Higher setup/design fees
|Lower setup/design fees|
YOU will handle all the business aspects associated with publishing your book.
|We will use our ISBNs, format your files, design your cover, submit to the printer, Ingram, Amazon, B&N, Apple and Kobo directly, handle customer service issues, process sales, provide fulfillment, collect/remit sales tax, and much more.|
|Original Cover Design||$400||$200|
|Simple ebook conversion||$175||included in setup above|
|Annual POD file hosting fee||—||included in setup above|
Choose PubPreppers.com if:
You want someone else to assist with print and ebook formatting and conversion, as well as cover design, but you want to do everything else yourself, including submitting your print book files and listing information to Spark (Lightning Source) and Ingram, and your ebook files to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple. Your setup fees will be higher but you will earn 100% royalties. You will also be responsible for maintaining your listings, keeping your accounts current at the firms above, any fees those firms charge, as well as processing credit cards if you choose to take orders for your books yourself.
NOTE: You will be responsible for purchasing ISBNs for the print and epub versions of your book. However, you will pay less when ordering copies of your own print book. You can also choose your own list price, and be limited only by what the printer or the ebook retailers charge you for each transaction.
If you choose PubPreppers.com, you can sign up right now as there is no vetting process.
Send us your text or word processing file . We’ll send a quote back to you. Once you sign up, we’ll take care of the rest and you’ll be involved every step of the way to ensure your book and cover are what YOU want.
Choose BookLocker.com if:
You’d like to spend more time writing than running a publishing company, if you don’t have a website (we offer a specific book page for each book on BookLocker.com for direct orders ), if you don’t want to take credit cards and collect/report sales tax when selling the book yourself, deal with customer service issues, assist buyers who are confused about ebooks/downloading, and other business and administrative aspects of publishing. If you prefer to just write and do online promotion, but want to let somebody else handle the business end, choose BookLocker.com.
In a nutshell, if you want someone else to handle not only interior and cover design but also distribution, order processing, fulfillment, customer service, etc., choose BookLocker. You will pay less for setup fees (half), but will also earn less in royalties, and pay more when you purchase copies of your own book. BookLocker has minimum list prices that must be adhered to.
NOTE: If you choose BookLocker.com, you will not need to pay any fees charged by the printer because BookLocker will submit to them directly. Also, if you choose BookLocker, you will not need to purchase your own ISBNs. BookLocker will assign theirs at no extra charge. (ISBNs are $125 each or $250 for a block of 10). BookLocker.com reviews manuscripts for quality and salability, and will reject manuscripts that do not meet their standards. You will need to SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT FOR CONSIDERATION before signing up. If your manuscript is rejected by BookLocker, you can still sign up with PubPreppers.com using the link in the section above.
BOOKLOCKER COST EXAMPLE – PAPERBACK SETUP & BASIC EBOOK CONVERSION
$200 original cover design – optional
*Simple ebook conversion (see details below) – included in price above
$0.00 ISBNs (BookLocker will assign at no extra charge)
BOOKLOCKER.COM ROYALTIES –
35% of the list price for public sales of POD books sold through Booklocker.com
15% of the list price for POD books sold through other distributors/retailers/etc.
BOOKLOCKER.COM E-BOOK ROYALTIES
70% of the list price for ebooks priced $8.95 or higher.
50% of the list price for ebooks priced under $8.95.
THIRD-PARTY EBOOK ROYALTIES (Amazon, BN.com, Apple)
65% OF THE NET AMOUNT Booklocker.com is paid for each ebook priced $10 or higher.
55% OF THE NET AMOUNT Booklocker.com is paid for each ebook priced under $10.
If you prefer BookLocker.com, submit your manuscript for consideration today using THIS FORM.