SUBSIDY OR PAY-TO-PUBLISH PUBLISHERS

21 03 2012

PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE AND THEN REFER TO THE ARTICLE I POSTED ON 8/17/2011

(I am currently in the process of helping a customer trying to obtain her release from iUniverse, so far it is ridiculous, they are charging her for the release of her files and they will only give her her original Word files back, she paid them to do the layout of the text, so if she paid for the work, shouldn’t it belong to her?  To date, they are still giving her the run around)

SUBSIDY OR PAY–TO–PUBLISH PUBLISHERS
–Rick Frishman – Publisher- Morgan James Publishing
http://www.morganjamespublishing.com
Subsidy or Pay–to–Publish Publishers
Also known as pay-to-publish, there are several companies that take upfront
money to publish your book. Subsidy publishers throw into the
package, interior and cover design (don’t expect miracles—most will use
their formula templates). The author then gets to buy the book at a preset
cost for resale. Most subsidy type of publishing uses a POD format—
print-on-demand—for book ordering. You can buy one copy for resale or
hundreds. The entry fee is usually less than $1,000 to enter into a
contract … but, and it’s a big but, the cost can be quite extensive per book unit;
author/publisher discounting deals are pro-publisher, always; and getting out of a
contract if things are not going well, can be difficult, if not impossible.

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