Every publishing path includes the essentials you need, with the option to purchase additional services.
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|Advantages of Balboa Press|
|Opportunity for Discovery by Hay House|
|Hay House Online Catalog Placement|
|New Releases Section on the Balboa Press Bookstore|
|Featured Book Placement on the Balboa Press Bookstore|
Digital Formatting & Distribution
|Want your book in an audiobook format? Contact your Publishing Consultant for this available formatting option.|
|US Copyright Registration|
|Library of Congress Control Number|
|Cover Copy Polish|
|Interior Revision - Block of 25|
|Enhanced Metadata Listing|
|Amazon "Look Inside", Google, and Barnes & Noble "Read Instantly" Previews|
|Credit for your First Book Order||$250.00||$500.00||$1000.00||$1000.00|
|Promotional Digital Bookstubs||50||250||500||Unlimited|
|Print-Ready Bookmarks Design File|
|Book Sales Savvy Guide|
|Social Media Setup Support||Guide||Kit||Kit||Kit|
|Author Website Setup||3 pages||6 pages||6 pages||10 pages|
|Website Hosting||1 year||1 year||2 years||3 years|
|Booksellers Return Program||12 months||24 months||36 months|
|Press Release Essential||100 media outlets||500 media outlets||500 media outlets|
|Feature on Bookmad magazine||New releases||Half page||Full page|
|Print-Ready Marketing Materials Design File||3 events||10 events||Unlimited|
|Bookstore Sell Sheet Digital File|
|Book Launch Social Media Announcement|
|Video and Podcast Interview on The Book Connection|
|2-Week Online Book Launch Campaign|
|Bookstore Pitch Campaign|
|Standard Book Video|
|Custom Color Illustrations (for full-color books only)|
Disclaimer: Prices listed do not include applicable taxes (such as 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:
- 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 844.682.1282.
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 844.682.1282 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)
- 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 844.682.1282 or visit our Contact Us page to submit your question.