1. I’m considering self-publishing. Why should I choose hybrid publishing with IndieGo Publishing instead?
We believe we are the best book publisher for self-publishing independent authors because we do it all. This frees you to concentrate on writing. Each major book retailer/distributor has different, specific, and often confusing guidelines for how they want your manuscript to be formatted, not only the interior of the book but the cover as well. While this is not impossible for an author to do, it is extremely time consuming, not to mention it requires establishing a publisher’s account with each retailer/distributor. IndieGo Publishing does all that for you, but we never leave you out of the process. We communicate with you from beginning to end.
2. Will I retain the copyright of the books I publish through IndieGo Publishing?
Yes, you will retain the copyright. The copyright page of your book will show:
Book Title Copyright © 2017 Author’s Name
Published in the United States of America by IndieGo Publishing LLC
3. What are your editing rates?
I love editing and have perfected manuscripts for independent authors since 2005. If you only need me to edit your manuscript, I will be glad to sign an agreement that states IndieGo Publishing will not publish your book or in any way sell your work. EDITING RATES: I believe in using a per-word editing rate since the words are being edited, not the pages or hours. I’ve found in my extensive experience that this produces the fairest rate to the author and the editor. Most manuscripts are based on a three-cents-per-word rate because I do three rounds of editing. Here is a sample of how the math is calculated: 50,000-word book x $.03 per word = $1,500 payable in two installments, the first half to launch the editing process, and the second half paid when I have edited to the halfway point in your book and have gone over your revisions.
4. What is the cost of your publishing package?
We charge a flat $2499 for all of these publishing services. We are certain that you won’t find a better deal with any other independent or self-publishing firm and still receive the personal attention, quality, and excellence that we are known for at IndieGo Publishing. This rate includes a very long list of products, services, promotions, and marketing initiatives, all of which have a cost in actual dollars and time. If you paid for each of these services individually, you would spend double the cost of our publishing package.
5. How/when will you pay my royalties?
You will earn your CreateSpace (paperback-Amazon) and Kindle (ebook) royalties directly because you will upload your book files to them through your own accounts. We will guide you through this process. Most of the royalties an author earns are through these sales channels. Of the royalties paid to IndieGo Publishing for wholesale purchases of your book from booksellers, libraries, and organizations through Ingram Book Distributors, we will pay you 25%. The 75% we keep is to cover our ongoing costs to keep your book active in Ingram’s worldwide distribution from year to year, and it’s also because these are wholesale purchases at a 50% discount, not retail sales.
6. Do you have an author referral program?
If you refer an author to us who pays for any of our services, whether editing and/or publishing, we will send you 2% after all services have been paid in full.
7. What kind of publishing contract do you offer?
We offer a non-exclusive publishing contract, which means you will always retain copyright; you are not locked in permanently; and after your book is published, you can cancel at any time with thirty days’ written notice.