FastPencil offers these flexible Publishing + Distribution Options:
- PRIVATE PUBLISHING - $9.99 - For your eyes only. A private link for author-cost book buying is provided; no royalties are earned at this discounted price. (FastPencil Tip: Publish "Private" to receive your first proof copy. Proofread thoroughly before choosing to publicly publish with "Marketplace" or "Global Distribution".)
Pre-pay for this Private Proof Printing service – (Publish - Private $9.99 Buy Now) – or when you are ready to publish privately, purchase this service and proof books within the Publication Setup wizard from your dashboard.
- PUBLISHING TO FASTPENCIL MARKETPLACE ONLY - $9.99 - Your book will be available for sale on the FastPencil Marketplace at your chosen retail price. Author-cost book buying is available, too.
Pre-pay for this Public Publishing and Book Printing service – (Publish - Marketplace $9.99 Buy Now) – or when you are ready to publish publicly, purchase this service and proof books within the Publication Setup wizard from your dashboard.
- GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION PUBLISHING - $249 (DIY 1, one format) or $299 (DIY 2, for both print and eBook formats) - Titles published with Global Distribution will be available for 3 years on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, iPad, Nook, Ingram, etc. After the first 3 years there is a $19.00/year catalog fee to keep the title in distribution. The title will be available for sale on the FastPencil Marketplace at the chosen retail price. Author-cost book buying is available, too.
Pre-pay for the Global Publishing and Book Printing service now:
$249.00 Buy Now Global Distribution - One Format (Print OR e-Book) Pre-Pay
$299.00 Buy Now Global Distribution - Two Formats (Print AND e-Book) Pre-Pay
Or, when you are ready to publish globally, purchase this service and proof books within the Publication Setup wizard from your dashboard.
Every time you publish you must purchase at least ONE proof copy of your book. The reason we do this is to ensure the quality of each publication and to be sure the author approves of the book listed in distribution. When you publish an eBook either Private or in the FastPencil Marketplace there is a $9.99 cost for the eBook Bundle Creation (epub, mobi and pdf files). When you publish a print book, authors pay the manufacturing cost of the proof plus shipping, handling and taxes.
These guided-publishing stages are designed for Authors and Publishers to gain maximum control over publishing flows and schedules.
- Private proofs allow for the writing team to edit, revise, and proofread the physical book. It’s funny how typos and obvious re-writes seem to jump from the printed pages! With the Private publishing option, authors can review and polish the first draft from one, bound copy, privately.
- Marketplace publishing enables authors and publishers to pre-sell a title that is meant for global publishing but is not yet fully funded. Maybe Galley Proofs or Advanced Review Copies are needed for an event or appearance. The Marketplace only publishing option sells books and e-books to your fans and friends.
- For Global (Wide) Distribution with ISBNs, select Global (Wide) Distribution publishing. Titles published with Wide Distribution will be available for 3 YEARS on Amazon.com, Kindle, Barnes and Noble .com, Nook, iBooks, iPad, Ingram, Lightning Source, and more.
Let us know if you have any follow-up questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about Shipping Options | Costs, here.
Or learn more about Spotlight: Knowledgebase Sections:
- Publication Setup Button - How to Prepare for Publishing
- Pricing Your Book
- Post-Publishing & Distribution Next Steps: What to Expect