Certainly you came across quite a number of book publishing companies on the Internet. Did you ever wonder, why most of them (almost all) never display their prices? They don't tell you upfront how much it will cost you to have your book published. You have to fill up a form with all the details and have it e-mailed to them. The reason why most book publishers do this, is very simple: They can't tell you a fixed price because their final price would look pretty high to you. So you first send them your book's details, then you get a rough estimate, then after that, maybe add-ons, add-ons and add-ons.
Unlike most other book publishers online, with us you can see already today, how much it will cost you to publish your book. Just go to our order page and you will see all prices published.
We can afford to do so because we are certainly one of the most cost-efficient publishers out there. No hidden fees, no surprises later on, no mark ups - what you see is the price you pay. Thus, depending on the seize of your book and what other needs you have you can have your book printed and published for as low as US$ 999! And besides our low cost, we guarantee high quality printing, fully automatic and professional book binding and best quality paper.
How it Works:
After you have chosen one of our 2 packages (your final book must be 108 to 738 pages in length) and signed up for one of those, you'll be guided by an author advocate who know the publishing business best. He will help you choose the best format to send in your book and work out together with you cover designs and all other publishing needs, like barcode and ISBN.
Within 1-2 weeks your book will be finished and you will receive 10 or 20 copies (depending which package you choose!) of your final printed book right to your doorsteps. At this time, your book title goes out to no less than 30.000 retail outlets in USA and Europe, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.
Within a few days time only, your book can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble or it can be ordered by your book title or your ISBN in 30.000 bookstores worldwide.
What happens if someone orders your Book at Amazon:
If someone orders now your book from amazon.com website, you don't have to do anything. The book will automatically, as soon as we receive an order from Amazon.com be printed. Your book will be printed as it will be ordered - meaning we will print this single one order from Amazon.com, pack it and ship it to the desired address by UPS. That means that your customer, who has just ordered your book at amazon.com will receive your book within 4-8 business days. We calculate 24 hours maximum for order taking and printing, 24 hours for packing and mailing and the rest of the time depends on UPS, how fast they can deliver to the destination. This entire process is called Print on Demand Technology. You sign up once for our package, send in your manuscript and the rest goes automatically. All you do then is to collect royalty payments from us.
What if I need 200 books for my own use, my friends, neighbors and a local book fair?
If you need books for your own use, you can order with us any desired quantity. You get a very big discount when you order books for yourself. Now imagine: You have spent so far only 999$ to have your book printed and distributed. If you would order a large quantity for your own usage, it would still not compare to the costs you have if you have your book printed (10.000 pieces), need storage space for your books and each time someone orders you have to pack it, mail it and bring it to the post office.
Authors do enjoy considerable discounts if they order their own book through 1st Book Publishing:
|1-50 copies||25 % off list price|
|51-100 copies||30% off list price|
|101 copies & more||35% off list price|
|*author prepays shipping and handing.|
Royalty Report & Payment
1st Book Publishing pays authors a royalty of up to 35 % (35%)of all payments actually received for POD titles, less any shipping/handling charges, taxes, and returns. There is no royalty on copies sold to authors. Please consider the table below as an approximate guide - it was calculated based on a 272-pages book with 5.5" x 8.5" trim size:
|Author's book sells:||Book price:||Deductions (Distribution, printing, etc.)||Author's Royalty:|
|for example on Amazons||$14.95||$11.02||$1.97|
|on author's website||$14.95||$10.64
(if shipped within US)
|for example on Barnes & Noble||$12.95||$7.77||$2.59|
|on author's website||$12.95||$1.94||$5.51|
Your sales report will be emailed to you on a quarterly basis if sales surpass 10 copies per month. Likewise, your earnings are paid quarterly. We prefer to E-Bank the money to you or to send by Paypal.
Both of our packages (Platinum and Gold) include that you wll receive 10 respective 20 FREE books together with your initial signup. That means, once you have placed an order with us and sent in your manuscript, you will receive 20 books (Platinum Package) or 10 books (Gold Package) for Free as soon as they are printed (approx. 14 days). Should you need help with the layout of your manuscript, then you should opt for the Platinum Package. Our author's advocates are more than happy to do that for you.
Other Services (Optional)
Should you have problems with one of the following, we can assist you also. However, for these services we do not have a package deal, but have to quote them for you on a case-to-case basis depending on the job's specifications:
Layout (Platinum program): If your book sits on your PC as a Word file (you do not need any
editorial help like copyediting, but you want us to layout your book) and your manuscript is ready-to-print, we can email to you the book after the layout has been done, within 3 business days upon receiving your file provided you choose one of our 5 Text Templates.
To create a cover design takes usually 5 business days. Choose one of 5 Cover Templates here!
It takes about 14 days upon author's approval to make your book available to US retailers.