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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I be a self-published author if I allow you to publish my books?
    Yes. You have an option of purchasing your own book identity components or using ours, but either way we don't take any rights or royalties to your works. Your book is copywritten by YOU.
  • What is the difference between “Traditional” and “Self Publishing”?
    Traditional publishing companies offer authors contracts, book deals and take responsibility for their full branding and marketing campaigns. The company takes liability for the production and success of the book, full financial risks regarding the production of sales. The author would receive royalties from the book sales, and possibly pay in advance. The key here is ownership of the publication, the company will have the rights to change, adjust and modify whatever they feel is best to successfully market the book. They choose books that they are almost guaranteed to be successful in a particular marketplace or sector before they consider distribution. While “Self Publishing” is when you pay to have your work published and may manage parts of the book publishing process such as editing, cover design, marketing and production. You have full ownership and own the rights of your book, and full control of all dealings and development with your book. We assist “Self Published” authors, so working with us your book would be considered self published.
  • Where will my book be published?
    We use platforms that publish the books through both global and national distribution. These platforms include, but are not limited to, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Kindle, Kobo, etc.
  • How quick is the turnaround for my book project?
    Depends. This depends on when you want the book launched, when we have all payments in, and how quickly you can provide us with the information requested while in the publishing process. Typically, a good timeframe is a minimum of 3 to 4 months.
  • How long does it take to write a book?
    This varies from author to author, but ultimately a good book can be written in as little as 5 to 7 days depending upon the focus and diligence of the writer. You should just write out your thoughts and topics, then once you have written it out, you can format it and place chapters in order to structure the book. It's important to create a writing schedule and be committed to completing the book.
  • Do you offer payment installments?
    Yes. We are open and flexible to the financial investment of your project. There is a required security deposit, and the following payments required can be spread out. The book will not be published until the project is paid in FULL. This means it is solely up to the author for the length of time needed to complete the project.
  • Can you just provide a portion or segment of the publishing process that I need, such as just editing? Or, just book illustration?"
    Absolutely. We assist with whatever you need us to. If one of our customized packages is not needed, then we can just provide the services a la carte to ensure you get what you need.
  • What other services do you offer besides book publishing?
    - Glad you asked. :) We offer website creation, event flyers, graphic design, book illustration, producing copyright, LLC formation, business coaching, ghost writing, and photography for professional photos (local Hampton Roads area only).
  • Do you offer any business consulting?
    Yes. We offer branding and business coaching, as well as business consulting and book development to every author as a part of of the book publshing process.
  • Do I have to sign a contract?
    Yes. There is a written agreement that we have in place that gives us permission to be able to process and publish your book for you. This protects you and the company.
  • Can I stop at any time?
    Yes. You actually can discontinue the service while in the midst of the project, but all funds paid CANNOT be refunded. Once work has begun funds are distributed. No refunds.
  • Why do I have to schedule my consultations or sessions?
    We want to give each author and client the same respect and time that they deserve, this requires the planning out and scheduling of appointments. When it is your appointment time you have the undivided attention of the team member.
  • Why do I have to fill out forms?
    To ensure efficiency! As full service publishing consultants we partner WITH you to achieve the goal of publishing. This is a joint effort that requires your attention, time and commitment throughout the process of manifesting your vision. The forms ensure the accuracy of information, the swiftness of meetings, and the deliberate attention to details that are needed to ensure the success of your book.
  • What is the 1st step to begin the Process?
    When you are ready to get started you just press the button on the Home page that states “Get A Publishing Quote Now”. This starts the conversation, and we will guide you through step by step to the finish line. We look forward to hearing from you. :)
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