|Schiel & Denver FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions|
A. Yes and no. We are The Schiel & Denver Book Group based in the UK and share the same name and owner as Schiel & Denver Book Publishers in the US. We do not however, necessarily publish the same books as our North American sister division. We are independent divisions which come together on many projects but also have our own unique publishing lists. For instance, our U.S. division publishes children's books under the Heirloom children's book publishing Imprint.
A. No. At Schiel & Denver we clearly set out our terms of agreement and engagement. All Schiel & Denver's authors retain ownership of both the copyright and publishing rights to their books; our authors exercise full editorial and creative control over the book publishing process, and benefit from our high-touch customer care that ensures the publishing experience from editing to bookshelf is enjoyable and risk-free.
A. Firstly, one of our inhouse publishing consultants will make contact with you to request submission of your full book manuscript for our review committee to consider for publication. Thereafter, if your manuscript is accepted for professional publication, you will receive a formal publishing offer from The Schiel & Denver Book Group.
As is standard in today's commercial book publishing process, the international ISBN book publishing service will be conducted exclusively by The Schiel & Denver Book Group; most of what will be required from you can be done from the convenience and comfort of your own home. If, however, your book is selling particularly well either in the UK or U.S. reading markets, or looks as though on publication it might become a substantive bestseller with the book buying public, The Schiel & Denver Book Group will need to despatch a professional book publicist to your home.
A. Yes. Every Schiel & Denver title can be stocked by leading and independent booksellers because we agree to accept returns - low value 'self publishers' usually make their authors' books non-returnable, immediately failing to comply with what is simply the normal trade convention of our centuries old book publishing industry.
A. Yes, with Schiel & Denver, our clients own all the primary and subsidiary publishing rights (i.e. film, TV, theatre, foreign and radio rights) to their work, exercising full editorial and creative control through an explicit, fair publishing agreement based on English law.
A. In the interests of transparency, at Schiel & Denver, all book sales are calculated by our distributors and monitored by Nielsen Bookscan, a division of the global Nielsen Company, which independently acquires information on the sales of all ISBN titles at point of sale cash registers across bookstores in Europe and North America. The company pays our authors an above the industry-standard royalty rate of 25% of the cover price on both hardback and paperback copies sold, which is equivalent to about 75% of the net receipts. Commercial publishing offers authors between 7- 10% (including literary agents' fees) with international bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling receiving around 12.5%.
The Schiel & Denver Book Group pays royalties annually, and if a book is selling well and requires a reprint, we don't shy away from bearing the full cost of reprints to ensure that our clients can continue to meet readership demand and collect royalties. Schiel & Denver is one of the few independent UK book publishers which has the supply chain infrastructure to handle a modern bestseller.
A. No, not unless they have publicised their email address on their own website. We are unable to forward emails. To contact the author you will need to write to the address below.
'Author name' c/o
A. Advance Reading Copies and Bound Galleys are issued to a limited distribution prior to a book's publication to facilitate the reviews and media coverage that announce the title to the book buying public. Therefore, please do note that the interior text may differ from the published version and should not be cited or quoted for scholarly purposes. Under no circumstances should Advance Reading Copies and Bound Galleys be offered for sale or catalogued into a library collection for circulation or reference.
Please note that we do not send advance reading copies to individual consumers.
A. Unlike most traditional and mainstream book publishers, The Schiel & Denver Book Group does accept unsolicited manuscript submissions without the need for a literary agent. We do however receive a vast number of unsolicited submissions, therefore please be patient in waiting for a response from our review committee and follow the advice given here.
A: The Schiel & Denver Book Group cannot replace books, or provide replacement parts for books that were purchased through a reseller. We expect the individual resellers to assume responsibility for dealing with faulty products in accordance with their own returns policies. We suggest that you return the product to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange within 30 days.
The Schiel & Denver Book Group may, from time to time, post employment opportunities on the Site and/or invite users to submit resumes to it. If you choose to submit your name, contact information, resume and/or other personal information to Schiel & Denver in response to employment listings, you are authorizing Schiel & Denver to utilize this information for all lawful and legitimate hiring and employment purposes.
Schiel & Denver also reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to forward the information you submit to its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates for legitimate business purposes. Nothing contained on this website shall constitute a promise by Schiel & Denver to interview, hire or employ any individual who submits information to it, nor shall anything on the site constitute a promise that Schiel & Denver will review any or all of the information submitted to it.
A. Explicit written permission is required for use of any material published by The Schiel & Denver Book Group in the UK. You may address enquiries to:
The Schiel & Denver Book Group
A. The same rules apply for electronic media as for traditional publications. Please make careful referral to our Rights & Permissions Section for full details.
A. Our books are distributed by Gardners, Bertram THE and Ingram Book Group. If you would like to place an order then please do so through these distributors, or our PubEasy portal.
A. The company does not consider any submissions from anyone under 21 years of age.
A. Yes, as well as supplying all major stores, The Schiel & Denver Book Group distributes to local and independent bookshops both in the UK and U.S.