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PUBLISHING SECRETS

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In What Category Is Your Book?
How to Prepare Your Manuscript
How to Find an Editor or Ghostwriter


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How to explore joint venture publishing your book, article or paper with us. Use our estimate request form.


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How to submit sample chapters to Beckham Publications Group.
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What do we do? What does it cost? How to get started?

What do we do

Beckham is your partner offering editorial, production, marketing and distribution services. Each project has a different set of needs. Some titles will need considerable editorial assistance. Some will need very little. Our fee is based on these factors. So our efforts fall within one or several of these areas: editorial, production, marketing and distribution.

Editorial

The objective is to improve the manuscript overall. Our editorial philosophy is based on the importance of these three elements: style, structure, and theme. We want your published book to be written in the most readable and appropriate style, is well-organized, and is smoothly structured. Some manuscripts require simple proofreading; others, line-by-line editing. Still others may need extensive re-writing. In any case, our editors will ordinarily correct textual matters like grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Production

Production is the process of putting the book together physically. It includes text design, jacket design, typesetting, printing and binding. We design and layout pages, position chapter headings, titles, table of contents, and an index. We layout pictures, graphs, and illustrations, placing them in proper position. You review your manuscript before final approval is given to the printer.
We supply an ISBN and pay for your Library of Congress copyright registration.

Marketing

Depending on your budget, marketing strategies can vary, bringing your book to the attention of your primary readers. These readers include larger audiences like libraries, reviewers and other distributors. The catalog of marketing possibilities include a web page on our site; news releases, video trailers, display at library conferences, book fairs, and mostly social media marketing efforts like virtual book tours. Do not expect to receive reviews in national media; your book probably doesn't have so large an audience. But be prepared to receive some local and specialized exposure like news items, feature stories and radio and television interviews. Publicity generated through these efforts can help stimulate interest in your book.

Distribution

Our national trade distributor places books in major retail outlets. Our print on demand distribution makes your title available at major online sites like Amazon as well as through brick-and-mortar stores. Additionally, our eBooks are distributed by Amazon Kindle and other eBook suppliers.  Authors who travel in wide circles and enjoy a large following will be able to market their books exclusively to their already established audience. Some pastors of large churches, college professors and workshop presenters have an excellent opportunity to market their own books, recoup their investment, and enjoy handsome profits.

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What does it cost?

Each book is different. Our fees are determined by how much editorial and production work must be done, by the trim size, illustrations, charts, number of pages and words, and number of books printed. After these variables have been evaluated, we can provide you with an estimate.
Still, we cannot quote exact prices until we examine sample pages. Our terms are at least 50 percent with order, the balance due upon approval of final page proofs for printing.

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How to get started?

Fill out the estimate request form today, and email sample pages to us at requests@beckhamhouse.com so that we can send your quote. Or if you feel confident about Beckham and want to save time, include your manuscript with the request form and we'll send a binding quote and agreement letter. We prefer to work by email.

With best wishes,



Barry Beckham
President

Contact us and we'll do the rest:

Beckham Publications Group
P.O. Box 4066, Silver Spring, MD 20914
Phone: 301-384-7995
Fax: 1-866-659-3306

Email: barry@beckhamhouse.com
URL: http://www.beckhamhouse.com

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