Publication Consultants' logo is your assurance of quality books. We've been in the publishing business since 1978 and welcome this opportunity to acquaint you with our company.
We take great pride in our personal, friendly, and helpful service. Your book is not just another job to us -- we want you to succeed, and will help you in every way we can. We invite you to call, write, or come by and talk to us about publishing your book.
Publication Consultants produces books and publications of any size, number of pages, and variety of binding and covers. We think there is more to book publishing than just putting ink on paper. Our services include design, typesetting, printing, binding, and all the necessary steps to bring your book to market. We take your book from conception to completion and bring your work to market with one of five different programs:
1-Diamond Publishing Program
We assist you to publish your work-We become your publishing consultant, helping you in areas you are unable to do yourself. We do as little or as much as you like. Generally, we take your manuscript and produce a finished book following the steps listed later in this booklet under the title, Making a Book. Before we begin, we decide, with you, what you want us to do. We agree on a fee for our services and determine a timeline for its accomplishment. We assist you in the details of producing your book, such as style, paper, printing, binding, illustrations, and other aspects. We bring the possibilities to you. You make the final decision.
2-Ruby Publishing Program
We share the expense of publishing with you-similar to the Diamond Publishing Program, we take your manuscript and produce a finished book following the steps under the title, Making a Book. Before we begin publishing your book, you as the author, and we as the publisher, sign a Publishing Agreement detailing the terms of our contract. Different from the Diamond Publishing Program, we become more involved in the design, layout and other aspects of producing your book, and promoting, marketing, and distributing. Details as to style, paper, printing, binding, illustrations, time and manner of production, price, publication, and the number of distribution of free copies is by mutual agreement between Author and Publisher. We still rely on you as the best marketer of your book, but we supplement, complement, coordinate, and direct your efforts.
3-Sapphire Publishing Program
Under this plan, you as the author, and we as the publisher, sign a Publishing Agreement detailing the terms of our contract. You furnish us with a copy of your manuscript, and we handle all details of producing and selling your book. We make all decisions as to style, paper, printing, binding, illustrations,time and manner of production, price, publication, and the number of distribution of free copies. You proof and approve the final proof copy before your book goes to press. We handle all details of obtaining the copyright for you in your name. The copyright and all subsidiary rights belong exclusively to you. We also obtain Library of Congress number, UPC code, and ISBN number for your book so it can be sold through normal distribution channels.
4-We Buy Your Manuscript Outright
Under this plan, you as the author, and we as the publisher, agree on price and terms of buying your manuscript. You receive a onetime fee, with no future royalty payments. We make all decisions as to style, paper, printing, binding, illustrations, time and manner of production, price, publication, and all other decisions relating to publishing, sales, and marketing of your book. Copyright and all subsidiary rights belong exclusively to Publication Consultants.
In addition to the four programs to bring your book to market, we also consult with authors about their publishing project. If you need experienced assistance for any writing, printing, marketing, promoting, distributing, or other publishing endeavor, we can help. For example, because of our experience in dealing with printers, we have assisted self publishers select the correct printer, and obtain the right price, paper, and binding for their book. We charge an hourly rate for this service. If you're unsure on how to proceed in any area of publishing, or desire only specific information or service, a short session with us may save you hundreds of dollars and wasted effort.