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Black Opal Books

Black Opal Books

Based in the Pacific Northwest, BLACK OPAL BOOKS was founded by people who thought the publishing industry could do more for both readers and authors. So they formed BLACK OPAL BOOKS and gave it a two-fold mission: produce high-quality, well-edited books for readers, while helping authors achieve their dreams, as well as a higher percentage of royalties.



For Readers: Since we’re readers, too, we know how frustrating and disappointing badly-written and poorly edited books can be. We understand that when you pay good money for a book, you expect to get value for your dollar. So at BLACK OPAL BOOKS, all our books are carefully chosen for quality and thoroughly edited before a single copy goes out.



For Authors: Since we’re authors as well as businesspeople, we know how much hard work goes into writing a book—endless hours spent staring at a page while searching for words, struggling to finish the first draft, revising, editing, more revising, and still more revising. We also understand how disheartening it is, when you finally write the dreaded query letter and send it out to publishers, only to have your book rejected based solely on your query letter by someone who hasn’t read a single word of your book. Or even worse, to not get a response at all. And if you're lucky enough to get accepted and published, to receive royalties of such a small per cent. So at BLACK OPAL BOOKS, we let you send your completed manuscript along with your query letter. For all properly submitted queries, we read at least one chapter of the manuscript before deciding whether to accept or reject it. We also respond to all properly submitted queries. For those of you we do accept, our royalties start at 45%, for both ebook and print, and go as high as 70%.



We’re committed to creating a rewarding and satisfying publishing experience for both readers and authors.

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Current Releases

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The Earl Claims His Comfort
Regina Jeffers

Poseidon's Eye
Trisha O'Keefe

Desert Kill Switch ~ A Nostalgia City Mystery ~ Book 2
Mark S. Bacon

Ears for Murder ~ A Beanie and Cruiser Mystery
Sue Owens Wright

Ramona Forrest

From Beyond the Grave: An Emmeline Kirby/Gregory Longdon Mystery
Daniella Bernett

Stone Cold Sober ~ A Dana Cohen Mystery
Rebecca Marks

The Past Never Dies
Laura Elvebak

The Intern
John S Daniels

Iain Landles

Reluctant Hearts
JA Smith

Death but No Taxes
Daniel J. Barrett

Penchant for Vengeance
Robert Downs

A Man of Few Words
Heidi Sprouse

Guiltless ~ A Cheshire Love Story
Mollie Blake

Only Tim Sent Flowers ~ Revised Edition
George Kaplan

Brilliance Brewing
Valerie Gilbert

Demon Rising
DeAnna Browne

Dreamer 3
Becca Johnson

The Coldness of Night
George Fong

Forced Succession
Dave Bullock


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