We split the profit percentage on each individual task,


giving the whole team a financial and marketing incentive to make our novels great.

Our current payout rates:

Profit Share Percentage Job Function
40% Author*
8% Cover Designer
8% Developmental/Creative Editor
8% Functional/Line Editor
10% Marketing
26% Final Formatting, Payment Processing, and Incentivizing Profit Shares
*(Industry standard = 15% to authors)

Marketing with Ill Castle Publishing:


Interested in marketing an Ill Castle Book; we write month-by-month contracts where you get paid based off of sales for your specified month (8% profit share).
Hit certain benchmarks and  get lifetime profit equity in the novel:
Number of books sold within the month: 25 50 100 200 400 1000
Lifetime profit percentage equity gained: 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6%

Join our team:

Any other questions or ideas can be emailed to:
submissions@illcastle.com



About Us

Founded on the principle of abundance; if we all work together, we'll be able to lift all ships. Aaron W. Rockwell came upon the idea of shared equity in publishing after writing a novel by outsourcing it to over 350 folks. There are many people out there that enjoy editing, writing, and creative design, but do not have profitable outlets for their talents.


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