Fido submission guidelines
Fido has re-opened its doors to author submissions!
Fido is an author cooperative. Authors who submit to Fido are responsible for their own editing and cover art. Fido takes care of the formatting and uploading to distributors and the distribution of payments on a quarterly basis. NOTE: To publish with us you must either be willing to provide us with a W-9 or W-8BEN (international authors) for tax purposes.
What do you get, as an Fido author?
First and foremost: OUR BRAND
Readers know Fido books are well-written and just plain good reads!
As an Fido author, you have the benefit of our long term experience in the field. We know what works, what doesn’t, and how to make sure your book is seen by readers but not targeted by distributors. There are things Fido can do that self-published authors can’t, and as one of our authors, you’ll have the power of numbers behind you. Just remember, if you become one of our authors, you’ll have the power of the Fido label behind your name. And every time a Fido author markets their work, they advertise our brand, drawing readers into our site, and hence advertising your book(s)!
Last, but definitely not least, Fido is not a vanity publisher, so we will not charge you to publish with us. With Fido we offer you a simple contract, giving Fido the non-exclusive contractual right to publish your work, and we keep a very nominal 10%. That’s right, we take just 10% percent of your direct site sales, as opposed to the 30%, 40%, even 65% some epublishers take—and we only take that nominal 10% to cover our business costs. And we will accept previously published works if you hold the rights (and have proof of such.) We do NOT, however, accept queries or partial submissions. Manuscripts must be complete and follow our submission guidelines.
*****PLEASE REVIEW our EDITING GUIDELINES BEFORE YOU SUBMIT!*****
Short Shorts: Under 3K
Super Novels: 70-140K
Super XL Novels: 140-250K
Super XXL Novels: 250K +
Attach ONE document .doc (Word) or .rtf (Rich Text File)
Email subject line: FIDO SUBMISSION: TITLE OF WORK
1 inch margins all the way around
Times New Roman —12 point font
Single line spacing
0.5 at beginning of each paragraph
No extra returns between paragraphs
Use * * * * (four asterisks with spaces in between – center this on its own line) between scene breaks
In longer works, begin chapters with the word “Chapter” followed by the chapter number
Insert hard page breaks between chapters
The first page and your cover email must contain at top left:
Title of work
A NOTE ON EDITING: When it comes to editing, we expect you to be incredibly diligent about your work. It needs to be as error-free as possible before submission. Your mss will be read and reviewed for both content and errors. If your mss has clearly been sent to us unedited, it will be returned to you. Once accepted, your mss will be line-edited before publication.
****PLEASE READ OUR EDITING GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING!****
Submit to email@example.com
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org