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