Ann DeFee

Linda Cardillo

Vana Nespor

Our Process

BELLASTORIA PRESS IS A SELECTIVE HYBRID PRESS, publishing books that fulfill our mission to discover and share well-written, beautiful stories, told from the heart. You, as the author, and Bellastoria, as your publisher, share the cost of bringing your book to the world.


We offer authors a personalized, hands-on experience that guides them through the publishing process from manuscript evaluation and editing to production, marketing and distribution.

The investment you and Bellastoria make in the editing, publication and distribution of your book reflects the care we give to each project, while offering authors a fair and generous return of 50% of net profits.






















Our process includes the following steps:

Step 1: Submission and Evaluation

Step 2: Contract and Editing

Step 3: Final Acceptance

Step 4: Production and Distribution

Step 5: Marketing Guidance and Support



If your manuscript is accepted, you will be assigned a dedicated managing editor who will work closely with you to create a beautifully written, skillfully designed, and carefully produced book marketed to the world.

We welcome high-quality submissions in:


General and women’s fiction

Historical fiction

Magical realism/Fantasy



Suspense and thrillers 





Essay collections

We are no longer publishing children's books and we do not publish erotic fiction.

Editorial Fees

Production and  Distribution Fees

Bellastoria Press Production and Distribution Fees are flat fees based on the length of your manuscript. Only after we accept your final edited manuscript, do you pay for the publishing and distribution flat fee. That investment defrays our cost for:

  • Proofreading at each stage of the publication process

  • Creating a professional cover for your approval

  • Designing and formatting your book in both print and eBook formats (ePub and Mobi)

  • Acquiring and assigning your unique ISBN

  • Registering your copyright with the United States copyright office

  • Distributing your print book via Ingram

  • Distributing your eBook via Amazon KDP, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, Apple, GooglePlay, Scribd, Tolino, 24Symbols, Overdrive, Bilbiotheca, Baker & Taylor, and Hoopla

  • Pulling your sales data from all the sites listed above and providing a comprehensive report by country and outlet

  • Processing and mailing your royalty payment and tax forms as required.

Production and Distribution Fee

Up to 75,000 words - $3,750

75,001 to 90,000 words - $4,250

90,001 to 120,000 words - $4,750

120,001 words and up - $5,250

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