Publishing Packages Comparison
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|Payment Plan Available Select packages qualify for a three, five, seven, or twelve-month interest-free payment plan. This program allows authors to space out their payments without delaying the production process.||3-month||5-month||7-month||9-month||12-month|
|Free Manuscript Evaluation WinePress evaluates every manuscript based on writing, grammar, positioning, and marketing possibilities.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Print-on-Demand Edition Readers can purchase or order WinePress books from most bookstores across North America, the UK, or Australia. Major database access ensures an easy ordering process for bookstores. Over twenty-five thousand bookstores, libraries, and organizations throughout the US—seventy-five thousand in all combined with international venues—have access to WinePress books.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|E-Book Edition E-books are produced in a standard format that all e-book reading devices can display. These e-books are then distributed for purchase on the WinePress online bookstore, as well as from top online retailers like Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Sony, Apple, Google, and more.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Quality Control WinePress’s detail-oriented design department reviews your cover and text at several intervals along the way to ensure that your book is of the highest quality.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ISBN WinePress will provide you an ISBN or International Standard Book Number. This standard industry identification number goes on the back of your book to facilitate normal book sales.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Copyright and LOC WinePress will submit a copyright registration in your name to the US Copyright Office, as well as assign a Library of Congress Control Number from the Library of Congress for your book.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Complimentary Softcover WinePress provides a certain number of softcover books with each publishing package.
|Complimentary Hardcover Hardcover books can be added to any publishing package for an additional cost. Our hardcover books can either be cloth-bound with foil stamping or printed case-bound. In either case, an optional dust jacket is available.||Add||Add||Add||Add||10|
|Free Shipping on Complimentary Books With WinePress, free means free. Shipping within the US, UK, and Australia included on your initial order.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Co-Captain Account Your own personal account on the specialized WinePress Co-Captain. This easy to use website will allow you to track your book's production, correspond with our staff, see sales reports, and find exciting marketing opportunities.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Project Manager You’ll have a Project Manager overseeing your book production details and communicating with you regularly.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|In-House Production Contrary to the industry trend, WinePress produces your book ourselves and does not outsource the management process to an outside secular company.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Over 20 Years of Experience WinePress has over two decades of publishing experience to apply to your project.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WinePress Excellence Our publishing model produces the finest custom published books available on the market. We strive for hand-crafted excellence, not a mass-produced book. Your book is unique. Give it the best chance of success through excellence.
|Author Book Discount (No Minimum Order) Print-on-demand books can be ordered at a 62% discount with no minimums. Alternatively, some publishers require a 500-1000 book author order to reach this discount.||62%||62%||62%||62%||62%|
|Online Distribution WinePress books have international availability through online bookstores such as WinePressBooks.com, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.
|CBD.com Distribution Qualifying books will be listed on ChristianBooks.com (CBD), one of the largest Christian bookselling websites.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|International POD Distribution WinePress print-on-demand presses are located in the US, UK, and Australia, providing you greater distribution range and credibility.
|Bookstore Availability Readers can purchase or order WinePress books from most bookstores across North America, the UK, or Australia. Major database access ensures an easy ordering process for bookstores. Over twenty-five thousand bookstores, libraries, and organizations throughout the US - seventy-five thousand in all combined with international venues—have access to WinePress books.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Espresso Book Machine Distribution Print-on-demand books are listed in the Espresso Book Machine database, allowing customers to print a copy of your book in about 10 minutes right in select bookstores.
|Allows Bookstore Returns Complete Book Returns service includes handling returns from bookstores and distributors. No yearly fee. No hidden costs.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1-800 Order Number WinePress provides authors a toll-free book ordering line that is staffed 24/7.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Amazon Look Inside Customers can read a small portion of your book to pique interest.
|Google Book Preview Customers can read a small portion of your book to pique interest.
|Custom Cover Design A market-targeted, professional cover is designed based on a detailed author design input questionnaire. Packages with more built-in cover design hours allow for greater creativity and customization. Additional hours are billed at current design rates.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|High Gloss or Matte Cover Lamination POD books can have a high gloss cover lamination, or a softer non-gloss matte lamination.
|Typesetting Layout Our design-conscious typesetters format your manuscript to present your message professionally with a creative flair.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Color Interior Layout Standard color typesetting options are included at no additional charge for all packages. More complex typesetting needs will incur a an additional cost.
|Choice of Trim Sizes You can choose from many standard trim sizes. A few examples include: 5 x 8, 5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9, 7.5 x 9.25, 7 x 10, 8.5 x 11 (all are landscape orientation).
|Custom Cover Embellishments When you add a print-run of 1,500 or more books, your cover options become almost endless. Embossing (raised lettering), matte/gloss combination, foils, and much more become available to you.
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|Landscape Orientation By printing 1,500 or more, your book can be formatted and printed with landscape orientation (wider than it is taller, and bound on the short side).
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|Proofread (up to 50,000 words) A professional editor reviews your typeset manuscript before it goes to print, looking for misspellings, odd spacing, missing words, and more.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Copyedit (up to 50,000 words) A professional editor works to improve the formatting, style, and accuracy of your text, without changing the content.||Add||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Back Cover Rewrite Your back cover text revised and professionally crafted by an experienced editor for maximum impact.||Add||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Substantive (up to 50,000 words) A professional editor examines content and makes suggestions to improve flow, change passive text to active, correct tenses, and delete redundancies. Minor rewriting is included.||Add||Add||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Editorial Critique A professional editor provides an initial evaluation of the work based on content, structure, and substance. This preliminary review is helpful to improve the working manuscript.||Add||Add||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Author Blog WinePress provides each author with a free blog online. While not to be confused with a full website, our online blog system is a great way to build an audience and gain loyal readers. See what other authors have done at www.AuthorWeblog.com (be sure to type www).
|Book Signing Kit Our Book Signing Kit includes a well-rounded assortment of marketing materials designed to make your events successful. Included are two Table Toppers with business card holder, fifty Posters (11” x 17”), fifty Flyers (5.5” x 8.5”), template design. Ground shipping in the US included.||Add||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ICRS Tradeshow Consideration The International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) is the oldest trade show connecting Christian publishers to bookstores. WinePress Publishing has a large show presence, including a sizable booth, prominant show sponsorships, and a large staff at the show. Qualifying authors can purchase a promotional package to join us to promote directly to bookstores! Don't miss this exciting event!
|Starter Publicity The Starter Publicity package is the first step in the promotional process. It lays the foundation and is a pre-requisite for the Book Launch promotion and Media Blitz campaigns. This program includes a thirty-minute discovery consultation, a one-hour media coaching session, a professionally produced media kit, and a three-month listing on a special author showcase web page.||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Social Media Setup Make your entrance into this powerful connection to media. WinePress can assist you in starting your Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites on the web. Includes graphic design and branding on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.||Add||Add||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Print Catalog Inclusion WinePress provides a printed trade catalog to over five thousand Christian bookstores twice per year. Bookstores industry-wide use printed catalogs to make buying decisions. The WinePress catalog is also given to attendees at numerous writers’ conferences and trade shows, as well as being placed in every outgoing WinePress customer order to spread the news about our books.||No||Add||Add||Yes||Yes|
|Retailers & Resources Ad Spot Produced by the Christian Booksellers Association, the Retailers and Resources magazine provides practical, timely, intelligent, and immediate business solutions to store owners, managers, and front-liners. This is an excellent way to advertise your message to Christian retailers.||No||Add||Add||Yes||Yes|
|Book Launch Publicity Program The Book Launch publicity package professionally announces a WinePress book to media. Books receive solid exposure through our exclusive Media-Only Catalog, a recorded online radio interview, and a press release sent by newswire to radio, television, print media, bloggers, and reviewers. Starter publicity required to qualify.||No||No||Add||Yes||Yes|
|Website Development Professionally designed website created around your platform. Web hosting and domain name purchase billed separately.||Add||Add||Add||Yes||Yes|
|Digital Audio Book Production and Distribution Audio book production package includes voiceover talent recording, and digital distribution on popular online audio sellers. High quality audio files provided to author.
|BookVid Trailer BookVid trailers use the themes and ideas from your book to create a visual “back cover” to hook the reader’s interest in your book. Using cover files, images, text, music, and video, BookVids create a compelling and vibrant video to promote your book.||Add||Add||Add||Add||Yes|
|Chain Bookstore ProgramsQualifying authors can participate in various programs designed to present your book directly to well-known national bookstore chains. Additional costs apply.
|Co-op Advertising OpportunitiesQualifying authors will receive periodic advertising suggestions and opportunities through major magazines and websites. By helping our authors co-op together, we negotiate lower ad rates so your marketing dollars go farther. We also handle ad design, so all co-op ads have a unified and professional look.
|Optional Publicity Campaigns Qualifying authors can purchase a long list of exciting publicity packages. Options include local, regional, or national promtion through book signings, radio and television interviews, blog tours, and book review programs. Additional costs apply, and authors must purchase a package including a manuscript critique and substantive edit to qualify.
|Business Cards Business cards are a foundational marketing material to have on-hand.
|Bookmarks These 2" x 8" bookmarks are perfect for handing out at book signings, at speaking engagements, or even to those you meet by chance. People tend to hold onto bookmarks for long periods of time, making this a great marketing tool.
|Postcards These 4" x 6" postcards are another great marketing material which can be mailed out, given away, or stuffed in convention or bookstore bags.
|Marketing Consultation It can be challenging for authors to know how to market their books. Our consultation provides valuable input and coaching to help you maximize your message’s success.||30 mins||30 mins||2 hrs||5 hrs||5 hrs|
* Design charges apply for complex layouts such as children's or photography books, or collages.
Interested in an Offset Print Run?
WinePress offers a wide selection of printing options. Select the standard P.O.D (Print-on-demand), or upgrade to the highest quality offset printing with embossing, foil, spot-UV coating, and more. Find out which printing fits your book project best.