We are a small, independent publisher dedicated to bringing stories, art, and all forms of magic to the world.
about starwhale books publishing house, an independent publisher of books
our mission and desire
We want to be more than a publishing house, more than just someone who prints and sells books. Our goal is to help your work become the best it can be by working with you on every level of your project - from editing and illustration to layout, design, marketing and promotion - all while remaining true to your vision. We want to help your words, arts, scribbles, and various creations reach the world, and to help them achieve the impact that you desire.
The Orendaverse Project is a soon-to-be non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping authors, artists, and creators through the challenges of publishing their work and reaching an audience through its imprint, Starwhale Books. Visit this page to learn more about the Orendaverse.
origin of our name
The scent of rain falling in the desert, sparks of aether trailing from the engines of skyships, pine smoke drifting from the coals of a dying campfire, and whales flying between the stars across the far reaches of space. We chose our name, Starwhale Books, to express the feeling of magic, light, and the unknown that exists in the far reaches of our 'verse. The same feeling that we hope the books we publish will bring to the world, and spark in our readers' minds.
diversity and inclusivity
At Starwhale Books we desire to work with writers, artists, and creators from any and all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, colors, religions, beliefs, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We believe that stories, art, and magic are universal concepts with limitless forms of expression, and we want to portray as many perspectives of these concepts as there are stars in the sky.
We are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions, though we hope to in the near future. Stay tuned for updates, and visit our submissions page to learn more about our submission guidelines and process.
Though we are closed for submissions at this time, we are offering our services on a case-by-case basis at an hourly rate for authors who need help self-publishing their book. This includes illustration, cover design, editing, layout, book design, as well as assistance with the self-publishing process such as getting an ISBN, applying for a Library of Congress Control Number, understanding Amazon's publishing requirements, and setting up an author platform through Amazon's Author Page, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, and a custom website. Visit our self-publishing page to learn more about the services we offer.
We hope to have a FAQ page built soon, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or comments or just want to say hi, feel free to fill out our form here, or send us a quick email. We'd love to hear from you!