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AFFORDABLE and CREATIVE BOOKMAKING
SO HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK? THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT-FORWARD. EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT COMPUTER-LITERATE, WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU.
We collect your material -
TEXT- handwritten or typed
PHOTOS - original images, slides or digital
transmitted to us via CD, DVD, in person, E-Mail or regular mail
We ask for your thoughts on the overall look such as a cover style: hardback (image wrap, with dust cover) or soft cover; printed, digital format or both; type of binding; general feeling and visual look you want to convey to the reader and/or ebook viewer.
We prepare a general layout that shows which pages are blank, have text, images, and so on. This will give you an idea of where we are headed
We convert your text and images into their best possible form: handwritten text is typed in a recommended font; images are improved/optimized for the best print and/or digital quality. Old photos are scanned and saved digitally, also improved if in bad condition.
We prepare any graphic design required, i.e. cover art, additional art for the interior pages, etc.
We present you the preliminary finished product via images (JPEG format) or in PDF form, sent via E-mail if you are unable to visit our office in person.
We make adjustments as per your feedback and request your final review and approval. The final completion depends largely on how quickly you respond to the final changes.
When we receive your "signed-off" approval (via email or regular mail), we make the necessary final adjustments for printing and/or publication.
If the book project is for "SALE", we solicit your unique ISBN number. Separate ISBN numbers are required for a print and a digital version.
For digital format (e-book) only, we convert your material into its required form.
Printed copies are ordered and delivered to you if requested.
Ebooks are uploaded to the appropriate sites and published for sale.
All purchases of copies and all royalty accounts are set up in your name only. We will need your information for direct deposit payments to be set up.
NOTE: We charge only for our labor to produce the final product....the profits all go to you To our knowledge, no other publisher does this!
We can also advise/assist you in preparing a marketing plan to maximize sales if your book is for publication.
You pay us ONLY for our labor to organize, design and facilitate printing and/or publishing of your book. Since no two projects are alike, we can only give you a range of prices based on our experiences while acknowledging the average industry standard.
Transcribe text and proofread (English, Spanish and Greek language only) - standard industry text books
Price begins at €40 (for up to 40 pages) and vary by project. Please request an estimate.
Scan images and documents
Determined by project (avg. €0.20 - 0.50/image)
Prepare book layout: all graphics, formatting, overall design
Determined by project (avg. €15-22.00/hr.)
Final production and upload for printing
Determined by the publication process you select (private use only, mass market sales, digital format, etc.) When we know what you need, we give you an estimate.
Register for ISBN - €38.00 per ISBN
Register for eBook sales - one-time setup fee €38.00
Convert your print content into digital format
Determined by project - minimum fee €135.00 - varies by complexity of project
Assist in marketing your project - depends on your needs. When we are familiar with your project, we work with you in developing the best marketing ways to promote your work.
ALL PRINTING, SHIPPING, TAXES AND RELATED FEES
ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE AUTHOR
Whatever you have in mind, contact us and let's discuss it. You can send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR complete this form and click "SEND"
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