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 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 Knowledge Base 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.
…you are a business person or company looking to share your expertise with your clients or potential clients. A book is an excellent calling card that can help you promote your business. The Professional Package provides services to help you produce a book you can be proud of, whether you give it away as a premium item or offer it in a retail environment.
What’s included in the standard package…
A professional writer/editor reviews your manuscript (up to 30,000 words—approximately 100 book pages of editorial content) for spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure.
Design and layout
Your edited text and up to 40 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.
Five hundred (500) perfect-bound, softcover copies of your finished book are printed in the industry-standard size of 6×9 inches, with black text and images on uncoated page stock and a laminated four-color cover.
Each Professional Package client receives a Publicity Package 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 book profile on our Legacy Isle Client Bookshelf. For more information on these items, please visit our Publicity Materials page.
Package Base Price—$6,750
The base package includes up to 30,000 words and 40 black and white images; a submission of this size would result in a finished product of approximately 120 pages (96 pages of editorial content, 24 image pages).
Be sure to read our Process and Policies documents for complete package details.
Upgrades are available for higher quantities, larger formats, hardcover binding, additional graphic images, color photos and higher page counts.
This 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; 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.) Your book can also be made available in the national bookselling marketplace. The Distribution Services upgrade is subject to a one-year term agreement. Please see our Distribution Services page for further details.
Your book can be converted to e-book format for reading on e-reader devices. Clients who have opted for our Distribution Service have the choice of handling their own e-book sales or having Legacy Isle sell on their behalf. See our E-Book Services page for complete information.
If your images are not already in high-resolution digital format, basic image scanning services are part of the package for the included 40 images. Additional charges may apply if image retouching or other special handling (extra large images, etc.) is required. Scanning and retouching services for additional images beyond the package inclusion are available.