ShieldCrest book publishing
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The following are frequently asked questions but if yours isn’t answered please use the contact form.
We receive hundreds of manuscripts and select those which we would be willing to invest with the author. Obviously, to enable us to do this we require the manuscript. If either we or the author elect not to proceed with the publishing the manuscript is automatically deleted from our files.
We make paperbacks available through on-
We will do a simple front and rear cover design as part of the basic package. This can either be just the title and author name and, if required, we will incorporate an image supplied by the author or from our extensive database which the author considers depicts the storyline. We also have a bespoke cover design facility whereby one of our illustrators will produce a unique cover design.
Yes, we will do that free of charge.
No. We do not force our authors to purchase a minimum quantity. We work on a print-
One of the things we pride ourselves in is the help and support we provide our authors. They also control the budget from start to finish. We believe the testimonials we have received attest to this. See here
We keep a small stock at our expense to meet initial demand. Once the pattern of sales is established, this stock is adjusted accordingly.
We normally take 3-
If no distribution is required the cost is just £299 excluding author book copies and postage (Option 1). If retail distribution is required this costs as little as an additional £250 plus 12 book copies for the legal deposit libraries and retailers as detailed on our web site (Option 2).
We provide a great deal of help and advice to our authors to help kick-
We notify all our authors of their royalties every 3 months or more frequently depending on book sales. More details here.
We provide e-
We review all books and if we think it necessary to have the book professionally proof read, we advise the author accordingly. We are also frequently asked or strongly recommend it is edited to ensure it reads as though it was written by an experienced author. Both these services are explained on our web site here.
Over the years that ShieldCrest has been publishing books we have published practically every genre including novels, factual biographies, historical book and children’s books.
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