The quick answer is "Yes". We are looking for new writers all the time.
However: we are also looking for authors who can
If you think you can do this then read on.
work within established guidelines.
work to deadlines if required.
and meet our strict quality requirements.
Why Write for Red Herring Games?
- Firstly, and probably most importantly it pays!
A novel can take anything from 6 months to 2 -3 years (or more)to write.
Then you need to find an agent (not an easy task) then the agent needs to find a publisher.
Ignoring any up front payments, the publisher may offer 10% Net royalty payable twice yearly. On an average book retailing at 5.99, assuming the publisher probably sells it at half that to the book shops, and then gives you 10% of that, that still means you get less than 0.30 a copy sold. (Bearing in mind these are totally random figures Ė not based on anything remotely realistic.)
Assuming you sell 4,000 books a year, then you make a huge £1200!
(But donít forget the agent has to take a cut of that.)
A typical murder mystery game takes around 17 hours to write.
You need no agent.
Red-herring-games pays you a royalty of 30% on every game sold. (for ease letís say £4.50)
Assuming you sell 100 games a year then you get £450!
But Ė letís say you write 10 different games and they all sell 100 over the year then you get £4500!
And added to that we donít make you wait that long to get your money Ė we pay monthly, one month in arrears.
- Secondly, it is a good way of getting your name known as an author.
Your name and photograph is shown on the website for every game listed.
Your name as the author is also on the game materials.
In the publishing business it is always who you know, and this gives you a chance for people to get to know your name.
Thirdly: we know what you need.
we have established templates for you to use
we are very approachable for help and assistance
we provide an editorial service (free of charge) as well as handling all the transactions and customer support.
we provide an author forum on our author accessible pages for you to exchange ideas, get feedback and support.
we offer you the chance to publicise yourself and your other work on our author pages.
Need more information? Then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: We are not longer accepting authors who do not complete our mentoring scheme. Details of that are available on request.