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Our Signature Publishing Package

Self-publishing a book has over 150 steps, if you take the most streamlined path. At Merack Publishing we complete all of these steps and more in our signature package to save you the time, energy, and stress. We look after the publishing, so that you can continue to focus on being a thought leader and furthering your impact. 

All manuscripts submitted to Merack Publishing are reviewed by our experienced editorial team prior to being accepted for publishing. 

Our Review Process:

Submit your manuscript

Manuscripts that need further editing 

Manuscript approved

Our editorial team will read through your manuscript and confirm that it has received both developmental and copy editing to Merack Publishing's standards. 

Manuscripts that need further developmental or copy editing support prior to publishing will receive detailed feedback, and you will be introduced to one of our highly qualified and experienced partners in the writing support and editing spaces. 

Manuscripts that receive approval from our editorial team are able to progress to our boutique Signature Publishing Package below. 

Our Signature Publishing Package includes the production, publishing, and upload of all versions (Paperback, Hardcover, and eBook) of your book for worldwide distribution and sale through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, and other trade outlets. 

Our process is broken into the below three phases, each taking 4-6 weeks, and includes project management and strategy throughout.

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01. Pre-Production

  • Development and refinement of your book title and subtitle 

  • Custom, high-end front cover design

  • Custom, high-end spine and back cover design

  • A custom, sales-focused synopsis for your back cover and retail listings

  • Ten unique endorsement templates to share with your network

02. Production

  • Custom interior layout with text treatments and image/graphic insertions

  • A final, detailed proofread of your completed, laid out manuscript

  • Unique ISBN and barcodes for each format of the book

  • Library of Congress Control Number and Copyright Registration

  • eBook conversion into formats for e-retailers including Kindle, Nook, Apple Books, and Kobo

  • Audiobook file quality assessment, management, and upload (note: not including the actual recording and editing of audiobook)

  • Title setup on Amazon and Ingram for all formats

  • File preparation, both for e-publication and for print-on-demand

  • Assistance with determining best and final retail, wholesale, and group pricing for all formats

  • Set up of tax and royalty distribution channels for both Amazon and Ingram

  • Creation of Amazon Author Central Page

  • An author's proof copy of each format from each distributor

  • Design and order of a custom retractable banner to be used at book signings or for other marketing purposes

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03. Post-Production

  • 25 paperback copies of your book delivered prior to launch

  • Print-on-demand distribution live through Amazon and Ingram

  • ​Audiobook distribution through ACX to Amazon, Audible, and iTunes

  • Publishing in Ingram’s catalog: the primary database that libraries, independent bookstores, and chain bookstores use to find and order new books

  • Selection and optimization of Amazon categories to best position the book and Amazon Bestseller ranking

  • Selection and optimization of BISAC codes and keywords 

  • Title data assigned to your ISBNs for all versions

  • Registration with both Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Registration

  • Submission at year’s end to International Book Awards

  • Print cost and author compensation summary sheet by format and distribution channel

  • Set up of tax and royalty distribution channels for both Amazon and Ingram

  • All accounts handed over to author

  • Ongoing project and file management for the first 12 months post launch (ongoing support and file management available upon request)

Your Investment

Our Signature Publishing Package is a $10,500 investment. 

After your book launches, we don’t keep any of your royalties. 100% of the book's profit goes straight to you. 

Have a manuscript that is ready for publishing?
Apply to become a Merack author!

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