FAQs: Prospective Authors

For submission guidelines, please click here.

What kinds of books does Bombaykala Books publish?

Bombaykala Books publishes poetry, prose, nonfiction, and academic writing.

Do authors have to pay anything to get published?


How long does it take Bombaykala Books to review a submission?

The standard editorial process takes 10-12 weeks. If you haven’t heard from us, and it has been more than 12 weeks since you sent us your submission, please email us.

What are the royalty rates that Bombaykala Books offers?

While the royalty rates vary between books of different lengths and genres, they tend to be between 10 and 15% for print books and 40% for electronic books.

How long does it take from the time a book is accepted to publish and the time it goes on sale?

This depends on the availability of slots, but it is more often than not between three and six months.

in which countries are Bombaykala books available?

Books published by Bombaykala Books are available for sale not just in India, but in the USA, UK, EU, Australia, and select countries in Latin America.

How do i submit a proposal for an manuscript that is work-in-progress?

The submission guidelines for poetry, prose, nonfiction, and academic writing list the documents you need to submit in case you’re still writing your manuscript.

How do i submit?

Read the submission guidelines here, and then send us an email with all the documents to the email specified!

Feel free to write to us at submissions@bombaykala.com if your question has not been answered here or through the submissions guidelines.