|Kind of contract:
||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.
||Through their site and online retailers mostly
||Basic paperback fee is $649.00.
||Basic combo fee is $1,349.00
||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).
||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.
||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:
||You must supply a ready to print file(?).
||As many as you want seeing how you must provide your own layout (?).
||You must submit your own (?).
||You have a number of trim sizes to choose from.
||They have a number of more expensive packages with setup fees going all the was up to $10,999.00.
||*Expensive set-up fee
*Low royalties on direct sales.
*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.
||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.
|Visit the publisher's site
| Last updated: 04-03-2013