at all your options and decided to go with us, realwarstories.com.
First of all, we would like to thank you. We appreciate your business
and believe that you will be very satisfied with our service.
Here are some
guidelines regarding your submission. All submissions must be
mailed to the following address:
St. Ann, MO 63074
must include a double-spaced hard copy of your book and a copy
on disk. The disk should be PC formatted; no Mac disks will be
accepted. Your book should be in one large file, not several small
ones and it should be saved as either a Microsoft word document
(.DOC) or as a rich text format (.RTF) file. We’ll show you how
to do that in second.
If you save
your book as a Microsoft word document (.DOC) you should not add
any formatting to the text. The reason we ask you not to format
your book is that some types of formatting can cause problems
when trying to get your book ready for download. For example,
if you’ve used columns, they may inhibit the layout of the text
when we try to handle your book. This is also true if you format
your name and the title of the book to appear at the head of each
page. Remember, keep it simple. If you would like to emphasize
a word or phrase, italicize it instead of underlining it. Use
end notes instead of footnotes, or better yet, put all of your
notes at the end of the book. If you are sending pictures or graphics,
those should be saved in one file/folder on your disk separate
from the file containing your book. You may also send actual photos,
however, please make sure all photos are no larger than 8 X 10
and that they are clearly labeled with your name and address on
them. We cannot be responsible for lost photos if you do not put
your name on them.
on your story disk, you should include a brief autobiography,
that we can use on the web site to tell other people something
about you. A picture of yourself would be a nice as well.
guidelines we have are simple – we cannot accept manuscripts in
foreign languages, and we will not accept pornography, hate literature
or scatological/nonsense prose. We appreciate everyone helping
us out with these guidelines and remember, if you’re unsure about
something, you can always call or e-mail us your question. Following
these guidelines will make publishing your book a much smoother
talk a little bit about saving your story. You’ve written your
story; you’ve printed out a hard copy and you’ve saved your book
on your hard drive. Now, you want to save it again on two separate
disks – a backup disk and a submission disk. The backup disk is
for you in case your computer meets with some unforeseen disaster.
The submission disk is for us to go along with the hard copy of
You will save
your story as a Microsoft word document (.DOC) or as a rich text
format (.RTF) file. These are the only two types of document files
we can accept. For this demonstration, let’s say you want to save
your story to your submission disk as a .RTF file.
go to the „File“ menu – from the drop down menu (Click
here to see instructions)
2 – highlight and left click on „Save as“ – a window should
appear. Let’s work from bottom to top and click on
„save as type“ – click the arrow on the right hand side of the
box and then scroll down until you find Rich Text Format (.RTF).
Highlight and left click to choose this line. Now move up to the
next dialog box,
B) „file name“ – if you want to use the same name on this
file that you did on your hard drive, no problem, or if you want
to use a different name or add the word „copy“ to this name, that’s
fine, too. This is where you do that. Click on the white space
and type whatever you’ve decided to call this version of your
story. Now, move up again, don’t hit save, and find
C) „save in“ – this pull down box is the box you’ll use
to save to your disk. Notice when you click on the arrow on the
right, a whole list of places in your computer comes up. You are
looking for „3 ½ floppy (A:)“ or if you are using a zip disk,
„removable disk (D:)“. Highlight and left click whichever of these
you are saving to and now you’re ready to hit save. Good job!
Your story has just been saved to your submission disk.
your story is still on your hard drive as well. You’ve simply
created a copy of your story on disk. The only variation between
the two might be the format.
Now save it
again as a backup for yourself. In this case, you will most likely
save it in the format you wrote, i.e., a word document (.DOC).
story to your submission disk only after you have finished writing/editing
and are ready to send your story to us. If you continue to edit
and rearrange the story on your hard drive after you’ve saved
a copy to your submission disk realwarstories.com won’t get the
correct version of the story you want to publish.
to send us your files (hard copy and electronic)
Mailing submissions and corrections – please use a service that
uses a tracking number or return receipt. The United States Postal
Service offers a return receipt for an extra 35 cents. That’s
a small price to pay for some extra peace of mind. If you are
sending a manuscript from overseas, please use a shipper that
can deliver to a P.O. Box. If this is impossible, please e-mail
or call us for other arrangements. -Top-
When you receive your manuscript back, you may see some weird
squiggles on your pages. What do these marks mean? More than likely,
they are editing marks.
a straightforward editing style at realwarstories.com. A single
line through a letter or word means delete the letter or word.
An „s“ shape means invert the two. A circle around punctuation
means change punctuation. A backward looking P means „new paragraph.“
It’s pretty easy.
services and prices
Remember that hard copy of your story that you printed out? Here’s
where it goes to work. Editing services consists of light and
heavy editing as well as the addition of graphics and cover art.
Manuscripts which are essentially clean will be corrected at no
charge. By clean we mean a script that has a good story line written
in clear language with approximately 30 typos throughout.
editing – $1.00 per page plus $20.00 mailing
Light editing is correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
The story line is intact and persuasive; it just needs some housekeeping.
editing – $3.00 per page plus $20.00 mailing
Heavy editing consists of sentence structure, rewriting paragraphs,
deleting sentences, rearranging, etc., in addition to the spelling,
punctuation, and grammar. This is for someone who has a story
to tell, but needs some help telling it.
that the number of pages is determined by the total number of
double-spaced pages you originally submitted as your hard copy,
not simply the pages that need work. This number will be determined
at the beginning of the editing process and will not change as
the process continues. A submission of 295 pages that needs a
light edit, therefore, will cost $295.00.
case, light or heavy editing, the process goes something like
this. You submit your hard copy and disk to us. We suggest any
editing we think would be advisable, for example, the light edit
for the 295 page manuscript. If you think this is appropriate,
we then take the first pass at your hard copy and make the corrections
we think necessary. We then mail the changes to you and let you
look them over, make more corrections, if necessary, agree to
the ones we’ve made and send the corrections back to us. Realwarstories.com
then prepares the manuscript for the web. It’s that simple. -Top-
If you have a great story to tell and absolutely no idea how to
tell it ghostwriting services are available. This service allows
you to work with someone who can write the story for you the way
you want it told. The cost for this service will be quoted on
an individual basis. -Top-
– $2.00 each
Graphics are pictures or maps or other kinds of illustrations.
We will be happy to scan and imbed your graphics into your story.
If sending in actual Photos they can be no larger than 8 X 10.
Please be aware that we retain the right to refuse graphics to
be judged of poor quality. In the case of you sending us 60 photos
and we only use 20, you will only be charged for the 20 used in
the manuscript. Please make sure that all graphics you send are
copies, or if they are originals, that your name and address are
clearly marked on each. We cannot be responsible for lost photographs.
If you have the equipment, you may also scan your pictures onto
disk and send them to us. If you choose this alternative, please
save them as .jpgs at 200 dpi. -Top-
It is highly recommended that you have a copyright for your work.
We will submit all the paperwork and copies necessary and in return
your work is protected for your lifetime plus 50 years. You may
also choose to do this yourself at considerable savings. -Top-
Ha, the good stuff that everybody wants to know. As an author,
you will receive 18% of sales of your work as an e-book and 11%
of sales of your book in print form. Realwarstories.com will keep
records of all sales and provide you with a sales history of your
book. Royalties will be paid on a quarterly basis in U. S. dollars.
If you are
sending a submission from overseas, please note the following:
all prices quoted above are in United States dollars. If you wish
to have your story edited, etc., all payment must be made by International
Money Order in USD. Please include sufficient funds for shipping
and handling. -Top-
to contact us
For more information or to ask us a question, please e-mail us
You may also call us at (314) 291- 7975. We will try to respond
in a timely manner, usually within 24 hours. -Top-