Frequently asked questions
What kind of books does Soma Fusion Media publish?
Soma Fusion Media LLC focuses on giving opportunity to established authors of all genres. At late we primarily publish nonfiction titles in all areas of research. See our manuscript guidelines for more details.
Does Soma Fusion Media LLC accept unsolicited manuscripts?
Yes, but please read our manuscript guidelines to learn how to format your submissions.
Can I speak to someone at Soma Fusion Media LLC about my manuscript?
Soma Fusion Media LLC selects its publications through an acquisitions committee, you will need to email us first to make an appointment time to call. Because we have a small staff that needs to focus on producing the books we have chosen, it is best to email us about any prospective author personally. Prospective authors may visit our prospective authors page for more information on the types of publications we are looking for at Soma Fusion Media LLC.
Will you accept a submission via fax or email?
No and yes. We do not accept faxes. If you fax a query, it will just delay the process of going through our acquisitions committee. We do accept emails. Please read our manuscript guidelines to learn how to format your submissions.
If I send in my submission, how long does it take to get a response?
Due to the high volume of submissions, it usually takes 6 to 8 weeks to go through our process. If you wish to get a response, make sure you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or an email address in your cover letter (see our manuscript guidelines page).
I have a book that I self-published, but it now needs to be reprinted. Would Soma Fusion Media LLC buy the rights to my book?
Because Soma Fusion Media LLC needs the initial spurt of sales when a book is first released, we do not publish books that have been printed previously. If however you can prove that there are no encumbrances on the book, then you will need to email us to discuss further options.
If Soma Fusion Media LLC doesn't want my book, can you suggest where to go next?
You can refer to reference books such as Literary Marketplace and Writer's Market, which should be available in your local library's reference section.
What is the difference between a publisher and a printer?
A printer does the actual physical printing and binding of books, journals, advertisements, etc. and is paid by the person or company requiring the printing. A publisher chooses what to publish and enters a contractual agreement with an author for the right to publish their work. The publisher has staff that edits, designs, proofreads, prepares the work for the printer, and provides marketing and publicity to promote the finished work. When an author hires a printer to print his or her book, that book is considered a self-published work.
How do I get a copyright for my manuscript?
All work is automatically copyrighted as soon as it is written. If you want to formally take out a copyright on your work, contact the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. For more information, see www.copyright.gov. If your work is accepted for publication, then the publisher usually obtains the copyright for you. To reproduce copyrighted material, you must have permission from the publisher.
How do I receive permission for using or reproducing part of a Soma Fusion Media book?
Please see our Rights and Permissions page on this Web site for detailed instructions. Permission is required if you plan on reproducing any part of a copyrighted title in any form.
Where can I buy Soma Fusion Media LLC books?
All books published or distributed by Soma Fusion Media LLC can be made available at or through your local bookstore depending on each authors publishing contract. They can also be purchased at most online booksellers, as well as right here on www.somafusionmedia.com. If you are a retailer or wholesaler interested in carrying Soma Fusion Media LLC's books, please contact Katie Kamara at (202) 227-7566 or email@example.com
Can I buy books at your office?
You can, but we're not a retail bookstore, so we'd appreciate a phone call in advance of your arrival and please tell us the specific book in mind since we are not set up for browsing. We accept VISA or MasterCard. We can accept cash, but only if you can provide exact change. We also accept personal checks. We are located at 3811 Suitland Rd Se in Washington D.C.; please call (202) 227-7566 for directions.
What is Soma Fusion Media's returns policy?
If you are an individual with a defective book, please call (202) 227-7566 or email customer service. If you are a bookseller or wholesaler, please email Katie Kamara for terms or read of terms of service, located in the footer of this site.
Whom do I contact if I want to host an author event for a Neely author?
Please contact Katie Kamara at (202) 227-7566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I find out if an author is doing a book signing near me?
Please see our events page.
How can I contact an author?
You can send a note to 3811 Suitland Rd Se, Washington, DC 20020 or send an email to email@example.com, and it will be forwarded to the author. We cannot give out the contact information of any author.
Whom do I contact to request a review copy or press materials?
Please contact Katie Kamara at (202) 227-7566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Does Soma Fusion Media LLC offer internship opportunities?
Yes. Soma Fusion Media LLC. offers one summer internship program. We are looking for motivated individuals over the age of eighteen. All internships are unpaid. Soma Fusion Media interns work primarily within our sales and marketing division but will also gain experience in other aspects of the independent publishing business. An internship at Soma Fusion Media is a great way to learn about publishing from the ground up in a relaxed environment. For information email email@example.com
Does Soma Fusion Media LLC hire freelancers?
No. Soma Fusion Media LLC produces its titles using in-house staff.