The Operating System is 100% committed to transparency in our practices — our infrastructure has been built for community use and is modeled as a collaborative publishing economy. We will never charge fees for contests or reading submissions. We have an open door policy for editorial / imprint initiatives and proposals, and are committed to Open Source skill and information sharing with authors, colleagues, and other organizations.
Here you will find:
a basic onboarding / terms document which covers most information about publishing agreements with the OS, as well as a break down of how the finances of distribution, etc., work.
a Book Marketing Orientation document giving authors some guidance about how to market themselves and also discussing in more detail how the OS will work with you to get your book out there