For Authors

By partnering with tastemakers, Bindery is able to surface important new voices the industry has overlooked—and launch books with the attention they deserve. Everyone gets to focus on what they do best: Authors write, tastemakers promote.

2x Industry-standard Earnings

Bindery offers a $10k advance and 50% of net royalties. In dollars, as compared to a traditional deal, this equates to 2x standard per-book earnings for authors. We believe that when a book sells well, the author should be the one to benefit most.

A Comprehensive Approach

Bindery’s books are created at Girl Friday Productions, a packager for traditional publishers and indies alike since 2006. Our books are distributed in retail channels in partnership with Two Rivers, an Ingram brand, and have traditional sales representation nationwide. As subrights sales are an important part of author earnings, we represent these rights for authors who choose it.

A Launch Partnership

From the moment the book deal is signed, Bindery authors have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with the tastemaker’s community of fans, who will be invested in their book's launch. Partnering with tastemakers to bring a book out relieves authors of the pressure to build their own platform, and puts the full strength of the tastemakers’ reach behind their book when it releases.

Why Authors Choose Bindery

“In an industry where publishers take more and give less, I love that Bindery puts authors first.”

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Kay Synclaire

Author ofHouse of Frank

“I was drawn to how Bindery helps authors build more meaningful relationships with their audience.”

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S. Hati

Author ofAnd the Sky Bled

“Their innovative approach to publishing made choosing them an absolute delight.”

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Susan J. Morris

Author ofStrange Beasts

“I chose Bindery because of its focus on marginalized and diverse stories.”

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Tiffany Wang

Author ofInferno’s Heir

A Collaborative Process

Phase

Content

Production

Printing & Distribution

Sales & Marketing

Bindery

Partners with literary agents to surface relevant, high-quality manuscripts

Partners with literary agents to surface relevant, high-quality manuscripts

Manages editorial and design process in partnership with vetted editors and designers

Manages editorial and design process in partnership with vetted editors and designers

Manages print runs and partners with the world’s largest book distributor

Manages print runs and partners with the world’s largest book distributor

Partners with sales reps and publicists to stock nationally and promote

Partners with sales reps and publicists to stock nationally and promote

Tastemaker

Partners with literary agents to surface relevant, high-quality manuscripts

Engages community and greenlights books they love

Manages editorial and design process in partnership with vetted editors and designers

Engages community with behind-the-scenes content throughout the process

Manages print runs and partners with the world’s largest book distributor

Builds hype with advance reading copies

Partners with sales reps and publicists to stock nationally and promote

Engages community to drive word-of-mouth

Submissions to Bindery

Bindery publishes adult and YA fiction across genres.

Company, Inc.

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