Publishing seasons are not the same as the
everyday calendar seasons to which you are accustomed.
The SPRING publishing season includes the months of
February, March, April, May and June. FALL includes
July, August, September and October. WINTER includes
November, December and January.
For example, to be presented at the WINTER
2018-2019 sales conference, which takes place in
August, we must place your book on the Ronin Title
List by March 10, 2018.
This means that you and Ronin must have
negotiated and signed a co-publishing agreement before
we miss this deadline, we can certainly proceed with
your book—but it will have to wait for the SPRING 2019
sales conference to be presented and get into the
actual publishing stream. That conference takes place
Being “presented” at this Sales Conference is
extremely important for your book’s success and is a
major reason for publishing with Ronin—no
self-publishing arrangement can offer you anything
even close to our distributor’s sales and distribution
powerhouse. Of course, we will gladly work with you to
co-publish your book anytime, and then make sure that
it is presented at the next Sales Conference, whenever
that occurs. But for maximum impact and the best
market penetration, you will want to move quickly into
production so that your book will be presented as soon
If you think you may have a Ronin Publishing book in one of our fields of specialization, contact us. We focus on self-help, medicine, life skills (with attitude), spirituality, psychedelia, and a “fringe series” of unusual and offbeat topics, such as ghost hunting and underground comics. Send us a query about your finished manuscript that you are seeking to publish as a book.
Traditional publishing is scheduled in “Seasons” — Spring, Fall, and Winter.
Our distributor holds a Sales Conference to launch each Season during which books forthcoming in that season are presented to the Sales Team. In order to get your book on board for a season, it must first be added to the Title List by a particular deadline.
In order to meet these
deadlines, if you co-publish with Ronin the Publishing
Agreement will have to be signed before your book can
be placed on the Title List, the first step in
marketing and selling your book.