Our process is revolutionary because of the science behind it. We've invested years of research and testing, formulating a plan that specifically targets Amazon and its book recommendation engine. Traditional publishers fail to do this and so do most indie authors, which is why their sales on Amazon are not what they could be.
Amazon is king when it comes to selling books and authors who want to generate top-100 sales in their genre must target Amazon's book engine properly, otherwise their sales will suffer or be nonexistent. Sure, you could rely on random luck or spend piles of money on advertising, but you are far more likely to be successful if you deploy a precisely calibrated plan, like we do, to maximize sales using the secrets we’ve uncovered. When you join our team, we use those secrets to maximize your sales. We never leave anything to chance, not when our time and money is on the line.
The Perfect Launch Plan™ is a proprietary recipe of story development, audience targeting, the psychology and power of titles, release timing, sales-driven marketing, newsletters and automation, genre-specific cover design, professional editing, sizzling blurbs, and our popular Shared Worlds—worlds already stuffed with voracious readers just waiting to buy the next book.
We combine the hottest trends in indie publishing with the best practices from traditional publishing, then we mix in our insider secrets, allowing us to uniquely focus on the readers and what they want. It starts by crafting the kinds of stories the readers crave and doing so in Shared Worlds where the readers already exist. Next, we title and package each book to properly target the readership, then we launch each book with a specific mission plan that's designed to trigger Amazon's book recommendation engine. That's key if you want Amazon to market your book to readers across the planet. You must trigger their internal algorithms to do the work for you. Only when you do all of this will your next release have the best chance of reaching best-seller status.
We focus on the types of stories our hungry readership craves, which are fast-paced action thrillers set in a post-apocalyptic or dystopian world. We mix in other elements as well, such as horror, conspiracy, and science fiction, but the stories tend to be focused around a specific end of the world event. If you have published in one of these related genres or you are currently writing some form of action thriller every day, then you are the type of author we need on our team. We are looking for authors who have the talent to write in our Shared Worlds and expand the various storylines in new and exciting ways.
Our Shared Worlds contain many different elements that have been designed to engage the readers. One of our Shared Worlds involves a global conspiracy centered around a Russian invasion. Another focuses on a horrific disease that changes the behavior of animals and people, turning them into something uncontrollable. Our third Shared World is set in a frozen future, where an ice age begins to clear and the survivors venture forth for food and supplies.
We hope to be adding more Shared Worlds soon, but in general they will all include the same basic elements. Our readers prefer heart-pounding sagas about survival, love, fear, heartbreak, and triumph and that’s what we focus on delivering. Our Shared Worlds tend to be rooted in real life, with scientific elements mixed in to make them both thought-provoking and believable. Often our readers ask, "Could this actually happen?"
Most importantly, every story must have great characters the readers can identify and connect with on an emotional level. In the end, a good story must entertain the readers above all else.
A Shared World is a fictional world created or licensed by us in which a group of authors contributes to the ongoing saga through the addition of their own characters, settings, events, and storylines. A Shared World is designed with expansion in mind, allowing its fluid story to grow in multiple directions at once, pulling in more and more readers as each book is released in that world.
In two words: synergy and momentum. Shared Worlds already have a proven, ready-made audience, allowing new authors to tap into a vast readership just waiting to buy the next book. Our readers crave more books than we could ever write on our own, which is why we are looking for talented authors to join our team and feed the hungry audience. We've already found the readers and built the following. All you need to do is write the stories for instant sales.
As an added bonus, when other MCP authors contribute to the same world as you, they bring in new readers who will read the other books in the same world, including yours. It’s a cooperative of talent, using the frequency and timing of new releases to trigger Amazon’s internal algorithms to promote all the books in that world to new and existing readers.
Our Shared Worlds already have a following of voracious readers who love the type of heart-pounding action thrillers we produce. In order to tap into that readership and be successful with your next release, each of your books must feed the readers what they crave and do so in the manner they expect. That’s how a loyal audience is built and maintained, ensuring the longevity and success of all the books in that world.
If you are not currently writing some form of action thriller, then you need to switch genres and focus on the types of thrillers our readers expect. We will help you craft an amazing story. You just need to commit to writing what our readers want. For some authors, the switch will be simple, while others may find it a struggle. In the end, you must make the decision on whether you’re up to task and want to join our team and take advantage of all that we offer.
Over the years, we have built a trust with our readership by releasing books that target their entertainment needs. If you already have a book written but it’s not set in one of our worlds, you’ll probably either need to rewrite it to fit into one of our worlds, hold it back for now, or you may have to publish it on your own.
Our number one goal is to sell piles of books and that can’t happen without the trust of our readers. Everything we do is centered around them and their entertainment needs. So, too, must your work as a member of our team.
We’ll take a look at what you have ready to go, but in the end, what the readers want and expect must come first. That's what keeps them buying everything we produce.
We recommend you use the name you’re currently using to allow our readership to discover your other books. Even if your current name is in use for a different genre, it often has more value than creating a new pen name because of the crossover sales that will follow your MCP release. However, the author name you use as part of our team is entirely up to you.
There are a few upfront similarities but that's where it ends. With MCP, you will have a partner who will dedicate their full attention and support, assisting you every step of the way. We are putting our time and money on the line and we will not rest until we send your book rocketing toward the stars.
Remember that Amazon decided to shut down Kindle Worlds without warning, leaving everyone in the lurch. Even before that happened, Amazon provided little support to those involved. Nor did they spend any of their money on covers, editing, blurbs, or audio books and they certainly didn’t help with the writing process.
Unlike Kindle Worlds, Mission Critical Publishing pays for all of the book’s upfront production and marketing costs. Amazon did none of that, which is why it was easy for them to give up after their version of Shared Worlds did not take off like they hoped. In short, they got bored with their experiment and moved on to other items in their huge stable of offerings. We will never do that because our Shared Worlds are our business and our time and money are on the line. Our team of authors will always be our focus. We only succeed when you succeed. As long as you keep writing in our Shared Worlds, we will keep publishing your books with our Perfect Launch Plan™.
If you have an action-packed post-apocalyptic trilogy ready to publish, we'll certainly consider it. Please use the Contact Us form and let's discuss it. We are always looking for new worlds and talented authors.
If you need assistance, we’re happy to help you craft an amazing storyline for your three-book release. You just need to decide which of our Shared Worlds you want to write in. Then our team will collaborate with you to develop a saga that will sell well. This is what we mean by our full support. We only make money when you do, so it’s in everyone’s best interest to pull together as a team and publish the best stories possible.
We pay all the upfront costs for the production and marketing of your books, which includes cover design, editing, eBook and paperback formatting, and marketing and advertising. We also cover the costs of audio book narration and production for those books that are best suited for our listeners.
This varies based on the marketing needs and the length of a given book, but we generally spend between $2,000 and $6,000, depending on whether we decide to underwrite the costs of the narration and production of a studio-quality audio book. Not all stories are good candidates for audio books, but those that are will quickly be sent to our audio team for production.
Obviously the amount of sales will depend on the timing and how well it connects with readers, plus a number of other factors. However, we expect a popular release in one of our Shared Worlds to earn royalties somewhere between $5,000 and $50,000 (or more) over the life of the release. Possibly a lot more, with some releases pushing well past six figures.
Once royalties are received, we subtract the production and marketing costs incurred, then we split the net proceeds 50/50 with you. This happens each month as royalties are paid to us through each revenue channel (eBook, print book, audio book, KU, foreign rights and translations, and movie contracts, etc.) We provide a monthly accounting showing the income and expenses, then we transfer your 50% share to you via PayPal.
We do, by applying a combination of our years of experience with actual science—the psychology and power of titles and blurbs, both of which are critical to hooking new readers and selling books. Our team excels at both.
Of course, we always appreciate your feedback. But keep in mind our number one goal is to sell as many of your books as possible, and this starts with the cover and title. Our focus is to create the types of covers that sell well and connect with readers in our Shared Worlds. We rely heavily on our professional cover artists, who do an amazing job, and we pay them well to do so because they are the very best. We also apply our own research as to what’s selling across Amazon at that time. In fact, we've been known to redesign a cover to better target the current readership even though the previous cover may have been selling well. The right cover and title can make all the difference when it comes to attracting a flood of new readers.
Yes, your name will appear on the cover and in Amazon's author listing as the book's primary author. We will also include the names of the two MCP founders as co-authors, which triggers Amazon to notify our extensive readership about the new release. This is one of the important methods we use to tap into our readers for you, bringing you a ready-made audience just waiting to buy your work.
Like everything else with MCP, copyright ownership is a team effort. You will be co-owner of the copyright along with us. We will file and cover the cost of the copyright with the Library of Congress to make sure it's done on time and without errors to ensure protection against pirates.
None. We will handle all the marketing for you as part of our Perfect Launch Plan™. You don’t need to do anything other than focus on writing your stories in our Shared Worlds. We will take care of everything else, including social media.
It’s important to remember that the precise steps and timing of our marketing plan are critical to triggering Amazon’s book recommendation engine. For that trigger to happen, you must not mention anything on social media or to your email list until we give you the go-ahead. Our marketing plan must happen first and in a specific order due to the science involved in triggering Amazon to promote your new release to the rest of the planet.
If you jump the gun and tell your audience too soon, you will most likely derail your launch plan, stopping Amazon’s book recommendation engine and crashing your sales. If that happens, the mission is over for your release, never to be restarted again. What most authors don't realize is that with Amazon, you have a very small window of time after a release to catch the attention of their book recommendation engine. If that tiny launch window is missed, the new release will most likely never sell. That's the harsh reality of self-publishing.
Our proprietary launch plan involves a long list of notes, steps, data points, sales goals, ad spends, newsletters, social media mentions, and email blasts—each precisely timed and calibrated to maximize sales on Amazon. The success of our Perfect Launch Plan™ rests in the details and the timing. To meet that goal, our process must happen first and without interference. We will let you know when you can let your family, friends, and followers know about your new release. Until then, you need to let us handle everything first.
This depends on how soon you want to start making more money than you ever thought possible. Yes, we're serious. The faster you complete your books, the sooner we can bring them to market and sell them for you. In the end, you set your own writing schedule. There are no hard deadlines per se, but we hope you’ll work hard every day and get the words done as quickly as possible.
Keep in mind that our Perfect Launch Plan™ involves the timing of a book’s launch as it relates to other books in the same world. We do this to create momentum on Amazon so their book recommendation engine takes notice of which titles are trending and starts promoting them to the rest of the planet. We make this happen by planning our publishing schedule months in advance, grouping releases in the same world together to create that momentum. If you're not able to complete your work before the upcoming group release, you’ll need to wait for the next one we have on the schedule. Timing is everything when it comes to nailing your launch window.
Yes. Since we are investing our time, expertise, and money into you and your career, we ask that you commit to writing three or more books in one of our Shared Worlds.
But our three-book minimum is not only about commitment. It’s also about creating momentum on Amazon and building a following with the readers. Single books from an author the readers don’t know usually struggle to sell well. Readers need to become invested in you, your characters, and your style, which takes several books. Plus they like to binge read. That doesn’t happen with a single book.
When we have three or more books to work with, we can accomplish far greater results, both initially and over time. And remember, we're all about selling lots of books by getting Amazon’s book recommendation engine to take over and run with your release.
It will depend on our schedule for the Shared World you're writing in. If you submit the entire three-book series to us at one time, we can release it much sooner since it will create its own group release. That is always our preference. Our experience has shown that sales increase exponentially when we have multiple books to release over time, as part of one coordinated marketing plan.
If you only send us the first book, we will most likely need to hold it back until we can group it together with other books in the same world, or until you complete all three books.
Our Perfect Launch Plan™ involves creating momentum on Amazon so their book recommendation engine takes over and markets your book to everyone. In order to maximize the effectiveness of that trigger, we prefer to release multiple books over time in the same world together.
Submit your application (see "GET STARTED NOW" button below). Each month, we recruit new authors. When a slot is open and you are approved, we ask you to choose a Shared World and sign some paperwork to secure your spot on our team. Once you’re signed, you'll need to submit a basic storyline for your trilogy. We can help you with story ideas if you need assistance.
Once we have your initial outline, our team will work with you to develop the story beats for the opening third of the first book. This is done scene-by-scene to make sure it will grab the readers right out of the gate and do so in a manner they expect. This is critical to sustained sales.
Then you’ll write the opening few chapters and submit them to us for feedback and suggestions. Once we know you’re on the right track and we get a feel for your writing speed, we’ll put your trilogy tentatively on our publishing schedule. As soon as you finish your books, we'll take over with editing, formatting, covers, marketing, and everything else.
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