Our FAQs

Green Cat Books

How long will it take until my book is published?

On average, it takes around 3 months from the submission. We complete 3 proofreads, with at least 2 sets of eyes to ensure that we don't miss anything. Next is the formatting, so that it looks like a book rather than a Word document. We create a book cover and send authors print copies to be checked and approved.

We ensure that our authors have time to approve every stage of the work,so that they are completely happy.

Why do you charge for shipping?

Our authors receive royalties on all books sold. If we offered free shipping, this would affect their income. However, all of our books are shipped using eco-friendly, compostable and waterproof mailing bags, and are tracked until you receive the package.

Why do I have to pay to have my book published?

There are some very large publishing houses that still publish your work free of charge., and some probably even pay advances, but it is almost impossible to contact and submit a manuscript to them - they don't usually accept 'unsolicited manuscripts', as they call them. Although we have been around for 5 years, we are still a small business. 

A lot of work goes into the production of transforming your manuscript. We provide three proofreads, along with editing, formatting, distribution and marketing. An author can choose to pay a small amount to cover some of the costs in return for 10% royalties, or pay for a complete service that pays 100% of royalties. 

If you feel that your book is 100% proofread and formatted, then you can choose one of our 'pick 'n' mix services, which costs less and pays100% of the royalties.