Everyone has a story to tell. Few have the knowledge of how to get
their story into print. With the help of Biographical Publishing Company,
many have achieved their dream . . . seeing their own book published. You can get books published now!
What is your story? We at BPC would like to help.
Biographical Publishing was founded in 1991. We at BPC are dedicated
to providing ways for writers to get their works published . . . easily and
quickly. We offer a unique approach
which allows authors to control the entire production and marketing of their
work. Plus . . . authors can reap the maximum profit from the sale
of their books.
Most book publishers generally fall into two categories:
Vanity - The publisher really only prints your book. The author is left
with finding ways to market the book. The author bears all the cost of printing
and marketing. The author receives all of the profits (or losses) after expenses
. . . if the book ever makes it to the marketplace.
Royalty - The publisher bears the cost of printing and marketing.
The author receives a royalty (usually small) for books sold. The publisher
receives most of the profits (or losses) after expenses. Royalty publishers
are very selective as to the books and authors they will accept.
Publishing works this way:
BPC does book layout and design, proof reading, assigns ISBN, arranges for
printing of books, provides promotional services and offers advice on all
aspect of book creation. BPC can help promote your book through its
extensive network of wholesaler, distributors, and major bookstore chains
including: Ingram Book Company, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Canadian booksellers Chapters and Indigo, and more. We also offer 800-number book sales through our distributor, Pathway Book Service.
BPC does not pay on a royalty basis. We charge on a service basis - as few
or as many services as you want.
The author pays for the printing of books. BPC recommends low cost,
high quality printers and will arrange for books
to be printed.
The author can inventory books, or we can perform this service at no additional charge.
The author receives all of the profits (or losses) after expenses.
Some authors elect to send out a batch of bound galleys to reviewers during the early stages of the publication process with a target publication date 3-4 months away. Bound galleys help secure reviews that can be used on the back of the cover in the final print run. They also are read by bookstores and libraries who use them to determine what new books to buy.
BPC accepts most books for publication which meet its standards for
quality and decency.
Now Offering Kindle, Nook, Google, Apple, and other eBooks
Biographical Publishing can now provide your book as an eBook through the many eBook vendors. Although eBooks may never replace paper and ink versions, they are the wave of the future. They now outsell hardcover books on Amazon. With printing and shipping costs at zero, your profit on eBooks can be much higher than with print books. Contact us for more information.
Not for everyone.
BPC puts the author in control of all aspects of his or her work - from design
to distribution. But our unique method of operation is not suited for everyone.
In order to be successful, the author must have sufficient financial resources
to pay for the initial production and marketing of books. If the author
is able to provide this investment, then the potential for success is high. Participation of authors in the promotional process is most helpful. Our most successful books involve a joint effort of author and publisher. Do you want to know more about the costs involved? Contact
Tell us about your ideas, your book, and what you would like to do. Let
us help you make publishing your book a reality. Biographical Publishing
can produce your book from e-mailed chapters, mailed discs, or typed manuscripts.
Contact us for details. Our advice is FREE,
too! References available upon request.
Here are current prices (valid through 3-31-2014) for services that
can be provided by Biographical Publishing Company:
Converting manuscript to final book format from typed manuscript, editing
and correcting for standard usage.
$8.00/page or less
Converting manuscript to final book format from approved electronic formats
sent via e-mail or disc, editing and correcting for standard usage.
$6.00/page or less
Create full cover (front, back, and spine) or jacket design from author's text and art work or available stock art work.
Issue ISBN for jacket or cover which includes registration with "Books
Submit book data and make available to major wholesale book wholesalers,
distributors, and book store chains such as: Ingram Book Company, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Bookstores, Indigo Bookstores, etc. This service includes sending review book packages to the Barnes & Noble buyer and the Midwest Book Review.
$170.00 per complete package of booksellers
Launch eBook from author's manuscript in MS Word or similar format to Kindle, Nook, Google, Apple, and other eBooks.
Create eBook front cover design from author's art work or available stock art work.
Authors are free to sell their books through any channels they choose.
But if BPC is asked to invoice and collect payments for book orders (such
as through our major accounts as listed above), BPC would charge the author
a fee for each book to be deducted from payments received from these accounts.
Other services as required: prices to be quoted as needed.
Biographical Publishing works with a number of high quality book printers
who provide low to medium production runs at reasonable costs. We will help
select the best printer for your book. Books can be hardcover, perfect
bound (paperback), or made with special bindings. Many options are available
for page sizes, layouts, fonts, colors, etc. Graphics can include drawings
or photographs. The possibilities are endless. Contact
us for a personal evaluation of your needs.