SERIES TO BEGIN 2025
The above-displayed designs are only examples of the required branding for this series. However, all above-displayed designs may be claimed.
Blue Ridge Whodunnit Cozy Mystery Series Requirements
- Minimum word count: 10k (no max)
- Cover design will be provided by IPBS (Non-Negotiable)
- Cover designs will be branded
- Links must be provided for IPBS website and social media
- Age group: 18+
- New work, not previously published
- $20 – participation and e-book
- $30 – participation, e-book and paperback
- $40 – participation, e-book and blog tour
- $50 – participation, ebook, paperback and blog tour
AS OF DECEMBER 2021, ALL BLOG TOURS WILL BE HOSTED BY IPBS.
If you need an Editor, IPBS can recommend one to you.
Publishing to begin at a time to be determined at a later date. Deadlines will be extended as needed, based on date of participation onset. No limit to the number of contributions to the series, but only one book per month for authors contributing more than a single work.
Numbers are allowed if only in relation to a continuing publication. IE: Death of John Doe I (Blue Ridge Whodunnit Series), Death of John Doe II (Blue Ridge Whodunnit Series).
We ask that the contract be signed within 24-48 hours of joining the group. If you need time for the fee, we are willing to consider requests on an individual basis. Please contact us to discuss options.
You are responsible for publishing your book on time by the 2nd and 12th of each month (based on your chosen date) you choose to publish in. You retain all rights and royalties to your book. Our participation contract can be found on the website.
This series has no end date like anthologies do, so you would leave the book up indefinitely. The participation fee covers your entry fee and book cover that will be created by our designated designer.
We will not be asking for part of your royalties or rights, you retain them ALL. Just make sure that you or your publisher has the book up and available on the publishing date, as previously stated. Pre-orders ARE allowed.
Your story must:
- be cozy mystery
- not have a person on the cover (see examples)
- be based in/around Mystery, Tennessee (our made up little town). A map will be provided.
The ladies behind the scenes that run INDIE/pendent Book Services are Kristen and Rachel. Feel free to reach out to us individually if you have questions or message our business page.
Contact us with questions!