In principle, there is no payment we require from our authors to be published. You should however know that you may spend some amount of money in the following ways:
a) if you want a special book cover and you wish to work with your own artist;
b) if your text needs copyediting; you may have to pay someone to do that; and
c) you must buy a minimum of 10 copies of your book at a 50% discount of selling price on Amazon.
The SLWS app installation requires the "enable unknown sources APK installation" from your mobile. Different android mobile phones have different settings to enable unknown sources. Below are the general settings for you to follow.
If installation is blocked, go to your settings - Lock Screen and Security
Enable 'Allow installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store'
All authors of any project meant for SLWS must submit a book proposal which can be downloaded by clicking on this red link. The book proposal will be reviewed by the SLWS Editorial Board. If a full manuscript is already available, it is important to attach it to the book proposal to speed up the review process.
Just let us know how many copies you want, SLWS will order the books from Kenya, USA and UK, depending on where it is most reasonable to do so at a time. We do not have control over delivery times and cost. CreateSpace/Amazon will determine cost of shipping depending on the speed chosen. The publisher can assist and give examples. Please ensure that you bring along time and patience when ordering books. We are trying to have the facility to print in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Yes, Books that have already been published elsewhere may be re-issued in SLWS. All such books must go through our review process starting with a book proposal. A written confirmation / permission / acceptance from the previous publisher or a termination of contract must be submitted to SLWS.
Yes. SLWS will be paid royalties by its distributor CreateSpace based on net sales. Out of these amounts paid to SLWS, SLWS shall pay 60% to the author. For example, if CreateSpace pays a royalty of $100 for a half-year for book X, SLWS shall pay the author $60 for that half-year. Royalties shall be reported on and paid in July for the January-June period and in January for the July-December period. Any royalty amount below $100 shall not be paid for that period. This shall be added to the next reporting period until the amount is $100 or above. However, an author may decide to receive copies of his books in lieu of money paid out. For edited volumes involving several editors and/or several contributing authors such as anthologies of short stories, poems and plays: (a) 60% of the net royalty of an edited Book shall be paid to the editor or the lead editor where there are more than one editors on behalf of the contributors. SLWS shall not deal directly with the contributing authors; and
Yes, the templates are therefore provided below. Please follow the instructions carefully to save cost and time. SLWS will charge for typesetting of technical, scientific texts if the author cannot submit a typeset manuscript.
- For NOVELS and POETRY, please download this WORD TEMPLATE1
- For SHORT STORIES, please down this WORD TEMPLATE2
- For RESEARCH TEXTS, MEMOIRS, (AUTO)BIOGRAPHIES, please download this WORD TEMPLATE3
- For all other books, please contact the SLWS Publisher for guidance.