Prolance works one on one with each selected author to accomplish the following:
Manuscript editingAfter an author submits their original manuscript there is an editing process that, if applicable, involves content and technical editing (grammar, spelling and punctuation). Major content changes, additions, or eliminations are made only in coordination with the author. There is a final approval given by the author before the files go to the printer.
Cost: Publisher flat fee $500
IllustrationAfter the manuscript is polished and ready, Prolance, in coordination with the author, will seek out and hire a third party illustrator. Prolance will draft an illustrator agreement and facilitate all contact with the hired illustrator. Prolance will prepare an illustrator packet outlining any needs or ideas of the author.
Cost: Based on the author's budget (can range from $400-$3,000)
CopyrightProlance can provide an official copyright from the United States Library of Congress for the book in the name of the Author.
Cost: (optional) $170
Isbn and barcodeProlance will do the registration process and provide the book with a unique International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and barcode.
PrintingPublisher will hire a third party printer to print the number of copies desired by the author and suitable for proper distribution.
There are two options when it comes to printing. Either bulk printing or print on demand.
Cost: Print on demand set up fee: $120
Ordering books from print on demand printer (optional): about $4 paperback or $6-7 hardcover each plus shipping
Bulk printer - estimate for 1,000 paperback: $2,500 or 1,000 hardcover: $4,500
Storage & FulfillmentCost: 15% royalty fee applied to sales for a customized limited time
Publisher is responsible for receiving and storing books and shipping out orders to customers, if applicable.
MarketingCost: Included in publisher flat fee
Publisher will set up a marketing campaign to promote the book according to the Author’s needs. This includes, but is not limited to:
Organizing a book tour within and around the Author’s home city consisting of up to 5 author book readings/signings/events with agreement from the Author as to the dates and times. Spreading a launch poster on social media, writing and sending out a press release to applicable media contacts and bookstores. Book will be displayed for sale at all Publisher booth sales and events as long as inventory allows.
DistributionCost: 15% royalty fee applied to sales for a customized limited time
Publisher will set up an account with a major distributor who will list the book on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.uk, Barnes and Noble, Chapters & Indigo, and other book retailers, if applicable.
Each project is customizable.
Email for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org