Manuscript editingAfter author submits their original manuscript professionally-trained editors at Prolance thoroughly edits and proofreads the Manuscript. Publisher makes minor adjustments based on grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc, but will not make major changes, additions, or eliminations to or from the manuscript without consent of the author. Before submitting the files to the printer the author gives their final approval.
Illustrating & Layout DesignPublisher will hire a third party illustrator/graphic designer chosen in coordination with Author. Publisher will facilitate all contact with the hired illustrator and will draft the contract between Publisher and hired illustrator. Publisher will prepare an illustrator packet outlining any needs or ideas of the Author. Adobe-trained Prolance graphic designers will complete work layout design for the Manuscript.
CopyrightPublisher will furnish an official copyright from the United States Library of Congress for the Work in the name of the Author. All copies of the Work that are distributed or sold to the public will bear a copyright notice as prescribed by the applicable copyright laws of the United States.
Isbn and barcodePublisher will furnish Work 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 author and suitable for proper distribution. There is a bulk printing option and there is also a print on demand option where there are minimal upfront printing fees.
FulfillmentPublisher is responsible for receiving and storing books and shipping out orders to customers.
MarketingPublisher will set up a marketing campaign to promote the Work 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 with a book launch date on social media (Facebook page, mass email lists, etc.) Arranging for a press release to applicable news agencies. Work will be displayed for sale at all Publisher booth sales and events.
DistributionPublisher 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.