Brokering Your Book At The Silver Level
These books can include everything from; Family stories and anthologies
that you would like to provide to your children and their children in
published form, all the way to commercial books that you intend to sell
directly through direct sales, organizations or associations. In each of
these situations, you will not need to have an ISBN#, the related
distribution and sales-related services that are included in the Premium
Level. (Please note that books without ISBN#'s are not eligible for sale in
most bookstores, gift shops, via Amazon.com, Libraries or other
Key Benefits at the Silver Level:
* You maintain complete creative and financial control over your book,
* You own the copyrights to your book, which means that all profits from
...all sales are yours and yours alone,
* You end up with a professionally published book.
The fundamental difference between the Silver and Premium Levels is the
ISBN# and distribution. The Silver Level is designed for non-commercial
books and as a result, no ISBN#, barcode or distribution is established
for these titles. If you are interested in selling your book in bookstores,
libraries, via the Internet or in any other commercial outlets, check out
our Premium Level.
What Services Are Included In Your Flat Fee
at the Silver Level?
Complete professional editing of your book
Complete professional custom book cover design for your book
Complete professional typesetting/layout for your book
We will be your liaison between all professionals invovled in the
production and printing of your book to ensure YOU don't have to worry
about the details. Instead, you can focus on writing and enjoying your
How Do I Get Started?
When you are ready to publish your book, simply e-mail
email@example.com with the basic specs of your book (page
count, trim size, number of copies you would like to print on your first
We will send you a publishing contract that you can review, sign and fax
back to us. For your security and peace of mind, we process all payments
through our secure shopping cart using PayPal (who now accept all major
credit cards whether you have an account with them or not!)
Once we receive your signed contract and payment information, we will
e-mail you asking for your manuscript to be sent as an attachment in an
e-mail to us (in .doc/docX/rft or .txt format).
Once your manuscript arrives, we will begin in earnest, the publication of
your book per our contract.
Books can be published in a variety of trim sizes. We work on a flat fee
basis on all production elements of your project but because each book
will differ in print costs, we will get you a print bid based on page count,
trim size and quantity of books you would like to order on your first print
run BEFORE you sign any contracts with us. Again, we don't like
surprises anymore than you do!
Flat fees on the Silver Level are:
$2000.00 for books under 50 pages + print costs, (this would include
children's full color story books and hard cover books).
$3750.00 for books from 51 to 200 pages in length + print costs.
$4250.00 for books that exceed 200 pages in length + print costs.
Once we have all the specs from you, we will get you a firm printing bid
before you sign any contracts with us because we do not like surprises
anymore than you do!
At all page count levels of the Silver Level, your book
will be professionally:
* Receive a custom cover design,
* Professional typesetting/layout,
* And be professional printed
* We will also provide you with full e-mail support throughout the entire
publishing process. We normally charge $160.00 per hour for e-mail
consultations and the average first book will take two to five months to
complete. If you only asked ONE HOUR'S worth of questions per day, that
would be a savings to you of over $24,000.00 by the time your book was
completed and your education in the publishing process would be college
This entire process of prepping the book for print will take two to five
months, depending on how ready your manuscript is when it arrives. The
process will involve at least a dozen professionals working on your book
to make it stand out and we will handle all of that for you!
Print Options available through
We offer every print option on the market today:
* From state-of-the-art POD printers who will print as few as one book at
a time for you,
* To offset printers who will print a minimum of 1000 books and in the
process, save you some money on the per unit cost of your book.
* To full color printers in Hong Kong to ensure your children's or art
books have the finest quality color work, on the highest quality paper.
Once The Contracts Are Signed, Then What?
After contracts are signed and you complete the writing of your book, we
will have it professionally edited for you,
We will have the book cover professionally designed and created for you,
incorporating your ideas and desires,
Once the editing and custom cover work is done, we will e-mail
everything back to you for your review. At this time, we will ask you to
carefully re-read the entire manuscript to ensure that you are satisfied
with the editing work that has been done to this point.
In the flat fee, we provide authors two complete editing passes through
the book to make any changes you would like to make. This means that
you can tweak the manuscript, editing, artwork or anything else that you
would like to change. Once you have finished your first pass, we will
execute your requested changes and do the layout of the book for the
printer and when that is completed, we will send you a pdf file of the final
book for your second review.
This is your second editing pass through the book. The focus of this pass
is aesthetic in nature. You will be reviewing the layout of the interior of
Once we receive your single e-mail with all requested tweaks in it from
that second pass, we will execute those final changes and prep the book
for publication. If, after the second complete pass through the book, you
still want to make more changes, we are happy to accommodate your
needs at a rate of $50.00 per hour for that service.
When the book is ready to go to print, we will hand-walk your finished
book through the entire print process, acting as your liaison with printers
and shippers so you can enjoy a worry-free journey!
During all phases of the publishing process, you have the final word on
all decisions made concerning your book.
Finally, the finished books will be delivered to the address of your choice
and our job is complete.
How Am I Billed?
For your security, all payments are made through our secure shopping
cart using PayPal who now accepts all major credit cards whether you
have a PayPal account or not.
When contracts are signed, you will include payment for only 50% of the
book brokering fee at that time.
When the book is through the editing, cover design, layout and two
editing reviews and is ready to ship to the printers, you will pay the
second installment of 40% of the remaining balance due on the book
brokering fee. If your book is being printed by a POD printer, you will pay
the full print bill at the time your order is place with the printer.
If your book is being printed by an offset printer, they require only 50%
of the total print bill be paid to them via wire transfer at this time and the
balance when you approve the proofs they will send directly to you
approximately two weeks after the final files are uploaded to them. We
will provide you with all the information you need to execute your
payments and we will hand-walk you through the process, every step of
the way, answering all your questions as we go.
Our final payment is to be made (final 10% of the book brokering fee) at
the time the books arrive to your address in satisfactory condition, at
which time, our work is done.
To get started today, e-mail us the basic specs of your book (trim size,
interior page count and whether or not you want color interior or B&W,
soft cover or hard cover) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we
review your information, we will send you a contract and where needed, a
printer bid for your book so you know exactly what your costs will be -
Welcome to the Whitehall Publishing Family!