadsword Books is the perfect place for your books. This is not a publishing deal - there are no contracts & no long term commitments - just a place for you to sell your works and hopefully make a decent amount of money! Again, we would be more than happy to promote your works on our site via a variety of marketing campaigns and give you 100% of any and all profit that your novel generates.
I am available to speak more both day and night. Feel free to hit me with any questions or concerns that you might have by emailing me back directly or calling me at our business phone number, 1-800-659-3813. Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon!