Independent writers are the new lifeblood of publishing, and they have a place on Caroline Street to call home.
Our primary focus is the production of ebooks and print-on-demand paperbacks. Please note that we do not pay advances or provide printing services. Instead, we guide writers through the independent book publishing process and help them market their work. Whatever the need--editing to cover art, formatting to distribution, marketing to public relations--we can help.
We are most interested in the mystery, suspense, thriller and horror genres. We are also interested in memoir, historical fiction/non-fiction, science fiction, westerns and business-related nonfiction. We do not accept porn (well-written erotica is fine--but a book comprised of serial depictions of sex acts isn't our thing), stories featuring gratuitous violence that doesn't advance a story, sexual abuse of children, political screeds or conspiracy theories are also not in our wheelhouse.
We can provide one, some or all of these services (for a fee):
Advice and/or walk-through on the POD or ebook publishing process
A Caroline Street Press-registered ISBN, which gives you the credibility of having a publisher behind your book when listed for retailers and libraries (rather than just "Published by Jane Smith" which is seen as "amateur" by many outlets)
Setting up your Amazon author page
Social media support
Fees depend on what services we perform for you or products (like ISBNs) you purchase. Ask for a quote.
We insist books affiliated with us be professionally edited. If we find more than a few typos or problems with the manuscript, we pass unless you fix them or work with one of our editors.
We also insist on a professional cover. It doesn't have to be incredible, but if it looks cheesy, we pass or recommend an artist we trust.
Caroline Street Press is publisher of five critically-acclaimed award-nominated novels, Pilate's Cross, Pilate's Key, Pilate's Ghost, Pilate's Blood and Pilate's Rose by J. Alexander Greenwood. We are also publisher of a book of short stories related to the John Pilate Mysteries, Pilate's 7. We frequently assist in the publication of stand-alone short stories, like the award-winning suspense tale Obsidian.
Caroline Street Press title Enchanted Circles by Paul Medina was listed as an Oklahoma Best-Seller in Spring 2015.
In 2018, we published the final book—rescued from obscurity—of veteran author Robert E. Trevathan. Big Cabin and Dispatches from the West is our first Western novel.
Nonfiction titles include the bestselling crowdfunding ebook Kickstarter Success Secrets. We are also co-publisher, with Kyakker Books, of Fiddling with Friends in the 1920s: A Chautauqua Trouper's Story; the first of a series of non-fiction ebooks by Ken Weyand. The books are available online with all major retailers, including Amazon.com, iBooks, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.
Have questions? Want a quote? Email us here and we will contact you. Thank you for your interest.