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November 2017 Pricing changes.

PLEASE READ the small print CAREFULLY.

 

From November 1st 2017, dpdotcom will introduce the following price changes – we have resisted doing so for many months, but times are tough and sadly, these changes are necessary.

 

From November 1st 2017…

Authors can submit their manuscripts for free.

Your manuscript will be read and assessed for free. If we like your work and think it has potential, we will offer to publish it.

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, there will be a charge of $50 or £40 to cover the formatting processes involved.

 

Submissions should be in the form of a MS Word file (doc. or docx) size A4 pages, and double-spaced for reading clarity. 

Manuscripts should be carefully spell-checked and proof-read before submission.

dpdotcom will format your manuscript for ePub, for kindle and for paperback publication. Each format is different and requires different pagination – that is why each manuscript takes several hours to prepare for publication – the charge of $50 or £40 is to cover the man-hours invested in every manuscript.

 

Please note – if dpdotcom has to edit your work in any significant way – in other words, there are more than a few typos, or you have used speech marks incorrectly, or you have used keyboard returns inappropriately, or if dpdotcom has to spend many more hours correcting your manuscript – there will be a fee of $125.00 or £100.00 for the correcting work dpdotcom has to do. So please make sure your manuscript is in the best shape it can be!

If your manuscript is not accepted for publication, it will be returned to you and there there is no charge.

 

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FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT:

We will format your manuscript for ePub and kindle ebooks. Each format is similar, but different.

We will also format your manuscript for print on demand paperback publication by both Lulu.com and by the KDP Amazon service. Again, each format is similar but different.

 

The KDP Amazon paperback publication system usually works out cheaper per paperback, but Lulu.com offers dpdotcom both publisher discounts and special bulk purchase discounts, which, when combined, can mean a very significant saving for the author who wishes to purchase a number of books to sell in a local book fair, or to offer to local book stores etc. Many of our authors take this route – they ask dpdotcom to order them a number of books, we then make use of our publisher discount and any special offer bulk purchase discount to get the books for the author at the very best price. Authors can then sell their books and make a profit from the sales.

 

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COVER DESIGN:

Our 3 cover design options:

Option 1 –  a plain and simple cover design

This is a basic and free option. We will give your book a plain cover featuring the book title and author name. It will look ok, but won’t have great visual impact!

cover design by dpdotcom publishing - plain cover design


Option 2 – use your own cover design.

Of course, you may use your own cover design if you have one – make sure it is copyright free, or that you have rights to use that image. You cannot assume that you can use an image just because it is displayed on a google images search.

For an ebook, we recommend the image is in .jpg format and at least 460×640 pixels large.

As a guide, a cover image for a 6″ x 9″ paperback book should be about 1800×2700 pixels.  All images should be of high resolution, 300 dpi or greater. 


Option 3 – buy a dpdotcom custom cover design for $125.00 (£100.00)

If you would like your book cover to be something special, then dpdotcom will create a custom cover design for you. If you choose this option, we will work with you on every aspect of the design, so that you are entirely happy with the style, colours, fonts and “look” of the cover.  

These custom covers can take hours and even days to design, so for this “custom service” there is a nominal charge of $125.00 or £100.00 per cover.

Examples of custom covers can be seen HERE.

 

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SUMMING UP THE COSTS:

  • Submit your manuscript for free.
  • If accepted for publication, we will ask for $50.00 or £40.00 to cover the cost of formatting your work.
  • If the work needs significant editing, we will charge $125.00 or £100.00 to cover the man-hour costs involved.
  • If your manuscript requires no extra work, there is no extra charge.
  • If you require a custom design cover, there will be a charge of $125.00 or £100.00
  • If you wish to use your own cover design, there is no extra charge.
  • If you would like to purchase bulk copies of your paperback book, please ask dpdotcom for a quote.

 

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If you would like to submit your work to dpdotcom, your manuscript should be emailed as an attachment.