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Submission Guidelines

We are currently accepting unsolicited work worldwide in multiple languages for both fiction and non-fiction in almost every genre - Thriller, Romance, Biography, Technology, Self-Help, Children, Poetry, Comics, Business, Academic, History, Lifestyle, Literature, Politics, Fantasy, Sports, Travel, Erotica, Horror, Sci-Fi, Spiritual.

 

The work should be written in one of the following languages - English, European (Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish) or ​Asian (Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Javanese, Nepali, Korean, Vietnamese, Malay, Bahasa, Filipino).

 

If you are interested in a genre or language that is not listed above, please contact us at publishing@ukiyoto.com.

Please upload the following files by clicking on Submit your Manuscript button so that our editorial team can review your work and respond to you via email within 15 to 25 working days.

    a. Full manuscript (between 4K and 80K words for poetry and 8K to 100K words for the rest)

    b. Synopsis of the content (around 500 words)

    c. Author Profile

We are not very keen on books with high word count beyond the given limit.

Manuscript formatting guidelines: Single-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font in word or pdf format.

Since we are a traditional publishing house, authors don't have to pay to get their books published with us. 

For anthologies or collections, you may compile all the work into a single word document (between 8k and 120k words) and send it across along with a brief on the collection to publishing@ukiyoto.com.

You can also create and publish audiobooks with us. To learn more about the submission guidelines and the process, check out our section on Create Audiobooks.

We advise you to go through the terms and conditions mentioned on the website before submitting your manuscript.

We are currently NOT accepting already published/self published books for submission/ re-publications.

Content violation or Copyright Issues (if any) are to be dealt directly by the author and the party contested with and Ukiyoto shall not be a part of the same.
Book once published cannot be removed before a minimum term of 1 year from the date of publication.

Submissions for Pocket Books

We've launched pocket books as a new addition to our diverse portfolio to cater to wider audiences. They are small paperback books- cellphone sized and, unlike traditional books, can easily fit into a back pocket or small purse.

The word count limits for pocket books are:
Stories - 2k to 8k words
Poetry - 800 - 4k words


To share your stories/poems and have them published in pocket books, or to learn more about the submission guidelines, please tap on Submissions for Pocket Books button.

Publishing Process Flow

Following submission, one of our editors will review your work and choose it only if it meets our quality standards. When we decide to pursue your manuscript, we begin the process of creating, publishing, and distributing your book through major e-tailers and even bookstores (subject to acceptance).

How We Transform Your Story into a Published Book

Creation

Our editorial team ensures that your book is published error-free. We then create a one-of-a-kind and appealing cover for your book, as well as the internal layout.

Publishing

We publish your book in ebook, paperback, flipbook, and hardback formats, as well as register an ISBN for your book.

Distribution

We will distribute your book to major global online retailers as well as make it available on our online bookstore. They can also be distributed to bookstores subject to acceptance.

Support

On your journey as an author, we provide you with continuous support by email, even post-publishing. Our sales dashboard helps you keep track of your earnings. 

Marketing

To help you market your book, we promote your book on our social media platforms and all available channels.

Become a part of the Ukiyoto Authors' Community

When you publish a book with Ukiyoto, you become a member of our author community.

We offer numerous opportunities to promote your book and talk about it on various platforms. We host live author interviews on our social media channels, as well as workshops, panel discussions, podcasts, and other events.

Our shared goal is to increase the visibility of your book and to encourage the writing community. Visit our Upcoming Projects page to learn more about such events.

Join our community.

Thanks for submitting!

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