The Internet is redefining the way people connect and communicate with each other. As an author, you can go directly to the consumer for you book using Harmon Press and its Print On Demand (POD) capabilities. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a POD printer.
When you are shopping for a publisher for you treasured book and you begin to look around the net, you will see that most POD publisher offer you a selection of packages. These packages range from no frills where you will get a cover template for your book cover, to a full range of marketing packages which often includes custom cover design and PR material.
The more you frills you want, the more it will cost you. At Harmon Press we don’t work that way. There are two fees. First, You pay for your book to be styled and proofread. You pay by the word so you know what the cost will be before you begin. Second, you purchase an initial 50 books at 50% off the Suggested Retail Price. That’s a one time requirement. You don’t ever have to purchase another book from us, although we hope you will. The SRP is determined by the number of pages in your book. Why would you go anywhere else?
So, here are some things to keep in mind as you journey toward finding a publisher.
First, what are your objectives for the publication of your book? Do you simply plan to sell it to your family and friends or do you want a larger market in which you can distribute?
Second, marketing you book is your responsibility. It is its own small business. There are thousands of books published each year, all clamoring for readers. So, be prepared to continue work even though the work of writing the book has been accomplished.
Third, make a comparative spreadsheet as you journey through the maze of POD publishing companies. Look for costs in the areas of proofing, galleys, and cover design. When you are finished, come on back to Harmon Press and compare our prices with the others. Make sure you are comparing apples with apples and not apples with oranges.
Fourth, remember you are an unknown author and you book price should be capable with other books that are selling via traditional publishers.
Fifth, Check with other authors that have published with the company you choose. At Harmon Press we will put you in contact with our authors.
Sixth, Read the Writer’s Agreement thoroughly. Make sure you are keeping all the rights to your book.
Seventh, remember, you name is on the book. Make sure it is what you want to be associated with. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
We would enjoy helping you reach your goal of publishing you book.