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WAR WORLD

Science Fantasy

PALADIN

Science Fantasy

JAGANNATH

Science Fantasy

THE LAST ANDROID

Science Fiction

NO ONE MUST KNOW

Historical Romance

HIGH NOON

Action / Modern Western

MISSION STATEMENT

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
—Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)

Gallant Press began from a desire to provide a fair business model to both author and publisher. Instead of a one-size-fits all contract that almost always leaves the author grasping the short end of the stick, Gallant proposes to partner with the writer equally and design a win-win business relationship.

About us

Gallant Press is an independent publishing house located in the sprawling wasteland known as Los Angeles. We pride ourselves on delivering extremely high quality e-book, print and audio books. Gallant Press is a young company and will add other features as time permits.

  • 3500 BC

    Clay Tablets

    Sumarians who lived in southern Mesopotamia around 3500 BC created a cuneiform alphabet and etched their script into clay tablets. The Cuneform script is the earliest known system for writing.

  • 500 BC

    Papyrus

    Both Greeks and Romans used papyrus as writing material and the concept of 'books' was mentioned by ancient Greek scholars as early as the 5th century BC. Books were rolled in papyrus.

  • 1439 AD

    Gutenberg Press

    German goldsmith, Johannes Gutenberg, develops the first moveable type technology and builds a printing press using hand mould letters. The printing press opened learning to the masses. The Gutenberg Bible was printed in 1455.

  • 1989

    Internet

    The first commercial ISP (dial up access) was offered in 1989 and the World Wide Web (WWW) was born. The age of information took double shots of espresso as the capabilities of accessing data rocketed into lightspeed. For the first time, anyone sitting in front of a computer screen, could instantly (dial up, remember, so not so instantly…) access news and opinions from across the world.

  • 1995

    Amazon

    Jeff Bezos launches Amazon as the first online bookseller. Successful from the start, Amazon grew steadily and added music and films to its virtual shelves while becoming a behemoth in the making.

  • 2000

    E-books

    Stephen King releases a novella as an e-book called "Riding the Bullet" and it sells over 400,000 electronic copies. Older public domain books are digitized by Project Gutenberg and web users begin to get a taste for reading books on a screen and not on paper.

  • 2007

    The Kindle

    Amazon releases the first e-book reader on November 19, 2007. The Kindle sells out within hours. The advance of e-books takes a giant leap forward and a new crop of self-published authors enters the publishing world.

  • 2008

    Digital Scanning

    Out of print works make a comeback as digital scanning systems allow older books to be captured into words and printed for a new generation of readers.

  • 2027

    Apocalypse

    EMP bombs around the world take out all electricity, including solar, and send us back into the dark ages. The use of clay tablets is considered fashionable…

    Just kidding.

    Technology will continue to make entertainment more accessible. Stories will continue to be told and books, even the paper kind, will continue to thrive.

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Keys To Publishing

Planning and marketing are essential for targeting the audience for a book and developing a strategy to reach and make buyers out of that audience.
Four keys go into the planning:

Product

Print/E-book

Price

Accuracy/Genre Specific

Promotion

Marketing Virally/In Person

Distribution

Brick & Mortar/Online

Gallant Story Business

9

Studios Worked

12

Screenplays

18

Novels

746

Ideas

Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS

Gallant Press is currently closed for unsolicited submissions, but we can still provide editorial support - read on to learn the details.
We can only provide editorial guidance on work that falls into the following categories:
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
- Short stories
If you wish to submit your work, please read our guidelines and follow them precisely.

Guidelines

 I. Full-length fiction
1. A cover letter giving a brief introduction to you and your work (the genre, the length, is the manuscript complete, have you previously had work published)
2. A synopsis (we recommend this to be 500 to 750 words)
3. The opening chapters up to around 3000 words - see length guidelines under Charges
II. Non-fiction
1. A cover letter giving a brief introduction that demonstrates your expertise in your chosen subject area, and your previous publication record if any.
2. A proposal outlining the primary target markets and a provisional contents list
3. A sample chapter that, along with the proposal, meets the word count requirements set out below.
III. Short stories
1. A cover letter giving a brief introduction to you and your work, including genre
2. One short story, not exceeding the word count requirements as set out in Charges.

Your work should be double-spaced and in a standard font such as Times New Roman at a readable size, e.g. 12 pt.

RETURNS

Return of work or acknowledgement of receipt.

If you want your work to be returned by post please include an SAE and ensure the envelope is of sufficient size and is stamped with sufficient postage.

The editorial report for work submitted as hardcopy can be sent by email if you prefer, but in this case, make sure you include the correct email address.

If you want acknowledgement of receipt of your work, either put a read-receipt on your email or include a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

For more information please contact us!

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

- Jane Austen

"It's clever but is it Art?

- Rudyard Kipling

"The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath."

- W.C. Fields

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.

- Winston Churchill

Charges

Gallant Press is committed to protect authors and have them retain the rights to their own work.

Before the internet age and the e-book revolution writers were locked into publishing contracts that allowed publishers to control rights until the printing period had run its course. Afterward, the rights would revert back to the author if requested. But in the age of the eternal e-book, an author's work might never go "out of print" and thus rights can be retained by the publisher indefinitely.

At Gallant Press we license the rights we need in order to publish and market your book. We do NOT ask for rights that we don’t need. And we never ask for your copyright.

Editorial fees are charged in prepping the author's work for print. Author's can have editing done outside a publishing deal with Gallant and the charges are set forth below.

Developmental Editing

3.50$

pp

  • Novels
  • Novellas
  • Speculative fiction, including all science fiction, fantasy, steampunk (or any punk), urban, paranormal, horror, superhero, dystopian, etc.
  • Suspense, thriller, and crime.
  • Action-adventure.
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Line Editing

5.50$

pp

  • $3.50 to $5.50 per page
  • Combine a developmental edit with a line edit and increase the rate by $2.00 per page.
  • Speculative fiction, including all science fiction, fantasy, steampunk (or any punk), urban, paranormal, horror, superhero, dystopian, etc.
  • Suspense, thriller, and crime.
  • Action-adventure.
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Copyediting

4.00$

pp

  • Speculative fiction.
  • Science fiction, fantasy, steampunk (or any punk).
  • Urban, paranormal, horror, superhero, dystopian, etc.
  • Speculative fiction, Suspense, thriller, and crime.
  • Action-adventure.
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Proofreading

2.50$

pp

  • Nonfiction, Speculative fiction.
  • Science fiction, fantasy, steampunk (or any punk).
  • Urban, paranormal, horror, superhero, dystopian, etc.
  • Speculative fiction, Suspense, thriller, and crime.
  • Action-adventure.
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All titles published as paperbacks on this website can be ordered direct from Gallant Press.
All orders must be prepaid.

Discount Schedule.

2-4 assorted books, 40% discount + shipping.

5-9 assorted books, 45% discount + shipping.

10 or more assorted books, 50% discount, free domestic U.S. shipping.

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