6 Green Bank . Stacksteads . Bacup . Lancashire . OL13 8LQ . England
We offer a Collaborative Publishing Scheme that is designed to involve writers in
the publishing process, from submission of work to final printed copies. The costs
of production are shared equally between GAP and the author. You will receive an
initially specified and agreed number of copies of your book for your own sales income.
Green Arrow will print and retain further copies for purposes of its own sales income
which is retained by us. We will also promote your book throughout the UK and overseas
by means of customised publicity (flyers, review copies, press releases) as well
as inclusion on this website. We also undertake legal deposit copy requirements.
Publication and production is carried out entirely by us in-house, which maintains
quality control and keeps costs to a minimum.
The initial quotation issued by us where work is accepted as qualifying for the Collaborative
Publishing Scheme, is always for our Basic Product. This is defined as 100 copies
of an A5, coloured card covered book(let), text only, printed black and white on
80gsm standard white paper and staple-bound*. Under the Scheme, the product must
include an ISBN and Barcode. Please note that the Scheme also includes: 100 FREE
promotional flyers, review copies sent to writing magazines and Legal Deposit copies.
*Quantities above or below 100 copies and other size formats are available by separate
quotation. Please note that books over 120 pages must be Perfect Bound (glued with
a flat spine).
We also offer a number of customised Product Enhancements at additional cost for
each publication. Please refer to our Price List for full details. Please note that
we do not publish hardback books of any kind.
Production costs will naturally vary depending on the scale and nature of each individual
project and therefore will be quoted for on a singular basis and only after initial
receipt of hard copy. The physical nature of your book is then very much a matter
of your choice. You will be provided with two options: Firstly, a list of the possible
Product Enhancements which apply specifically to your book and secondly, if you prefer,
the option to choose the Basic Product as described above. You are under no obligation
In the interests of both the author and publisher, costs will be kept to an absolute
minimum and will always be considerably less than those charged by specialist short-run
print companies. Remember that such companies are not publishers and that the onus
for sales of the entire print run lies entirely with the author. It is also pertinent
to mention that vanity publishers will lavish undue praise in order to win confidence,
charge extortionate sums to produce poor quality publications (only a few of which
are actually bound as finished books) and undertake no promotional work whatsoever.
Where feasible, we are happy to meet authors in person and discuss their project(s).
As its name suggests, the Scheme is designed for us to work together in a spirit
of co-operation throughout the entire publication and production process. We are
always contactable to answer any queries you may have regarding the Scheme or any
of our other products and services.
“I really enjoyed my experience of working with Green Arrow Publishing. We worked
together on my two books of poetry and short stories and the results were most pleasing.
I always remained in control of my work, but GAP did all the official bits that made
it possible. Using GAP would be an excellent way for anyone to get their work into
author of The Incomplete Works of Ruth Partis and My Sister’s Shoes
“Our first Ribble Rousers' Anthology was published in 2010. Green Arrow Publishing
made the whole process from start to finish seem easy. We look forward to working
with them again.”