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Xulon Press
Manuscript screening: No
Kind of contract: Non-Exclusive
Distribution: Through their site and online retailers mostly
Basic fees: Paperback publishing Basic paperback fee is $499.00.
Hardcover publishing Not available
Combo publishing Basic combo fee is $1,249.00.
Color publishing Basic color publishing fee is $499.00.
eBook publishing eBook publishing is bundled into their packages except their least expensive one (this is probably not a good thing).
Royalties are unclear though they may be 50% of net receipts.
Royalties: Royalties are 10% of retail price on external sales, 25% of retail price on direct sales. This is not necessarily consistent with their calculator tool if you purchase the 'suggest your own retail price' option.
Author's discount: Unknown (used to be 40% on paperbacks and 35% on hardcovers).
Break-even point: Between 200 and 300 copies (approximation based on external sales of an average length book through external channels using their least expensive package).
Basic retail price: Their suggested retail price comes across as very expensive ($19.99 for a 200 page book). You can also set your own retail price (though this will incur in an additional $249.00 fee).
Layout: Your choice of a number of templates.
Graphics: Avaliable only as an extra for a paperback, up to 25 graphics for a combo (more can be purchased as an extra)
Cover options: Your choice of a number of templates.
Trim size: They have a single trim size available.
Additional options: There are a number of additional packages with set-up fees as high as $15,249.00.

They also offer a series of add-ons such as layout services, custom cover, footnotes and so on.
Pros*: *Good distribution.
Cons*: *With the exception of their basic, and very bare-bones, 'Advantage' package, their setup fees range from slightly expensive to very expensive depending on package choice.
*Very high retail prices that will probably have a significant impact on book sales.
*eBook publishing is bundled into most of their packages.
Comments*: This is one of several large publishers that were bought by Author Solutions (the others being AuthorHouse, iUniverse and Trafford), but it offers a slightly better deal than the other companies operating under that mantle.
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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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