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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

Mary Jane Bryan


The Girls' Weekend Murder
Lynn McPherson


In the Depths
Tara Eldana


The Devil Orders Takeout
Bill A. Brier


Current Releases

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The Yearbook
David Grove

Of Unknown Origin
Trisha O'Keefe

First Kiss
Anne Lawson

Gabriel's Genesis
E. Lessly Taylor

Children Who Know How to Know
Elly Molina

Run Dog Run
Kathleen Kaska

Nickel City Blues
Gary Earl Ross

Dancing in the Dark
Paul Sinor

Death of a Kootch Show Girl
Corey Recko

Mended Hearts
M. E. Gordon

Yeti Unleashed
Richard Edde

Tommy's Luck
Patrick Ashtre

The Silk Shroud
Jamie Tremain

Daisy Dukes 'n Cowwboy Boots
Zari Reede

Dance Like You Mean It
Jeanne Skartsiaris

Astoria Nights
Paul A. Barra

Food for Thought: Second Course
Nancy DeRosa

The Colby Ghost
Michael Infinito

The Secret At Arnford Hall ~ A Cheshire Love Story
Mollie Blake

Finding Lizzy Smith ~ A Kate Nash Mystery
Susan Keene

Stormfall ~ A Stan Wade, LA PI Novel
John Hegenberger


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