Q1: I am a very talented author, and I have a new manuscript that I can't wait to show you – can I send it over? Maybe just a few pages, or a synopsis?
A: At the moment we would recommend you don't, as submissions are closed. There is no-one within the company currently assigned to submissions, so if you decide to ignore this message and send anyway, you are unlikely to recieve a reply.
Although we love new authors, and opening our doors to the great writing public, we currently have a good 30 or so projects on the go, and want to make sure we do justice to those before moving on to whatever comes next. Thanks for your patience.
Q2: When will you next be open to submissions?
A: We haven't set a date yet. Check this page every few months, or sign up to our newsletter and get the news sent straight to your inbox.
Q1: What's the best way to buy a Valley Press book?
A: Buying paperbacks and hardbacks through our website (start here) is a fantastic way of supporting VP and funding our future publications – plus, we offer a 10% discount for everyone who buys direct (see next answer for details). That being said, it's also a great idea to support your local independent bookshop... and to be honest, we love UK bookselling chains Waterstones and Blackwells too. You can't really go wrong.
As for you-know-whoazon, we're happy for you to make up your own mind about supporting that particular behemoth as far as physical books go – but our ebooks are only available through their Kindle service at present, as they have almost all the readers and the best publishing tools. Our audiobooks can be found on the iTunes and Audible stores; see the relevant book page for links to these digital editions, where available.
Q2: Are there discounts for buying direct?
A: Yes, subscribers to our newsletter get 10% off everything by default. Just enter your email address on the basket page to confirm.
Q3: Are there discounts for buying in bulk?
A: Absolutely. Discounted rates start at 20% for orders of 5+ copies, and the discount grows as your order does (see below for the exact levels). To place a bulk order, get in touch via the contact page and select 'my query relates to purchasing books'.
|No. of books ordered||Discount from RRP|
|More than 300||45%|
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