Author Name: Monica Moreland

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Your last message dated January 28, 2021, 12:58 Eastern Standard Time has been received. Assigned illustrator will begin working on it shortly. After your front cover has been approved by you, we will move forward to updating your entire book.

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RESULTS

STAGE

EDITORIAL ASSESSMENT

1

A member of our Editing Team will conduct an extremely valuable editorial assessment of your manuscript. Your editor will read through the entire manuscript and provide thoughtful, in-depth feedback concerning elements such as spelling, grammar, plot, characterization, structure, consistency and style.

On ______, you will receive an email w/ up to 500 corrections on your manuscript. The total number of corrections made on your manuscript may or may not reach 500, depending on how many errors were found.

2-PAGE COVER DESIGNS

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Front Cover

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Back Cover

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Spine

There are 2 ways Alpha Book Publisher can create a front cover for you.

 

Front Cover

 

1st Option - I Have an Image

Sounds great. Please send us your image, and give us an idea of text placement on your book cover, i.e. which fonts to use and where on your book cover do you want your book title and author name added.

2nd Option - I need an Illustrator

Awesome. You will need to send us a written description and an image sample of what you want your book cover to look like.

Back Cover

 

Adding another image to the back cover is completely optional. Authors generally add a background color that matches the style of their front cover, and the book description is placed on top.

Spine

 

Customizing your book spine is quick and easy. Here are 2 things to consider:

  • Spine Color (can match the color of your back cover, or use any other color

  • Spine Text (Book Title & Author Name)

On ________, you will receive the following, custom covers -- according to your user entry:

Front Cover

Back Cover

Spine

2-Page Book Cover

2

Revision Requests &

Duration

Each revision request is subject to a 5 business-day turnaround time, beginning the time and day you send us the email.

 

The countdown timer will be updated accordingly, usually within 48 hours after receiving your email.

Send Us a

Revision Request

A revision request is any change you want added on your book before it goes to publication.

Send us an email to:

team@alphapublisher.com,

with the Subject Line:

Revision Request

(Full Name)

Example:  Revision Request

(Jane Doe)

eBook Page

Creation

Once we have finished with your manuscript and book cover designs, we will create your first eBook using cutting-edge technology.

See our Exemplary eBooks on the following links:

1. Exemplary Novel

2. Exemplary Children's Book

3

Author/

Book Page

Your Author/Book Page is where customers will come to buy your ebook or paperback on your Publisher Website. When someone purchases your book, you earn a royalty. We pay out 80% in royalties. The remaining 20% is used to cover costs of fulfillment and handling.

Below are a few exemplary Author/Book Pages.

1. Vincent Amen

2. Madeline Monzel

3. Jeremy Robertson

Author Dashboard

For privacy reasons, we do not have an exemplary Author Dashboard.

Author Dashboards are password-protected, and may contain confidential information.

On February 15, 2021, you will receive your Author Credentials from our Publishing Team by email.

Revision Requests &

Duration

Each revision request is subject to a 5-business-day turnaround time, beginning the time and day you send us the email.

 

The countdown timer will be updated accordingly, usually within 48 hours after receiving your email.

Send Us a

Revision Request

A revision request is any change you want added on your book before it goes to publication.

Send us an email to:

team@alphapublisher.com,

with the Subject Line:

Revision Request

(Full Name)

Example:  Revision Request

(Jane Doe)

4

Approval Period

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Business

Profile

During this period, you will verify your eBook and let us know if there's any revisions you want to be made on your manuscript.

 

Fun Fact

Our eBooks are a digital representation of what the physical paperback will look like.

1. Exemplary Novel

2. Exemplary Children's Book

Google My Business Setup

 

With a Google My Business account, you get more than a business listing. Your free Business Profile lets you easily connect with customers across Google Search and Maps.

Revision

Requests

After you review your eBook, and would like a page, paragraph, sentence, or punctuation revised - simply send us an email to:

team@alphapublisher.com,

with the Subject Line:

Revision Request

(Full Name)

Example: 

Revision Request

(Jane Doe)

Duration

Each revision request is subject to a 5-business-day turnaround time, beginning the time and day you send us the email.

The Publishing Team will stick to this turnaround time, however minor or major your revision requests are.

 

The countdown timer will be updated accordingly, usually within 48 hours after receiving your email.

Depending on how many revision requests you provide, this may stage may take anywhere from a few weeks to a month or two.

5

eBook

Publishing

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Online

Distribution

During this period, the Alpha Publishing Team will publish your book as an ebook on the following distribution channels.

  1. Amazon Kindle

  2. Google Play

  3. Google Books

  4. Goodreads

  5. Barnes and Noble

Fun Fact

Our eBooks are a digital representation of what the physical paperback will look like.

1. Exemplary Novel

2. Exemplary Children's Book

Pay-After-Publication Option for Authors

The P.A.P.A option is finalized on this stage.

Authors who are on the Pay-after-Publication option for Authors will settle payment for the plan at this stage before we move on to the next stage.

Duration

7 Days

6

Paperback

Publishing

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Printing

Options

During this period, the Alpha Publishing Team will publish your book as a paperback copy on the following distribution channels.

1. Alpha Book Publisher

2. Amazon

3. Barnes and Noble

*We recently received approval to publish a paperback book on 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/, so the availability of your book as a paperback with Barnes & Noble will take a slightly longer time as the Publishing Team adapts to Barnes & Noble's unique publishing standards.

Revision

Requests

Revision requests after your book is published may be subject to additional fees of $29.99 per request, however minor or major the request is.

A fee waiver eligibility is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and may be applied under certain circumstances.

Simply send us an email to:

team@alphapublisher.com,

with the Subject Line:

Revision Request

(Full Name)

Example: 

Revision Request

(Jane Doe)

Duration

7 Days

7

Interactive

Author

Interview

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Video

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Audio

Author Interviews are a way for your readers and fans to learn more about you. It will also allow you to reach more people, as snippets of your author interview may be placed on a local television advertisement.

Author may also conduct an audio recording through a number of online audio recording websites which we highly recommend.

Alpha Book Publisher will send you a list of questions to choose from.

You may shoot the video from your phone, your web cam, or camera.

You may also conduct an audio recording through an online audio recorder that we highly recommend.

Duration

7 Days

8

Copyright

Protection

Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.

During this stage, Alpha Book Publisher will create a copyright filing for the author's manuscript via the copyright.gov.

Author will retain ownership of any and all items in the book, including but not limited to the following relevant items;

a. Manuscript

b. Book Covers

c. Interior Image Files

d. Interior Content

Duration

5 Business Days

9

Booksellers

Return 

Program

Certificate

The ability to return unsold print books is a standard publishing business practice that has remained since the Great Depression. Since that time, brick-and-mortar booksellers have been able to mitigate their own financial risk by relying on publishers to credit returned books. Often, booksellers will hesitate to order and stock books when they aren’t “Returnable.” This means if getting your title stocked on bookstore shelves is part of your marketing plan, Booksellers Return Program is an essential element to earning shelf space and/or in-store book signings.

One major benefit of this service is you will not be charged back for royalties earned on the sales to the store if your books are returned. Losses are on us!

Duration

2 Business Days

10

Movie

Trailer

Production

A book video is an engaging way to pique the interest of book-lovers on the web. They are an excellent addition to your marketing campaign and can help your book stand out in the online marketplace.

By posting your video on social media sites and your personal websites, you can reach a wide audience of online video viewers and attract potential readers. Video marketing helps you engage your audience on a level they can’t ignore.

You will own all the rights to your book video and will be provided with the final video file to share with readers, friends, and family and include in your marketing materials.

Duration

 

7 Days

Revision Requests

 

7 Days

11

Local Media Outlets Outreach

Alpha Book Publisher will reach out to the top 5 local media outlets nearest your zip code; and determine which media outlet is the best to air your television commercial advertisement with.

Determining factors include but are not limited to: budget, available channels and viewership.

Author is notified of which local media outlets Alpha Book Publisher has best recommended;

and we will work with the designated marketing manager of the selected local media outlet to bring forth the most cost effective ad campaign.

Duration

 

30 Days

12

Live

Television

Commercials

Television commercials will air on the specific channel at a pre-determined time. Author is notified of this information before the commercial air, so author will have the opportunity to watch the ad commercial with friends and family.

Commercial occurrences are dependent on the length of book (movie) trailer, cost of local ad rates, and which premium plan was chosen.

Commercial Occurrences

 

May vary