The publishing process requires that your book be converted to a digital computer file suitable for high speed printing. When we have finished editing and proofreading your book, we take your hard copy printout (or suitably formatted computer file) and convert it into digital file in a format suitable for high-speed printers.
We’ll add the necessary ISBN number and EAN bar code required by bookstores. We’ll produce a glossy full-color cover layout that reflects your ideas.
Preparing Your Book: You'll receive 12 hours of cover layout time, insertion of the EAN bookstore scanner bar code and conversion to a digital file suitable for full color printing of the cover. It also includes 12 hours of file preparation work (editing, proofreading) that readies your text for the printers.
At this stage we’ll submit the file to the printers who will issue a proof for your approval and once approved the printer will begin the printing process. They generally run on a 21 day turnover.
Remember you still own ALL marketing, movie, TV and electronic rights to your work AND you control the book layout, size and cover design.
Selling Your Book: We also provide your book a listing in Second Time’s online bookstore plus order processing, invoicing, shipping and payment services. (Second Time would assess a 25% fee of the book price). You will also be informed of upcoming events in which you could promote your book (Book signings, conventions, expos) in conjunction with Second Time and other authors as well as independently.
You may order as many books as you wish, in pre-discussed quantities and sell them yourself anywhere you wish (or give them to friends or business contacts).
You the author set the retail price. When orders are received by the Second Time bookstore or website, they will be sold with Second Time receiving 25% of the retail price. The remaining 75% less shipping cost will be forwarded to you the author. This is a phenomenal deal as most bookstores request a 60-40 split. Payments are paid monthly (mailed out the last day of the month).