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Manuscript screening: Yes
Kind of contract: Non-Exclusive
Distribution: Through their site and online retailers mostly
Basic fees: Paperback publishing Basic paperback fee is $347.00.
Hardcover publishing Not available (?)
Combo publishing Not available (?)
Color publishing Not available
eBook publishing PDF formatting is included. eBook publishing via Kinde is a $35.00 extra. Royalties are 50% of net receipts minus $0.97.
Royalties: Royalties are 20% of retail price on direct sales and 50% of net receipts on external ones.
Author's discount: Discount is 50% of retail price (bulk discounts may apply).
Break-even point: Between 200 and 300 copies (approximation based on external sales of an average length book).
Basic retail price: Competitive ($13.97 for a 200-page book).
Layout: They provide you with a simple layout in their basic package.
Graphics: Not available (at least not in their basic package).
Cover options: You must provide your own (or hire a cover designer at your own expense).
Trim size: A single trim size is available.
Additional options: They offer a $197.00 plan that does not include book layout and they recommend that you hire the designer of their choice instead. The cost of this is not disclosed however it may enable you to include some illustrations (though they don't really mention this as an option).
Pros*: *Competitive retail price.
*They screen manuscripts.
*Good author's discount.
Cons*: *Slightly expensive setup fee considering that that fee does not include cover design.
*Setup fee is kept artificially low by excluding cover design.
*Low royalties on direct sales.
*Single trim size available.
*Their Kindle publishing deal is far from ideal.
Comments*: This publisher has renamed itself. It used to be 'Action Tales' (though in this particular case that may reflect a change in focus from fiction to a wider range of subjects).
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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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