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What’s Included in Perigon Publishing?
Our Publishing Packages are all you need to get from a completed manuscript (or no manuscript) to a professionally published book.
BOOK COVER DESIGN
At Perigon Publishing, we take our book interiors seriously. Your manuscript isn’t just a drag and drop template, it’s your chance to create a cohesive visual experience for your reader, from cover to cover.
We instrument final edits and proofread on your manuscript to ensure that spelling and grammar mistakes are fixed and removed.
Our designers are amazing and will create the book design of your dreams.
EBOOK CREATION AND DISTRIBUTION
Your eBook/Kindle will be available on all major eBook retailers (Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com) in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico, and Australia. eBooks include all relevant copy tailored to each retailer, including samples, screenshots, and keywords.
PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION
Perigon Publishing will ensure that books are fully vetted before the printing process begins. The client receives one copy to ensure that it is exactly what they envision.
COPYRIGHTING AND CATALOGING
Once complete, your manuscript will be registered with the United States copyright office. Your book will be assigned an ISBN.
PUBLISHING IMPRINT CREATION
Your book will be published under the Perigon Publishing imprint.
A great author photo is a powerful tool. You can utilize our professional photographers. If you already have excellent professional photos, we will happily use them instead.
AUTHOR MARKETING MATERIALS
Our copywriting pros will craft an engaging author bio and book description to ensure your book is interesting and appealing to your ideal readers.
We can include up to 25 graphics in your manuscript, which you provide us. Additional graphics can be added for an extra cost.
Our Author Marketing team will get on the phone with you and help you lay out a step-by-step marketing plan that will ensure the successful launch of your book and achieve your goals.
Depending on your editing needs, we’re happy to help. Our editing team, who’ve spent decades in book publishing, edited thousands of books and written several of their own, can do any of three different edits.
The “Structure & Evaluation Edit” includes a full read and an editorial overview with global structure and overall manuscript evaluation notes.
The editor reads the manuscript through once, assessing structure, flow, completeness, and overall quality. The editor makes notes of all problems or areas of concern. Valid for manuscripts up to 50k words. Above 50k, add $100 per 5k words.
The “Flow & Content Edit” In addition to evaluating the structure, the editor reads and carefully edits the manuscript with an eye on the completeness, flow, and construction of ideas and stories, working paragraph by paragraph and chapter by chapter. Valid for manuscripts up to 50k words. Above 50k, add $600 per 5k words.
The “Complete Editing Package” (custom quote) In addition to reading the manuscript with an eye on the completeness, flow, and construction of ideas and stories, the editor will read each line and provide suggestions and edits on each line in the book.
For all three edits, we say that “we will hurt your feelings before we let you publish a bad book.” You will get a fair but an honest evaluation of your work and how it can improve so that you can have the best possible book.
Perigon Publishing can facilitate the creation and publication of an audiobook version of your book. The audiobook will be recorded by a voice actor at a professional studio and available for purchase on Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes.
We can work with you to create an end-to-end marketing campaign for your book.
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1. Consultation call with your Publishing Manager
You will be paired with a Publishing Manager, who will be your main point of contact throughout all aspects of our process.
Once you’re ready to get started, you’ll consult with your Publishing Manager. Typically, this call will last about an hour, and you’ll answer questions like these:
Q. What are your goals for your book?
Q. Who is your audience?
Q. What do you envision your book cover will look like?
Q. What type of interior layout would you like for your book?
Your information will be assembled into what we call a “North Star” for your book, that will be used to guide all of the creative decisions throughout the process.
2. Manuscript Review
Once you submit your manuscript to your Publishing Manager, we’ll review it to ensure we have everything we need to get started:
• Final locked title and subtitle
• Final locked manuscript (including foreword, dedication, and acknowledgments if desired)
• Any graphics, illustrations, or photos
• Draft book description
• Draft author biography
• Author photo
We’ll review the manuscript looking for formatting issues, like misidentified chapter headings.
3. Cover Design
Everyone says that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but that’s not realistic. As an author, you should absolutely judge your book by its cover, because your audience will.
Cover design starts with a call with our Creative Director, specifically to discuss your book cover. She will help you refine your thinking and get clear on a few ideas for your cover.
The designers will then develop a series of cover designs. These will be initial concepts so that we can understand your direction more clearly.
We will schedule a phone call with you to review the designs and understand what you do and do not like about them. Based on your feedback, we’ll iterate on the design until we land on the perfect cover for your book.
Once you love the front cover design, your publishing team will create the spine and back, which includes your book description, author biography, and author photo, if you like
4. Copywriting & Proofreading
Back covers and book descriptions matter! A good book description and author bio are powerful tools. Our copywriting team will revise yours to maximize their marketing impact.
We will also proofread your manuscript to ensure there are no spelling or grammar errors.
5. Interior Layout Design
Please do not underestimate the importance of a great interior design. At Perigon Publishing we’ve seen many books with great manuscripts and amazing covers that suffered from a horrible interior. Your interior defines the reading experience for your audience.
As with the cover design process, we welcome your feedback on the interior you envision. Your book’s design can be modeled on any other book’s font choices or graphic styling—even the margins, page numbers, and sidebars, which will be blended by your designer with your book’s cover styling to create a cohesive reading experience from start to finish.
6. Final Review of All Content
Our promise to you is that we will never publish a book that you are not 100% satisfied with.
At this point, you will have already locked your content and your layout will be ready for final review.
We’ll share a PDF of your book’s interior, which will be exactly how your book will appear in print. You’ll be able to make adjustments to the layout, such as page breaks and graphic placement.
We will have a final review phone call where you sign off on everything before we move onto the next step of printing, publishing, and distribution.
7. Marketing Consult
Our Author Marketing team will get on the phone with you and help determine the exact best way you can ensure your book gets in front of the readers you want. We will help you lay out a step-by-step marketing plan that you can then execute.
8. Publishing and Distribution of Your Book
Your publishing team will work with you to determine your distribution goals and retail channels.
We will complete a professional makeup session for a professional photo shoot.
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