About Us

OUR MISSION

The Three Little Sisters Publishing, is focused on the mission of making books that showcase voices that would be otherwise ignored by mainstream publishers. Our mission is to make quality publications for readers of all ages. We apply our background in law, publishing, editing and more to give a wholistic approach to publishing.

WHAT WE DO

We take manuscripts from their humble beginnings and launch them into a fully formed book. We are not a vanity press, there are no fees to submitting your book, nor are any fees charged for our services. We run our company just like the big publishing houses do, however we focus on providing each author with the care and attention that they deserve. We pride ourselves on having an open and transparent method in all of our dealings. 

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WHO ARE THE SISTERS?

We are an independent inclusive mission driven press. What does that mean? It means that we treat each book as important, and each author as a partner in our little house. We focus on the detailed aspects of publishing such as the style, format and font, creating eye catching titles for readers of all ages. We work on a cycle of release, in which new titles are time released along with existing back titles in a cycle that provides everyone with seamless production.

OUR GOALS

To provide quality books that inspire, create and educate. We focus on inclusion, lgtbq+ and titles that showcase hidden and often silenced minorities. We welcome both newcomers and seasoned authors. Our goal is to give our authors a company that they can be proud of, and one that focuses on providing readers with something unique. We combine both digital and hand made illustrations in our kids line to give books that little bit extra.

OUR STANDARDS

We provide the full range of services that you would expect at any publishing house, provided by a close-knit team that is dedicated to your success. Our difference is that our team works with our authors to ensure their project meets their desires and dreams with our standards and requirements. We don’t require authors to have an agent or to have a large stack of manuscripts to submit, you can be either new to the market or a seasoned author who wants to experience the gold standard of care by a publisher with heart.

OUR STAFF

Our staff comes from all walks of life. They are here because they want to work with a company that focuses on independent voices and supports community writers. Most of our illustrators come here for internship that helps foster portfolio building and give them a place to showcase their art and find permanent positions in the creative market.

OUR LOGO

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Our main logo for all Three Little Sisters books. Lighthouses symbolize the way forward and help in navigating our way through rough waters, we know how publishing can be, and how frustrating it is to navigate these waters, TLS strives to ease this struggle, by shining our welcoming and warm light on all who need to find a safe and solid shore.

finditEnsuring you have a legitimate TLS copy, ensures that authors get paid! We are always happy when someone supports us by buying a copy from our vendors, some of our authors have come here from publishers with less than transparent practices. To ensure you’re getting a legitimate copy, here are some telltale signs that it is one of our publications!

Does the book have our logo?

Our logo is displayed prominatly on all books. You will find it on either: the back cover, spine, interior at the front and end of most books. The lighthouse with our company name in short form TLS is shown under the lighthouse. The logo is generaly black on light colored covers and gold on dark colored covers as featured below. Interior logo is always black.

Our official company colors are black, raspberry and yellow. Hex: #000000, #f9008d, #FFF78F

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Does the copyright page contain?

We always have a copyright page inserted in all publications. The copyright page, which always appears directly after the interior title page will have the © symbol with our company name typed as follows: © The Three Little Sisters, © The Three Little Sisters LLC,© The Three Little Sisters Publishing, © TLS.

Our company name may be variated depending on a number of factors but all names are owned solely by TLS and all are legitimate uses. If the © is there, then you have found a legitimate copy.

Is the title listed with TLS?

All titles that are procured by TLS are listed on our Acquisition page. IF the title/author is not listed, then it is likely not one of ours, however, if you would like to confirm a title as one of ours, please inquire via our Contact Us form and we will provide you with a reply.

The Contract Process

Step One: Intent To Publish

Once your submission has been accepted by us, an Intent To Publish is provided to inform you that we are interested in publishing your work, and that a contract will be prepared for you based on the acceptance of the offer and provide a checklist that author’s need to complete during the inital collection process. The offer is vaild for 72 hours, and once accepted, a contract will be sent to you via Adobe Signature Service that requests your review and signature.

You will recieve a reminder email, 24 hours before the 72 hour deadline and again on the day the signatature deadline is due. If you miss the deadline to sign, and have not contacted us, your submission will be destroyed and we will remove the request for signature. You may resubmit to gain another deadline, however, if authors are seen as frequently missing signature deadlines, we may not accept new submissions from those authors.

Step Two: The Contract

The contract offer is valid for 7 business days, the timeline includes any need for authors to review the contract or have it reviewed by an attorney, however, if an author requires an attorney to represent them as a signer on the contract, or wants to direct an attorney, an agent, or a third-party to be involved, we require subsequent forms to be completed. Simply inform us that you require or wish to seek out a representative to consult with and we will prepare permission forms that will need to be completed for us to discuss the internal process with the representative you have chosen.

We cannot under any circumstances, accept a third party as a signatory on the contract, the author must sign the contract with their signature. Third parties will be provided a space on the contract to sign, acknowledging that they are acting on your behalf, but regardless of what position they are acting in, the author has to sign the document if they are living and able to do so.

[A Signatory means that the third-party cannot sign your name in the field marked for the author to sign]

Step Three: Finalizing The Process

Once the contract has been signed, you will be introduced to the entire team at The Three Little Sisters and be invited to Basecamp, our project management area. Once you accept the invite, you will see a list of things you need to do for us to begin working.

You will need to upload your biography, manuscript, and photo to the document area of Basecamp.

You will need to read through our Welcome Kit and begin to read through our Operational Documents to better understand what we will be doing during the duration of the project.

Your team will keep you in the loop with drop dates, release dates and more, all through Basecamp. You must maintain these dates to complete the release promptly.