AT-YOUR-SERVICE - 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 - 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 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. - The author will provide us with professional, preformatted, 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 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 before a book can be put on the market.
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!