Your publishing plan with Mill City Press is customized based on the needs of you and your book, and will always include the following services.
Online Access to PubSmart
Mill City Press created PubSmart as a productivity tool for book publishing. With this technology, you’ll be able to communicate with Mill City Press staff and track all versions of your manuscript at every stage of the publishing process.
PubSmart also allows you to view sales and reporting from all retailers and wholesalers where the book is sold.
Manuscript Cleanup and Preparation
As part of this service, we clean up your manuscript’s formatting so that it meets our guidelines. That way, your manuscript will easily move through the editing and interior layout stages of the publishing process.
Custom Interior Layout Design
A professional interior layout gives your book a competitive edge. A front cover isn’t the only part of a book readers will judge by its appearance. As part of our collaborative design process, you will fill out a questionnaire about your interior layout preferences that will help your designer determine:
- The best way to make your interior visually cohesive with your cover
- An appropriate typeface for your book’s genre and style
- A unique design for your chapter openers
- The style and content of your running heads
- Page number placement
- Solutions for special formatting your book might need
We’ll then format a sample chapter of your book based on your design preferences to make sure we are on the right track in creating the book you envisioned. Once you’re happy with the sample format of your book, we will go ahead and layout the full interior. Want to see what we’ve done? Visit our page of interior layout examples.
ISBN and Barcode
If you’re not purchasing your own block of 10 ISBNs, Mill City Press provides an ISBN for you, along with the barcode that’s placed on the back cover.
Amazon Look Inside! and Google Books Submission
To make it easier for potential buyers to read a sample of your book, we’ll submit your book to Amazon Look Inside! and Google Books, programs that make a small portion of your book available for anyone to read.
100% Rights and Royalties
Most importantly, at Mill City Press, you keep 100% of your rights and royalties. You’ll receive the source files for everything we create for you, and you take home the net revenue of every book you sell.
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