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Standard Core Packages

Our standard core packages include the essentials you need, with the option to purchase additional services.

Embark
1,099
Connect
1,899
Discover
2,799
Inspire
3,999
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Hardcover Publishing
U.S. Copyright Registration
Library of Congress Control Number
Booksellers Return Program 1 year 1 year
Author Website Setup Deluxe Premier
Book Buyers Preview
Social Media Setup Guide
Editorial Assessment
Press Release - Essential Edition
Free Softcover Copies 5 10 10 20
Free Digital BookStub™ Codes 5 5 10
Free Hardcover Copies 5 5 5
Promotional Materials 100 100 300

Core Plus Packages

These packages include the publishing essentials you need, plus select marketing services to help you share your story.

Empower
5,599
Master
8,799
Amplify
14,999
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Premium Book Video
Social Media Coach
Online Book Ads via Google - 90 days
Free Digital BookStub™ Codes 10 15 20
Free Softcover Copies 30 50 50

Color Packages

Our color packages will give your story the vibrant imagery it deserves.

Imagine
1,499
Emerge
1,899
Reveal
2,999
Illuminate
5,999
View what's included in all color packages
U.S. Copyright Registration
Library of Congress Control Number
Booksellers Return Program
Press Release - Essential Edition
Author Website Setup - Deluxe
Free Softcover Copies 5 5 10 15
Promotional Materials 100 100 300
Free Digital BookStub™ Codes 5 10
Color Illustrations - Fine Detail 10

Disclaimer: Prices listed do not include any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax, which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Prices listed do include the copies of the book; the cost of shipping and handling will be calculated and charged after your book is made available for sale.

General Packages & Services Questions

Not all of our publishing packages include editing; however, we believe that editing is an important step for authors looking to achieve commercial success for their books. We do offer a full range of editorial services, which we encourage our authors to review based on their specific needs.

The Balboa Press online bookstore lists all of our published titles as part of your package purchase. Review all our packages to learn about other marketing opportunities included in each package. We offer additional promotional services that may help you meet the marketing goals you have for your book. Visit our Services page to learn more and purchase any marketing services you need.

Once it is published, your book will have a global audience because it will be listed in our online bookstore. Additionally, retailers, such as Amazon.com and many others, will list your book for sale through their online bookstores, and bookstores will have the ability to order your book for their physical stores.

Here are some specific advantages of using POD:

  • Earth-friendly
  • Easy and cost-effective to produce books as they are ordered, either one at a time or in large numbers
  • Unlike a traditional printer, which can only print a large number of books at one time, POD is an "as needed" printer
  • No wasted books
  • No need to store a large inventory of books
  • A book can be available for an extended period of time, instead of the book being "out of print" after one print run

Royalties are based on the payments we actually receive from the sale of printed or electronic (e-book) copies of your book, minus any dispatching and handling charges or sales and use taxes. Total sales of the work and royalties are calculated on a calendar quarter basis. Royalties due will be paid within ninety (90) days after the end of each calendar quarter.

For more information on how royalties are calculated, please visit our Pricing & Royalty FAQ.

When you purchase a package, we will assign you a publishing consultant. If you would like to order a package and get connected with your publishing consultant, please call us at 877.407.4847.

If you have already been assigned your publishing consultant, but are unsure of his or her contact information (name, phone number, e-mail address, etc.), please call us at 877.407.4847 so we may access your account and provide you with the correct information.

The Library of Congress sets strict guidelines about which books may receive a Library of Congress Control Number.

The following types of books are ineligible for Library of Congress Control Numbers:

  • Books which do not list a U.S. city as place of publication on the title page or copyright page
  • E-Books (i.e. books published in electronic format)
  • Serials
  • Custom editions
  • Items under 50 pages, with the exception of genealogies, children's literature, and catalogue exhibitions submitted by museums and art galleries
  • Textbooks below the college level
  • Items not intended for wide distribution to libraries
  • Religious instructional materials
  • Expendable educational materials
  • Translations except Spanish
  • Music scores
  • Crossword puzzle books

Please contact our Customer Support team by calling us at 877.407.4847 or visit our Contact Us page to submit your question.

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