Over the last decade, writers have seen a dramatic drop in income from published books. There are several causes of this decrease including Amazon’s dominance over the marketplace and many other companies joining the ever-growing content business, the rise of e-books, and the large percentage of royalties big-name, traditional publishing houses maintain. Most often, 80-90% of the book’s royalties go back to the publishing house and the agent representing the author, with the author ultimately receiving a small fraction of the profits from their book. This has been the set-up for years: the author often pays for the publishing of their book by forgoing much of their royalties (the monetary return on book sales). However, Burning Soul Press implemented a new paradigm to publishing, advocating for the author’s right to choose the system that best honors their individual goals and vision. Just like no two books are the same, neither are the dreams and intentions of two authors the same.
Burning Soul Press is a soul-driven book publishing company, focused on helping authors who are passionate about inspiring, empowering, and positively impacting others write, publish, and market their books to reach the people who need to hear their message the most. They provide guidance, book coaching, ghostwriting, and solutions to empower authors to share their stories, understanding the power their story has, to help others when shared. The company is wildly passionate about sharing deeply personal stories that change the lives of the reader, and is committed to the author’s ownership and profit from their work.
“Being an author is powerful – I believe sharing your story with the world is one of the most meaningful things we can do,” said Lauren Eckhardt, Founder and CEO of Burning Soul Press. “I founded Burning Soul Press as an author who knew the struggles of a writer, so I wanted to provide the support and expertise that new authors need while also balancing better compensation plans than what comes from the traditional ‘one-way’ mentality that many of us fall victim to.”
Burning Soul Press offers three main publishing models designed to fit the needs of its authors:
The Powerhouse model offers authors to maintain full royalty payouts – authors only pay for publishing and optional marketing and public relations expenses. Authors who choose this model have their book professionally published and a full-service publishing company in their back pocket. All royalties remain the authors for life, and they can choose to receive training on marketing and PR, or have our in-house experts help promote their book. This model is perfect for the author who prefers to keep all royalties and really own their author experience.
The Synergy model is a true partnership between the author and Burning Soul Press, both parties split the upfront expenses and work together to actively sell and promote the book for full visibility, which allows for a higher royalty rate than a standard publishing house for the author, 50 percent. This is the package for an author who is looking for a partner and for expert guidance in publishing and promoting their book.
Burning Soul Press still offers a more traditional publishing model for authors who need the full support of a team. In the Impact model, Burning Soul Press covers all publishing, marketing, PR expenses, working diligently to sell the author’s book and boost the author’s visibility and impact. In this model, authors receive 20% of their net royalties. The package is aimed at the authors who are ready to make their dream happen with the support and recommendations from experts in the publishing industry who are working for them constantly to help them achieve their goals.
Burning Soul Press helps their authors share their unique voice with soulful passion and purpose, and achieve long-term fulfillment. They are selective about the authors they work with, choosing writers who have a powerful message they want to share with the world through their book, both fiction and non-fiction, that inspires empowerment, reform, new perspectives, enlightenment, hope or love.
Publishing with Burning Soul Press is best for those who will stop at nothing to share their story with the world – people who are impact-driven, and desire to help people overcome and thrive.