Chandra Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Written by Emily Harstone


Chandra Press is a digital first press that focuses on publishing science fiction. They do offer print versions of all their books. They have a detailed staff page that is very different than most publishers, because the focus feels so much like it’s on the past financial success of the team. They don’t have an about the press page, and they do not have distribution outside of Amazon. They have been around since early 2018, so they are still a young press.

The focus on the main page of their website is on recruiting authors and not readers, which always makes me uncomfortable, yet they do write about the importance of modern marketing. They also stress the importance of giving back and they say that 5% of its profits go towards non-profits.

Chandra has published five books at the time this review published. Most of them seem to be fairly well reviewed on Amazon. The covers are good but a little familiar (I recognized at least one as the being designed by an artist who contributes to stock image sites).

I have no idea how much they pay in terms of royalties or advances, but they do offer a traditional contract.

They’ve managed to sell a fair number of books according to Amazon, but the number 1 bestselling status of Sword is very tenuous considering it is in the subcategory of the Dr. Who series (which it is not in fact a part of).

To learn more or to submit go here.


Bio: Emily Harstone is the pen name of an author whose work has been published internationally by a number of respected journals. She is a professional submissions adviser. She occasionally teaches a course on manuscript publishing. You can follow her on Facebook here.

 

We Send You Publishers Seeking Submissions.

Sign up for our free e-magazine and we will send you reviews of publishers seeking short stories, poetry, essays, and books.

Plus get a free copy of our book, The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript Submissions.

Enter Your Email Address: