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How It Works: Suppliers

Become a PubLaunch supplier and be a part of our growing community of suppliers and writers.


Through the PubLaunch Marketplace, writers hire suppliers, publishers, or consultants to help them prepare their book project for publication.

Our Marketplace includes two paths for writers: “Build Your Own Team,” or “Guided publishing.”


Build Your Own Team

Writers explore our curated list of trusted industry professionals and select the people they’d like to have on their publishing team. They receive a full, automated estimate for their book project through the site, and suppliers will let them know if they’re available.

Suppliers in this marketplace include:

  • structural editors
  • copy editors
  • proofreaders
  • indexers
  • book interior designers
  • cover designers
  • illustrators
  • marketers and publicists


Guided Publishing

Writers explore our curated list of trusted hybrid publishers and publishing consultants and apply to those they’d like to work with. If the publisher or consultant is interested in pursuing the writer’s book project, they’ll provide a full estimate.

Suppliers in this marketplace include:

  • publishers and publishing consultants
  • marketers and publicists*

* Marketing and publicity services will be available to writers through both marketplace paths. In the Guided Publishing path, estimates will not be automatic.


Quick facts
Generate automatic estimates

Tell us how much you charge when you sign up, and we’ll calculate estimates for you every time an author adds you to their team. All you’ll have to do is accept or reject the book project. No bidding, no sample work.

Manage your schedule

Work when you’re free to work. You can choose when you’re available to accept new clients, and our progress reports on crowdfunding clients will help you make sure you’re busy when you want to be.

Work with new writers

We’ll recommend you to new writers whose work fits your preferences.

Collaborate with other PubLaunch suppliers

With private, internal messaging systems that let you keep in touch with other members of each publishing team, you’ll be able to stay in constant communication with your colleagues and up to date on each book project.

Get paid quickly and securely

All payments are managed directly through Stripe, a secure third-party processing system. You’ll be paid up front for each book project. No negotiating payment deadlines, no chasing down clients, and no hassle.

Competitive fees

PubLaunch charges 10% of the invoice. We don’t charge membership or sign-up fees.

How to get involved

All our suppliers are vetted to ensure writers work with trusted professionals. To become one of our trusted industry suppliers, sign up, tell us about yourself and the work you do. We’ll review your profile and get back to you within five business days.




Have more questions?

Take a look at our FAQ.