Services

HiveMind's Mission

I want to create an opportunity for writers to achieve a level of commercial sustainability from their work. Publishing with HiveMind means you’ll get a larger return for your writing and full control of the process. 

We provide a comprehensive range of creative development, publishing, and distribution services for Independent Authors. Each one of our packages is specifically tailored to your needs and the needs of your project. We hope one day that we are able to empower more writers for free, but at the moment only have limited spaces. 

When you publish with HiveMind you’ll work closely with your own personal Publisher to assist and direct you every step of the way. 

We honour this mission by rewarding our writers with a majority of the profits for their work. When working with HiveMind, the final creative authority is always with the creator and copyright is always 100% your own.

Creative Development

Accountability

A friendly voice in your ear to remind you that creativity, like anything worth preserving, must be practiced regularly. We work with you to determine what your creative mission is and how we can provide the right structures around you to maintain your own accountability. 

 

Publication

This is where we shine. Our publication services can take any bland word document and turn it into the book of your absolute dreams.

Even if you’re not ready for publication it can be good to see where you stand and where to go next. Our editorial review process will provide critical feedback for your work in its current state and suggest further action based on our assessment. 

I also don’t mind if you just want to use a few of our services to get your project where it needs to go – you’re totally free to pick and choose exactly what’s right for you.

Sales & Distribution

We assist our published authors with applications to awards of their choice. You are welcome to use our publication services and distribute the title yourself, but if you would like to join our distribution network, we’ll reward you with 70% NET profit from your sales. 

The process can be daunting and sometimes, as the writer, the dense content that’s required can prove a tideous task. HiveMind works with authors in any capacity they choose to assist with awards applications. 

Publication

Editorial Review

Even if you’re not ready for publication it can be good to see where you stand and where to go next. Our editorial review process will provide critical feedback for your work in its current state and suggest further action based on our assessment. 

Cover Design

There are two main elements to creating your cover; 1) the artwork or image used as the background, and 2) the layout of that image, the title, subtitle, barcode, blurb, barcode placement and spine design. 

Our graphic designers can help develop a concept you have in mind, or alter existing images to create your unique cover design. We ensure that all visual creative licencing is maintained with full integrity and ownership history. 

Typesetting

This is where we place your internal text and any additional artwork you’d like in your book. We treat this process as meticulously as our publishing forebearers, placing each letter in its right place to give your book a great aesthetic. The placement and style of your internal text, be it for a novel, poetry, or professional document, makes a tremendous difference in how it is received by your audience. Our diligent team put in the extra effort and attention to detail so you don’t have to. You take charge with leading the specifications and review process, while we manage the application of your amendments. 

Blurb Writing

You’ve just spent months or years expanding on your brilliant idea – now it’s time to condense it into a paragraph or two. This can be a hard-ask for the author, being so close to the project itself. Our professionals, with a fresh and objective eye, can provide you with a strong marketing blurb for the back of your book.

Editing

Proofreading

You need someone to read of your work and look for things that standout or stumble the writing in some way. Things like incorrect grammar, punctuation, tone, and the general flow of the work.

Structural Edit

This is where we make larger comments on the theme structure of your work and make suggestions based on the macro aspects of your work. In this process, you can expect some re-writes and discussion around the placement of the themes in your work and how they work together to communicate the message of your work.

Line (Copy) Edit

The most fastidious process of the entire run. Here, we carefully confirm the state of each character in each line of your typeset manuscript. This is one of the last technical processes we apply to your work to ensure that we’re producing your work to the highest standard.

Choose Your Editor

Undergrad

The best for the budget and a great opportunity to help a literary enthusiast in their career. We partner your work with one of our entry level editors for your reivew.

Post-Grad (Ph.D)

A keen eye for detail and someone well-versed in the do’s and don’t of literature. We partner your work with a seasoned literali.

Professional Editor

You want the top of the range for your work. Qualified professional editors (aE certified, ACES certified) ONLY! We partner your work with qualified professional editors.

Sales & Distribution

Sales Management & Distribution

HiveMind automates the sales and order processing for you. We generally print-on-demand for our titles, meaning when we recieve an order we will print out your title in the country of that customer and ship it from there. 

There are no minimums for our printing. This means that, once we’ve determined the author’s cost-price, you’re free to order as many as you like and sell them directly – pocketing any profit inbetween. This can be a great option for events and in-person sales. 

We prefer customers shop through our online bookstore to unlock the greatest return for our Independent Authors; but this does not limit our reach. We have relationships with retailers all over the world and give our Independent Authors full control of where their title is distributed.

Award Applications

We assist our published authors with applications to awards of their choice. The process can be daunting and sometimes, as the writer, the dense content that’s required can prove a tideous task. HiveMind works with authors in any capacity they choose to assist with awards applications. 

HiveMind Distribution