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Submission Process

Logging In

Select the user icon in the header to log in.

If you have already registered, enter your e-mail address and password, then select Log In.

If you haven’t already registered, select Create an Account to set up your profile.

Note: To get complete and accurate information, please create only one account per author using the e-mail you have provided to us.

Starting the submission

To begin the online submission process, select My Messages→Submit Materials.

Customer Profile

This page auto-populates all the current information we have on file, update as necessary. Select Update to save all information. Select Continue to proceed to the next page.

Author Biography

At the bottom of the page, fill in where want your biography to show. The most common option is to have in on the back cover and website.

Key book Information

Provide the basic information about your book including Title, Subtitle (if you have one), and Pen Name. Your Pen Name is how the author’s name is listed on the front cover of the book.

Book format

Select your book’s binding size and paper color.

Note: Hardcover books are available in only one size 6”x9”, so if you both have the softcover and hardcover format, select 6”x9” for both.


Enter the original year of copyright.

Note: For new manuscripts, enter the current year.

Front Cover Idea

Provide information on how you want your book cover to look.

Back Cover Elements

The About the Book is limited to 200 words. It is important to input this information carefully because it will appear on your book and will be among the first things a reader sees. You may type this text beforehand in a Word document, so you can easily edit the text, run a spell check, and check the word count before copying into this area.

Hardcover Book Details

If you have a hard cover version with your package, enter the details you would like to appear on the back cover. If you have chosen the dust jacket hard cover option for your hard cover on the Book Format page, you may enter the text for the Front Flap and Back Flap Text space here.

Marketing Information

The Marketing Headline is a 25-word statement that summarizes your book. These statements should grab the reader’s attention and encourage them to finish reading your book.

You may also include a Free Preview for your readers. Pick a section of your book that could heighten their curiosity but doesn’t give away the whole plot. This information will be posted on the Bennet Media & Marketing bookstore with your other book information.

Key Search Words help a reader to locate your book easily on our bookstore website. It is not necessary to include words from the title or the author name here. Good keywords might include things like subject matter, time and place, or other elements of the book.

Audience level and book genre

Enter general information about your book including Audience Level and Book Genre.

Uploading your manuscript

On this page, you will be submitting your manuscript. You will not be able to proceed and upload other items for your book until your manuscript is uploaded. Follow the instructions on this page to complete submission of your manuscript.

When you continue from this page, the Submit Materials link on the Author Center dashboard will close. You can continue to the next steps during this session but will be unable to access the online submission from the dashboard after navigating away from the Upload Manuscript page. You may e-mail or speak with your Author Services Representative if you need to provide updated information after the Submit Materials link is gone.

Manuscript uploaded

After successfully uploading your manuscript, the name of the file that was uploaded will appear.

Upload book cover images

Upload images that you want for your book cover. You can also upload any front cover mock-up ideas that you may have.

Upload book interior graphics

Upload any interior images that you have for your book.

Upload author photograph

Upload your author photo here. Photo resolution should be 300 dpi and at least 2×2 in size.

Submission complete

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