Aventine Press
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Manuscript screening: No
Kind of contract: Non-Exclusive
Distribution: Through online retailers mostly
Basic fees: Paperback publishing The 'official' basic paperback fee is $449.00. This fee may be described as artificially low as it does not include cover design.
Hardcover publishing Not available
Combo publishing Basic combo fee is $744.00.
Color publishing Not available
eBook publishing They forward you to ePubIt for this service ($149.00 fee, 85% of net receipts royalty). It is not entirely clear how this fits in with the rest of their services.
Royalties: Royalties are 80% of net receipts.
Author's discount: Authors can purchase copies of their book paying their printing costs plus 13% of retail price.
Break-even point: About 200 copies of an average length book sold through external channels if you supply your own cover design. Over 300 copies if they provide you with one.
Basic retail price: Competitive ($12.95 for a 200-page book)
Layout: Your choice of template, for the most part, though they try to accomodate special requests.
Graphics: None, thought they can be included as an extra.
Cover options: Cover design is an extra ranging from $175.00 for a template cover to $295.00 for a custom cover, or you can supply your own for free.
Trim size: It is unclear whether or not you have a choice.
Additional options: There are a number of extras, some of them all but mandatory, such as cover design. Other options include interior images, copyediting, alterations and marketing extras.
Pros*: *Good contract.
*Good royalties.
*Reasonable setup fee.
Cons*: *Setup fee is artificially low due to the fact that cover design is not included.
*No online bookstore.
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Last updated: 04-03-2013

* These represent my personal opinion based on what I've seen in the publisher's site.

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