Southern Arizona Press does not provide editing or proofreading services. Our services including formatting of manuscripts for upload to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
Services included: Manuscript formatted for upload in both E-book and Paperback formats.
Front Matter - Title Page, Copyright Page, Contents Page, and optional Dedication, Epigraph, Preface, Introduction, Foreword, and Prologue pages
Body - Formatted for both standard e-reader and 6" x 9" paperback
Back Matter - About the Author, Books by this Author, Books in a Series, Praise for the Author, Epilogue, Afterword, and Acknowledgement pages
Cover Design - We work with you to develop an appropriate cover design for both the e-book and paperback formats. Paperback format also includes the back cover design. (If you desire artwork on the cover, you are responsible to provide that artwork to SAP.)
Pricing - (We offer two Options):
Option 1 - Formatting only
Formatting in both e-book and paperback formats - Flat rate of $1 (US) per page.
(If you desire the book to also be formatted in a hard cover format, we will address the cost on an individual basis.)
Cover Design (This includes the design of the back cover for the paperback format):
Standard Cover Design - Flat Rate of $5 (US)
Design with Artwork - Flat Rate of $10 (US)
With Option 1, SAP will format your manuscript in both e-book and paperback formats and send you the files ready to upload to Amazon KDP (or any other publishing sites that accept the manuscript in the same formats). You will be required to establish your own account with KDP and you will receive 100% of the royalties from the sales of your published work.
Option 2 - Formatting and Publishing
Formatting in e-book, paperback and hard cover formats - Flat rate of $ 0.50 (US) per page.Cover Design (This includes the design of the back cover for the paperback and hard cover formats) is included at no additional charge.
With Option 2, SAP will format your manuscript and publish your book in e-book and paperback formats (hard cover is optional at no additioanl cost) though SAP's KDP account. You will receive 60% of the royalties from the sale of your book in all formats, paid to you from SAP via Paypal on a monthly basis. (Be aware that payments from KDP are usually two months following a paid sale of the book.)
It is standard practice to print poetry at only one poem per page (multiple pages for longer poetic works). Please use this practice when estimating the number of pages in your book. Do not forget to also count the pages for Front and Back Matter.
Use of colored font or color artwork within a book greatly increases the cost of printing the paperback and hard cover versions of the book. Also, be aware that most Kindle readers do not support color since they only display in gray-tone. Unless the use of color artwork or fonts is a necessity to the work, it is recommended that it not be included in the book. This does not apply to the front and back covers of the paperback version.
For more information or to pursue working us, please send an email to the address below.