BookLocker Publishing Packages
The chart comparing our programs is here:
As prices go up across the board, and as unemployment continues, many authors would like to get their books on the market but simply can’t afford it.
While firms like Author Solutions (owner of AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse, Trafford and more) are squeezing authors out of thousands to tens of thousands of dollars (which we’re betting most authors will never recover in resulting book sales), BookLocker is going in the opposite direction – offering publishing packages for any budget.
AT-YOUR-SERVICE PROGRAM – This is our most popular program. For books with basic to moderate formatting needs, it’s a simple and quick process. Just send us your manuscript as a word processing file (MSWord preferred) and we get to work. You may submit your own cover at no additional charge or you may order original cover design from us. Ask about our payment plan if you need help with the up-front fees.
EXPEDITED PROGRAM – For authors who need the At-Your-Service Program level of assistance for print books within 2 weeks. The publication time for the print book is approximately 2 weeks after the author sends their final file to us. Add extra time if you need to order and receive copies for an event. NOTE: Delivery of the print galley may be delayed for authors located outside the U.S. because international shipping companies are not always reliable and even expedited international shipping can take longer than desired by us and the author. Once a book leaves the U.S., we and the author are at the mercy of foreign shipping services.
D.I.Y. – DO IT YOURSELF (No setup/formatting fees) – The author will provide us with professional, ready-to-print interior and cover PDF files. They must be formatted to our specs, which are provided in Step 4 of the P.O.D. process. The setup fee ($25), Print Proof ($35) and the first year annual P.O.D. file hosting fee ($18) must be purchased up front. All authors must receive and approve a print proof to review and approve before a book can be put on the market.
We format manuscripts in the order they are received and our normal turnaround is still around a month (two weeks if using the Expedited program). Color-interior publishing can take longer.
WHO OWNS THE FILES?
Authors own all rights to their production files.
BookLocker’s print books are listed on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksaMillion.com and many other smaller, online bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account can pick up Ingram’s feed, so you’ll find your book listed in stores you’ve never heard of. Ingram has 38,000 retail, library, school and distribution partners around the world.
Most bookstores use Ingram’s database to find and order books, so bookstore customers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order your book as well. Your book will, of course, also be in Bowker’s database. Bowker is the U.S. ISBN agency.
We list ebooks on the 4 major ebook stores: Amazon’s Kindle store, Apple’s iBook store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, and the Kobo store. And, we add it to BookLocker.com so customers there can get your book in PDF, ePub or Kindle format directly from us, with a higher royalty for you.
The chart comparing the programs is here:
TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT
To submit your manuscript for consideration, go here:
If you have any questions, contact Angela directly here:
Our POD Secrets Revealed Series is HERE.
Angela Hoy is the co-owner of WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com. WritersWeekly.com is the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday. According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print of Self Publishing, BookLocker.com 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 has 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.”