You’re an author with two or more manuscripts ready to go (or books you want to re-publish), and several more in the works. After you go through a publisher’s process the first time, the second time is naturally easier, for both you and for the publisher. You know what to expect, and what they expect, and the publishing process goes much more smoothly.
Shouldn’t you be rewarded for this by receiving a deep discount on setup fees for your second and subsequent books? Yes, you should!
Which P.O.D. publisher offers deep discounts to “returning authors?”
1st book: $675 (deduct $200 if submitting your own cover)
2nd book: $417 (deduct $200 if submitting your own cover)
A savings of $258.00! The discount is valid for the author’s subsequent books as well!
And, BookLocker’s fees for two books are lower than all the single-book fees below!
1st book: $1,047.00
2nd book: $1,047.00 (no discount)
($1,002.00 more than BookLocker.)
1st book: $1,338.00
2nd book: $1,338.00 (no discount)
($1,584.00 more than BookLocker.)
1st book: $1,424.00
2nd book: $1,424.00 (no discount)
($1,756.00 more than BookLocker.)
1st book: $1,486.00
2nd book: $1,486.00 (no discount)
($1,880.00 more than BookLocker.)
1st book: $1,536.00
2nd book: $1,536.00 (no discount)
($1,980.00 more than BookLocker.)
1st book: $1599.00
2nd book: $1599.00 (no discount)
($2,106.00 more than BookLocker.)
1st book: $1993
2nd book: $1993 (no discount)
($2,894.00 more than BookLocker.)
1st book: $2,194.00
2nd book: $2,194.00 (no discount)
($3,296.00 more than BookLocker.)
1st book: $2621.00
2nd book: $2621.00 (no discount)
($4,150.00 more than BookLocker.)
If you are the author of two or more books, use a publisher that rewards prolific authors, and who charges less for two books than the “other guys” charge for just one.
Prices above are based on the least expensive package offered by each publisher on similar offers targeting U.S. authors. Fees include print publication within 6 weeks (interior setup, original cover design, up to 25 interior photos/graphics, an ISBN, barcode, print proof, a listing on the publisher’s website, fulfillment, distribution by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor (which includes a listing on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, etc.) and basic ebook formatting, conversion, and fulfillment/distribution. Ebook services are included because most firms now include these in their print packages.
NOTE: Many companies offer perks that others don’t, some try to upsell authors on extraneous services, and a few even claim ownership of files the author has paid them to create! Study each publisher and contract carefully before making your choice.
The P.O.D. Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.
About The Author
Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com
WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.
BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."
Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.
PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!
Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.
Have a POD Book with another publisher? See if BookLocker can give you a better deal. (BookLocker offers "disgruntled author discounts" to those who want to move from other POD services.)
See BookLocker's publishing packages HERE.
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