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  • Ebook package: Only $99 for black and white interior or $150 for color interior.
  • Upgrade to professional cover: $95 for softcover, $120 hardcover. This includes a fully-designed photo or illustration, synopsis, author bio, etc.
  • Review Copies: $60 setup. This will have a separate version of your book set up with "Review Copy: Not for Resale" on the front or back cover and will not have a barcode. This will help prevent the book from being resold. Review copies will be softcover versions (even if main version is hardcover) to save you production costs. Then the cost of each review copy is about the cost of printing and shipping!
  • Amazon Look Inside Program: $65. We will prepare your files and submit them for Amazon's Look Inside feature.
  • Upgrade to Package A and B (1 and 2) to professional cover: $95 for softcover, $120 hardcover. This includes a fully-designed photo or stock illustration, synopsis, author bio, etc.
  • Extra Warehousing: $100. Since we are a Print-on-Demand publisher, we keep only a limited supply of books on hand to reduce inventory costs and keep your prices low. This sometimes causes delays if a book sells a number of copies at once. This package will cover our warehousing costs and keep a minimum of 7-10 copies of your book in stock at all times. Please note that this inventory is for sales made through Virtualbookworm and for sales of books in the Amazon Marketplace Backup Program.
  • Amazon Marketplace Backups: $75. If (when) your book starts selling well on Amazon, the book at times will appear as out of stock while they are waiting for more copies from Ingram. Using this new program, we will make sure a copy is available, even while Amazon is waiting for a shipment.
  • Press Release Only: $100. Covers the writing of the press release only.
  • Press Release Writing and Distribution: $250. The press release will be professionally written and distributed.
  • Place in Ingram's Advance Magazine: $75. Ingram Advance is a monthly print catalog Ingram Book Group distributes to booksellers and libraries around the world. Retail pricing information and a black-and-white cover image are also be included.
  • Bronze Marketing Package: $400. Includes professional press release, 100 four-color business cards, and a personal storefront for two years.
  • Silver Marketing Package: $700. With this package, we will write a press release and send it to over 200 media outlets and send review copies of your book to at least 10 major reviewers. You will also get a Personal Storefront for two years and 100 four-color business cards.
  • Gold Marketing Package: $1,300. This package includes a professional press release written and distributed to over 200 media outlets, review copies of your book sent to at least 15 major reviewers, a Personal Storefront for two years, placement in Ingram's Advance Magazine, 500 four-color post cards, 500 business cards and 500 2X6" book markers. Authors who purchase a Gold Marketing Package now receive an extra boost with a $250 value Virtualbookworm Virtual Book Tour at no extra charge!
  • Custom Marketing Packages: Call for quote. In addition to the packages listed above, we can send your book and press release to the producers of major shows, including Oprah, 20/20, Larry King Live and many, many more. We can also design an ad for you in the Radio Television Interview Report Magazine, which goes to major radio and television producers across the U.S. and Canada.
  • Personal Storefront: In addition to the feature page you receive with most publishing packages, we will design and set up a personal website for you to promote your book (including a Flash intro). This includes registration of your domain name and web hosting. You will be given a link to our secure site so visitors won't have to leave your site to order. We will take, process and distribute all orders for you. You will also have 20 Megs of webspace, so you are always free to add material. Package includes your own domain (www.yourname.com) and initial set up. We will also provide you links to samples of your work, etc.
    • $240 for one year
    • $340 for two years (just a little over $8 a month)
    • $440 for three years
    Please note: Once the site is setup, it will be up to you to maintain. After your subscription expires, you will have the option to renew yearly.
  • Table of Contents Creation: $30. If your book has or requires a Table of Contents, you will need this package.
  • Index Creation: $75. We index your book based on tagged text in your file. The text must be tagged in Microsoft Word:
  • Graphics Package: All packages come with 15 free graphics (unless they need to be scanned or touched up). All graphics over 15 are $2.50 each.
  • Table Package: $25. Up to 5 tables.
  • Printed Galley: $50. You will be able to proof all of our services electronically for free (via .pdf files). If you would prefer to have hard copies of your work, we will send you a printed, unbound galley and a laser proof of the cover.
  • Library of Congress Number: $75. We can obtain a Library of Congress card number in your behalf and send the required copies to the Library of Congress.
  • High Resolution Image Scanning and Placement: $5 per image. If you don't have high-quality, electronic versions of your graphics, we can scan and place them into the layout for you.
  • Graphics Touchup: $5 per image. If your graphics are not at least 300dpi or of poor quality, our artists will correct them for you.
  • Manuscript Conversion: $2 per page. We can convert printed copies of your manuscript into electronic format.
  • Data Entry and Layout: $4 per page. We will convert handwritten or typed manuscripts to electronic files.
  • Copy Editing/Proofing: Only .01 per word. If your manuscript has grammatical and/or spelling errors, it will definitely hurt the sales potential of your book. We will have a professional brush up your manuscript and you will see the final version for approval.
  • Custom Illustration: $75 per hour. Have an idea in your head you just can't reproduce? Our artists will create the custom graphics you desire.
  • Text Changes: If you catch errors after the book has been designed, we will correct up to 15 errors for free. For over 15 corrections, you will be charged $50 per hour for the design time required, with a minimum of one hour.
  • Changes after Printing: Obviously you should send your manuscript as you would like it to appear. Once you approve the proof, we will send your title to the printer. If, after you receive your book, you need to make changes, you will be charged $120 for changes to the internal text file and $120 for any changes needed to the cover file. If internal text changes make the length of the book increase or decrease by four or more pages, the cover will have to be resized and will incur the change fee. The ebook will also have to be reset, which is a $65 fee.

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