About Us

The Keynote Publishing Experience

Keynote Publishing New York provides end-to-end book design, production and publishing services for authors who seek all the qualities of traditional publishing without forfeiting their rights and royalties in return. 

Our Values 


How long does the publishing process take?

The process itself depends on the service(s) you choose. For a more indepth breakdown, please contact us.

What are your submission guidelines?

Solicited submissions are accepted via email or mail. Please note, absolutely no unsolicited manuscripts will be accepted. Accordingly, any unsolicited submissions will be deleted in their entirety without having read any such contents and/or attachments.

Our submission guidelines for solicited manuscripts are as follows:

How long does a response take after I submit my manuscript?

Due to the number of prospective clients and our meticulous review process for each submission, our average time to respond to a submission is currently 1-3 weeks.

The industry average response time for submissions is somewhere between 90 days and never. Unlike other publishers, we strive to deliver as much value as possible to every author who submits their manuscript.

What's the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing?

The difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing is the degree of control the author has over the publishing process. While self-published authors pay for editing, cover design, and book distribution/marketing, they own the rights to their book and keep all royalties. Traditional publishers, on the other hand, relinquish the rights to the publishing house upon signing the publishing deal and have no upfront costs.

What are the most important things to know when writing a book? 

The first thing is to connect with the passion of why you want to write the book and what you hope to achieve as a result of writing it. Second, determine your target audience and what you intend them to take away from it. Third, perfect your book so that it's ready for distribution and lastly find creative ways to market your book.

What is the best advice you could give as a publisher to someone who is just starting their writing journey?