PROFESSIONAL PACKAGE

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The simple way to share your message with a broader market

Intended for the professional individual or organization seeking to publish a book for direct sales or promotional purposes, the Professional Package includes a custom full-color cover design and the services of our Legacy Isle team to polish your prose and produce a high-quality softcover finished product with a classic interior design—as well as the publicity tools to help you sell it. Ideal for business advice books, corporate histories and memoirs or fundraiser cookbooks.

You should consider the Professional Package if…

…you are an author looking to self-publish and would like more personal service than an online printer provides. Legacy Isle is a local company with real staff on hand to guide your work through the process. An editor, not a software program, will read your manuscript and will give you feedback on clarity and style. Our designers will create a custom cover you can be proud of; your book will look clean, polished and professional.

…you plan to make this book available for sale to the general public and have no previous experience in trade publishing. The Professional Package includes materials, guidelines and helpful tips to aid you in promoting and selling your own book. Be sure to visit our Resources Section and our blog for more advice.

…you are committed to promoting and selling your book. There’s no certain formula for predicting a runaway bestseller, but no one gets to the top of the list without being willing to put in the time and effort to pursue leads. The  Professional Package is an investment, and should be considered carefully, particularly if you are adding on our Distribution Services upgrade.

What’s included…

 

Copyediting services

A professional writer/editor reviews your manuscript (up to 10,000 words—approximately 30 pages of editorial content) for spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure.

Design and layout

Your edited text and up to 20 images are laid out in the Legacy Isle text design template of your choice. Our design team will use your concepts and images to create a custom cover suited to your style and topic.

Quality printing

One hundred fifty (150) perfect-bound, softcover copies of your finished book are printed in the industry-standard size of 6x9 inches, with black text and black-and-white images on uncoated page stock and a laminated four-color cover.

Publicity guidance

Each Professional Package client receives a Publicity Package CD that includes our Book Marketing Guidelines and a professionally-written press release tailored to your title; a 30-day Legacy Isle Client Spotlight Feature placement on our website; and a listing on our Legacy Isle Client Bookshelf. For more information on these items, please visit our Publicity Materials page.

Package Base Price$6,450

The base package includes up to 10,000 words and 20 black-and-white images; a submission of this size would result in a finished product of approximately 48 pages (32 pages of editorial content, 16 image pages).

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Additional options:

 

Word/Image count upgrade

Level 1 Upgrade: up to 20,000 words (total manuscript length) and 40 black & white images — $1,950
(approximately 96 pages, maximum)

Level 2 Upgrade: up to 30,000 words (total manuscript length) and 60 black & white images — $3,950
(approximately 144 pages, maximum)

Each incremental increase includes up to 10,000 additional words and 20 additional images; a manuscript of 15,000 words may therefore include a total of 40 images.

Color photo insert

8-page insert — $295

Two 8-page inserts — $395

Three 8-page inserts — $495

Image scanning

$175 set of 20 images, or fraction thereof

We suggest clients who are unsure how to scan at proper resolution and color mode add this option to their package. Clients who submit digital images at insufficient resolution may be asked to add this option as well.

Hardcover treatment

Full-color, laminated hardcover — $3,180 (base package, 48-page book) / $3,950 (96-page book) / $4,540 (144-page book)

Service Upgrade

Distribution Services upgrade (basic) — $1,900 (base size book, 48-pages) / $2,400 (96-page book) / $2,900 (144-page book)

Add Amazon.com distribution — $105 quarterly fee

Add mainland bookstore distribution — $55 one-time fee + $105 quarterly fee

The Distribution Services upgrade includes: an initial publicity blast by Legacy Isle to appropriate media; your title made available for Hawai‘i retail channel distribution* which may include local bookstores and "big box" stores, as well as the Legacy Isle online bookstore; an additional 300 copies printed for the retail distribution market (these copies ultimately belong to the client and any unsold copies revert to the client at the conclusion of the one-year distribution agreement period); ISBN (International Serial Book Number) registered to Legacy Isle Publishing as the publisher of record. (Distribution Client titles must be released under the Legacy Isle Publishing imprint in order to ensure continuity in the distribution channel.) The Distribution Services upgrade is subject to a one-year term agreement. Please see our Distribution FAQs for further details.

Clients may opt to add Amazon.com and/or mainland bookstore distribution.* The Amazon.com add-on requires a quarterly charge which covers shipping and handling fees. This fee is refundable if no orders are received from Amazon.com in a quarter period. The mainland bookstore distribution add-on requires a one-time fee which is non-refundable, as well as a quarterly (refundable) fee.

*Availability in the distribution market does not guarantee that any individual store or chain of stores will choose to stock a title. Please see our Distribution FAQs for further details.

Additional copies

SOFTCOVER:

Copies

Base Package
(48-page book)

96-page book

144-page book

25

$200

$225

$300

50

$300

$450

$550

75

$400

$600

$725

100

$600

$750

$800

Note: Softcover reprints require a 50-copy minimum

HARDCOVER:

Copies

Base Package
(48-page book)

96-page book

144-page book

25

$500

$640

$660

50

$930

$1,200

$1,290

Note: Hardcover reprints require a 100-copy minimum

E-book file

EPUB & MOBI files — $95

Our e-book file option includes a set of files optimized for Kindle, iPad and Nook.

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Before making a purchase, be sure to read the Detailed Package Description

 

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