Custom Publishing and Distribution
As well as commissioning and publishing books for a general audience, Bad Apple Press also offers custom publishing and distribution.
What is custom publishing?
Say you have a manuscript that you would like to have produced exactly the same way as one of the books on our list. For an agreed fee, we offer editing, and proofreading, as well as cover design and typesetting for your manuscript to the standards of one of our own books. Then we would help organise printing and delivery. We treat each custom publishing job as carefully as it was one of our books and you are consulted every step of the way. You also have the final say in decisions regarding cover, editing and design.
For books that align with our values we also offer distribution. Your book will appear on our website and can be included in our promotions to bookshops and other wholesalers. We will take care of packing and shipping and you will be paid every quarter.
We also have access to a range of publicity and marketing specialists who could advise you of ways to promote and sell your book. If this interest you, please contact Samantha or Sonya to discuss the options for custom publishing your manuscript.
Essentially we offer a range of services that encompass the whole range of the book production cycle. You can choose to take up all of them, from unedited manuscript to final printed book and ebook, or just choose the ones you want. I have listed the services and an estimated price guide for each below, to give you an idea. The price of the book printing depends on the final outcome, ie the number of pages, the number of photos/illustrations/ whether these are back and white or in colour, where the photos are placed in the book, etc.
- cover design
- barcode production/library registration/title page listing (this is the database that booksellers use to find books)
- printing management
- ebook creation
- Marketing and brand consulting
- sales and distribution through our website
You can elect to have all or just one or two of these services. It is up to you and your budget.