“Authors have the power” is the mantra of Barlow Book Publishing, a Toronto-based publishing upstart whose first title, The You Factor by life coach Leslie Strong, will appear this fall. Barlow is a niche press focusing on the business and lifestyle genres. Founder Sarah Scott says her company operates according to an “entrepreneurial model,” with authors paying a negotiated cost up front before starting the editing or writing process. Fees can range from a minimum of $15,000 to $50,000 or more for writing and publishing services. In return, authors receive a larger royalty share: 100 per cent of net revenues [...]
At a time when the book publishing business is in turmoil, Barlow Book Publishing Inc. begins life as a new kind of publisher. Led by Sarah Barlow Scott, Barlow Book Publishing helps authors who want to write and publish non-fiction books in the lifestyle and business categories.