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How much does it cost to publish your work with a publishing house?
Prevent conceit publisher if you don't know enough about publication in general. In the end, eitelkeitsverlage (a.k.a. exposure publishers) are only printers - they just publish your books for one prize. While there are some vain houses that do a pretty goodjob in this, by far the vast majority do a horribly poor work in it and often a point of fraud.
Eitelkeitsverlage allegedly provide supplementary publishing needs such as advertising, selling, marketing and so on - just like a "real" publishing house. The vast majority ofthe vain publishing houses simply continue to pay for a listing of surcharges. Prestigious publishing houses tell you in advance that they are not doing any editing.
You have already bought (as explained); you are paying to read and review the script; you are paying to hire the editor; you are paying to edit; you are paying to produce pagination and pre-print.
For the " anticipated " sales cost of the publishing house for the sale of the book to the alleged list of bookshops, you are paying separately for the logistic of the "returns" from the bookshops, you are paying separately for everything else that the publishing house of conceit will gladly invoice you. All print charges are paid by you.
Subscribers must remit all editing fees to it. Eitelkeitsverlag undertakes to "sell" 50% of your book to its bookstore list, and you yourself are going to buy the other 50% in any way you can. They are paying the" anticipated sales costs" of Eitelkeitsverlag to perform the above work.
By the end of the billing cycle, the Eitelkeitsverlag will deduct the real distribution cost from the sale proceeds, the rest belongs to you. But the " real " distribution cost is so high (and there are so many deductions) that there really is no rest for you. In fact, you often pay the shortfall to Eitelkeitsverlag.
Altogether you pay the print expenses, the sales expenses and everything else that the Eitelkeitsverlag has issued in addition to "sell" your work. You may be signed by the publishing house with or without a deposit, but always with an appropriate fee agreement. We have our own editor who will do the editing for you at no charge.
It is printed at no charge to you. Distribution and merchandising expenses are free of charge. Our publishing house takes care of advertising and what not, at no charge to you. We will periodically pay you a licence fee - a percent of the revenue or income from the sale of your work.
To put it briefly, the publishing house strives to make a profit from the sale of your work and not from the production of your work. Publishers are in the market to sell ledgers at a profit, and if your ledger is a saleable and lucrative commodity, they will contract you. When your work is unavailable, you will not be registered.
When it comes to choosing between a true publishers and avant-garde publishers, select the true one. When you have the option between self-publishing and publishers of conceit, select self-publishing. It is not a matter of conceit.