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Noir Publishing online has a secure shopping cart system provided by PayPal where you can order a title from us using a secure server. Simply click the "Add to Cart" button to select an item and click the "Checkout" button to complete your ordering information and the order will be processed. Most major Credit and Debit Cards are accepted. Other payment options including payment by cheque can also be selected at the end of the ordering process.
Payment can be accepted in UK Pounds, US Dollars and Euros. The default setting for displaying prices on this site is UK Pounds. You may purchase goods using any currency via your credit or debit card at the checkout.
Cost of postage and packing varies depending on the cost, size and weight of goods purchased. This will be shown when you view your shopping basket after adding products to your shopping cart. Guideline postage costs can be found on the Royal Mail website but the price we charge you also includes packaging to ensure your goods arrive in perfect condition.
Visit the Noir Publishing website regularly to find out first about forthcoming book releases, book launches and other special events organised by Noir Publishing. If you prefer, sign up to our regular e-mail information list by using the option on the contact page.
If you are a retailer you can order Noir Publishing titles from our distributors
UK & EUROPETurnaround Publisher Services Ltd,
Specialist North America Distributor (for USA & Canada):-
15608 S. New Century Drive
Gardena, CA 90248-2129
Tel: 310 532 9400
Fax: 310 515 6692
Southern Africa Distributor, to include South Africa, Botswana,
Namibia, Swaziland & Lesothos (including Nu-Metro Media Centres):-
Stephan Phillips (Pty) Ltd.
PO Box 12246
New book proposals from authors are welcomed. These should be submitted via the contact page by selecting the Business option or by standard mail to our geographical address. Please ensure you include your full contact details. Any unsolicited materials sent in the mail will not be returned. The following submission guidelines are designed to help prospective authors:
Noir Publishing does not publish fiction. We will consider any proposals within the eXtreme film, eXtreme music and eXtreme wildlife subject areas.
There are no strict rules on word count as really this depends on the nature and scope of each individual proposal. Any photographic/illustrative materials to accompany your proposal are welcomed.
Given the nature of independent publishing there is no guarantee of an exact publication date but if a proposal is agreed there is provision for an advanced payment to the author when the manuscript is completed.
Review copies of Noir Publishing titles will be sent to book reviewers who are currently writing reviews or features for bona fide magazines, journals, newspapers, other print media, as well as online resources. Review copies can also be sent to television and radio broadcast media for author interview purposes.
Publications can request a review copy of a specific title by using the appropriate option on the contact page . We do however, reserve the right to decline requests if we are unable to establish the credentials of the prospective reviewer or if low stock of a particular title prohibits the issue of complimentary copies. Please note that circulation numbers for print media and visitor/traffic figures for web-based media may be required before review copies can be issued.
In all cases we require that a finished copy of the complete issue/book be forwarded to us in the case of print media and an e-mail containing a direct link to the relevant review be sent to us in the case of web-based media. Any internet reviews of Noir Publishing titles should also include a link to the Noir Publishing website or a link to the reviewed book at an affiliated online bookseller.
Any educational establishments requiring inspection copies of Noir Publishing titles are requested to write on departmental letterhead and to include the following information; Title of book required, author & ISBN, Course Title, number, calendar dates when the course is due to begin with estimated enrolment figures. Whether title will be a required or optional textbook. Your name, position, exstablishment, department and full contact details.
Written permission is required to use any text material or commissioned illustrations and designs, published or otherwise used by Noir Publishing. All Noir Publishing books are produced under license from their respective authors. Please respect authors' intellectual property rights. Noir Publishing licenses books for all territories worldwide unless explicitly stated otherwise in each particular title. If in any doubt please contact us in the first instance. E-mail your enquries to: firstname.lastname@example.org - or use the contact form on the contact page. Please include the following on your enquiry: Your full contact details. Title and author of our publication. Specific quotation/excerpt including pages number(s) you wish to use. Details of your publisher. Title and length of your work. Estimated print run of first edition. Publication date Countries of distribution
Noir Publishing holds World Rights in all its books (except where explicitly stated). Any publishing company interested in purchasing the rights to produce a foreign language edition of any Noir Publishing title should submit the information as quoted above and your request using the form on the contact page.
For sub-rights (serial rights for magazines and newspapers, audiobook licensing, dramatic rights and large-print book rights), please send the information and your request as outlined above.
The same rules apply to electronic as to printed media. Product descriptions of Noir Publishing titles may however be reproduced verbatim if you wish, provided that this use is for promotional purposes and provided that a link back to the Noir Publishing website is included along with the text of the respective review or article. Likewise, book covers can be reproduced without alterations. LINKS Send us your link by e-mail. We operate a reciprocal links system, so if we include your link on our site please link to the Noir Publishing as soon as your link goes live.