More important than an agent is the question... do you have an awesome story??
We are happy to read submissions of awesome stories with or without an agent.
We will never ask for any money, require you to buy books, refer you to a third party for editing, etc. We are not a vanity press. If we want your novel it’s because we love your manuscript and we’re willing to put our time and money on the line to make it sell.
Yes, with at least a couple of zeroes attached to said number. We can’t offer a competitive advance compared to big houses, but it won’t be a token dollar either.
While we can't put up actual contract numbers, but we can say this: we are very competitive when we offer a contract.
We will also pay you starting with the first book you sell (i.e. you start making money the moment people buy your book). There are a lot of small presses that pay on net profits, which means you might not see a dime if they don’t recoup production costs. Granted, we know some places pay royalties on net profits and do put out good books and do pay their writers, but we want to be as attractive as possible so we can be as selective as possible.
E-books are great, but for many, there’s nothing like having the feel of a book in hand. At Fabled Ink, we do both paperbacks and hardbacks as well as some very special, epically elaborate special editions!