Looking for a publisher for your work? Check our updates below to see how you can join the BlackGold Family.
Submissions are now closed for August 2020 - January 2021.
"We are completely booked and immensely excited for our next round of upcoming releases! Thank you for your support and remember - Stay Golden."
Welcome to the world of publishing.
the blackgold publishing way.
Hey Goldie! Welcome to our submissions portal. If you're ready to take the next step towards getting published - Please submit your work below and our team will be in contact.
At BlackGold Publishing, we specialize in a plethora of incredible literary services, including editing, graphic design, marketing, printing, and distribution... I guess what we're really trying to say is: We Know Our Books.
Looking to become published?
heres what you should consider:
Your Project's Timeline.
Your Project's Needs.
Your Project's Budget.
In the world of publishing, you're only as good as your last book - so it's our job as publishers to ensure that every release is special - and that holds especially true for new and upcoming authors. This is why at BlackGold we take incredible care in working with each author to ensure the quality of their content. Having a clear and concise timeline helps our team members organize your release schedule better. It's wise to know exactly when you plan to showcase your work - down to the month, day, and even the season (it actually matters). Understanding your specific needs as it relates to your work is equally important. If we know exactly where your project lacks, we can suggest the correct services and tools to help you. By doing so, we can get you started (and finished) in our process much quicker. And who doesn't love fast, efficient, quality service? Lastly... Know. Your. Budget. There should be enough money in your financial plan that allows for publishing, printing, marketing, event planning and advertising. You know the old saying: you have to spend money to make it? Well, it's actually true; Invest in yourself by planning ahead.
And if that wasn't enough to get you started, Goldie, we have a few tools for you including a FREE book business plan guide to download and our author brochure for your personal review.
the blackgold publishing way.
In today’s hustle and bustle of budding creatives and inspiring writers, becoming a published author has become more of an obtainable goal than ever before. And even more incredible than that, authors can now produce and distribute quality content that is vastly accessible via a wide range of retail options at the push of a button. This is why online publishing is quickly becoming the ideal choice for aspiring indie writers everywhere on their personal journey to authorship. And that's where we come in! BlackGold Publishing is an online publishing house, operating from the Hampton Roads Area. Incepted in 2017 by Founder and CEO, Tahara Saron after recognizing a desperate need for the expanded visibility of black and ethnic authors in her area. Tahara stepped up to the plate and decided to change the narrative. BlackGold was hence birthed with inclusion, diversity, and most noticeably, community, in mind. We strive to create better opportunities for writers everywhere while maintaining our promise to deliver quality service, made easy! BlackGold Publishing is a member of the IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) and is currently under consideration for the AAP (Association of American Publishers).
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) submitted by authors like you:
Does the company help authors during the publishing process or will I have to figure it all out on my own?
We at BlackGold Publishing pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and provide updates and reminders via email as the process continues. We also offer a 24/7 service line for authors and clientele to utilize when they sign with us. Not only that, we have members-only access to exclusive content available right here on the site as well as an author and staff chat for daily discussions and Q&A.
What’s your average turnaround time from start to finish to complete my book?
BlackGold has an average turnaround time of 3-6 months from the start of book production to completion. Depending on the quality and state of the manuscript upon us receiving it, an author’s average time may increase (if the manuscript needs extensive editing, ghostwriting, illustrations created, etc…) or decrease (if the manuscript is pre-edited, organized, and ready to publish, etc...).
Does BlackGold Publishing offer full printing options once my book is available? And will I be able to buy my own copies to resale?
BlackGold does offer full printing options through our printing press locations (VA, NY, OK, and AZ) that ship and distribute our titles all around the world. Authors who choose to purchase their own copies may do so using our publisher discount. This will allow authors to purchase their books at low costs and resale for any price they set - and keep 100% of the profit.
ready to get started? check out our packages.
Production for our paperback novels start at $375 for our premiere “Welcome Author!” Package which services up to 50 pages, at a 5x8 trim size, matte cover, and black and white interior – minimum (5) illustrations included. (does not include editing, distribution, ebook, cover or marketing options – must add on)
The "Indie Author" Package services up to 200 pages, at a 5x8 or 6x9 trim size, matte or gloss cover, and black and white interior – minimum (5) illustrations included and FREE online retailer distribution, cover design, and promotional marketing. (does not include editing, or ebook options – must add on)
Our bestseller, the "Seasoned Author" Package services up to 350 pages, at a 5x8, 5.5x8.5, 6x9, 8x10, 8.5x11 or 10x10 trim size, matte or gloss cover, and black and white or color interior, up to 20 illustrations included and FREE online & in store retailer distribution, editing, cover design, ebook and promo marketing.
Not enough options? We've Got You covered.
Need to add on a few additional services? Or thinking about going A La Carte? Well, now with our recently added "Liberated Author" Package, you can create your own publishing package with any combination of services and specifications. Create your own costs, your way!