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Xulon Press
Manuscript screening: No
Kind of contract: Non-Exclusive
2+2=5 They reserve the right to produce additional versions without your consent.
They reserve the right to change the terms of the agreement with 30 days prior notice.
Distribution: Through their site and online retailers mostly
Basic fees: Paperback publishing Basic paperback fee is $649.00.
Hardcover publishing Unknown
Combo publishing Basic combo fee is $1,349.00
Color publishing $649.00
eBook publishing eBook publishing is bundled into their packages (this is probably not a good thing).
Royalties are 50% of net receipts.
Royalties: 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).
Author's discount: Unknown, the word 'discount' is not even mentioned in their contract, though they do specify that you will be paid no royalties in the copies you do purchase.
Break-even point: Unknown seeing how their basic retail price is something of a mystery (probably between 500 and 700 copies based on other publishers' retail price).
Basic retail price: Unknown.
Layout: You must supply a ready to print file(?).
Graphics: As many as you want seeing how you must provide your own layout (?).
Cover options: You must submit your own (?).
Trim size: You have a number of trim sizes to choose from.
Additional options: They have a number of more expensive packages with setup fees going all the was up to $10,999.00.
Pros*: *Good distribution.
Cons*: *Expensive set-up fee
*Low royalties on direct sales.
*Unknown discount.
*You can't opt-out of their eBook publishing.
*You must supply your own interior layout.
*There are some pretty serious problems with their contract.
*There are too many unanswered question in their site.
Comments*: This is one of several large publishers that were bought by Author Solutions (the others being AuthorHouse, iUniverse and Xlibris).
The Bottom Line*:

An expensive set-up fee, combined with a few too many unknown factors, low royalties, a few dubious contract clauses and a bundled eBook publishing package that is far from favorable make this a company you may want to avoid.

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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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