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Want to be published by Virgo eBooks Publishing?

 

What types of books do you publish?

We love stories – real or unreal. We will consider most genres, topics or formats. We’re looking to work with authors who love stories as much as we do, who are passionate about the art of storytelling, and who are willing to actively promote their work.

Virgo eBooks Publishing is a digital-first publisher: our titles are simultaneously published in both ebook and print formats using print-on-demand and online channels which distribute internationally. We only print what we need, where and when we need it, to reduce our carbon footprint and to minimise our overheads, meaning we can give opportunities to a greater number of authors.

What don’t you publish?

Virgo eBooks Publishing will not, under any circumstances, accept or review submissions with any of the following topics or elements: graphic or eroticised incest/rape; necrophilia; pedophilia; bestiality; erotica, fetishes or porn; or anything that encourages violence, hate or racism. No exceptions.

We’re currently  looking to publish self-help titles, faith-based books and children’s titles (picture books or chapter books for readers under 10).

Do I need an agent?

An agent is not required; direct submissions are very welcome.

Do you pay an advance?

At this time we are unable to pay an advance.

Do I have to pay any fees to publish with you?

If we offer you a publishing contract, there are service fees involved for those authors who decide to self-publish and need a little help.

How do I submit my manuscript to you?

Virgo incorporates green business practices as much as possible, as we are all too aware of the amount of paper waste that is produced by the book publishing industry. Therefore, we do not accept paper submissions, and you should submit your query via e-mail.   

Please ensure you include a cover letter, full synopsis and a detailed bio with your submission. Incomplete submissions will be deleted unread.

Only submit queries for manuscripts that are completed and polished, formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt, single-spaced in Microsoft Word format. Use indented paragraphs, and page breaks between chapters. Minimum word count is 20,000.For any other formats, please detail in the message body.

We don’t need your entire manuscript straightaway, just the first three or four consecutive chapters of your book will do nicely.

We aim to get back to you within 3-7 weeks of submission. Unfortunately we’re unable to provide feedback if we decide to pass on your manuscript.

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Magic Carpet Journey in New Eden 

Magic Carpet Journey in New Eden  by Carol Watson

 

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A novel for parents, families and in particular 8-12 year old children. Based on Mind, Body and Spirit’s current global theme of re-inventing ones self, life and world. The influence of folklore from the East is also incorporated into the story about a ‘Shambhalla,’ or ‘New Eden’ utopian world and how it is being re-discovered as birthing in Scotland, the place where the ‘Aurora Borealis and north winds blow’ enchants the reader. The main characters are Eden and Ray Bliss, a brother and sister who take a magical exhilirating ride over the land with their cantankerous cat Shadow on a rainbow magic carpet. They experience exquisite heavenly colours imbued in the land and sky that impact them on many positive levels. They deal with fears they face and overcome with talking techniques they use given to them by Trinity their mother. The story culminates in meeting the Inner Earth Dwellers at the Cave of St Anthony on Arthur Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland. Fabulous and sometimes scary meetings occur with a Female Golden Goddess, Ravens, Pink Flamingos, a Green Genie, Dragons, and the Guardian of Shambhalla -St Anthony. Chapters drip with immence colour imagery that is both painted on the external landscape and also impact the internal bodies of the children and cat in a positive way as they gain wisdom and growth. It is about striving, overcoming and accepting their own potential.

Magic Carpet Journey in New Eden. Book Two: Diamond Light Schooling

 

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Carol Watson’s Book two – ‘Diamond Light Schooling’ encourages the
reader to really ‘see and feel’ the New Eden, known as ‘Numis ‘Om.’
This is the new world order where the spiritual and physical worlds
are as one. In reality it is Scotland rising as the New Eden giving all the
promise of a better, brighter, holistic world, where love and gratitude
prevail.
This tale has delightful characters of Eden and Ray who will entrance
you with their amazing experiences in the environment they fly through
and connections with animals such as Eala, the Swan Goddess.
‘The magic carpet skipped merrily like a Highland Dancer doing
her fling as she descended towards the Borders.’ Wow, such descriptive
language draws one into read more and more!

The NYC Private School Admissions Handbook

The NYC Private School Admissions Handbook: An Insiders’ Guide to the NYC Admissions Process from Nursery Through On-Going Schools

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We want to help bright and talented parents who are put in an impossible situation: navigating the crazy and competitive world of New York City private school admissions. We offer you huge amounts of warmth, caring, and most importantly, expert knowledge that has been accumulated over the past 15 years. You are getting real advice from our real experiences! Use this book as your guide for valuable wisdom. Maintain your sense of humor and keep your spirits up! Look at this as an opportunity to discover many magical and unique schools. We are here to help you navigate through this entire challenge. Going through this process is so much more than a cerebral one. It is an emotional, crucial, soul-searching time in your life.

We came from two very different worlds, different sensibilities, and different cultures. Yet we share many similarities, common goals, and aspirations.

Jennifer Brozost

Jennifer

Jennifer grew up in Philadelphia. She has a Masters in Education from Columbia University with an advanced degree in the Teaching of Reading and Writing. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Marshall, two children Ari, Sofia, and their dog Calvin.

Vimmi Shroff

Vimmi

Vimmi grew up in India. She moved to the United States after her marriage. She has a Masters in Education from New York University. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Sanjay, and two boys Vivaan and Sumair.


Our Experience

We have worked in admissions in the top New York City private schools, collectively, for the past 15 years. We have navigated this process, successfully, for our own children. Both of us have worked as either directors of admissions and/or admission officers and have been involved in all aspects of the process, interviewing parents, overseeing children’s playgroup visits, and reading thousands of completed files to obtain those precious few acceptances.

We have worked in classrooms, and with children and their families to answer all of their education related questions, including academics and social interactions. Please contact us to find out more about these services.

Landfall and Discovery

Landfall and Discovery

(Across the Chasm of Time Book 1,2,3,4,5,6) 

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Deep in the past a survey ship visits the last planet of a twelve planet mission; the third planet of a lone yellow star system on the outer arm of their spiral galaxy. But the ship is badly damaged during landing as a massive volcano unexpectedly erupts beneath the ship. The rescue ship arrives bearing repair parts and an edict that all personnel are to return home immediately. Intrigue and suspicions are kindled when the ships engineers discover a plot to sabotage the ship. The captain has to make a hard decision to safeguard those he cares about.
Discovery
Daniel Cleary is a young man about to realize his dreams when everything suddenly goes wrong. Uncle Jake passes away, his girlfriend dumps him, and he loses his job. He then learns he is the sole beneficiary of his Uncles estate but is required to move into and maintain those properties in the small city of Durango, Colorado; a long way from his home town in Ohio. Couldn’t be all bad, he thinks; he already knows one person in town, a waitress by the name of Ann Lyndes. More bad news, Ann thinks there’s a conspiracy surrounding not only Jake’s death, but that of Jake’s parents as well. And well she might, her father disappeared, and her mother was found murdered when she was only five. Fearing for their lives these two kindred souls come together when they find out the terrible secret of what is really hidden in the mine.

About M. L. Humphrey

Hi there Sci Fi fans, my name is Maurice Humphrey.
I am a Vermont native, husband, father, grandfather, Navy veteran, retired IBM engineer, retired printer repairman, Graduated: Goddard Jr. College, VT Technical College, and Trinity College. Over the years I’ve written technical articles, taught technical classes, and presented at technical conventions.
I’ve been reading science fiction for over 50 years now. First books were “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne and “The Stars Are Ours” by Andre Norton. I’ve read and collected many great stories, and a considerable amount of junk ones as well. I’d say by now that I probably have a good idea of what I consider a good story.

My blog address is: TheCornishTalisman.blogspot.com, check here for news on upcoming books and events.

More books from M.L. Humphrey
The Cornish Talisman Series
(Book 1,2,3)

Once there was a race of people that had ranged throughout the star ways of our galaxy, they were called the Predecessors. Occasionally space explorers would find one of their abandoned ships; little more than a rusted out hulk, the centuries of disuse leaving little evidence of its former grandeur. But where had they gone? Jasom Kingston is a fifteen-year-old boy on the Kings’ Quest, a small exploring ship sent out to explore a star system further out on the galactic arm from their home world of Evenset. Arial, the nineteen-year-old daughter of the ship’s captain is Jasom’s competition when it comes to explorations, but also the girl he secretly has a crush on. During a training mission Jasom discovers something mysterious hidden amongst the jagged rocks that comprise a belt of cosmic debris between the orbits of the fourth and fifth planets of this yellow star, so far from home. How had it come to be there? As the crew decides to return to Evenset to enlist help, Jasom is allowed to use the ship’s small flyer to retrieve a satellite they had placed in orbit around the third planet. Things escalate when the Queryl, a mysterious and inimical race of beings from an unknown part of the galaxy, attack the King’s Quest. Will Jasom make it back to the ship in time? How will the ship deal with the dangerous Queryl? Beep…beep, Jasom receives a message, it’s not what he expected. He reads… Queryl onslaught imminent. Invoking emergency protocol Q-stat. Your orders are to proceed using protocol R-stat. Love mom. All he could remember about the R-stat protocol were a few words that are new to him: Nashua, Montana, 1952…

A Shout behind the Iron Bars

A Shout behind the Iron Bars 

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“A Shout behind the Iron Bars” is a genuine revolt and indignation of a man who was formed, trained and specialized to fight terrorism, the most seasoned criminals, some of which had international resonance, referred to by the author in the book. In a moment of desperation “the prisoner” starts a hunger strike, which began unnoticed even completely ignored by those who incarcerated him, risking the health and lives.
The diversion created in those days induced in people’s minds confusions that have led to manifest or act recklessly or even hostile. For example, the ambulance doctor who accused him of terrorism, influenced by his torturers. Subsidiary, from the book transpires the “Transylvanian” spirit of the author, his fortitude in getting freedom, his knowledge in the science of law and faith in God.
The content of the book is brisk and often involves unique sequences from the author’s profession about the cases he solved. It is an easy read, being written in an accessible language.
It is recommended for adults, wistful elders, thrill seekers, participants in the events of December ’89 but especially young people, because they too have the right to know the truth.
Romanian edition available
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The Heart of Time

The Heart of Time 

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The Heart of Time is a children’s fiction, supernatural novel on a necklace that holds the power to let the dead reach Paradise.
One person has to sacrifice their afterlife to hold the real world and afterlife together. That person wears The Heart of Time and lives in an empty in-between world. For the past few centuries, the transition was easy, but moments before Amber’s death, the Heart of Time gets in the wrong hands and stops the transition from the real life to afterlife.
Now, it is up to Amber, to be strong and fix this problem. The ghosts are relying on her and the longer she takes, the more the ghosts overflow and some . . . disappear.
Follow Amber, as she embarks on a journey where she struggles with herself and her best friend, and learns to sacrifice and stay determined.

Go Unleashed

Go Unleashed: I couldn’t keep up with Mrs Jones…so I tripped her 

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Do you know someone who needs a smile? This Christmas season, give a gift that keeps giving! The gift of laughter is the perfect size gift! A collection of hilarious stories. The stories are real, written by a mom and wife, who thought she was going crazy all alone, until she reached out and discovered so many more. This is the perfect book for the bathroom. Hide from the kids and Go Unleashed! Because that, my friend, is good parenting!! From the author of the blog that made your cheeks hurt from laughing: Mrs Doherty Unleashed.
Eva Rose

November 21, 2012

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December 19, 2012

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Mr. Penland

November 30, 2012

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