UP produces trade paperbacks and hardcover books with
full-color covers in three industry standard trim sizes:8.25" x 11"
We can often adjust books of slightly different sizes
to fit these dimensions, provided that the finished
product is professional in appearance.
UP assigns an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for each
book under our imprint as distributing publisher, to facilitate
ordering from bookstores worldwide. When appropriate, we also
secure a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN).
On publication, UP faxes up to 100 professionally-written news releases
about each new book to a wide range of newspapers, magazines, radio and
TV stations, and bookstores. Our news desk interns also research online,
and individually contact a broad variety of outlets about new books,
including libraries, booksellers, and Web sites that focus on related
UP books and authors have been featured by many major print and broadcast
media, including NPR, ABC, CNN and Fox, print media such as
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Library Journal, Publishers
Weekly and many other magazines and periodicals nationwide.
Some of UP's competitors do not provide meaningful promotion at all;
other charge substantial fees for comparable services.
UP creates a unique Web page for each book, including
"About the Book" and "About the Author" information, as well as links
that readers can use to purchase copies from online booksellers.
This gives readers a convenient way to learn
more about your book and order it from the bookseller of their
choice without complicated searching through catalogs listing
thousands -- or millions -- of other books. This resource is also
part of our standard service. Please click
There is no cost to the author to keep books in circulation in the
months (or years) after publication.
UP maintains records on all sales from bookstores and online booksellers,
and shares up to 50% of net revenues from all retail sales
with the author or publisher on a quarterly basis. At your option,
you may also accept orders directly from readers for considerably greater
earning potential. Please click
review options for increasing income potential.
Best of all, once a book is published using this system,
re-printing is never necessary; most books can remain publicly
available almost indefinitely, and need never go out-of-print.
This allows revenues to grow year after year, with little or no
additional cost to keep the book in distribution.
Books published using our system are attractive, high quality
editions with professional book design, typesetting, full-color
cover art and perfect (soft) or case (hard) binding. We urge
you to compare the appearance of UP books with those from
our competitors. Unlike some POD imprints, quality is
important to UP and we release only a limited number of
new titles each year.
If you are considering publishing elsewhere,
read the fine print before you decide. Ask our competitors:
The UP system is specifically designed for the professional writer
who wants to make a quality book widely available to the reading
public through major book industry channels. We are confident
that our services provide both better quality and better value than
other POD publishing options.
- If I order a sample book of my choice (versus the company's) will it be of good quality?
- Are the company's other books professional in content and appearance?
- Are many of the company's other books covered by major news media?
- How much do readers pay for copies of my book?
- How much do I pay for copies I order myself?
- Does the publisher have distribution a major wholesaler, or more than one?
- If bookstores want to stock my book, is it available on a fully returnable basis, as is customary in the professional book trade?
- Is a subsidy paid by the author? If so, what is the TOTAL cost (including add-ons and extras) of getting a book published?
- How much do I earn from each sale?
start-up costs are minimal;
little economic risk is required;
UP provides top quality technical work;
appearance of books is surprisingly attractive;
most titles can be in circulation within months;
broad distribution and initial promotion are included!
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