Marian Haley Beil and I are pleased to announce that Peace Corps Writers — one of the blog of Peace Corps Worldwide —  is launching a new line of books written by RPCVs. These books — fiction, non-fiction, travel, memoirs, poetry, etc. — will be published by CreateSpace, a well-known print-on-demand (POD) company that is , will carry the pcw-logo-100-72dpilogo of the Peace Corps Writers imprint, and will be featured on our site and sold through Amazon.com.

For your book to become part of this new publishing venture, your manuscript must first be submitted  to our editors for acceptance. Once that is accomplished, a fee of $150.00 will be charged that will cover the cost of a unique “Peace Corps Writers” ISBN number, rights to use the Peace Corps Writers imprint logo in the production of the book, and inclusion in this new line of books that will be promoted by our website, Peace Corps Worldwide.

All editorial, book design, and production costs for your book will be paid directly by you to the POD publisher. Special editors at the company will be assigned to work with the authors of Peace Corps Writers books. All royalties from sales of your book will go directly to you. Peace Corps Writers will not share in your royalties. You will receive 40–80% of the retail sale of your book from the POD company, depending on the distribution channel through which sales are made.

Income generated from this line of books by Peace Corps Writers will in turn be used to support the awards given annually for the  best books written by RPCVs.

If you are interested in participating in this special publishing venture, please email me at: jpcoyne@optonline.net.