Achievers Publishing Inc.

 

 

Step-By-Step Guide

In order to start your publishing process you need to follow our step-by-step guide to self publishing your own book, which takes you through everything you need to do to prepare to publish your own book. But you don't have to do all the work. When your manuscript is ready, we provide all the help you need to get your book published. There are 13 basic steps you will follow when you decide to publish with us

 

Step 1 – Submit Your Manuscript

This is the first stage in publishing with API - you send us your manuscript for a free evaluation. We will then check to see if your manuscript is suitable for our publication. Remember, there is no commitment for you to proceed after this if you do not wish to. To supply us your files (Manuscript), click here

 

If you choose to submit your manuscript by post, then you can let us know and we will send you the Postal Submission Form and the required Instructions to submit your manuscript by post. 

 

Step 2 – Sign up with Achievers Publishing Inc

At this stage, once we decided that your manuscript is suitable for our publishing following the free evaluation, we will then ask you to sign up with us by completing our title setup form. To do this, click here

 

Step 3 - Downloads the Necessary Documents

You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these downloads. If you do not have Acrobat Reader - you can download the latest free version, which will allow you to view and print the PDF files below by clicking here.

 

The documents to download are:

                                     Our Publishing Agreement

 

Step 4 - Assess Your Work

Upon receiving your manuscript, our team will assess the work required.

 

Step 5 – Contact You Regarding Payments

At this stage, we shall then contact you promptly regarding payment terms and any queries our design studio may have. We will ask for 50% or the full payment of the setup fee so that we can proceed.

 

Step 6 – Formatting/Design Starts

At this stage, you will then be assigned a consultant – who will then gather all additional information from you that we need to start the formatting of your interior and the design of your cover. If you intend for us to design your bookcover, then, you will choose your book cover design from our free sample or tell us what you want. Your consultant will be your first point of contact throughout the production of your book.

 

Step 7 - Send You Electronic Proof Copy

Once we have formatted your manuscript and designed your cover, we will at this stage convert your files to print-ready PDF files. And then, we will send you the PDF proofs of both your Bookblock and Bookcover to check for any errors.  We aim to turn around initial proof copies within 3-7 working days. These files are sent to your email, you must carefully check both the text and cover. You confirm the proofs are to your satisfaction, or provide a list of corrections. Once you are happy with your proofs, you can instruct API to proceed - no further work will commence until we receive a feedback from you. Thereafter, we will only then ask for the remaining 50% of the setup fee if you have not made your full payment at stage 5.

 

Please note that for extensive changes to the text file you may be charged our hourly rate for studio time

 

Step 8 – You Confirm or Decide on Pricing

At this stage, based on your chosen pricing at setup, we will send you some examples, calculations, and guidance notes of what we think the best retail, wholesale distribution discount (percentage) and author royalties (amount you earn per book) should be for your book. However, the final decision is yours, so if you wish to change the amount you will earn per book, then this is fine.

 

Step 9 – Enters Into a Production Schedule for Printing

At this stage, we will send your book to the printers, as we do the following:

  • Print the inner pages onto either "Creme" or "White" paper stock, depending on your choice at setup. "Creme" books are printed on 85gsm/55lb offset, opaque, 444PPI, creme white paper, while "White" books are printed on 75gsm/50lb offset, 512 PPI, white paper.

  •  Print the Book cover - Perfect bound softback covers are printed onto white, 215gsm/80lb cover and laminate, while Hardback book blocks are bound in 75gsm/50lb creme-white end leaves and glued into hardback cases.

  •   Perfect bind and trim the book

We will add your book to the US/Canada and UK distribution list so that your book can be made available to online retailers & wholesalers. This includes amazon.ca, amazon.com and amazon.co.uk. Your book will now be available to print at any time.

 

Step 10 – Send out Printed Proof Copy to You

At this stage, we package the printed proof copy and send by dedicated courier. You should receive you printed proof copy via dedicated courier approximately 5-10 days, however this can vary during periods of heavy traffic from this website. You confirm the printed proof is to your satisfaction, or provide a list of corrections.Step 11 – Send You Free Copies of Your Newly Printed Book.

At this stage, we will package your Free Author Copies and send them by dedicated courier. You should receive you books via dedicated courier approximately 10-15 days after we receive your feedback following the printed proof copy, however this can vary during periods of heavy traffic from this website.

Step 12 - List Your Book for Distribution

At this stage, we will add your book to our distribution list so that your book can be made available to online retailers & wholesalers. This includes amazon.ca, amazon.com and amazon.co.uk. Your book will now be available to print at any time.

 

Step 13 - Continuous Feedback

We will provide Continuous Feedback by telephone or email

 

And don't forget, our friendly team are always willing to discuss any aspect of your book, at any time during the publishing process!