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FAQ

We'll happily answer any questions you may have about publishing. However, before you send us yours, please check the following list of frequently asked questions. For the answer to a question, just click on the question.

If your question does not appear here, please click on our email address below and ask away.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What exactly is the difference between Granville Island Publishing and a traditional trade publisher?

How much does it cost to publish a book with Granville Island Publishing?

What are the terms of payment?

If I publish my book with you, what sort of royalties will I receive?

If I lack the funds to cover the full cost of publishing my book, will Granville Island Publishing contribute to the financing in exchange for a share of the profits?

If I publish with you, will my book be printed in Canada?

If I publish my book with Granville Island Publishing, does it have to carry the Granville Island Publishing imprint?

 

If your question does not appear above, please email us: info@GranvilleIslandPublishing.com

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What exactly is the difference between Granville Island Publishing and a traditional trade publisher?

Both rely on skilled professionals to produce quality books. The chief difference between the two lies in financing. A traditional publisher finances the publication of your book and retains roughly 90% of net revenue from sales, giving you a royalty of roughly 10% of net revenue (or, in rare cases, of the cover price). When you publish with Granville Island Publishing, you finance the publication of your book, and you retain 100% of net revenue from sales. You also retain control of the way in which your book is produced, marketed, and distributed, which is not the case with a traditional publisher.

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How much does it cost to publish a book with Granville Island Publishing?

Since the cost of a given publication project depends so much on the particular requirements of the project (the amount of editing required, the length of the book, the quality of the paper, the type of binding, the size of the print run, etc.), no general answer can be given to this question.

If you would like us to give you an estimate of what it would cost to publish your book, please contact us for a quote.

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What are the terms of payment?

One third of the total amount is due upon signing of the contract; this is non-refundable. The next third is due upon the book's being sent to printer. The final third is due when the book produced by the printer is approved by you.

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If I publish my book with you, what sort of royalties will I receive?

Royalties do not apply here. When you publish your book with Granville Island Publishing, you remain the sole owner and copyright holder. As such you are entitled to 100% of profits from the sale of your book.

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If I lack the funds to cover the full cost of publishing my book, will Granville Island Publishing contribute to the financing in exchange for a share of the profits?

Granville Island Publishing does not contribute to the financing of the books we publish. We can, however, direct you to likely sources of funding.

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If I publish with you, will my book be printed in Canada?

We deal with printers in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Our goal is always to find the best printer for the book in question. If you feel strongly that your book should be printed in a specific country, then we can certainly accommodate you.

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If I publish my book with Granville Island Publishing, does it have to carry the Granville Island Publishing imprint?

Not necessarily. The choice is up to you. Our name is available to you if you want it (and there are some good reasons for using it), but you may have good reason to publish under another name. If you want your book to be closely identified with an established corporation or other organization, it makes sense to use the name of that organization on your book. Whatever you choose, we can accommodate you.