Submitting a Work for Publication

Savant Books and Publications (SBAP) seeks previously unpublished literary works of enduring value with a twist that expand and transform English readers' point-of-view throughout the world. Special interest areas include:

     * FICTION ("novels" - all genres, but especially historical or alternative history novels based on personal experience)

     * NON-FICTION (memoirs; academic theses and dissertations of note rewritten for the general public; single-author textbooks and workbooks, especially those involving or invoking transformational learning)

Aignos Publishing (AP), an imprint of Savant Books and Publications, is dedicated to the publication of "screenplay novels," an innovative format for next generation of visual-action-oriented readers. Are you a creative screenwriter? Then Aignos Publishing is for YOU! Submit your unpublished screenplay or screenplay novel (screenplay-formatted, dialog-heavy with a little more narrative embellishment than is usual with strict screenplays)!

Neither SBAP nor AP require that the submitter be represented by an agent. 



Current taxation laws and regulations require that people or companies that do not have a current U. S. Social Security Number (SSN) or U. S. Employer Identification Number (EIN) obtain a U. S. ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) using a Form W-7 [download form and instructions at 

and enter "W-7"]. You will have to fill out the form, provide any required documents and send them directly to the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain an ITIN. To be contracted, you will be required to provide Savant Books and Publications with a current U. S. SSN, EIN or ITIN. 

You may also be asked consider the rate of gross royalty tax withholdings. The standard withholding rate for non-U. S. citizens who do not have a U. S. SSN or U. S. EIN is 30% of royalties. The United States, however, may have an established taxation treaty with your country that allows for a lower or even no withholding of taxes
. If you wish to claim this lower withholding tax, then you must also fill out a Form W-8BEN [download form and instructions at

and enter "W-8BEN"]. Savant Books and Publications requires a completed Form W-8BEN in order to withhold royalty or contract payments at a lower tax treaty rate. 

In addition, if contracted, at the end of each calendar year, you will need to file a U. S. income tax report with the IRS (usually sometime between 1 Jan and 1 April) in order to pay any additional taxes or to receive a partial or full refund of royalty tax withholdings.

In some instances, these tasks can be simple, quick and involve little expense. In others, it can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. In some instances, especially in the case of low sales of expensive-to-publish products, even after successfully receiving an ITIN and Form W-8BEN, royalty withholding taxes can end up exceeding net royalties for up to a year to a year and a half, thus delaying receipt of your first net royalty check for that time or even longer.

It is important that you consider the above carefully before submitting a work to Savant Books and Publications or its imprint, Aignos Publishing. Thus far, we are successfully supporting several non-U. S. authors, recording artists/groups, audio-video media creation groups and staff. If you do not have a U. S. SSN or U. S. EIN and are still interested in pursuing publication with Savant Books and Publications, we will make every possible effort to assist you through the above as needed; however, YOU MUST FILL OUT, COMPLETE ALL FORMS, AND PROVIDE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION DIRECTLY TO THE U. S. IRS.  If you do not have a U. S. SSN or U. S. EIN and do not plan to get either, then do not submit a work for publication to Savant Books and Publications or its imprint, Aignos Publications.

Choose one of the four submission categories below for further information on SBAP/AP submissions:

(for a Savant or Aignos book including screenplay novels and full screenplays)

(for Savant's Annual Poetry Anthology)

(for a CD)

(for a DVD)

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