POD and Distribution.
Print On Demand and Worldwide Distribution and Fulfillment.
No hassle POD / Wholesale Ordering and Fulfillment.
We take out the guess work for you by providing a full turnkey solution. Our POD solution is a straight forward, no nonsense platform for you to have the most success.
Using our distribution strength, your book always appears in stock and available to all customers worldwide. With over 30,000 wholesalers, retailers and booksellers in over 100 countries your titles will gain the maximum exposure in the market today. With print to order, your book is printed and ready for shipment in 12 hours or less.
All POD packages include
- Library of Congress Number and Registration
- Library of Congress book submission
- Bar Code
- Standard Interior Layout – Black and White
- Standard Cover Layout – Full Color Gloss (client provides art)
- Perfect Bound
- 50lb stock
- Worldwide Distribution – Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. (see full distribution list)
- Bibliography Cataloging Distribution
- Meta Data – Key Word Tagging
- Book Order Fulfillment
- Page Count 18 – 1200
- White or Cream Interior Pages
- Unlimited Wholesale Printing
- Non-Exclusive Contract
- Author Maintains All Rights
- Unlimited Telephone Consulting
- One revision on proof.
- Print to Author
- Print to Customer
- Print to Warehouse
In order to use our services you must agree to our Terms and Conditions as well as own eBook and or rights to your book in order for First Edition Design to publish electronically.
POD and Distribution Pricing.
Print On Demand / Worldwide Distribution - Please click on our Packages tab to place order.
Small Paperback (5 x 7, 5 x 8, 5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9) Package - Perfect
Children's Full Color 8.5 x 8.5 - Perfect or 8 x 8 Hardcover Case Laminate
up to 48 pages
Large Paperback 8.5 x 11 Package
Author Copies - 5 book minimum
Author copy price is dependent on page count and ship to address.
Request pricing via your First Edition Design Publishing online account.
Same day order processing.
We ship from the following areas: USA, UK and Australia.
We do offer Publisher accounts - Please call or email for Publisher Qualifications / Discount rate.
If you have over 48 pages for the 8.5 x 8.5 childresn's book, please give us a call for pricing.
NEW TRIM SIZE - 8 x 8 Case Laminate Hard Cover
We offer 14 different size books as well as full color interior and hard cover options. Please call or email for custom quote if your requirements differ from the package sizes we offer online. All small paperback = 6 x 9 or smaller.
Additional services can be ordered on our packages page.
Annual mandatory renewal fee to keep book in circulation - $45.00. Payable 30 prior to annual anniversary of submission date per title.
Requirements for POD submission include manuscript and cover art. Please visit our FAQ page for further information. If you did not see your question on our website - please email or give us a call.
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Q. Who sets the price for my book?
A. You control the price. Keep in mind a print book is different than an eBook. With an eBook the price is changed electronically on the fly, a print book has your price encoded in the barcode. We can generate a new bar code for you (after 60 days of first submission per title), however a fee is associated with any change after proof has been signed off on.
Q. How do I see my book sales?
A. When you are a First Edition Design Publishing client, you will be assigned an online account that you can access 24/7. As sales are reported to us, they will be updated in your account.
Q. My book says it is in stock everywhere, but I don't see the sales listed.
A. Retailers keep a virtual stock. When someone orders your book, the retailer in turn orders the book via POD. This is a very smooth instant transaction. Within seconds of a customer order, the POD system receives the order electronically and the title is shipped out to the end user - normally within 24 hours. Once the book ships, the sale will be reported within 30 - 60 days depending on when we receive reports from the bookseller / distribution venue. You will be able to view these sales online in your First Edition Design Publishing account.
Q. When will I be billed the annual fee?
A.The first year fee is included in your package price. You will be billed $45.00 for you second year 30 days prior to your one-year anniversary of submission of your initial order. If the fee is not paid, your book will be removed from circulation. This fee covers all bibliography cataloging and storage fees of your files.
Q. I want to make a revision - what do I need to do?
A. We view your book as two parts: the interior and the cover art. Each part is treated separately. Each part carries a revision fee of $65.00. In order to place your revision request, go to our packages tab and order "POD revision". This is for Black and White interiors with full Color Cover only. You will have to call or email to get a quote on full color interior revisions as that price is calculated by the page count of the book.
Q. Can I have graphics?
A. Yes - All POD books must have high res 300dpi graphics. If the book has a black and white interior all graphics must be black and white / grayscale. Color interior books must have high res 300dpi graphics. All graphics must be embedded in the manuscript.
Q. My graphics are in color, but I want them in black and white / grayscale - can you help?
A. Yes, we will take your high res graphics and grayscale them for you at no additional charge.
Q. How do I price my book?
A. You set the price - however keep in mind there is a standard. If you follow the standard, chances are your royalties and sales will be maximized. We have listed a guide for your use. Upon completion of processing your POD - we will give you a free price evaluation. This will provide you with a more accurate royalty rate and author cost.
20,000 words (or less) or 75 pages (or less): $8.95-$10.95
40,000 words or 120 pages: $10.95-$13.95
60,000 words or 180 pages: $13.95-$16.95
80,000 words or 240 pages: $15.95-$19.95
100,000 words or 300 pages: $17.95-$21.95
120,000 words or 360 pages: $20.95-$23.95
140,000 words or 420 pages: $22.95-$26.95
160,000 words or 480 pages: $25.95-$29.95
180,000 words or 540 pages: $27.95-$31.95
200,000+ words or 600+ pages: $29.95+
Q. Will you edit and proofread my book?
No, we assume the file you give us has already been edited and proofread. We do offer these services as an option.
Q. What are the returns and claims policies?
A. Books are printed on demand, which means that the book is printed when it is ordered. Print-on-demand orders are non-returnable and non-refundable, except in the event of poor print quality or an error in quantity. Please report quality or quantity issues to Customer Service immediately upon receipt of the order. (email@example.com) All claims must be filed within 30 days of shipment receipt. All distribution venues / booksellers have their own return policy - please see individual sites for more information. Most venues will hold back royalties for 30 to 60 days to assure all charge backs are accounted.
Q. Can I use my own ISBN number?
A. No, all ISBN's belong to the publisher. First Edition Design Publishing uses our own ISBN's on all ebooks and print books. We do this for various reasons. We attach meta data, key word tagging, short and long descriptions, pricing, availability, rights distribution, and much more to the ISBN. Many of our cataloging venues strictly use our ISBN as the data source for the title. We maintain this information on a regular basis.
Q. Some other companies let you pick the discounted rate - can I do this with First Edition Design Publishing?
A. No. Depending on the various venues and contracts we have in place - we maximize the highest royalty rate along with the widest distribution for your book. First Edition Design Publishing has founded its business practice on the largest visibility possible for each and every title. We believe every potential reader around the world should have access to your title. This is why we pride ourselves on having the largest distribution in the industry. Almost all our contracts are listed with a 40% discount on POD an 30% on eBook.
Q. How do I know how much I am making on each book?
A. It will vary from slightly from venue to venue as each distribution venue / bookseller has their own royalty rate that is calculated or they possibly may have varying transaction fees. However, the differences are nominal. Most places you will not see additional fees, however we do have to disclose it is a possibility. Rates can vary from 30% to 55% depending on distribution venue. (40% is average) Almost all our contracts have been negotiated with a 40% discount.
As an example:
6x9 Book , 300 Pages, $21.95 Retail Cost, @30% Distribution Rate/Fee
= $9.06 Net Royalty to Author
6x9 Book , 300 Pages,$21.95 Retail Cost, @40% Distribution Rate/Fee
= $6.87 Net Royalty to Author
6x9 Book , 300 Pages, $21.95 Retail Cost, @55% Distribution Rate/Fee
= $3.57 Net Royalty to Author
The only additional fee that does come off the net is the administrative fee that First Edition Design Publishing charges - 4.25%. As you can see we are the lowest in the industry and you keep ALL your royalties.
Q. How much will it cost me to buy my own book - (author copy)?
A. Once you place an order with First Edition Design Publishing, we will post your Author Copy price into your online account. To place an order for Author Copies, please send request through the support button within your account page. You can also call us at any time to place the order. If you would like an estimated Author Copy Price ahead of time, just give us a call or send an email. Let us know the size of the book and page count.
Cost example not including shipping:
6x9 Book , 240 Pages - $6.00 each
6x9 Book , 300 Pages - $6.90 each
6x9 Book , 420 Pages - $8.70 each
Q. Where is my book going to be distributed?
A. If you are an author, you probably know by now that Ingram and Baker & Taylor are the granddaddies in the industry - However, in addition to distributing to Ingram and Baker & Taylor - we do not stop there. We are continually growing our list and currently cover every country in the world by multiple venues in each country. Please see our distribution list for further details. We are proud to say "we are the largest Master Distributor in the industry."
Q. If I still have a question - who can I talk with?
A. You have options -
- Give us a call at 941-921-2607
- You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can check out our online CHAT which is available on our "contact us" page.
- If you have an account already with us - login to your account and place a support ticket.
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