Our Process

Going from Writer to Published Author

If your manuscript is selected for publishing, Hawes & Jenkins will guide you through the following steps to becoming published:

Publication Advisors to Guide You: On day one, you will be paired with an experienced Publication Advisor (PA) who will explain all the details of the publication process, answer questions, give you expert advice, and lead you through the entire journey to becoming a published author. Our Publication Advisors are second to none and have industry-leading publishing knowledge.

Comprehensive Book Editing to Fine-Tune Your Work: Our skilled editors go through our manuscripts line-by-line to ensure the sentence components are not only correct, but also engaging for the reader. We do not change your storywe act as an extra pair of skilled eyes to produce a top-quality product.

Page Layouts That Keep Readers Captivated: A graphic page designer will create a page layout unique to your book so that the text, images, tables/charts, and illustrations display on the page in a precise format and skillfully communicate your message. Our goal is to make each page turned a pleasing reading experience.

A Cover That Pulls Book-Lovers In: Our talented cover artists will collaborate with you and create a cover design that stands out from the rest. A book is often judged by its cover—don’t settle for a template-based jacket for your distinctive story. Our staff of talented and passionate designers will ensure that your book has a one-of-a-kind cover that speaks to the reader.

Illustrations That Tell a Story: We believe that children’s books play a crucial role in the development of a child’s language, the promotion of vocabulary, and the teaching of important life lessons. Our illustrators specialize exclusively in children’s books. Our award-winning illustration team creates colorful, expressive illustrations to enthrall readers of all ages. Ask for a sample of our illustrations.

Top-quality Book Printing and Binding:  We offer literally hundreds of combinations of book sizes, paper types, and covers for our publications. We believe it’s important to not only have great content, but present it in a format that readers want to hold in their hands. All our printed book editions—softcover, cloth bound/dust jacket, and case-bound—are printed on high-quality, acid-free archival paper with crisp ink application that holds up for years to come.

Mobile Device Integration for the On-The-Go Reader:  eBooks are here to stay, and for good reason—they provide a tremendous reading experience. We convert all our printed books into responsive, digital eBook editions that look great on any mobile device, tablet, computer, or eReader. Your book will be available in various digital formats on all major platforms such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple iTunes.

ISBN and Barcode for Easy Stocking by Retailers:  Assigning a unique ISBN number ensures that any retailer can easily order the book to place on their shelves. We will obtain an ISBN for both print and digital versions of your book and all applicable barcodes to allow the book to be easily be stocked by both brick-and-mortar and eBook retailers.

Your Story Remains Yours: Hawes & Jenkins guarantees that 100% of the ownership and rights will stay with the author. Our authors retain complete ownership of their original work and all parts that we create during the publication process. Even if your book is turned into a screenplay or a motion picture, you will keep all rights to your work.

Author-Focused Royalty Structure: Hawes & Jenkins believes that the author should receive the largest percentage of what’s earned from book sales. It’s no mistake that we purposely structure the royalty output to be author-centric. It’s the right thing to do. The percentage of royalties earned by our authors are amongst the highest in the publishing industry. Each of our authors keeps all moneys resulting from every book sale, with Hawes & Jenkins entitled to only 50 cents of each sale.

Publicity Campaigns: Marketing and promotion are critical to the success of any book. Readers need to know that you have a book, its message, and where they can purchase it. Our seasoned publicity team will create focused promotional materials aimed at generating demand for your book. They reach out to hundreds of influential media members to spread the word about your publication. Each media release is sent to specific editors and journalists at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, online media, television stations, and television networks.

Book Hub to Share with Readers: Each publication at Hawes & Jenkins receives a dedicated webpage to showcase their book and to provide a single place to learn about the story, see the striking cover, and access to publicity items such as the book teaser and media statement. The hub also provides access to the top retailers for interested readers to purchase the book easily and safely, all from one single web address.

We Value Your Book

Submit Your Manuscript Today!

Take the next step and submit your manuscript to Hawes & Jenkins today for a no commitment assessment of your manuscript and, if accepted, a detailed list of the services we recommend and the associated service fees will be sent to you. Call us today to take the next step toward becoming a published author.

Submit Your Manuscript Today!

Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some are happy, and some are excitingbut if you never turn the page, you’ll never know what the next chapter has in store for you.

Take the next step and submit your manuscript to Hawes & Jenkins today for a no-commitment assessment of your manuscript. If accepted, a detailed list of the services we recommend and the associated service fees will be sent to you. 

Submit your manuscript to Hawes & Jenkins today!

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