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You have complete control over every aspect of the production of your book, including interior design, graphic images, font selection, cover design, book trim size, etc.
With traditional self publishing you must purchase some minimum number of books, usually in the 5,000 range. With POD publishing you can buy books as you need them in quantities as low as a single book.
The Cook’s Palate authoring system provides the author with a comprehensive process that automates manuscript preparation and submission for per book printing via software and services. This allows authors to concentrate on book content development rather than publishing process details.
The printers we use include those owned by Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world, and Ingram, the largest book distributor in the world. They are very reliable.
High quality paper stock and equipment are used to produce the best printing, binding and trimming available. Our printers use book binding methods that meet the standards set by the Library Binding Institute. The interior paper stock is acid-free 60# in white or natural and covers are 80# coated (full-color).
You can use our cookbook printing calculator to obtain a quote for the cost of printing your book.
Author, Inc. offers two book distribution plans. One is free to all authors publishing their books through Author, Inc. The other includes comprehensive distribution services for a small fee which will allow you to sell your books in stores. For further details visit publishing services to learn more.
The two major considerations are the cost to produce the book and the price of similar books.
It varies by the type of book. A soft cover with black and white text takes a few days while a hard cover color book may take as long as 2 weeks. You will be provided with an estimate when you place your order.
Author royalties are paid monthly for books sold through distribution. You set the suggested retail price and the wholesale distribution price. Author, Inc. handles book distribution transactions for you. You earn 80% of the profit from those transactions as a royalty payment. Author, Inc. takes a small commission (20%) as an administrative fee to process orders when someone buys your book.
We can provide industry standard guidelines for book pricing upon request. The following formula describes how distribution pricing and author royalties are calculated. Remember you control pricing (and set profits) for your book.
Wholesale Book Price - Book Cost = Royalty
In general no, custom paper requires long production runs to be practical. This means the author would have to buy thousands of books and it would take several months to get it scheduled.
We have professional book design services available to help you with cover designs.
Our suppliers are the largest print-on-demand printers in the world and have printed millions of copies of POD books.
The Cooks Palate is a database program. That means that after you enter your recipes you can move them around, scale them, analyze the nutrition, organize them into chapters and cookbooks, and try different layout formats. This is not possible with a word processor.
The Publisher enables you to prepare a cookbook manuscript that is POD print-ready. You can use and modify printing templates, try different styles, fonts, insert pictures, automatically create an index and insert marketing pages to help promote sales of your book.