Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where is ‘N Gratitude Publishing Company located?
A. ‘N Gratitude Publishing Company operates primarily as an eCommerce business headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Tuskegee, Alabama (USA). You can find information about the publisher here.
Send any inquires to Publishing@ngratitude.net.
Q. What kind of publications do you work with?
A. Our company can help you publish a range of commercial or non-commercial titles in paperback, hardback, and color book formats, including multi-volume sets.
We offer a variety of popular dimensions and formats for your book – all available in four-color covers. Your publication can be as small as 4 color pages, or as many as 1200 pages in black and white. Hardback books can be generated in either grey or blue cloth, with or without jackets, or in a case laminate format.
Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Q. What kind of quality can I expect?
A. ‘N Gratitude Publishing Company uses a top quality Print-on-Demand printer to provide you with the highest caliber of printed products. Our printer’s established customer list includes several traditional publishing houses, many popular vanity presses, as well as some of the country’s largest university presses.
The quality of our printed and electronic publications is second to none.
Q. Where will my title be available for sale?
A. As an ‘N Gratitude author, your title will be made available for sale at 30,000+ wholesalers, retailers, and booksellers in over 100 countries. You book will also be available at online stores such as Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and Books A Million for maximum exposure in today’s market.
Through Ingram, one of the largest book distribution companies in the world, you will have access to library and education solutions for marketing your titles as well. An inventory of 100 copies your book will always be easily available to book buyers, eliminating a need for back orders that might cause a delay or loss in sales.
Q. Where can I find more information on working with ‘N Gratitude Publishing Company to publish my book?
A. Contact us to discuss your title when you are ready to get started. We will send you a short questionnaire that will give us a better idea of what your needs are and your expectations for your project.
After receiving your feedback, we will tailor a contract based on your specific needs and schedule a follow-up meeting by phone to get started.
Q. What kind of non-commercial publications can you produce for your customers?
A. ‘N Gratitude Publishing Company has a separate division that is dedicated to the needs of our clients who have non-commercial publishing needs. We can provide you with quality black and white or four-color booklets for your business, photo albums for your family or class reunions, and many other printed materials that are not meant for retail sales.
Contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Q. How much will it cost me to publish my book?
A. Contact us when you are ready to get started and we will price your project after learning all the details.
There are certain fixed costs associated with getting your book ready for sale, as well as a range of other variable costs depending on your specific preferences and projected marketing plan.
Our basic setup includes the following fees and services:
- Book cover design
- 1st year catalog fee
- Basic editing
- Formatting of interior and cover files for printer submission
- Making your title available for sale at 30,000+ wholesalers, retailers and booksellers in over 100 countries
- Providing optional referrals to 3rd parties for graphic design of book covers, extensive copyediting, coordination of professional Author photos, and other recommended services. (additional fees apply and are paid by Author directly to the 3rd party)
- 5 copies of your title delivered after the proof copy has been accepted
- Free optional email account during the term of the Author contract (contact publisher to request account)
Some optional services offered include:
- Inclusion in Ingram Advance catalog, a monthly publication to advertise your book to booksellers and libraries (this service can only be elected during the title’s initial setup)
- Multi-Volume Sets for Titles
- Extended Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services to help your targeted online customers find your book (cost varies depending on subject matter)
- Press releases (additional fee)
- An annual catalog fee will be assessed after the first year of your contract. This fee is due on the anniversary of your setup date at the POD printer.
- Wholesale and Drop Ship Orders
- Personal website to promote your book
- We may also recommend other optional services that we feel might improve your book, and coordinate these services
Contact us to discuss your specific plans and needs.
Q. Do I have to sign an author contract to get my title published?
A. Yes. If your printed or electronic title is created for commercial use you will be asked to sign a one-year contract with ‘N Gratitude Publishing Company., renewable annually unless either party decides to terminate it. The contract will spell out both your own and our company’s rights and responsibilities, including royalty payments. We will tailor a contract to fit your specific needs.
Non-commercial print projects are not required long-term contracts but a written estimate outlining costs and services will be sent for signature before any work begins.
Q. How long will it take to make my finished title available for sale?
A. After we have completed the work required to get your title and cover file ready for printing, or you have forwarded your print-ready title and cover files to ‘N Gratitude Publishing Company, a proof copy will be generated and sent to you for your review and sign off.
Your approved titles will be made available for sale within ten business days of approval, in most cases. It will also be immediately available to be ordered and shipped to retail outlets for sale, or for short run orders requested by the author.
Q. How does your fee schedule for authors differ from other publishing companies?
A. Dramatically. We believe that you, as author, should receive a significant share of the net profits made through the sale of your books. When your titles are sold through our online bookstore in particular, the deep discounts that are customarily made to retailers and wholesalers who buy your titles for resale are eliminated. This makes sales through these channels a much more profitable venture after all the fixed printing costs have been deducted.
We will pass this resulting increase in profits on to our authors, based on the contracted service level you select. That means that your royalty payments from these online sales are usually much higher than the customary net profits made through contracts with traditional publishers or “vanity presses” although the quality of our books are the same.
We also offer you great prices on short run sales and offset printing of your title. Let us know if you find a better offer and we will do our best to beat it.
Q. I have my book written and I am ready to move forward in getting my title published. What steps should I take next?
A. The next step is to contact us so that we can learn more about your title and what your marketing objectives are. If you are still undecided about how you want your published book to look, we suggest a visit to your local bookstore first to browse through titles that are already published in the same genre as your title. Bring a ruler with you to help you decide on book dimensions and what you like and don’t like.
We can give you a better idea about costs and profit margins you can expect from sales after you are able to tell us your book’s dimensions, format, and number of pages. Contact us to get started, or to ask for more information about publishing your project.
Q. What if I have other questions that you still didn’t answer?
A. Please contact us with questions about your commercial or non-commercial publishing project. We will respond to your requests for information promptly; the more specific you can be about your project the better able we will be to tell you how ‘N Gratitude Publishing Company can help you fulfill your needs.