We insist that we typeset your book for a couple
of reasons. First, it insures that the finished product looks
professionally created and achieves a high standard of interior
design. Secondly, our equipment is designed to interface directly
with our printers which speeds the manufacturing process and eliminates
potential misunderstandings concerning the final product. Many
companies charge up to $9.00 per page to typeset your book for
you. With ACW Press this service is included in our prices.
We employ some of the most creative graphics
designers in the industry. While you have full control over the
final cover and can have significant input into the original design,
our personnel will insure that you receive top market quality
in the finished product. A high gloss UV finish is also applied
to the cover to protect it and to give it that quality look. Some
designers can charge up to $1500 for a quality cover and the four
color separations. With ACW Press this service is included in
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While we cannot rewrite your book for you,
we can provide years of editorial experience and expertise to
your manuscript. Included in our prices is an initial overall
edit of content, form and organization, a grammar edit, line proofing,
and a professional copy editor who will be paid by us to catch
the inevitable errors that have crept into the manuscript. Prices
at other firms for this type of service vary. We estimate its
market value to be in the neighborhood of $800 for a 200 page
single spaced manuscript. With ACW Press this service is included
in our prices.
There are occasions where an author needs to have a
professional editor do a pre-edit of a manuscript before considering it for
publication. We recommend you visit our manuscript
critique page for more information on this service. This service is not
included in our regular prices.
This is the International Standard Book Number
that identifies and distinguishes your book from all others. Every
bookstore in the country uses this number to track the sales of
an individual title. You could apply for your own personal ISBN
number, but the current application fee is $25. With ACW Press,
it is included in our prices. See example below.
Essential for sales in
all retail outlets,
the bar code on the back of your book is critical to its acceptance
in most stores. Without bar codes most chains and independent
bookstores will refuse to stock your book. The code itself
must follow the prescribed standards set by the international
standards community (Bookland/EAN). There are services that can provide one for
you, but the cost ranges from $20-$40. At ACW Press, it is included
in our prices.
The copyright notification is printed in the
inside cover of the book and is issued in the authors name
and therefore all rights are the property of the author, not ACW
Press. If you wish to officially register the book with the government
copyright office we can direct you to the appropriate information. The
normal government registration is $30. We feel that with today's
copyright laws official government registration is unnecessary.
You may provide your own interior illustrations and photos in standard formats (.jpg, .tif, etc.). These
are charged $30 a piece for black and white pieces.
If you require an illustrator for interior pieces, you would recommend Kim Sponaugle's
Picture Kitchen Studio. You would make arrangements directly with Kim.
In addition to all of this, we use book printers
whose work you find on the shelves of your general bookstore.
These are consummate professionals whose essential business is
manufacturing the highest quality book they can.
Marketing, Fulfillment and Distribution
For authors who print 2,500 copies or more
we have a full-service fulfillment warehouse that accepts credit
card purchases and uses an 800 number. The setup fee of $400 is
waived for the first year for those printing 2,500 copies or more.
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote or more information.
You're on your way to having a professionally designed and printed book!
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