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Publish with BiblioYou
Publishing your book can be a difficult and complicated effort. Most people know very little about the publishing process, and meander through the publishing maze with no information, and no help. An author may have talent and experience that allows them to address some of facets of publishing without help, but may need assistance with areas in which they are lacking. Perhaps an author is adept at creating, editing and formatting their book, but they don’t know the first thing about marketing. Or they may need help with cover design, or illustration. The BiblioYou Personal Publishing Platform offers the author the tools and information to make good decisions and to create a publishable and marketable book.
The resources found on and through the BiblioYou website can help the author prepare and publish their book. These resources include Tutorials, Articles and other educational information intended to inform the author about the process of preparing a book for publication, and to assist them through the process.
Additionally, the BiblioYou website offers tools and services that the author can use to prepare for publication, and offers information to make informed decisions about the direction their efforts should take.
Finally, BiblioYou will publish Print versions of the author's book and make it available through Amazon.com, the Biblio Bookstore, and all distribution channels offered by Ingram. EBook versions will be published through 12 digital channels, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Apple's iBookstore... BiblioYou also offers printing, binding and fulfillment services through it's Columbus, Ohio facility, as well as printing through affiliated international printers.
Here are the BiblioYou options for print publishing...
Print Color options: Black & White, Full Digital Color
Binding Options: Perfect Bound (Paperback), Hardcover, Saddle Stitch, Coil
Paper Options: 20# White, 20# Cream, 70# Matte (Coated), 70# Glossy (Coated)
Various Print Sizes: 5 ½ inch x 8 ½ inch, 6 inch x 9 inch, 8 ½ inch x 8 ½ inch, 8 ½ inch x 11 inch
...and for EBook publishing
Conversion to all major EBook formats (ePub, mobi, pdf...)
Distribution to over a dozen EBook stores such as Amazon.com's Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble's Nook Store, Apple's iBookstore and more.
Book Costs and PricingAuthor's Cost: The Author's Cost is the price at which an author will be able to buy copies of their own book. Although the final cost will be determined once the final version is published, the cost can be estimated using the Book Copy Estimate Form.
Final Retail Price: The Final Retail Price of a book is based on the Author's Cost, and factors in selected royalties and Bookstore/Institution markups. Although the final cost will be determined once the final version is published, the cost can be estimated using the Retail Price Calculator. For this calculation, first enter information into the Book Copy Estimate Form. Then use this value as the cost for the Retail Price Calculator.
Here is the step-by-step list of the BiblioYou publishing process:
(Click here for printable list)
1. Sign up for a free BiblioYou membership (Click Here).
2. If you haven't already done so, you may want to submit your manuscript for review. The BiblioYou staff will review your book and send you a Free Evaluation (Click Here)
3. Prepare your book for final submission.
a. Check manuscript for typos, misspelling, problems with grammar.
b. Format the book to proper size. margins... (See Formatting Tutorial).
c. Design and format cover...(See Cover Formatting Tutorial).
4. Purchase a Publishing Package. (More Info), (Purchase Package)
5. Submit your book for publication, choosing proper printing & binding preferences. (Click Here)
6. Receive and review proof of your book.
7. Submit updated manuscript and/or cover for final publication. (Click Here)
8. Receive and OK final publishing contract.
9. Once your book has been published, your information will be added to your secure Personal Publishing page.
Here is a list of many of the assets that an author can find on the BiblioYou website:
Tools and Resources
• Publishing Assistants(Click Here)(Members Only)
Biblio You offers a list of helpful professionals that are experienced many areas of the publishing process. These professionals, who work on a contract basis independently of BiblioYou, offer services in areas such as Editing, Formatting, Illustration, Design, Book Marketing, and more.
• Book Cost Calculator(Click Here)
Calculate your cost for a book published through BiblioYou
• Book Retail Cost Calculator with Royalties(Click Here)
Calculate the suggested retail price of your book factoring in bookstore markups and royalties.
• Informative articles about writing, publishing, marketing and more.
This information can be found through various areas of the website, including the Biblio Blog.
• Tutorials(Click Here)(Members Only)
Articles that give you step-by-step instructions on various facets of the preparation of your book for publication.
• Print Distribution through Ingram(Click Here)
Ingram offers distribution serving over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools, internet commerce companies and other channel partners including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), and other well-known retailers and wholesalers of books.
• Print and Fulfillment(Click Here)
BiblioYou offers printing, binding and fulfillment services
• eBook Conversion and distribution
Print books can be converted to eBook versions and distributed through 12 eBook "sellers."
• Communication with a real person
BiblioYou offers numerous ways to contact a BiblioYou representative. Got questions? Just ask.