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Start here and simply fill in this form and we will analyze your initial information and get back to you within 72 hours. Please see the FAQ below for more information. Your submission will receive a thorough review and we look forward to hearing from you. To begin the application process, please fill out this form. If your answers meet our criteria we will ask for a copy of the work.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does “a Traditional Style Publishing Contract” (TS) mean exactly?

A Traditional Style contract is one where the publisher pays for every expense to bring the book to market, and then marketing beyond that. The TS contract is very similar to what the top publishers use, in that the majority of the royalties go to the publisher as well as control of the rights of the book, usually until some predetermined sales point.
The hope is that the book will become a best seller, the publisher will recoup their investment, and then after that, the author can share in a larger share of the profits. This also encourages the author to get out and market as well whether it is internet marketing or physical marketing such as delivering book signings, attending book trade shows and other such events.

Who gets Traditional Style contracts and why?

The short answer is “books that the publisher thinks will sell.” Please note that we did not say “the best books” because frankly, there are many great books that do not perform well. Another large factor is the bio and enthusiasm of the author. For example, we love publishing books by journalists who not only have writing as their profession but they also know how to build an audience. Blog writers are the new journalists and we welcome their submissions happily. Timeliness and news and events are also factors. If a book is tied into a major new event, we are very interested and can move quickly.

What are my odds?

Historically, we have published about 500 traditional style books in the last 7 years.

What are you looking for?

Our main criteria are the manuscript readiness and quality, the genre, and the author’s background. We do NOT work with proposals. We only offer this program to books that can be brought to readiness within 60 days.

How do I get started?

Please simply fill out the form on this page.

Award Winning Authors!

cannon6Recipient of numerous awards, Children's books author Sherrill S. Cannon has successfully published 6 books with SBPRA. Says Sherrill, "The SBPRA publishing, marketing and technology team are so nice, caring and they do their jobs exacting detail. I am very proud that SBPRA is my publisher."


Endless Praise from our Authors!

01stacy"Over the last five years, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Strategic Book Publishing's team on the publications of my teen book series and subsequent novels. SBPRA is committed to the success of their authors."

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Marion-T-Lane"As a debut author, SBPRA provided the opportunity and guidance for my book achieving national recognition. As a result, the National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution has placed my book in school libraries in several major cities across the United States."

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Machaga-Johns"Thank you SBPRA for your help. The experience was not a difficult process and everything turned out great. I would and have recomended SBPRA to my friends that write as well. I will use SBPRA for my future works.”

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Chris-Hinch"SBPRA has been very professional in the handling of my manuscript. They turned a rough draft into a polished, finished product. I was part of the process from beginning to end. They were kind and courteous from the beginning.”

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Katharine-Ridenour"I am very satisfied with SBPRA and will continue to have future books published by you. I highly recommend SBPRA to anyone looking for a publisher.”

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