After you successfully pitch your novel to our submissions team and you’re accepted into the Premium Program, the fun begins! You’ll be connected to a member of our staff who will become your account manager—a.k.a. your go-to person for any and all questions and concerns. That person will guide you through the production process and keep you updated every step of the way.
Signing the contract and onboarding
The first step is signing the contract. You’ll receive the Tapas contract for review, and that will include all information about rights, payment, and the timeline of when Tapas will need your manuscript and other important materials for publishing and marketing the series.
During onboarding, you’ll learn more about Tapas and the Premium Program and your account manager will be happy to answer any other questions! You’ll also start discussing things like cover ideas and any edits to your manuscript.
The production process
During production, your manuscript will be reformatted into the episodes that will appear on Tapas on launch day and your cover—and other designs for marketing purposes—will be created. You’ll also be informed of any early marketing discussions or ideas, and you’re welcome to start brainstorming how you’d like to promote the series, too!
Once everything is in place, you’ll be informed of your launch day—tell everyone you know that your novel is on the way!
Launch day and beyond
On launch day, a certain number of episodes will be made available (with the first few available free and the others available to unlock via Ink). You’re published!
Though our process typically works like a finely tuned machine, please know that it’s not uncommon for there to be a small hiccup on launch. If there are any incorrectly ordered chapters or things like that, reach out to your account manager and they’ll get it fixed ASAP!
Even after launch, your account manager will still be your main contact for any and all questions or concerns. They’ll check in with you periodically, too, to ensure episode uploads are going smoothly and your payments are being received, and to let you know about any new marketing pushes or opportunities on the horizon.
And though you should absolutely take some time to bask in the celebratory glow of becoming a paid, published author, remember that it’s never too early to start thinking about your next series . . .