From the moment an author sends over his/her signed publishing contract, we typically get the first printed copy in the author’s hands within 60-90 days. (If we are doing co-writing or ghostwriting, the timeline typically extends by about six months.)
No requirement to purchase thousands of books
We don’t require you to spend thousands of dollars on printing copies of your book that may sit around for a long time. Many of today’s publishing companies try to hide the fact that they are charging for their publishing services by requiring their authors to purchase several thousand copies of their book at a markup that effectively pays for all the publisher’s editing and publishing services. We believe in clear pricing and agreements with our authors.
We DO NOT require our authors to meet the types of requirements typically required by a “traditional” publisher who wants to guarantee a significant return on their investment before they start working with an author (e.g., have a previous book that has sold 5000+ copies, etc.). If you DO meet those sorts of requirements, why give up nearly all your book’s sales revenue to a publisher?