Adventure in Discovery enables our authors to take charge of their
Here is a simple list for you to take on yourself
Adventure in Discovery can provide these services to you—
1. Copyright, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data,
ISBN, SAN and Barcodes—If you have not obtained them already, we
will submit your work for copyright. You will own the
copyright. We will also submit your book to the Library of
Congress and get you an assigned ISBN. Assigning the ISBN number
will be done through Adventure in Discovery since it reflects who
will print the book. The fees for copyright and Library of Congress
are $45.00 plus postage and handling. They will mail you your
is one of the most important improvements you could ever give your
work—“your baby”! Check for correct spelling, grammar, and
punctuation; to create a consistent approach to such things as
compound words; to do some light fact-checking; and perhaps to mark
up titles, headings, and subheadings. If you are self-publishing,
you’ll need to hire a copyeditor. We can see that the appropriate
editor who works in your style of writing is chosen to edit your
work. This can be costly, but absolutely necessary. We will work to
find the best editor at affordable pricing.
3. Book Creation—Camera Ready (This is what we do best!). Using your words and/or pictures to
design and format your book into a presentable work, ready for page
proofs and for final printing. It will be camera ready for press.
4. Production Managing—How
do you choose a printer? What do you send your printer? Do you know
what size and retail price the book should be? A publisher has a
production manager who puts your words and photos into “book
format.” And who finds printers who can do a good job within your
budget, source paper and other materials, and oversee the entire
production process? Placing your words and, where appropriate, your
photos to format into “book form”—camera ready for the printer—is a
crucial step. If you are self-publishing, you’ll have to do this
yourself, or hire a freelance production manager. In addition, don’t
forget those sample copies of your book made for review. You need to
submit these and query letters to potential reviewers.
5. Warehousing—Your cost of warehousing is a function of how many books you
have printed. Books need to be stored in a secure, air-conditioned,
dehumidified, and accessible environment. There are times when large
pallets of books are to be shipped, and easy accessibility is
needed. Likewise, insurance is a good idea to cover potential losses
from fire, theft, flood, damage from rodents, and the like.
does the book get from publisher to bookstore? Publishers have
warehouse operations and relationships with wholesalers and
bookstore chains. Even if a book isn’t in a store, it can be readily
ordered. If you are self-publishing, distribution may be your
biggest challenge. You may need to work with an independent
distributor, if you can find one willing to take you on.
do bookstores, libraries, and schools find out about new books?
Publishers send catalogs, but they also have sales people, who sit
down and show the newest books, and tell booksellers or library
acquisition committees, which are the ones that they should be sure
to have. If you are self-publishing, how will you sell your books?
Fulfillment—What method of sending books do I use? How do I
package books to be sent? How do I receive orders? There are a
variety of means to receive and order via snail mail, e-mail, phone,
and fax. Whether you’re mailing invoices, statements, or marketing
materials, someone needs to be ready to respond quickly and
does the public find out about a book? Most don’t just pick it up
off a shelf in a bookstore. They read a review, see an ad, or even
watch an author on TV. Publishers have marketing staffs that send
out review copies, create promotional items, and book authors on
tours. If you are self-publishing, you will likely need to hire a
marketing specialist. A representative can discuss options with you.
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