The Ultimate Publisher Vetting Checklist

By Henry DeVries, CEO, Indie Books Intl.

Is your book publisher willing to provide the following:

  • Developmental and structural editing of content, title, and format to ensure this is the right book to enhance your business
  • Project management of the publishing and production process (from manuscript to printed book in approximately 90-120 days)
  • Interior design and layout of Print on Demand trade paperback
  • Option to produce a hardback book
  • Trade paperback distributed globally through leading online sellers including Amazon
  • Interior design and layout of ebook
  • Ebook distributed globally on 15 platforms including Kindle, Nook and iBook
  • Original front cover design, based on a series of options for your approval, not a template
  • Back cover copywriting and design
  • Copyediting of manuscript to review grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Chicago Manual of Style copyediting to make sure style adheres to gold standard for publishing industry
  • Unlimited black and white photos, graphs, charts and other interior images (color is available for extra charge) can be included in the book.
  • Assistance in gathering forewords and testimonial endorsements
  • Recommendations on price, size, and paper choice
  • Assignment of ISBN number
  • Registration in Book in Print Database
  • Registration with the Library of Congress
  • Indexing available for extra charge
  • Twice yearly royalty reports and payments
  • Author book price under 25 percent of retail price
  • Two rounds of revisions at the galley proof stage
  • Book landing page featuring the author
  • Publishing rights and intellectual property retained by the author
  • One national news releases distributed on behalf of the author
  • Amazon page formatting and copywriting
  • PDF of chapter to include on your website
  • Ongoing strategy calls to promote your books and speaking
  • Assistance in reworking your LinkedIn page and your social media game plan to promote the book