So, Whats Your Story?
Have you written a book that will help to
make the world a better place? If so, we at Cedar Publishing may be
interested in assisting you with bringing your good words to the public.
Here is how Cedar Publishing works: Once we have established a relationship
with an author by reviewing their
work and finding that it meets our quality standards and goals of
helping to make the world a better place, we agree on
- Cedar Publishing will furnish an ISBN number and a barcode for your book. We also provide cover artwork design
and editing/layout of the interior text (cost varies due to length and type of book).
- When your book is ready to print, we contact our print house that provides us with a quote for the actual print cost
depending on quantity ordered. Authors must
pay for that print cost, which is, on average, around $2 to $4 per book. The
cost goes down relative to the quantity ordered (higher quantities = lower cost). Most authors order an initial quantity of
100-500, although some order more. Authors must also pay for all shipping charges, plus an initial fee of $200.00 to have
your book listed with the largest national book distributors.
- Before going ahead with any new book, we provide the author
with a spreadsheet showing their cost and the approximate
profit based on various retail prices. Only if these figures are reasonable would we want to proceed with helping the
We provide several marketing packages
to authors, who can choose how extensive a plan they wish to purchase.
Marketing materials are produced and sent out with a copy of
the book to reviewers at major newspapers and magazines.
We can also refer you to an outside publicist who can provide more extensive publicity and appearance opportunities.
One special way Cedar Publishing authors help to make
the world a better place, besides spreading their
worthwhile message through their words, is by contributing a portion of their royalties to charity. We suggest that 5% of
net royalties be donated, but this is negotiable as each author and their book is unique.
We are different from other publishers in that authors are paid a much higher percentage of the profits from the sales of
their books. Each author receives ten free copies of their book
initially, instead of only 1 or 2 as with other publishers. In
addition, we can provide copies of books for marketing purposes with no publisher fee.