Group offers many publishing packages for perfect-bound books. Each package
listed below includes various services designed to provide the best value for
the included services. These prices are estimate prices only. Be sure to call
for current prices.
Books may be trimmed in various sizes. The two most common sizes for
softcover are 5½ x 8½ and 6 x 9. Other trim sizes are also available.
Text paper. Typically, 5½ x 8½ perfect
bound books will feature 50-lb., offset, white paper. However, we only use
60-lb. paper in our perfect-bound books, for a better quality and feel.
Full-color cover. Our talented design
professionals bring life to your ideas. Once completed, each cover is
printed on 10-pt. C1S paper stock—the industry standard for perfect-bound
books. Layflat lamination is applied to each cover to help the book open
easily and stay protected from UV rays and premature fading.
* cover option 1.
Our 4-Star Package gives you the option to upgrade the cover with matte
lamination and spot gloss. The flat finish combined with strategic shine is
a great eye-catcher.
* cover option 2.
Our 5-Star Package gives you matte lamination and spot gloss, or high gloss
lamination with the added feature of embossing and foil. Embossing raises a
portion of the cover to give it a 3D look. The addition of foil accents can
create elegant cover presentations.
Copyedit. This is the process of identifying
and correcting indisputable errors of usage. Our editors rely on the
industry-standard reference of the Chicago Manual of Style to review your
Copyedit and one proofread. Adding a
proofread after the copyedit process increases the quality of the final
publication by giving our editors the time to double-check your manuscript.
As always, you hold the final responsibility of approving changes and
Copyedit and two proofreads. Multiple
proofreads is common in the publishing process. The goal is to get fresh
eyes to test all aspects of the content.
Typesetting. Your text is formatted to
into proper page sizes, table of contents, chapter headings, appendices,
etc. Every element of the book is aligned and positioned for maximum
readability. You hold the final responsibility of approving the typesetting
and can request changes as needed.
Registration. We help you obtain all of
the legal registrations to publish professionally—ISBN, Library of Congress
Control Number (LCCN), barcode with retail price, and copyright submission.
Book submission. Your title will be
available to almost every bookstore in the US. We create JPEG images and
book descriptions that meet the submission requirements for Amazon.com,
BarnesandNoble.com, and Christianbooks.com—the
largest retailers on the Internet. That gives you exposure to millions of
potential buyers. We also submit your book to Ingram/Spring Arbor, the
largest book distributor in the world.
Books in Print. Bowker's Books in Print
is the largest source of book listings available. Many bookstores,
libraries, and publishers use this resource to search for titles.
Search engine submissions. In order for
people to find your book online, all the major search engines must have your
title and keywords in their databases. Selah makes those submissions for
you. Each search engine uses different criteria when ranking returns, so we
cannot guarantee your book or Web placement on the search list.
Retail fulfillment. Retail transactions
are sales to the general public. Our toll-free number gives customers an
easy way to respond to your advertising and promotions, allowing them to
place an order using most major credit cards. Our fulfillment fees are applied to the net amount of the sale. Subtracting
sales tax and shipping from the total price determines the net.
Wholesale fulfillment. Wholesale
transactions are sales to businesses, ministries, bookstores, online
retailers, distributors, or any other agency that receives a discounted rate
for the purpose of reselling your book to the public. Bookstores typically
receive a 25% discount for 1-2 books, and up to 45% off for larger
quantities. Wholesalers typically receive a 55%-60% discount, depending on
who is paying the freight. Our fulfillment fees are applied to the net
amount of the sale—the total minus discounts and freight costs.
Monthly fulfillment reports. These
reports list details of each transaction you've had over a one-month period. The
transaction information includes the quantity of books sold, the discount,
the net sale amount, shipping charges, and the fulfillment fees. You also
receive the name and address of your customers, so you can see where your
books are selling best.
Free warehousing. Free warehousing is
limited to the first year of the fulfillment service. Each publishing
package has a set quantity of books that receive free warehousing.
Additional quantities may be stored for a low fee. After one year, all books
in the warehouse are subject to storage fees.
Exposure at Christian Booksellers Association
Every year, buyers from small bookstores and large retail chains attend CBA
in search of new books and products. Your book will be on display in our
Selah Publishing Group booth.
* CBA personality
booth. Enjoy your own personality booth at CBA—held each year in July—to
sign books and talk with buyers from all over the world. It's a great way to
make a strong impression on industry professionals. During the
event, promotional flyers are distributed that announce the time and
location to meet you. You also receive two passes, so you can bring a spouse
E-book (PDF format). Your book is converted
to Adobe PDF format. Then it can be downloaded and viewed on computers that
have Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Customers can use a credit card to purchase an
electronic version of your book straight from our Web site, then download
the file for viewing. Maximize profits by generating e-book sales that don't
require the cost of printing.
* E-book for
Microsoft Reader. In addition to being formatted as a PDF, your book is
formatted as a Microsoft Reader e-book. The purchase and download process is the same as a PDF e-book
from the Selah Web site.
Author Web page. Your author page is
created on our site, www.selahbooks.com. A sample author page is available
to show the possibilities. Your Web page can include text and pictures about
yourself, your family, or anything that would give potential book buyers a
clear picture of who you are and why your book is important to them.
Author Web site. More than the author
Web page, this service provides your own Web domain that corresponds with
your book title (www.yourbookstitle.com). Depending on availability, we may
purchase a domain name that is close to your book title. Beyond hosting, you
receive four e-mail accounts based on the domain name, such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first year of hosting and domain registration is included free.
Full-color postcards. These high-gloss
postcards (4 x 6) are based on your book cover. The front design is full
color and the back is one color.
Full-color flyers. These flyers (8½ x 11)
are designed from your previously created book cover and marketing text. You
may also include an author photo, reviews, and other promotional
Extra covers. Extra covers are handy for
self-promotion. Covers include the same elements you select for your book
cover—i.e., lamination, embossing, foil.
Promotional stickers. Stickers can be
used when you place books at local bookstores in your area. These broadcast
that you are a local author, that you have autographed a book, or that your
book is a new release.
Color catalog listing. Our catalog proudly displays your title, ISBN number, retail price,
book cover, and abbreviated description.
Catalogs are sent with each order we process, as well as distributed to
buyers at CBA shows.
Special advertising. At strategic times of
the year, distributors promote their specific book categories. Our special
advertising opportunities put your book in front of thousands of bookstores.
Hometown publicity campaign. We create your
publicity kit and send it to the TV, radio, and print media within 100 miles
of your home.
Promotion extravaganza. This is the best
publicity available. Your book is promoted at the national level by one of
our experienced publicists who have successfully booked authors on shows
such as the 700 Club, ABC World News Tonight, Fox TV, Focus on the Family,
Hour of Power, and TBN—just to name a few.