Publishing FAQ

Currently we publish Young Adult (YA) and New Adult (NA) novels in the Contemporary, Dystopian, and Fantasy genres.
We believe there are many great stories out there that don't fit under the Christian Fiction label, and oftentimes the genre doesn't leave room for LGBTQ+ authors and characters or other religions. We want to be sure we are inclusive to all kinds of stories, as long as they fit our genre requirements. Christian themes, characters, etc are accepted, but not if the primary genre of the book is Christian Fiction.
No, but we treat the querying process seriously and are looking to receive professional submissions, regardless.
The first step is filling out our query form here. Then we will read through the first 3 chapters you provide, and if we are still interested we will request the remainder of the book. Once we read through it we will let you know whether we want to publish your book, or if we will need to pass at this time.
We look for well-written, cohesive stories with strong characters and a distinct voice. We want to see the effort you put in, both in your writing and in your querying. We aren't looking for rough drafts, but rather for strong stories that we can make better.
We offer expanded e-book distribution through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and the Overdrive library system, among others. Currently paperbacks are sold exclusively through Amazon, or via your own personal store.
SnowRidge Press partners with an artist, who we use for all our covers. However, we understand sometimes authors have a specific artist in mind, or may even already have a cover. In these instances, you may be allowed to use or purchase your own cover, provided it meets our standards for quality.
We structure our payments in the same way that traditional publishers do - we pay royalties from book sales. The exact percentage can depend on a few factors, all of which we go over with you well before you sign any contract. Bottom line is we don't make a dime until you do.

Editing FAQ

We will accept any genre except horror or erotica.
Our standard turnaround time is 1 month. Depending on editor availability, we may be able to offer an expedited return for an additional fee.
Cost will vary based on the length of your book and which package you choose. Check out our free calculator for an accurate estimate
We require a 50% down payment before we begin your edit. The remaining amount is due once we return your edited manuscript to you. We also have a contract that we each sign, so everyone is protected.
Edits are assigned based on the length and genre of the project and are dependent on our editors' availability. If you have someone in mind, feel free to ask! We'd be happy to get you scheduled in their next available slot.
If you are interested in an additional edit after you've made revisions from our first one, we'd be happy to get you booked for another! Availability will vary, but we will do our best to get you in ASAP!

Formatting FAQ

We accept any genre for formatting!
Our standard turnaround time is 1 week.
If you book a combined e-book and paperback format with us, you save 25% as compared to booking them separately!
E-Book page count is based on the number of pages the book would be if it were in print.
Yes! As part of the process we will have you email over any content you wish to be included in the formatted file.
Print formatting will receive a print-ready PDF. E-Book formatting will receive a Mobi and epub file. All documents can be uploaded to any self-publishing site and will retain their formatting.