Green Bamboo is a hybrid self-publishing/traditional publishing company. The company functions in the spirit of a co-op, which enables authors to receive much higher royalty rates than they would at other publishing companies.

Please review our submission policies below and send inquiries to


Stories must feature animal characters.

Stories must offer an important life lesson or educational component.

Text must be submitted in a word doc. format.

Illustrations must be submitted in high resolution png or jpeg files.

Submissions, if accepted, will be subject to editorial review and modification.

For accepted submissions, there is a buy-in fee of $250. In exchange, authors receive:

  • 50% royalties
  • Text editing
  • Book layout
  • Book file creation
  • Title and print setup
  • ISBN and barcode
  • International online distribution (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.)
  • Designated author/illustrator page on the Green Bamboo website
  • Designated book page on the Green Bamboo website
  • Promotion on Green Bamboo social media channels
  • Promotion in Green Bamboo newsletter
  • Complementary copy of the book
  • Conversion to ebook
  • One-to-one book promotion coaching

If you have questions, please reach out!

We Also Offer Book Reviews!

Do you have a children’s book about animals? We offer children’s book reviews on our blog! All reviews include a post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Inquire here: