Comparison – Book Publishers & Success Publishing
|Features||Old-School Publishing||Typical Self-Publishing||Success Publishing®
|Author Rights||Publisher maintains the Intellectual Property rights||Author maintains the Intellectual Property rights||Author maintains ownership and control of Intellectual Property rights|
|Time to Market||Usually 18-24 months||Usually 3-6 months||30 days FedEx speed & precision|
|Royalties||Average of 4% to 15% Royalty, typically based on Net sales, paid twice a year.||20% to 100% of net sales depending on whether author does it themselves or hires a publishing service.||Author receives 100% of all Royalties directly.
We take 0%.
|Advances||Depending upon author’s reputation, an advance may occur||No advances but typically a $10,000 to $15,000 cost.||No advances since all royalties go directly to the author.|
|Design||Books are given a custom designed interior and cover.||An author service company may offer template driven designs or custom design services to purchase.||Books are designed to impress including the back cover’s custom content.|
|Editing||Publisher controls editing and final manuscript content and quality.||An author service company may offer to edit for a fee.||In no more than 1 to 3 hours, clients use our worksheet to write their chapter or authors may utilize our ghostwriter.|
|Printing & Distribution||All printing costs are covered in the up front fee charged. Minimum orders are required by the author||Authors assume all cost associated with distribution and printing.||Authors assume all cost associated with distribution and printing.|
|Author Book Discounts||Typically 50% of retail price and often very large minimum orders.||Authors may purchase their book at wholesale plus shipping. No minimums.||Authors may purchase their book at wholesale (approximately $3 each) plus shipping. No minimums.|
|Book Purchase Requirement||Many major houses require authors to purchase 5,000 copies, or more, of the book upon its release, usually at a 50-60% discount off retail||No requirement, ever.||No requirement, ever.|
|Return Rate||Average of 45+% bookstore return rates which are usually shredded for the tax benefit||Books are typically sold on a non-returnable basis and are not available in bookstores||Offering only through Amazon or other online sites eliminates all risk of losses due to returns.|
|PR Support||Unless author is one of the top 6%, no PR Support is offered||No PR support is provided||PR campaign to 400+ global news outlets linked to the Author’s custom website & optimized Amazon author site.|
|Partner Status||Authors are sometimes treated as a partner||Authors are treated as a customer||Authors are treated as valuable partners in the process.|