information for prospective authors.
Poseidon Books is pleased to present a special author
friendly publishing service. If you want to get your book 'out
there' without fuss and bother, this is your answer. Our
Express Publishing option will get your book out for you within six
weeks. All you have to do is follow the guidelines below and
you're on the road to being a published author. It couldn't be
This service includes trade
paperback formatting of your manuscript, ISBN numbers and bar codes,
special discounts for authors, one-on-one author support,
inclusion in our online bookstore, and promotional assistance and advice
to help you get your book out there.
This is one of the most important steps in the process of book
This process involves checking the spelling, grammar and punctuation of
the document and ensures that the final text is well presented and free
from errors. Your manuscript must be submitted to us edited to your best ability.
Talk to us if you want to explore a
Books that are to be offered for sale in bookshops will require an ISBN
(International Standard Book Number) which will be printed on the imprint
page and on the cover. This number is supplied by us.
We design your cover using the information you send to us on the cover art
form. The cover is created by our in house graphic artists, or you
can supply the elements yourself.
This is the process of registering a book with the various bibliographic
Library Copyright Registration
Publishers in Australia are required by law to send one copy of your book
to the National Library.
After we register the book with databases in Australia, the information
will appear in a publication called "The Bookseller" which contains a
list of all newly published books, this publication is widely read
amongst all bookstores. In addition it will be added to a list called
"Books In Print" which is circulated to most bookstores. Your book
will be listed on US and UK databases and available from Amazon and
other on line stores overseas. Your books will be produced on demand as
they are ordered from our printer/distributor.
MARKETING YOUR BOOK
We have prepared a special marketing planner for you to download in
pdf- click here to download
EXPRESS PUBLISHING PLAN
paperback book printed in black ink with a full-colour cover.
Conversion of your Microsoft Word files to
typesetting files. Other word processor formats are acceptable
pending review by us.
Formatting and pre-press
Professional Cover Design.
proofs emailed to you as PDF files.
number - a number unique to your book (needed by bookstores to order
books from the wholesaler).
Barcode required by most bookstores in order to shelve your book.
Copyright registration in your name in the Australian National
net royalty on all sales of your book, excluding author purchases.
book sent to the Australian National Library.
Full Distribution Worldwide.
Listing of your book on all major databases.
copies of your book delivered to you.
book will be made available to bookstores and retail internet sales
for the duration of your agreement.
Your own page on the Poseidon Books website, including secure
Placement on Amazon.
with marketing your book.
Twice yearly sales report.
special discount price of 40% for any extra copies we supply to you.
package price is for books up to 50,000 words. For extra
pages and photos inclusion, let us know so we can discuss any extra
costs with you.
For authors outside
Australia, your book is placed on overseas
databases for local printing and distribution in the USA, UK and
Europe and availability on Amazon.
Cost of this plan: AUD$995.00