This cost covers:
- ISBN Number
- Registration in Books in Print
- Library of Congress control number
- Copy editing: This is spelling and grammar only. Your content is yours alone and will not be changed. You will have a quality editor like Barbara Sachs Sloan
- Formatting: may choose options of select font and size, drop letters, general appearance and layout of your book
- Cover Design: You may choose one or more photographs from our stock library of thousands. We can also use a high quality slide or digital image of your own if you prefer. If you wish and author photo either on the back cover or within you must furnish it either digitally or in a slide or photograph. A basic illustrated cover is also included. If you wish to go with a more elaborate illustrated dover, there may be extra cost. Your cover will be professionally designed with your input.
- Your book and a link to your site posted on GAP's website
- Your book is listed with Ingram and Baker and Taylor
- Printing by Lightning Source Inc.: GAP gets your book to the printer ready to print. You are responsible for the cost of any books you choose to order, including a proof copy which can be provided if you choose. You are also responsible for the cost of an ad in Ingram's catalogue ($50) if you choose to run the add
- The right to order your book at cost: You will pay a yearly fee of just $150 to cover the record keeping of this and sending out of your royalties. You may order any number of books up to 12 times per year.
- You will be sent 100% or your royalties: GAP will send the printer's statement to show your full sales as computed by the printer.
Additional costs if you choose:
If you wish a more elaborate artist rendition for a cover instead of a photograph, GAP will negotiate a fair price and pay the first $100 of the cost of the artwork out of your fee. We will put you in contact with the artist so you can negotiate personally if you wish or we will handle the arrangements. Basic plans must use the photographic cover. However, you will still work with the creator to produce the best possible cover for your book.
If you wish black and white photographs within your book, there will be additional charges based on the type and number of photographs involved. GAP can now do color interior books