Author Portal

Welcome! This page is intended to be your go-to resource for questions, guidelines, and materials throughout the life of your book. It serves as a secondary repository of the information that we verbally share in meetings.

Author Portal

How It Works

Most of these FAQs and resources are oriented towards the sales and marketing side of publishing—for questions about the editorial process, your developmental editor should be your first stop. Our sales and marketing teams are always available to answer further questions or offer specific advice, but we hope that the Author Portal empowers you and educates you about the often complicated world of publishing.

To get started, we recommend that you read through this entire page thoroughly and bring any follow-up questions you may have to your next marketing check-in. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the portal, you can use the following shortcuts to quickly access one resource area. You may find it useful to bookmark particular pages.

Author Portal

Who to Contact

Project Status

For questions about the editorial or design status of your book, please email your developmental editor.

Contract & Royalty Statements

For questions about your contract, royalty statements, or sales reports, please email
sales@thecollectivebook.studio

Book Ordering

To order copies of your book, please email Angela Engel (Founder & Publisher) at angela@thecollectivebook.studio

Marketing

For marketing inquiries, including questions about your marketing plan, endorsements, changes to your author intake form, or updates on publicity hits, please email Angela Engel (Founder & Publisher) at angela@thecollectivebook.studio

Book Conversions

For questions about your ebook or audiobook, please email Elisabeth Saake (Director of Operations and Acquisitions) at elisabeth@thecollectivebook.studio

Author Portal

Marketing and Publicity Timeline

Phase I: Setting You Up for Success

Phase II: Marketing in Action

Phase III: Publication

Author Portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question but don’t see an answer below? Email your question to faq@thecollectivebook.studio and we’ll update our FAQs for you and other authors. We’ll also reach out directly to make sure you get the answers you need for your book specifically.

Editorial & Production

General Sales & Marketing

Publication Day

Events

Author Website

Author Portal

Royalty Statements

Royalties on Direct Sales are paid out in the same royalty period that they are received by The Collective Book Studio.

Distribution Sales are entered into the system one quarter (90 days) behind when payment is received. Author royalties are reflected on statements the following quarter. The Collective Book Studio does not receive the net royalties until three months after the actual sale.

See below for important royalty statement dates. Click on the left and right arrows within the table to toggle between years.

Royalty FAQs

Author Portal

Submit Press Hits

So you just scored an amazing press hit, review or blurb? First off, congratulations! Second, we want to know about it and help you shout it from the rooftops!

In order for The Collective Book Studio team to robustly support the sales of your book and keep your book’s metadata clean, we need to know about any and all press hits as soon as possible. We also need to make sure to get all of that information in a specific way so that it can feed directly online and to our distributor.

In this section, we outline how you or your publicity team can share your latest press hits with our team. All confirmed, live press hits need to be shared with The Collective Book Studio in one of two ways:

Publicity Hit Upload Form

This form contains all necessary fields to input press hits and directly feeds into Airtable.

Publicity Hit Bulk Upload Sheet

This bulk information sheet is to be used if an external user needs to import 10+ press hits at once. It contains all necessary fields and dropdowns to match exactly what is in The Collective Book Studio’s internal database.

In order to get this imported, external users need to reach out to publicity@thecollectivebook.studio. That internal team member will then need to import the data into our internal database.

Review Submitted Press Hits

After submitting, external users have the opportunity to view all press that has been input into our system for each title. The goal in sharing this is to be as transparent as possible about what we have access to at any given time. If you have questions about what is shown in this view, please reach out to publicity@thecollectivebook.studio

Author Portal

Submit Events

So you just set up a cool book reading, appearance, event, or festival? First off, congratulations! Second, we want to know about it and help you shout it from the rooftops!

In order for The Collective Book Studio team to robustly support the sales of your book and keep your book’s metadata clean, we need to know about any and all author events as soon as possible. We also need to make sure to get all of that information in a specific way so that it can feed directly online and to our distributor. In this section, we outline how you or your publicity team can share your author events with our team.

In this section, we outline how you or your publicity team can share your latest events with our team. All upcoming events needs to be shared with The Collective Book Studio in one of two ways:

Author Event Upload Form

This form contains all necessary fields to input author events or appearances. This form feeds directly into the Collective Book Studio’s internal database system and will feed into our distributor’s portal/online within 5-7 business days.

Author Event Bulk Upload Sheet

This bulk information sheet is to be used if an external user needs to import 10+ events at once. It contains all necessary fields and dropdowns to match exactly what is in the Collective Book Studio’s internal database.

Using this field requires a manual import In order to get this to import into Airtable, external users need to reach out to publicity@thecollectivebook.studio. That internal team member will then need to import the data into our internal database.

Review Submitted Events

After submitting, external users have the opportunity to view all events that have been input into our system for each title. The goal in sharing this is to be as transparent as possible about what we have access to at any given time. If you have questions about what is shown in this view, please reach out to publicity@thecollectivebook.studio