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Frequently Asked Questions on Marketing
& Self-Publishing a Book

Read our comprehensive compilation of book marketing and publishing questions to learn more about the self-publishing process with us.

 

ABOUT BOOKVENTURE

BookVenture is an amalgamation of the words book and adventure. The company’s name is inspired by the word “venture” and is meant to symbolize the company’s priority to provide solutions to the many book publishing related challenges faced by clients every day.
BookVenture Publishing LLC is an independent publishing company offering print-on-demand to self-publishing authors. The company’s reputation for publishing quality books comes from a wide range of services contributed and performed by the firm’s enthusiastic teams of copywriters, copyeditors, formatters, designers, consultants, and book marketers.
Our address is 1000 Country Ln Ste 300 Ishpeming MI 49849. Our toll-free number is 1 - 877 - 276 – 9751 and our facsimile number is 1 - 877 - 684 – 1686.
BookVenture was founded in 2014, and follows the rule of prioritizing the needs of the author above all else. The company was created to combat the many challenges that self-published authors encounters every day and to make the process of self-publishing as efficient and fun as possible.
BookVenture is an author-centric self-publishing company where the needs of the author are number one. With BookVenture you have full control to the rights of your book. You are also given 80% of all your book royalties and a cavalcade of incredible services that includes unlimited wholesale and retail availability, access to first rate illustrators, Publicity, Marketing, Post-production Services and to top it all off Lifetime Post-Publication Support. All in all these services are designed to give you full-time assistance in achieving your self-publishing goals.
Yes. Certainly, you keep and retain ownership of the rights to your book forever.
Yes. You have full rights to your book and you can do whatever your plans for it: publish your materials with another publisher, sell the rights to a motion picture industry, and the more.
You can publish with BookVenture for as low as $699.
Yes. Any language can be published through BookVenture as long as there is a font that supports it.
Yes. It is BookVenture’s mission to be of service to all aspiring writers anywhere in the world. We currently have world-wide distribution of self-published books included among the features of our publishing packages.
Please contact us at 1 - 877 - 276 – 9751 if you have any concerns about our services, and we will gladly clear you of any doubts. We are an IBPA accredited company. If you have any questions please contact us at 1 - 877 - 276 – 9751 . Should you have any questions concerning royalties and sales-figures and how they work please do not hesitate to contact us at 1 - 877 - 276 – 9751. We would be so glad to help you understand and alleviate your doubts.
 

SELF-PUBLISHING

There are considerable reasons for self-publishing your book. When you decide to self-publish, it’s your verdict to take your book out to the market and not the choice of other people. Self-publishing a book is also considered a cheaper and more practical move for an aspiring author who dreams to get his book published in a short span of time.
Self-publishing involves an extensive list of tasks including prepublication, publication process, post publication, promotion/book marketing, and bookkeeping of sales.
Most of the time, you don’t need an agent. However, you might need an agent if it’s a call of a very important occurrence like the need to make agreements when you are offered for movie rights or any other offers that might get your interest in saying yes but there are contracts involved.
The concept of self-publishing is to allow authors publish their books on their own. Yet, there are necessary bits and pieces in the process where some require skills that other authors do not possess. For instance, not all authors are skilled at graphic design or artwork. And that is the reason why there are authors who prefer to hire these professionals for the final stages of manuscript development.
No, you don’t need to have your own company to get started with publishing your book. You would need your book ready for the venture and a professional look to your book as a whole, you can partner with some self-publishing companies who offer the services you need for your work. Having your own publishing company would still depend on how you evaluate your situation and the goals which help you decide whether it is the right thing for you as time goes by.
 

ISBN AND COPYRIGHT

In the publishing industry, a Copyright is an exclusive legal right, given to the author or original writer of any story or book. A book's Copyright provides self-published authors, a higher level of confidence and assurance when it comes to protection of their work.
You, as an author, automatically own the copyright to your book. The acquisition of a copyright for your book is not necessary; however, when you undergo the process of registering your book with the U.S. Copyright office, you are actually making a public record of your right or authorship for that manuscript.
You own the copyright on your work as you create it as the law grants you copyright protection automatically upon the creation of your work. Your work need not be completed to be protected! No publication or registration or other action in the U.S. Copyright Office is required to secure copyright. However, there are numerous advantages if you have your work registered for the U.S. Copyright.
There are a lot. Registration establishes a public record of the copyright claim. It is necessary for works of U.S. origin before an infringement suit may be filed in court. Moreover, registration will establish prima facie evidence in court of the validity of the copyright and of the facts stated in the certificate.
Yes. BookVenture Publishing LLC offers this service. Visit http://www.bookventure.com/services/addon/US-copyright-registration for more information.
To get the © character make sure the “Num Lock” key on the right-hand side of your PC is on, and use those numbers (the numbers at the top of the keyboard will not work). Now, hold down the “Alt” key and press 0169. When you release the “Alt” key, © will appear where your cursor is.
ISBN stands for the International Standards Book Number. It is a 13-digit number which is used to uniquely identify a book or books published internationally. The ISBN's purpose is to identify one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher, making it a unique number to that specific book edition. An ISBN also allows more efficient marketing of products by distributors, libraries, booksellers, and wholesalers. Make sure that you get back to R.R. Bowker, the record of the ISBN Agency database, to check and do what is necessary and required to be listed in Books in Print.
Yes. The ISBN will define you as a publisher of your work. Once you own the ISBN, it becomes the lifetime assigned number for your book.
Yes. ISBN defines you as the publisher of your work. Once you own the ISBN, it remains the same for the life of the book. You can change printers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, or whatever else you want-the book remains yours. If, ten years from now, someone orders a copy of your book, you, as the publisher, will get the order. If you don't own the number, the person who does will get the order.
You can buy an ISBN from R R Bowker. You can register and purchase an ISBN online and so it doesn’t matter if you are not living in the U.S. BookVenture Publishing however, includes ISBN in its publishing packages.
An ISBN gets placed on the copyright page and, if there is no bar code, on the back cover.
They are two different things. An ISBN is a number while a bar code is the graphic with vertical lines that encodes numerical information for scanning purposes.
 

DISTRIBUTION AND AVAILABILITY

Offset printing is the most commonly used printing process for mass production of publications in traditional publishing. This technique allows authors to have their book printed in large quantities. This method involves converting digital book files into film negatives that are then transferred and etched onto printing surfaces of a book turning it into custom metal plates. Large rollers then pick up the ink from the plates and transfer it to paper.
It’s cheaper if you buy in bulk. We offer discounts on bulk orders; the more copies you order the bigger the discount you can avail. The price for each offset printing will be individually quoted based on the volume and specs of the book.
Offset Printing also allows more flexibility in term of design and print. Unlike Print-On-Demand (POD) printing, it provides more options, such as the following:
  • Printing in Higher Resolution. With its advanced printing tools, Offset Printing can produce sharper and cleaner quality of book covers and pages.
  • More Cover and Paper Stock options.
  • More trim size and design options.
To further confirm that Offset Printing is the ideal way for you, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Do you have specific print requirements that cannot be met or supported by POD?
  • Do you want to cut down on production expenses to better maximize your profit?
  • Do you plan on selling a large number of copies to your market?
If you answered “yes” to all these questions, then offset Printing is best option for you. You can discuss this option further with a Book Consultant.
In comparison to POD, it requires a larger upfront payment. It also does not guarantee that book stores will pick up your book.
Yes. We suggest that you plan to print at least 2,000 units to benefit financially from your investment. You can discuss with your Book Consultant about this.
The price of offset printing is quoted on a case-by-case basis, depending on the volume and book format you want. You can get more information about this from Book Consultant.
In self-publishing, everything is your choice and you have control over each part of the process. In most local printing companies, you pay a lower price for a larger quantity. It sounds good; but you also need to take into consideration how good the deal would be if more copies of your book remain unsold and stored in your garage. Analyze every factor that would contribute to your books’ future sales and estimate how many copies you can actually sell.
No. In the first place, we do not consider reprinting because at BookVenture, we utilize a print-on-demand technology, which means your books are always available.
 

EDITORIAL

There are two kinds of editing: Developmental and Line.
Developmental is sometimes called “Content” or “Substantive.” This kind of editing happens after the writer has finished their early revisions but needs help in shaping the book in its final form. Meanwhile, Line Editing, which is also called Mechanical or Copy, prepares any manuscript for the typesetter. It is the writer’s last chance to remove omissions, incorrect facts, spelling errors, and logic flaws.
When you publish, you become a manager of the entire process. If you can edit your own work, cover to cover, you might not need any editor. But sometimes, you might find it necessary to hire someone professional who can pay full attention and smarter ways to scrutinize the content of your book.
Proofreading primarily implicates eyeing for errors or omissions rather than refining tone or styles in writing.
 

BOOKSELLING AND ROYALTIES

A royalty is a small amount or a percentage paid to you for every book sold.
Excluding your own purchase, you earn royalties on all sales. While the royalty computation differs from one company to the other, BookVenture Publishing LLC offers 80% royalties to its author clients.
Yes. Booksellers can avail our 45% regular discount on Black & White (Paperback) and Premium Color (Hardcover and Paperback). We also offer a 60% discount on Black & White (Hardcover).
You can only earn royalties if you pay full price and directly order through our Web site (without availing the author discount) or through a retailer. You will not receive any royalty payment when your order over the phone with BookVenture or via email because the “royalty” will then serve as a discount upfront.
Discounts will vary depending on the number of copies ordered; it will range from 30% to 60%.
BookVenture. We base the price on your book’s page count and type. We also refer to the cost of production. You can opt to SET YOUR OWN PRICE for no additional fee if you want just as long as it is not lower than the Standard Retail Price.
The payment will be issued based on the quarterly determination of your royalties. If it exceeds or equates to fifty ($50) dollars then you will receive the payment quarterly. If it is less than fifty ($50) dollars, then it will be carried forward to the subsequent quarterly due. Each payment will be carried forward until it accumulates or exceeds fifty ($50) dollars.
If you’ve placed your orders through BookVenture then your sales and royalty page will get updated when the books get shipped to the buyers. Sales from our distribution channel will be added monthly or quarterly, depending on when they are submitted. Items will only appear on your sales and royalty page once they have been shipped. We receive daily reports of shipping information and we automatically report them to your page.
As he author, you will receive 80% of the digital net payments from the e-book sales. You will not receive royalties for copies that are provided free or sold to you.
You can order books directly from BookVenture, through popular online book sellers, or at your local bookstores.
BookVenture Contacts: To order from online bookstores, you can go to the following web sites: www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com
To order from traditional bookstores, simply go to the customer service desk.
No. Unless stated otherwise, shipping and handling charges are not free. These charges will apply to all regular book orders, package books, as well as copies purchased through promos and special offers.
No. We accept any number of orders.
Yes. In fact, we recommend Offset Printing for mass-production of your book. It will let you cut down on the cost and give your more options on your print quality.
If you are sure about your goals and the steps you take, then, there are a lot of ways to be sure you make money on your book. As a self-publisher, you should not just be there sitting and waiting for the results of your platforms. Make sure you are always connected with your readers and well-equipped with all other marketing plans that make you earn more each day. Everything will depend on all your effort and investment.
 

REFERRAL PROGRAM

Yes. We will give you a referral fee of $100 for each author you refer who successfully publishes a book with us. You will receive this referral bonus when your referral’s book is completed and it will be sent through EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).
Fill out the online form on BookVenture’s website to refer a friend.
https://www.bookventure.com/referral-program
Yes. BookVenture values your safety and protection so we can assure you all the information you share with us will be considered confidential and will not be shared to a third party without your consent.
If you want to take full control of your book from publishing to marketing; build up a career that will let you live on your writing income; keep your backlist in print; earn more royalties; and write the books you want to write; then you want to self-publish.
 

HOW DO I GET STARTED

You can sign-up using this link: https://www.bookventure.com/publish-book-now, email us at publish@bookventure.com or you can simply contact us at 1 - 877 - 276 - 9751 (U. S. Toll-Free) during 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST - Monday to Friday.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Prepare manuscript

    Submit manuscript as a single digital file (MS Word .doc or Rich Text Format .rtf)

  2. Prepare images

    You may either submit images to BookPrepare imagesenture.com as digital files or as hard copy original images. Publishing a black & white book, images will be converted to gray scale. For full-color books, images will appear in CMYK color mode.

  3. Provide book summary and author's biography

    You may also write it on the Order Form.

  4. You need to supply a digital file with the text for their summary and author's biography to appear on the book's back cover and webpage.

     

  5. Backup Files

    It is recommended that authors save ALL their materials in a DVD disk or external disk.

  6. Fill Out and Sign Order Form / Publishing Agreement

     

  7. You need to complete ALL the requested information fields indicating publishing, editorial add-on and marketing service choices, form of payment and attach their signature to the relevant forms.

     

  8. Submit all your materials to your assigned fulfillment officer and asked for a confirmation of the submission made.

     





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