Endeavor Media: Open to Queries

Written by Emily Harstone

UPDATED February 2018

Endeavor Press was an e-book publisher based out of the UK. They claimed to be the largest e-book publisher in the UK. Although it is hard to determine if that precise statement is true, they have published a fair number of books.

They have been around since 2010, and one of their early strategies was to get the rights to books that were out of print, and re-publish them digitally. They managed to obtain some very respected books and publish them using this strategy. They also initially focused on writing e-books about current events, such as the royal wedding. They also give away books occasionally and regularly put books on sale.

As of the 13th of February 2018 Endeavor Press announced bankruptcy and that they were being liquidated and reformed under the new name Endeavor Media. They promised that all royalties will be paid (but we have yet to see if that happens) and all effort will be made to re-publish all books through Endeavor Media.  You can read more about that here.

It should go without saying that this is not a good sign. I would hold off submitting to them at this time and would wait at least a year (monitoring the situation here) before making a submission, depending of course, on what the updates are.

Endeavor Press is currently open to submissions from new and established authors. They are looking for works that are at least 25,000 words in length. They are also looking for full length books. They are currently looking for primarily fiction books in the genres of Crime Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction (chick lit), Romance, and Historical Fiction. There are also open to publishing nonfiction history books. They also buy backlist titles in these genres as long as that title is not already sold in an ebook format. So if your book has been published before, but not as an ebook, and the rights belong to you, Endeavor might be interested.

For crime, thriller, and historical fiction submissions they are most interested in books that could be the start of a series. Like many ebook companies, one of their strategies seems to be to sell the first book in a series cheaply, and get readers engaged and committed to buying the other books.

There is mixed feedback around them on the Absolute Write Water Cooler (including mention of being re-directed to a vanity publisher), but none of it is terribly recent and there are happy author reports as well. Learn more about that here.

To make a submission, authors are asked to send a paragraph long synopsis, approximate word count and a few lines of bio to the editor’s email address (as supplied on the website). They try to respond to all queries within a month. Endeavor provides all services for free and pays all their authors royalties.

To learn more or submit, visit their website here.