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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.

Submission Guidelines

Coming Soon

Veiled Memory
S. P. Brown


Unbroken Blue Light
E. Lessly Taylor


The Deadliest Fever ~ A Miriam bat Isaac Mystery in Ancient Alexandria
June Trop


Death of a Sacristan ~ A Rebel Bishop Mystery
Paul A. Barra


Cabin Fever
Tara Eldana


Dead Shrinks Don't Talk
Sandra Gardner


The Bridal Chase
Robert Downs


Three to One Odds
D. M. O'Byrne


If Only for a Season
Bertha Connally Abraham


Current Releases

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Inescapable ~ Tomorrow
Madge H Gressley

When She's On Top
C. X Brooks

Sentimental Journey
Paul Sinor

When Death Imitates Art
P. D. Halt

Mystical Laotian Flower
Brent Ayscough

M. R. Morgan

Sandra Cox

Finding Mr. Wrong
George Kaplan

The Murderer and the Lost Treasure
Leonardus G.. Rougoor

Old Gold Mountain
Bradley W. Wright

Dreams Once Dreamed
Jack Sprouse

Broken Rider
K K Willey

Moon Shadows
Lisanne Harrington

Old Fashioned with a Twist
Rebecca Marks

Mary Jane Bryan

Soul Mates
Paul Howard

Judicial Justice
JD Davis

Knowing Abbie
AR Neal

Dan Arrow and the New World Order
Edward S. Baker

Jerusalem Stone
Susan Sofayov

The Killer Who Wasn't There
Bill A. Brier


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