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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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Coming Soon

The Carolina Connection
Lee Mims


Saxxons in Witherston
Betty Jean Craige


Wilfred's Dream
Mark R. Lowery


So Long As We're Together
Glenda Burgess


The Introvert Confounds Innocence
Michael Paul Michaud


Current Releases

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That Old Black Magic
Paul Sinor

Whisht Hall
Jane Jordan

DC Mallery

Trusting the Wolf: A VIC Shapeshifter Novel
Yvonne Rediger

The Mountaintop Murders
D. M. O'Byrne

The Romeo Prototype
Suzanne Jefferies

Sensual Seduction
Yvie F

Falling Immortality
Robert Downs

Tookie Goes Undercover
George Kaplan

Skating on the Septic Tank
Genie Smith Bernstein

Like Ravens in Winter
Brenda Stanley

Lightning Strike
Jamie Tremain

The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Miriam Green

Don't Fear, My Darling
Laura Stewart Schmidt

Baron Von Prindel's Parade
Tobias Garrett

False River
Jack Sprouse

Punching at Fog
Rob Silverman

Beneath A Towering Sky
Tom Keith

The Place Inside the Storm
Bradley W. Wright

Buried in Sin
Kathryn Long

Buried in Sin
Kathryn Long


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