Typeset your book
Publish your book (includes an ISBN)
10 complimentary copies
Produce a .PDF version of your book
Make your book available in our web store
Provide what booksellers need to know
Offer your book at Amazon and B&N.com
Reaching booksellers nationwide
Customers Can Special Order
We never ask for any rights to your book.
An Annual Cost
We offer two options as follows.
An Aside: While our typesetting produces a first class book, competitive with anything on the market, we work only with the best font and size we've found. Charles King, on the other hand, has many more powerful tools available and can do so much more for you that this is clearly the best option for many. For example, he has a variety of great fonts from which you may choose. Further, he can produce some really exciting page layouts with resources not available to us.
(If you'd also like us to include it on Smashwords.com and Kindle, the cost is an extra $35. This is only for fiction that has no special formatting.)
What We Need from You
We are looking for quality manuscripts of any kind, fiction and non-fiction. The work must be well written and it must be appropriately edited. Send your entire manuscript as a MS Word .DOC file to Mary@ForemostPress.com. (An Aside: While we prefer a .DOC file, we will also accept a .RTF file.)
If our Editorial Committee approves your work, there are two additional steps that need to be completed.
An Aside: We do not offer any template covers as many publishers do, for they don't sell well. A custom cover is a must, one that really sells your book. However, since the cover is such a personal statement of your work, it is something you need to work out for yourself. If you do not already have a cover, Charles King may be willing to do one for you as mentioned above. For details on this page, click here.
The Price of Your Book
In fiction, we always recommend your book be priced from $3.97 to $7.97.
The best price is one on the low side of what titles similar in content and interest are selling at. There is one catch here. Due to printing costs, a non-fiction book can not be priced below what is required of a work of fiction of the same number of pages.
In fiction, the price of your book has nothing to do with its quality. This is unfortunate and kind of sad. But price is all about printing costs, and obtaining the lowest possible price. The table below gives the required price for the number of printed pages.
Pages Price 104 - 120 10.97 124 - 160 11.97 164 - 196 12.97 200 - 236 13.97 240 - 280 14.97 284 - 320 15.97 324 - 360 16.97 364 - 400 17.97 404 - 440 18.97 444 - 480 19.97 484 - 500 20.97
About All Printed Books
Our books are trade paperbacks with a finished page size of 6x9". They are perfect bound. And there are limits to what this process can handle. The minimum number of pages is 108. And the maximum number is 740, which makes the book difficult to handle. We do not want to exceed 500 pages for any reason. Even at this page count, the better plan is to publish in two volumes.
We can publish as few as 48 pages. However, there is no spine. Send details and we'll work with you as possible. Most, however, find it more cost effective to use a printer with an off-set press.
We can also publish with a traditional hard cover, with or without a dust jacket. However we can not recommend this approach, for increased costs force the selling price too high to be competitive. Further, many attractive bindings, such as lay-flat, are not available in POD. It is generally more effective to print hard cover books in a traditional manner with a print run of 2,000 copies or more.
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