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Hard Shell Word Factory

Hard Shell Word Factory
Evaluated 22d of August 2011

Hard Shell was one of the earliest electronic publishing companies online and assumed a major role in setting standards for quality electronic books and author friendly contracts. Many Hard Shell books have won or placed in writing contests and readers choice awards. Hard Shell authors have bee shortlisted or won over 73 EPPIE Awards, 24 Dream Realm Awards, 10 Quasar Awards for Cover Art, and 8 Independent eBook Awards. Hard Shell itself was given an Independent eBook Award for Best Electronic Publisher.

A. Genres:

Action/Adventure, Children-PreK to Grade 2, Children/Middle Grades, Horror/Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Humor, Mainstream, Mystery/Crime, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult, Non-Fiction, Poetry

B. Service offered

1. Editing: Yes
2. Book cover:  Yes
3. Formatting:  Yes
4. ISBN:  Yes
5. Marketing: Yes
6. Affiliates: No
7. Distribution: Yes

C. Terms and Conditions

Please note : due to lack of direct info for Hard Shell Word Factory, the details below are based on contract from another Mundania imprint and need to be verified

1. Advances: No
2. Royalties: (no direct info for Hard Shell Word Factory, so based on contract from other Mundania Imprint) 15% of print, 45% of ebooks
3. Copyrights granted: print and electronic rights for English language
4. Length of Contract: 3 years

D. Credibility

1. Age: Since 1996
2. Catalog: Too many to count
3. Alexa Rating: 5.6 M

E. Social Media

1. Forum: Not Found
2. Blog: included in Mundania blog
3. Book Club: Not Found
4. Twitter: Not Found
5. FaceBook: 5 fans, inactive

Overall rating: Excellent

B: 4/5Stars
C: 4/5Stars
D: 5 Stars
E: 2 Stars

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