About Relay Publishing
Relay Publishing was started in April 2013, and since then has developed a catalogue of nearly 300 books across several genres in both English and German. Our focus is on romance, young adult fantasy and science fiction, but we have recently expanded into post-apocalypse, cozy mystery, and psychological thrillers.
At our core, we’re a book packaging company—our process starts with fresh concepts and outlines created by our in-house team. From there our amazing writers are commissioned to flesh it out into a fully-fledged book, while working alongside our award-winning editors, to create stories that readers simply can’t put down!
After several years working with publishing freelancers, we like to think we know what makes a fun, creative, and collaborative environment to work in. If you check Relay’s profile on Upwork.com you’ll see we have a long and extremely positive feedback history dating back to 2013 when the company was first started. If you love stories, you’ll be among great company!
Book Packaging You Say?
That’s right, we’re a book publishing / packaging company. That means we handle the book publishing process from beginning to end. We take great story ideas and collaborate with talented writers to bring them to life. These story ideas and concepts are created by our in-house team, which are then fleshed out into detailed character profiles and outlines (10-15 pages).
We then work closely with one of our writers to bring these outlines to life. The focus throughout is on quality, and the writer works closely with an editor to ensure the reader will be blown away by both the story and the prose. Depending on the word count, the process from idea creation to finished product is 2-4 months.
Then the book enters the marketing phase where the cover and blurb are optimized to sell, and various advertisements are set up to promote the book. Every book is made with the target of hitting the bestseller list.