BookLocker Publishing Packages
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 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 new publishing packages for any budget.
D.I.Y. - You will provide us with preformatted Interior and cover files. They must be formatted to our specs, which are provided in Step 4 of the POD process. The Print Galley ($35) and the first year annual POD file hosting fee ($18) must be purchased up front. All authors must receive and approve a print galley before a book can be put on the market.
AT-YOUR-SERVICE - Includes assistance with interior formatting with items listed in "ALL PROGRAMS" below. Authors can either submit their own cover or order original cover design or a template cover. This is the traditional POD service we have been offering authors for over a decade. For books with basic to moderate formatting needs, it's a simple and quick process. You may submit your own cover at no additional charge or you may order cover design from us.
EXPEDITED - For authors who need the At-Your-Service Program level of assistance within 2 weeks. The publication time is 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: We can't guarantee 2 weeks for authors located outside of 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.
PAYMENT PLAN - Similar to At-Your-Service but at a higher cost. In order for BookLocker to recoup its investment, authors of the Payment Plan Program agree to sell their book exclusively through BookLocker, and to not terminate their contract, until the negative balance is paid in full. Our cover designer and ebook conversion specialists are freelancers so cover design and ebook conversion service fees, if ordered by the author, must be paid for up-front. Authors of multiple titles may only register one book at a time with the Payment Plan Program. Any negative balance in the author's account must be paid in full before applying to have a new book published with BookLocker. NOTE: This program is only available to U.S. residents.
ALL PROGRAMS - With all programs, we offer assignment of a BookLocker ISBN (or you can use your own), barcode, PDF ebook creation (optional), unlimited interior graphics, print galley (the first printed, bound copy of your book), a listing on BookLocker's website and distribution through Ingram, the largest book distributor. BookLocker's print books are listed on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillions.com, Chapters.ca, and many other online bookstores worldwide. BookLocker's books also appear in all the major bookstore systems so customers can request their local bookstore order your book.
The Fine Print:
BookLocker is NOT a traditional publisher. Authors are responsible for promoting their own books. All authors are provided with a free copy of 90 DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy. We are also happy to provide free advice and to answer any marketing questions you may have. The marketing products and services offered by "the other guys" usually cost far more than any resulting book sales. We don't do business that way. We know how to promote books and we teach authors how to do so through their free copy of 90 Days of Promoting Your Book Online.
ATTN: D.I.Y. - DO-IT-YOURSELF AUTHORS: If you sign up for the DIY package, but can't provide the files to our specs,you will need to either hire someone to do the work for you, or you will need to pay our designers for assistance. If you are not adept at MSWord and design programs, please do not sign up for the DIY program. If a DIY author submits incorrect files two times, we will then need to charge a spec-check fee, which is $25 for each subsequent incorrect file submitted. We do provide lists of items that need to be fixed when authors submit incorrect files.
Cancellations prior to work being performed on your book: We understand that authors occasionally need to cancel their Booklocker.com contract for a variety of reasons. If you request a refund after payment is made, but before any file transmissions or formatting work is completed on your book, that is fine. However, BookLocker.com will retain a 25% cancellation fee to cover labor and transaction costs associated with processing the cancellation. By completing this form, you agree that you understand a 25% cancellation fee will apply to all POD setup fee and original cover art orders. However, if any file transmissions have occurred or work has begun on your book or cover art, no refunds are permitted. This policy applies to all payments made during sign-up.
The Next Step:
BookLocker reviews all manuscripts before agreeing to accept them for publication. Click on the link below to submit your manuscript for consideration. Once we approve it, we'll send you the process for picking your publishing package and send us your files.
Got Questions? Just ask Angela, Co-owner of BookLocker.com!