J.J. Hebert’s Premium Mentoring & GOLD Self-Publishing Package

gold self publishing package

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Our Most Popular Self-Publishing Package!

Gold is our most popular package. It contains everything in Pro, plus valuable upgrades like professional editing of your entire book; more free copies; a higher royalty rate; and the paperback return program.

See all the self-publishing services included in this package for $4599:

  • Editorial (i.e. proofreading) – This is not an “editorial evaluation” like other self-publishing companies supply. A professional editor assigned to you will proofread your entire manuscript. Our freelance editorial team has edited lots of successful books, many for well-known traditional publishing companies** such as Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Princeton University Press, and Barbour Publishing.
  • Custom Cover Design – It’s imperative for your paperback (6 x 9″, perfect binding) to have the most attractive custom cover possible. With the help of our design partner(s), your title will be given an amazing, eye-catching design.
  • Black & White Interior (Custom Design) – We will design a unique interior for your book using elements from the custom cover. This will give your book the most professional appearance possible.
  • Ongoing Mentoring from a Bestselling Author – Bestselling author J.J. Hebert will be your mentor throughout the publishing process and beyond.
  • Unlimited Image Insertions – Include as many black and white images in the paperback as you want. Other self-publishing companies put a limit on paperback image insertions and then charge extra per image.
  • Back Cover Copy Polish – A professional will polish your back cover copy to make it even more effective and attention-grabbing.
  • ISBN Assignment – We’ll supply you with a unique 13-digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and then assign it to your book. Why is an ISBN important? Most bookstores and retailers will reject a title that lacks an ISBN.
  • Barcode – The 13-digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is encoded in the barcode, which is required by most bookstores. A barcode is positioned on the back of each book, enabling bookstores to quickly scan your book into their system and ultimately track inventory.
  • Library of Congress Control Number & U.S. Copyright Notice
  • Global Distribution – Your book will be sold through major online booksellers such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, Books-A-Million, and many international sites as well. Your book will be available in the following markets: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, European Union, and Australia. We also provide distribution with Baker & Taylor and Ingram.
  • Author Sets Retail Price – We give you the option to set the retail price for your book, based on length, comparable works, and format. This way you’re not stuck trying to sell a high-priced paperback at Amazon.com, for instance. And, of course, you can buy discounted copies of your own book.
  • Author Sets Wholesale Discount – Set the wholesale discount for your paperback as low as 30% (short discount) and as high as 55% (standard trade discount, ideal for bookstore sales). The wholesale discount chosen will affect your royalty amount.
  • Fast Book Printing – Books ship 2 business days after receipt and acceptance of the order.
  • Complimentary Proof Copies – We’ll send you the electronic proofs (i.e. eproofs) — usually a JPG for the cover design and a PDF for interior pages. Once you approve those eproofs, we’ll mail you a paperback proof copy for final approval.
  • 20 Free Paperback Copies
  • Online bookstore page for your book
  • Advertising via the MindStir Media Twitter & Facebook accounts
  • One-on-one Author Support – Questions, concerns, and comments—these will be handled by a representative assigned to you.
  • Book Discount Program – You may purchase discounted copies of your title (to sell at signings or at your Web site, for example).
  • Non-exclusive Contract – You retain all rights to your manuscript.
  • No Hidden Fees
  • 70% Paperback Royalty on Net Sales
  • Paperback Return Program – Offering your title as ‘returnable’ gives your book a much better chance of being stocked by bookstores.
  • Ebook Conversion and Publishing
  • Ebook availability on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, PC, Mac, etc.
  • 60% Ebook Royalty
  • Author Website – Site comes with page editor, unlimited new pages, pre-loaded pages, dynamic site menu, users, site search, site stats, comment functionality, SEO pack, state-of-the-art security, and much more. (You are responsible for purchasing hosting and a domain).
  • Press Release with Distribution – We’ll write a professional press release for you and distribute to online news outlets.

*Manuscripts exceeding 100,000 words may require additional charges.

**MindStir Media book publishing company is in no way affiliated with Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Princeton University Press, or Barbour Publishing.