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Silver Spring, MD
United States

888-577-9342

Stories To Tell is a full service book publishing company for independent authors. We provide editing, design, publishing, and marketing of fiction and non-fiction. We specialize in sophisticated, unique illustrated book design.

Publishing Services and Fees

Publishing PROS

Publishing can be many things, depending on your book. Whether you simply want affordable printing, or online sales and distribution, or a combination of services to reach many audiences, we know how.

P1. Publishing Consulting
100.00

Per hour, minimum of one hour
Advise client about applicable publishing choices, including guidance with creating marketable content, book file and cover file preparation, ISBNs, copyrights, printing options, including Print on Demand (POD), sales and distribution including pricing calculations, help with Advance Reader Copies (ARCs), cover blurbs, and reviews. Book marketing strategies consulting when applicable.

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P3. Library of Congress PCN Registration
100.00

Register title with the Library of Congress and obtain a Preassigned Control Number (PCN).

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P4. PCIP Service
300.00

Create author’s account and purchase a Publisher’s Cataloging in Publication (PCIP) data block. Includes $150 cataloging fee.

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P5. Copyright Registration
100.00

Register the author’s copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. Includes $35 registration fee.

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P6. Printer Research – Up to 4 Quotes
150.00

Request quotes from 2 to 4 printers appropriate to client goals. Submit book specifications. Determine paper weight, cover material, and binding options.

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P7. Printer Research – Up to 8 Quotes
250.00

Request quotes from 5 to 8 printers appropriate to client goals. Submit book specifications. Determine paper weight, cover material, and binding options.

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P8. Book Pricing Consulting
100.00

Per hour, one hour minimum
Research comparable market prices.
Determine author’s cost to purchase book.
Determine retail price for book sales.Determine wholesale discount.
Calculate author profit per book.
Consult with author to set book price.

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P9. Book Print Run Setup
295.00

Create author's account with selected specialized printer.
Upload PDF files according to printer's specifications.
Correspond with printer re: file submission, specifications, fulfillment deadlines, etc.
Order proof copy as required by printer (cost of ordering proof book not included.)
Receive and inspect proof copy; correct and resubmit if necessary.
Order and ship books to client if desired.

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P10. CreateSpace Account Setup & Upload
295.00

Create author's account.
Upload PDF files according to printer's specifications.
Correspond with printer re: file submission, specifications, fulfillment deadlines, etc.
Order proof copy as required by printer. (Cost of proof book order not included.)
Receive and inspect proof copy; correct and resubmit if necessary.
Order and ship books to client if desired.

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P11. IngramSpark Account Setup & Upload
395.00

Create author's account.
Upload book description, author bio, keywords, BISAC category, and other promotional copy.
Upload PDF files according to printer's specifications. Includes one upload.
Correspond with printer re: file submission, specifications, fulfillment deadlines, etc.
Order proof copy as required by printer. Cost of ordering proof book not included.
Receive and inspect proof copy; correct and resubmit if necessary.
Order and ship books to client if desired.

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PP1. Book Printing Package
445.00

Gather 2-4 bids from printers who suit your specifications, set up your account, and handle file uploads and communications with printer. You pay the printer directly to receive books at actual cost.

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PP2. Sales and Distribution Package
570.00

Includes a print on demand (POD) account setup and file uploads on either CreateSpace or Ingram Spark. Includes ISBN registration in your name (1 ISBN is included, blocks of 10 available)

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PP3. Protect Your Rights Package
385.00

Includes ISBN Registration in your name (1 ISBN is included, blocks of 10 available), Library of Congress Registration (PCN included, PCIP available), and copyright registration.

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