Q: How much does it cost to self-publish a book with Sixth Element?
A: We always provide a bespoke price for each book project after discussing your book with you and taking an initial look at your manuscript. If we feel your book needs more work in the writing and creative process before publishing, we’ll say so and give you constructive feedback. If we all agree that your book is as ready as it can be, we produce a proposal with itemised costs for each stage of the production process. As an example, a typical 90,000 word novel costs around £2,000 to publish and includes 200 paperback copies of the book.

Q: If I publish my book through Sixth Element, do I get to keep all the rights to my work?
A: Yes, absolutely. All copyright is yours because you wrote it, and more importantly, our authors retain all rights to their book.

Q: Do you just work with local authors (ie from the North East of England)?
A: We do work with a lot of local authors and we always enjoy sitting down over a coffee to chat about the books we’re working on. However, we do work with authors from across the UK through phone, email, drop boxes and Skype – it’s then great when we do get to meet up in person. We’d love to work with authors worldwide so wherever you are, do get in touch.

Q: Can I buy your books from WH Smiths, Waterstones or Amazon?
A: Yes, you can. They may not be on the shelf but all our books can be ordered from high street booksellers, or you can buy them online at Amazon.

Q: I haven’t finished my book yet, can I still work with you?
A: Yes, we offer author mentoring at £25 per hour for one to one sessions, either in person or on the phone. We can read through works in progress, offer feedback on manuscripts or help with writing a synopsis, and we also offer editorial services on a chapter by chapter basis. We also offer a free beta-reading service if you’d just like a neutral opinion on your work.

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