|Kind of contract:
||They claim eBook and audio book rights, along with the right to modify your work and feature it in a compilation.
They reserve the right to change the terms of the agreement with 30 days prior notice
||Through their site and online retailers mostly
||Basic paperback fee is $899.00.
||Basic hardcover fee is $999.00
||Basic combo fee is $1,649.00.
||eBook publishing is bundled into their packages (this is probably not a good thing).
Royalties are 50% of net receipts.
||Royalties are either 10% or 20% of payments received by the publisher (beware that this is not the same as a percentage of retail price).
||Basic author discount is 20%, bulk discounts are available (this information is based on an old version of the site).
||Between 500 and 700 copies (approximation based on external sales of an average length book with a '20% royalty' derived from standard wholesale discount practices).
|Basic retail price:
||Somewhat expensive (about $16.95 for a 200-page book,this information is based on an old version of the site).
||They prepare your manuscript for you.
||Up to 25 graphics included in the basic setup fee, more can be included as an extra.
||They will design your cover for you, you can submit a graphic for the front cover and a photo for the back cover.
||You have a number of trim sizes to choose from.
||They offer a number of packages with fees that can go as high as $4,449.00.
||*Expensive set-up fee.
*Basic retail price is somewhat expensive.
*Low royalties on direct sales.
*Low discount (or at least it used to be).
*There are some pretty serious problems with their contract.
*eBook publishing is bundled into their print packages.
*The information they make publicly available is nowhere near enough to make an informed decision.
||This is one of several large publishers that were bought by Author Solutions (the others being AuthorHouse, Trafford and Xlibris).
|The Bottom Line*:
An expensive set-up fee, a somewhat expensive retail price combined, low discount, a couple of questionable contract clauses and a bundled eBook publishing package that is far from ideal make this a company you may want to avoid.
|Visit the publisher's site
| Last updated: 04-02-2013