Book Publishing FAQ
While we are always available to answer all of your publishing questions, we’ve provided below a good amount of answers we give most often.
Unfortunately no. We are a small press publishing company implementing online technologies in order to get your book published for individual sales and through online sales channels.
No. I your book will be available in all online bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders and BooksAMillion. It will have global distribution with the type of sales channels and options that would allow your book to get into bookstore bookshelves.
Not really. While my services can print quantities to your specification (POD) I don’t limit your options. We put a more human touch to every book we publish. I am very selective about what we publish as I spend quite a bit of time working with the author, making sure each step of the process is done right and to your satisfaction. I want your publishing experience to be as easy as possible and so you will always talk to me personally. That being said, it is just me, and if you want a more in-depth experience with more opportunities, experience or more employees, check out the others.
With technological advances, there are many self-publishers and vanity publishing websites available for the aspiring author to implement and use. If you are capable of interior layout, professional book cover design, are willing to learn all of the technologies, research and experiment with all of the platforms (to find the best) and go at it alone, by all means, go for it. But if you want your book to look professional, and you want it listed in more places than just Amazon and you are willing to pay for someone else to take over the process for you, then read on.
No, the author retains full creative control and rights of their book. I will, however, make suggestions that would help benefit your book.
Manuscripts are reviewed within weeks. Upon manuscript acceptance, the book can be published in a couple months (not years).
Your book will be listed on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, BooksAMillion, Ingram and other bookseller sites, Christian bookstores as well as online libraries, academic institutions, etc. Sometimes, you can even find them listed on Walmart, Target and other online retail stores.
My platform implements technologies for print on demand orders, as well as large quantity orders. If orders exceed quantities of 2,000, they get run on an offset printer, which reduces the cost significantly (increasing your royalties) and of course ships out from the factory direct to your customer.
Yes! The platform I use will create your book into 7 different formats including but not limited to Amazon kindle, epub for Apple iBookstore, Kobo, B&N, Sony Reader, Palm Doc OS, etc. These formats will then be distributed in all of the retail sales channels such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, the Diesel eBook Store and others.
Yes, authors may order as many author copies they want at production cost (not retail).
A publishing services company performs all of the steps necessary to produce a finished book and release it to the market. The author pays a fee that covers the cost of mechanical editing, page and cover design, printing and binding, as well as limited promotion, order fulfillment and other administrative services.
We customize our publishing packages to each book. Binding type, page size and whether illustrations are required are several factors that affect the price. Once we have received your manuscript, we will provide you with a publishing proposal that outlines the fees. We’ll also outline the general production specifications of your book and how long it will take to complete.
Yes. If your manuscript is complete, edited and ready to go, submit it to us for review. We can offer publishing contracts only for completed manuscripts. We also highly suggest having it edited before sending, as you want your work to be pristine so you can set your best foot forward.
Once you submit your manuscript, it will be reviewed. If accepted, you’ll receive a detailed publishing proposal that outlines how we’ll handle the publication of your book, and what it will cost. If you accept our proposal, you’ll return the signed contract along with the first payment, and we’ll get to work!
No. While we do not review or evaluate manuscripts for literary merit or market potential, we do want to make sure it fits in our educational aspects and Christian views. There are also categories that we do not accept: libelous or racist material, hate literature, or pornography. We reserve the right to reject any work that we may find to be unsuitable for our company.
Not necessarily. If you want to complete the copyright process, please do so. But we can do the process for you. The copyright will be registered in your name, not the publishing house.
Authors receive a percentage of the retail price of each book sold. Since you set your cost, you will know how much each sold book receives. Since the book sales industry is that of chance there is never any guarantee of outside sales. Marketing and publicity help inform the public about your book and it is up to each individual consumer to decide if they want to purchase it. If you proceed with the publishing process you are doing so because you want to see your book published and you are willing to promote it. Do not sign up with us if you have high expectations of sales. The publishing world is saturated and each author needs to understand that it takes time and hard work to make sales.