Publishing Services – What We Do

Let us be your partner in bringing your story to the world – whether for a small more personal project or for a larger commercial venture.

We are an author friendly personalized publisher and can produce your book in paper format, audio book format, or eBook format.

What you can expect:

  • Beautiful cover designs
  • Professional editing and text layout
  • All components to sell your book including ISBN and bar code
  • Nationwide distribution.

Summerland Publishing simplifies the publishing process so our authors can focus on the bigger picture.

We do not sell ‘packages’ for the publishing process since each author and their material may have unique needs that don’t fit into a pre-set package.  A member of our team will work with each author to determine the best process to meet individual needs for the best outcomes. In addition to the options noted here we can work with you to submit to CreateSpace and/or IngramSpark for print-on-demand services.

Our authors deserve the very best and we deliver.

For an overview of information for the new author and how the publishing process works, please click here.

Pre-Publishing Print and eBooks

We work closely with each author to determine the pre-publish needs The pre-publishing process includes editing, interior formatting, unlimited images, full-color cover (front and back), ISBN, listing with the Library of Congress, and a bar code.  The author may choose the pre-publishing components that are needed for their book.  All books must be edited and formatted but the author may have completed this independently as well.

We will also develop your unformatted manuscript into an eBook using the latest ePub standards.  This includes formatting, custom covers, and interior page creation.

Printing

We work with excellent printers that provide us the best rates for quality work.  Printing costs will vary based on number of books ordered, number of pages, paper weight, size of book, number of color pages, if any, and other factors.  We will get an estimate based on initial information about your manuscript and then, before printing, will obtain a final estimate that the author approves before moving forward.

The author receives hard copy proofs for print-ready pdf files and 10 copies for personal distribution.

Distribution

There are several distribution and marketing options depending on each author’s goals. Explore each option below to see which might be best for you.

Basic (click to expand)
  • List your book with Amazon.com
  • Submit your book to Library of Congress
  • Send samples of your book to Barnes and Noble / B. Dalton (both online and brick and mortar corporate offices) in an effort to have your Work held for sale at their various locations.
  • Submit your Work to one or more wholesale distributors, such as Baker and Taylor
  • Submit your Work to local newspaper(s) for review
Advanced (click to expand)
  • List your book with Amazon.com
  • Submit your book to Library of Congress
  • Send samples of your book to Barnes and Noble / B. Dalton (both online and brick and mortar corporate offices) in an effort to have your Work held for sale at their various locations.
  • Submit your Work to one or more wholesale distributors, such as Baker and Taylor
  • Submit your Work to local newspaper(s) for review
  • Submit your Work to the American Library Association
  • Send out printed copies of your Work for review to:
    • Publishers Weekly
    • Library Journal
Ultimate (click to expand)
  • Send finished Work along with any reviews and flyer(s) to:
    • Publishers Weekly
    • Library Journal
    • American Library Association
    • Small Press Magazine
    • USA Today
    • S. F. Chronicle
    • Washington Post
    • N. Y. Times Magazine
    • N. Y. Review of Books
    • Small Press Book Review
    • Kirkus Reviews
    • ALA Booklist
    • L. A. Times Book Review
    • The Village Voice
    • American Book Review
    • Quality Books (non-fiction)
    • Choice (for academic books where applicable)
    • Horn Book Magazine (for children / juvenile books where applicable)
    • along with many other magazines and newspapers
  • Submit your Work to Library of Congress
  • List your book with Amazon.com
  • Send samples of your book to Barnes and Noble (both online and brick and mortar corporate offices) in an effort to have your Work held for sale at their various locations.
  • Submit your Work to one or more wholesale distributors, such as Ingram or Baker and Taylor
  • Submit your Work to local newspaper(s) for review
  • Submit your Work America West Books

 

Additional Marketing Services

  • Obtain CIP Classification for your book
    If you wish your book to have the proper classifications and in-depth description that is used by libraries to categorize books they order, we must obtain this CIP information used by the Library of Congress, and list it on the legal page in the front of your book.
  • Create Press Release to be distributed to search engines, Google News, MSN News, Live News, Yahoo News, Ask.com News, Topix.net, industry and regional distribution channels and opt-in media recipients:
  • Create a Video Trailer for your Book:
    The author can then post this video trailer on every site that is related to books, writing, editing, publishing, etc. Some examples are: YouTube, Goodreads, Facebook, BookBuzzr, LibraryThing, Shelfari, Book Town, Jacket Flap, PodioBooks, Stumble-Upon, Webs, Wix, and Zing.