WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR PUBLISHING & MARKETING PACKAGES?
Please scroll down to review the below information about what each part of your chosen publishing package includes:
- Paperback (B&W & Colour) Publishing
- ISBN Assignment & Barcode
- Custom Full Colour Cover Design
- Custom Interior Design
- Image Insertions
- Author/Publisher Consultation
- Online Distribution (Incl. Amazon.co.uk & Waterstones)
- Nielsen BookData Registration
- Setup Of Online Book Printing Account
- Author Page On Sazmick Website
- Sent Out To Publisher’s List
- Complimentary Proof Copy
- Hardback Format
- Promotional Materials
- Independent Book Review
- Social Media Setup Guide
- E-book Formats
- Blog Page – Custom Designed
- Website Setup
- Professionally Written Press Release
- Radio Interview
- Spread Payment Over 3 Months
Paperback (B&W & Colour) Publishing
This element refers to the softback, perfect bound nature of your printed book. Every book we produce is of a high quality, bookshop shelf ready standard. Printed on acid free, high quality, opaque paper stock in black & white, grayscale, full colour or all of these. The cover is printed on durable, high quality white stock and the whole book bonded together using perfect binding. Each package has a number of paperback copies allocated to it.
We offer our paperbacks in the following standard sizes:
- 4.37 x 7″ (178 x 111mm) A
- 5 x 7″ (178 x 127mm)
- 5 x 8″ (203 x 127mm) Novel
- 5.06 x 7.81″ (198 x 129mm)
- 5.25 x 8″ (203 x 133mm)
- 5.5 x 8.5″ (216 x 140mm) Demy
- 5.83 x 8.27″ (210 x 148 mm) A5
- 6 x 9″ (229 x 152mm) US Royal
- 6.14 x 9.21″ (234 x 156mm) Royal
- 6.69 x 9.61″ (244 x 170 mm) Pinched Crown
- 7 x 10″ (254 x 178 mm)
- 7.44 x 9.69″ (246 x 189mm)
- 7.5 x 9.25″ (235 x 191mm)
- 8 x 8″ (203 x 203mm)
- 8 x 10″ (254 x 203mm)
- 8 x 10.88″ (276 x 203mm)
- 8.25 x 11″ (279 x 210mm)
- 8.268 x 11.693″ (297 x 210mm) A4
- 8.5 x 8.5″ (216 x 216mm)
- 8.5 x 9″ (229 x 216mm)
- 8.5 x 11″ (280 x 216m)
Custom sizes are also available on request.
ISBN Assignment & Barcode
An ISBN, or International Standard Book Number, is essentially an identification number. This 13-digit number is unique to your book and allows distributors, retailers, printers and readers to accurately find and order your title from anywhere in the world. We assign every book that we publish with its own ISBN.
People often think that the barcode is the ISBN but it isn’t. The barcode is created by using the 13 digits from your book’s ISBN and transforming this into a series of corresponding, thin black lines on a white background. The ISBN is also placed within the mark and the barcode then allows stores that sell your book to scan it and access the pricing, stock levels and publication details etc. We will create a barcode for your book allowing it to be sold in book stores.
Custom Full Colour Cover Design
Sazmick Books will work with you to create an engaging, custom designed book cover. This is the first thing people will see when your book is on the shelf (be that physical or digital), so making the cover unique and eye catching is a must to attract reader attention. We can incorporate your own photos, graphics and other ideas into the cover design or if you don’t have your own we’ll create it from scratch. An electronic proof of your cover design is sent you to review before any print work begins. Please review our image submission guide when sending your images to us.
Custom Interior Design
Sazmick’s designer will take your manuscript and create a custom interior design and layout for your book. This will include chapter titles, headings, page numbers, headers & footers as well as other elements that make your book of industry standard. This stage will also include image insertions according to your package. (Be sure to put placeholders in your manuscript of where you would like your images to appear to save time and additional costs).
Graphical inserts will help illustrate and communicate certain points within your work. Both printed and E-book publishing options come with a number of image insertions into the book be it black & white, colour or a mix of both. If your book is classed as full colour and is very long there may be an additional charge. We will insert different types of graphics including photos, tables, charts, diagrams, etc but any images provided to us do need to be of a certain quality to render crisply in the final production. Please review our image submission guide when sending your images to us.
As part of your package we will arrange a suitable and convenient time to have a one to one consultation with you regarding your vision, direction and goals for your book. During this consultation, which can be over the phone, Skype or in person if you prefer, you are able to tell us anything that you think is important to the publishing of your book and ask any questions that you might have. We are very friendly and we don’t bite so you can ask us anything!
Online Distribution (Incl. Amazon.co.uk & Waterstones)
Online distribution means that your book will be available and accessible to order by thousands of retailers throughout the UK. These retailers will be able to order your title both online and in store. Your book details will be digitally distributed online via sites such as Amazon.co.uk and Waterstones.com to name but a few and available to order directly in store at the likes of Waterstones.
Nielsen BookData Registration
Sazmick Books sorts out the registering of your title with the Nielsen BookData service, including the submission of your ISBN and basic book information such as author details and book genre. Nielsen provides market leading data services to more than 100 countries worldwide. Nielsen collects book information from over 70 countries (including the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and work closely with the leading data providers in the US to ensure they have the most consistent and comprehensive global database of title records available, making the details of your book available to view worldwide.
Setup Of Online Book Printing Account
Print Books Whenever/Wherever You Need Them, be it for your own stock hold or to fulfill your customers orders. We’ll assist you in setting up your own personal account with a recommended online digital printing house that offers true ‘On Demand printing, whether you need one copy or thousands of copies of your book.
Author Page On Sazmick Books Website
Every author that self publishes through us will have their own author page on the Sazmick Books website. The page will include sections about the author, about the book with a synopsis, as well as links to the author’s website if available and links to where the book can be purchased.
Sent Out To Publisher’s List
Through its founders, Sazmick Books has an extensive and growing list of followers. We will advertise you and your book to our subscribers through e-shot, social media and at any events/presentations/radio interviews we do at the time of publication.
Complimentary Proof Copy
Probably the most exciting part of the process. When the production process of your book has been completed we will send you a complimentary, full production print proof copy of your book to review.
We can also publish your book in hardback format on request for an additional cost. Hardback formats include Printed Paper Case (PPC), or Cloth with dust jacket. Metallic foil blocking is also available. We will assign your hardback edition with its own ISBN as each different format of you book requires this.
We will design and print a number of promotional materials according to your chosen marketing package. The design will be bespoke and will generally focus on the cover of your book. Materials include a book signing kit of A3 posters, A5 flyers and standard sized postcards with your book cover, title, name, event details and how to order. Other materials can be provided on request.
Independent Book Review
We will provide an independent, professionally written review of your book through one of our partners which will be published online through our various channels. You can use this review on your own website, through your social media networks and any other way you choose in order to promote your work.
Social Media Setup Guide
Once you have your new book in your hands, the hard work now begins. You need to market yourself and your book to get recognised and one of the great ways of doing this is through social media networks. We’ve put together a PDF social media setup guide to help you setup, manage and utilise free advertising networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to promote your work. The guide will walk you through setup of each platform, to sharing content and connecting with potential readers.
Sazmick Books will take your manuscript, and turn it into an E-book, laying it out and converting it to the various e-Reader formats such as .epub, .mobi and PDF. E-books can be downloaded onto a portable electronic reading device such as the Amazon Kindle, Ipad and Nook, allowing readers access to thousands of books and blogs etc on a screen that looks like a real book, anywhere they go without needing to actually carry the book itself. We will convert your book ready for use with all of these popular devices.
*Please note we will make all efforts to keep the formatting of the e-book as close as possible to the printed version of the book if applicable but some design elements are not supported when publishing in e-formats. Therefore some design elements may need to be changed to accommodate this.
Blog Page – Custom Designed
Promote you and your work and post regular updates with a custom designed blog. A very effective and essential tool when building an online audience for your work. Give details about yourself, your work and contact information. Blogging is one of the best ways to attract people to your cause, think of it like your own optimised online web diary where you post and share information relevant to you and your cause. Search engines love blogs because of all the regular new content that is added and it is therefore one of the best ways to get results in online searches.
An essential part of any marketing campaign is a website. This is your online home and shop front where readers and potential readers can be directed to learn more about you, your books, your events and updates, and where to buy your book. The website comes with a free sub-domain name but you might however choose to purchase your own top level domain name from a site such as Godaddy.com and cost effective hosting from a site such as www.siteground.com. The site will be content managed meaning you have the access to make changes to information to your pages. You would be responsible for updating your website after setup and a PDF guide on how to do this will be provided and of course we would always be on hand for any help or advice on this. The site would generally include the following 5 pages: Home, About, Books, Media, Contact. This can be changed to suit you.
Professionally Written Press Release
Sazmick Books will help you to announce your book to the media with a professionally written press release that is essential when launching your book. You can then use this press release to approach radio and TV stations, newspapers and online news sources to market your book. What you receive from us is a customized press release, based on you and your work and on the information you provide to us.
As part of the promotional push when publishing your book with us either digitally or in print, you will be invited to do an interview on one of our partner Radio Shows, which will either be a live broadcast or a recorded show. You will have approximately a one hour slot and the show will be geared towards you as an author and the book you have written. This is an excellent opportunity to advertise yourself and your work to a wider audience. Afterwards, the show will be made available to you to use in your own marketing campaigns such as on your website and social media channels, speaking engagements and other future promotions.