Book Production and Publishing Services
THE PROCESS: How does an Author's unpublished Manuscript become a published Book for Sale?
Professional Book Publication happens in eight distinct steps:
1. Submission & Acceptance:
Within the traditional publishing industry, Step 1 has, for the most
part, been a tedious and frustrating process of submitting queries
and manuscripts to a vast array of publishers seeking one that is
willing to accept and invest in the work for publication. That
process can take months or even years to accomplish, if ever, with
the aspiring author often enduring repeated rejection and wasted
time in the process.
Content Editing: A raw
Manuscript is first edited for corrections needed to the work
itself, ranging from pacing and voicing to the core storyline,
finding and fixing logic holes, errors, etc. This is the stage
where commercial viability is the main goal and any existing major
mistakes get corrected. This is done by professional editors
in collaboration with the author.
Step 3. Copy Editing: This is the stage where the content-corrected manuscript is then cleaned and polished - fixing all the typos, grammar, punctuation, etc. Copy editing gets a manuscript ready for book interior layout and design.
Step 4. Book Design: This is a creative design element that literally (no pun intended) lays out the words on every page. Starting with the front matter (copyright notice, ISBN assignment, Title Page, Dedications, Table of Contents, etc.) to the very last protection pages at the end. This stage artistically assigns headers, footers, page numbers, chapter titles and/or numbers, cleans up widow/orphans, formats pagination, adds drop down characters (if applicable) as well as the page layout of illustrations and charts, etc. This step determines what the book will actually look like when it is finally published.
Step 6. Galley Production: When the book's interior and cover art are complete, two Adobe PDF files are created, in accordance with printer specifications (i.e. not Standard Adobe print defaults). These two Galley files are then emailed to the Author for final Author Proof. That is, the Author is required to read/review the Galley files and create a Final Corrections List. This List is one last chance prior to publication for any adds/deletes/changes to be made. Although, future changes are possible.
Step 7. Corrections List & Final Proof: One last edit and layout adjustment is made based on incorporation of the Author's Corrections List. Now the Book is ready for Publication.
Step 8. Publication: The Master Interior and Cover Art Files are uploaded to the printer/distribution system, plus all meta data for the book (e.g. Book information, Author information, Book Description, reader categories, etc.) Typically, within a few days, both the printed version of the book as well as the Kindle eBook are available for sale in all markets.
That is quite an investment required to take a raw manuscript and turn it into production-ready files. Although, services such as these may or may not include any guarantee of ultimate publication.
With ArcheBooks' Publication Services, your ultimate book publication is guaranteed, and the production investment required can be enjoyed for 65% - 85% less!
List Price for all Production and Publication
First-time Client Discount: $35%
Discount Price: $649
Royalty Rates: 70% Author / 30% Publisher split of all NET* royalties
[*NET ROYALTIES are defined as the remainder left over after Amazon wholesale discount and the book's physical printing costs for Paperback editions; and the difference between Amazon administrative charges and the MSRP for Kindle eBooks]
No formal Publishing Agreement/Contract is required
Authors retain all publication Rights - no reversion of Rights is ever needed; authors are free to market their works to any other entity in any medium or format at any time
A simple Professional Services Agreement is all that is needed for full book Production Services
Authors have the option of opting-out of the distribution relationship with ArcheBooks
(in which case Author would obtain a separate ISBN number from another publisher)
If Authors wish to use ArcheBooks Distribution, the following model illustrates typical costs and payments to the Author:
Breakeven Point of Sales to Production Costs: 194 copies sold
[194 x $3.35 = $649.90]
Author Royalty potential of making over $3,000 for every 1,000 copies sold
Authors may purchase Author Copies of their books for standard 40% wholesale discount, applicable to all retail booksellers, off of MSRP
Example: $14.95 MSRP, less 40% discount of $5.98 = $8.97 plus $2.00 S&H = $10.97 per copy price
Send an email to email@example.com with your manuscript attached in MS Word format
Please put the Title of your Manuscript in the Subject line of the email
ArcheBooks will send you a PayPal invoice for the Production Services fee
ArcheBooks will also send you an email with the Professional Services Agreement
You pay the PayPal invoice via credit card or any other PayPal acceptable method
You sign the Professional Services Agreement and Return it to ArcheBooks
Your book gets scheduled for production and you will be notified of dates of production start and estimated completion
After production completion you will be notified when your book is for sale on Amazon and available for orders
If you are due at least $50 in royalties, you will receive a payment from ArcheBooks on a monthly basis
You market and promote your book, and hopefully sell a lot, earn a lot, and enjoy the journey!
And that's it!
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