information for prospective authors.
Poseidon Books provides a professional book publishing service that will put your book on the road
to book publishing success.
You've got a great story to tell. You've invested a lot of
time on research and writing your manuscript. Now, who will
publish it? If your name is Danielle Steele or Stephen King,
the answer is easy. Big New York publishing houses will
offer million-dollar advances and multi-book contracts.
Unfortunately, most authors don't command that kind of
attention. That's where the Partnership Publishing Program at
Poseidon Books can help.
We'll become publishing partners with you, sharing the
expenses and profits. Best of all, we won't just dump the
finished books on your doorstep the way a vanity publisher
or book packager would do. Our Publishing Program will guide
you through an easy process of getting your book printed,
marketed and sold.
We offer three book publishing packages for
you to choose from. Our partnership publishing service offers various
combinations of publishing and editorial features, allowing you to choose
the combination that best suits your particular needs and goals. And then
there is the self-publishing option that suits many people, for family
history or special interest books.
These services include trade
paperback formatting of your manuscript, ISBN numbers and bar codes,
special discounts for authors, excellent one-on-one author support,
inclusion in our online bookstore, and promotional assistance and advice
to help you get your book out there.
Why not get started today?
are, in general, quite a number of steps and processes involved in the
production and publication of a book.
we show you some of the benefits.
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. A full and comprehensive edit is included.
This is the process of laying out the manuscript in the way it will appear
in the book and producing camera ready copy - this is included in the
services we provide for you.
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. We can also
arrange to have your book listed on US and UK databases and available
from Amazon and other on line stores overseas. This plan includes basic
MARKETING YOUR BOOK
We have prepared a special marketing planner for you to download in
pdf- click here to download
PARTNERSHIP PUBLISHING PLAN
paperback book printed in black ink with a full-colour cover.
professional edit of your work, 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.
Listing of your book on all major databases and inclusion on new
release forms sent to bookstores.
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
Promotional posters and assistance 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 and includes
placement of up to 20 monochrome (b & w) photos. For extra
pages and photos inclusion, let us know so we can discuss the extra
costs with you.
For authors outside
Australia, we offer the option to place your book on overseas
databases for local printing and distribution in the USA, UK and
Europe and availability on Amazon.
Ask us about the cost of this plan.