Self book publishing has the end goal of others finding and reading your book. The polishing touches have just been added.
Now comes the most critical part of your books success, distribution and marketing. There are three things needed.
Bookstores Sell Your Book
Self book publishing comes up short for most self-publishers due to a lack of planning. It is important to have the entire book publishing process planned out to allow time for everything that will give your book the best shot of making the best sellers list.
Want to distribute your book to 39,000 book retailers all over the world?
Contact Izzard Ink and find out how to make your book promotion available to as many retailers as you can. Involving our services from the being can save you from making some irreversible mistakes.
Izzard Ink works with a very experience Intellectual Property Attorney that can file your copyright with the United States Copyright Office. This can be done for $450. The fee may vary if it is a more complex case. To be sure of the cost feel free to contact us for a firm quote.
Absolutely. Izzard Ink can assign your book a pre-control number from the Library of Congress. Once the book is printed Izzard Ink will mail the best version (hardback if available) of your book to the Library of Congress. There is a charge of $195 and you do not have to lift a finger to have your book at the Library of Congress.
Print on demand publishing is when a book is ordered then it is printed. This method really takes the guesswork out of planning how many books to print for a press run. It also always meets demand as we can print as many books are ordered. There is no shipping from the printer to distribution centers. It also saves money from book storage fees.
Yes. Send us a message about the author you are referring. Then make sure the author lets us know as well who referred them. Once payment in full is received from the author and the projects are complete you will receive payment (taxes may apply) as outline below. For a 25% bonus redeem your referral bonus for Izzard Ink Publishing company credit.
You can pick and choose what services you want. If you want to be published by Izzard Ink Publishing, you will need to purchase at least a design package and have your book copy edited by an experienced editor.
Both. Izzard Ink Publishing will sit down with you and will make sure that our team has enough experience in your area you plan to publish in.
What is the time frame to expect for each service?
It all depends on the type of project you are undertaking.
Cover designs and layouts typically take 30-45 days.
Editing depends on the length of your book but average is 2-3 months.
Distribution takes about 30 days to get the proof approved and get the book in the distribution channels.
Audiobooks vary on the length of the book. Most are finished within 30-60 days.
Yes. We work well with books that have quality content. This option works well with self-published authors who have a following for their books. Izzard Ink can make sure your successful book is copy edited and has a great design and layout.
Izzard Ink Publishing uses a team of proven people. We have all worked together on the past on many projects. Izzard Ink Publishing established this method so you do not have to guess about the quality of work you will receive on your book projects.
Yes. In the past our Publishing Manager has consulted with a New York Times Best Selling author. We helped him get his social media outlets in order. We also went over the importance of setting up Amazon Author Central. If you just need consulting we can help.
Great Covers Get Great Exposure
Get on down to your nearest Barnes & Noble, grab a drink, some chocolate, and take a few minutes to observe the readers. The first impression of a book is the cover.
If the cover is appealing, one will thumb through the interior of the book and read the back of the book. The longer a potential reader has your book in their hand the better chance you have of selling the book.
It is imperative that a cover appeals not only to perspective readers but also book retailers who give your book self space. Also, do not overlook the design of the books spine.
Retailer shelf space is limited and most books don't get displayed cover faced out. Another reason to have a compelling cover. It adds to the overall image of the bookstore. Great covers get great exposure.
Izzard Ink's cover designers have years of experience with major publishers. Our designers know what it takes to create an appealing cover and interior layout.
Self Book Publishing Reviews
Let's face it. For the most part we read what our peers suggest as well as on-line reviews. Obtaining reviews can be a daunting task. A good place to start is with your professional and personal network. Another place to obtain reviews is from researching different organizations that could benefit from your book.
A third option would be paying for a professional review. Getting at least five solid reviews is one of the most important steps in laying the foundation for a successful book.
A lot time blood sweat and tears have been put into your book but is it available for purchase? Many self book publishing authors think it is enough just to sell their book at the big retailers. Utilizing this method can result in at least a 30% reduction in sales.
In addition, take a look at how your title looks on websites. Make sure it is appealing and your reviews are showcased. Also consider making your title available in hardback, paperback, eBook and audiobook.
The setup fee is $495. A per book sold fee of $1.50 is also charged to upkeep the distribution network.
If you are listing a hardback, paperback and eBook, of the same title, the setup fee is $995.
Audiobooks have a setup fee of $95 and a per download charge of $1.00. The length of distribution agreement is seven years.
Annie, head of our Public Relations Department, will review your biography and your book. Once she knows you are a good fit for radio, you will only be charged for the shows you are on. Once you have proven yourself on a few radio shows, Annie can start to find out what TV shows are interested in you. There is a one-time fee to be considered for TV appearances. After that, you will only be charged for the television shows in which you make an appearance.