Our business priority is concerned with massively exponential growth in epublishing, while Print-on-Demand is as rapidly eclipsing traditional Letterpress and Offset printing technology.
The traditional book trade continues to decline, and terms for authors haven’t changed at all, yet within the next five years world tablet sales will exceed 350 million a year. Within that same time frame the ebook trade alone will be worth around $US10 billion a year.
We are very well positioned to help you get there. In the event we decide to publish we will carry out all editing and proofreading, design layout and preproduction at no cost to you, working closely with you in the process.
We then agree to promote your book and sell online either directly or through our affiliates, receiving payment immediately through our secure PayPal or other overseas accounts before delivering it to the customer. You remain entirely free to link back to your work anywhere on the Internet.
We are not vanity publishers but highly collaborative professionals. We operate entirely without the fizz and bling and upfront fees.
If you decide to publish through us with a view to selling either online or locally we will share with you 50-50 of the simple net royalty we earn on both digital and print-on-demand paperback editions. The rate will vary depending on the end-printer and what they retain for processing and listing, for ebooks ranging from Amazon’s 65% down to Smashwords’ 20%. Our PoD editions vary from 35% up to 70% of our online list price.
Our books are available in ten countries, located on every continent. Bulk wholesale purchase of our printed books online, publisher direct for retail locally in your local currency, can improve those margines significantly. Talk to us any time about your marketing and sales plan; we will be happy to advise you, and discuss with you the various wholesale purchase options.
We are happy to discuss payment schedules and make available to each author our invoices and receipts relevant to their work.
If we like what we see we’ll work with you on all editing, proofing and marketing. We are about good literature and a good read – not just dollars but textual excellence. We know the business. We guarantee to offer the same or better global distribution as other ebook publishers but with far more practical, ongoing, down-to-earth service.
For normal editing, proofreading and document finalisation services, once you have made your decision to engage us our fees vary on a pro rata basis depending on content, at a base rate of $45.00 an hour. We will discuss the options with you in detail, depending on your project and how we would advise you to tackle it.
Be aware that the process can become very expensive very quickly, and we will advise you accordingly. Again, we are not vanity publishers, we are a professional and ethical business. It is not in our interest for clients to be facing rapidly escalating costs on a big project, especially at highly skilled rates.
There it is. We have been on the Internet for over 20 years. We live off books and writing, and mucking around with computers. If you have something for us send an email with your bio, teaser, and 4-5 chapters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
But you do need to be real – we are looking for fine craftsmanship as much as engaging content, good sentence construction, grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation. If your work is up to scratch or close to it we will get back to you promptly, guaranteed.