But you can't catch the eye of a literary agent?


If your story is REALLY good, and we like what we see, the Bedtime-Story Literacy Project (aka Bedtime-Story) will provide the EDITING, FORMATTING, and COVER ILLUSTRATION to convert your manuscript to an e-book, and get your tale in front of Bedtime-Story's grown-up readers in our new BathtubBook novel section.

YOU WILL BE LISTED AS AUTHOR on the story. We'll also provide a DIRECT LINK from the story order page to your own (family-friendly) author web page so that readers can give you feedback directly.

You will retain the limited RIGHTS to list and sell the e-book version of what will now be a professionally edited and formatted story, complete with illustrated cover, on Amazon as a Kindle ebook, with 100% of the revenue from sales of that Kindle ebook on the Amazon site going directly to you.

You will be donating 100% of the ownership of the story to the Bedtime-Story Literacy Project, Inc. a 501 (C)(3) non-profit. You may choose to donate just the one, or propose to donate multiple books over a period of time.

Proceeds from the sale of the story on the BathtubBook section of Bedtime-Story or elsewhere remain the property of Bedtime-Story Literacy Project, Inc.

Bedtime-Story will not compete by offering the ebook for sale on either of the two online e-book marketing sites chosen by the author.

We'll help YOU to become a literary success, and in turn, you'll be helping US keep the children's section of the 27-year-old Bedtime-Story Literacy Project free to readers of all ages.

Your donation will be tax deductible for an amount equal to the cost of professional editing, formatting, conversion, and cover illustration. In other words, what your donation will be worth to the non-profit children's site.

Here's how it works: FIRST, SEND US A SYNOPSIS, give us the approximate word count, and the URL of your personal website, and then tell us a little bit about yourself for the author page of your story.

We'll review your submission (remember it has to be REALLY GOOD), and if our editors give us the OK, we'll invite you to participate.

The publisher of your ebook will be identified as BathtubBook, (It's part of the Bedtime-Story Literacy Project, Inc.)

The Editing value typically depends upon the story length as well as the level of professional editing the submitted manuscript requires. Formatting, conversion, and cover illustration costs vary from book to book, and are quoted to us by our third-party provider(s).

Upon acceptance of your story, the Bedtime-Story Literacy Project will also provide you with ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS CASH to list any last-minute loose ends you think we should be aware of before we turn it over to editing, or for you to confirm that it's complete.

We will simultaneously provide you with a TAX DEDUCTIBLE receipt for the value of your book's donation to the Bedtime-Story Literacy Project, Inc.

Naturally, you must own 100% of the rights to any submission, and there must be no plagiarism and no A.I. We're only interested in your own writing talent.

Remember, your name will be on the cover of this book, your work will have specifically been selected for publishing, and your readers will undoubtedly want to read more. For many this may be your debut as a published author. Choose your very best work for submission.

Step 1 - Send us a synopsis of the story and point us to your website if you have one.

Step 2 - If we like the story, we'll forward a copy of our contract for your review, and our editors will read your manuscript. If you have a particular cover design in mind, tell us and we'll definitely consider it.

Step 3 - If our editors give us the nod, you'll return the signed contract, we'll pay you $100 via UpWork, and we'll also provide a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.

What type of books are we looking for? Romance (PG or cleaner), Romantic Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Beach get the picture, the kind of stories that entertain and generate PLEASANT dreams (So that pretty much rules out werewolves, dystopian novels, vampires, etc.)

To use movie stories most everyone has likely seen as an example, think: The Adam Project, Free Guy, Buckaroo Banzai, Back to the Future, Big Trouble, The Bucket List, Chances Are, Crazy Rich Asians, The Fifth Element, Galaxy Quest, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Glass Onion, Knives Out, Miss Congeniality, Big Trouble, I Robot, Any Indiana Jones type story except the gory Temple of Doom, Intolerable Cruelty, Jewel of the Nile, Jumanji, Kate and Leopold, The Kid, LaLa Land, Last Action Hero, Last Starfighter, The Lost City, MIB, Midnight in Paris, Moonrise Kingdom, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, North by Northwest, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Philadelphia Story, The Princess Bride, Race To Witch Mountain, Ready Player One, Red, Red 2, Romancing The Stone, Rumor Has It, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Serendipity, Shall We Dance? Six Days, Seven Nights, Sleepless in Seattle, Soapdish, Something's Gotta Give, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Source Code, Space Cowboys, Star Wars, Steel Magnolias, Sully, Tomorrowland, Tower Heist, Unleashed, Wag the Dog, WarGames Xanadu, You've Got Mail, Zathura, the first Harry Potter, etc. IN SHORT, LIGHT AND ENTERTAINING. STORIES WHERE BAD GUYS CAN BE SUMMARILY VANQUISHED WITHOUT GRATUITOUS GORE. THE TYPE OF STORIES THAT YOU'D ENJOY READING AGAIN.