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TWO Publishing Paths

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You worked so hard on your manuscript, and now it’s time to publish. You need trusted advice from experts that have been in the business for decades. Well you found us, whether that was by luck, a friend or our Google ranking, you’re now in good hands and we can’t wait to help you with all your publishing needs.

You Have Options

We offer two publishing paths for an author to choose from – Self publishing or a Traditional publishing arrangement. Both publishing options have advantages and disadvantages depending on your objectives as an author. Below is a summary of both publishing processes:

Self Publishing

  1. Write a manuscript
  2. Choose ColorPage to manufacturer your book
  3. Leave a deposit (typically 33% – 50% )
  4. Have your manuscript edited
  5. Select a design style for body and cover
  6. Select papers and binding
  7. Request ISBN, Barcode, LCCN
  8. Discuss fulfillment and distribution options
  9. Select quantity based on budget and goals
  10. Approve proofs of book
  11. Pay for books and all services in full
  12. Market finished books
  13. Keep 100% of your profits

Traditional Publishing

  1. Write a manuscript
  2. Submit to Hope Farm Press for review
  3. Manuscript is reviewed (accepted or denied)
  4. Accepted manuscripts: Author receives a contract. All publishing rights go to the publisher; copyright remains with the author.
  5. Work with Hope Farm Press as needed
  6. HFP manages all production aspects
  7. Books are designed and printed
  8. Marketing book in conjunction with the Author
  9. HFP manages all sales and revenue
  10. Author receives royalty on books sold, typically 10%-15% of the price the book is sold at

Self Publishing

Authors choose to self publish for many reasons. The most common reasons authors self publish is to keep 100% of their profits, or they are self publishing a book primarily for family, friends, enjoyment, or educational purposes

  1. Submit Your manuscript to ColorPage
  2. A book publishing specialist will schedule a time to discuss topics that include:
    1. Goals and objectives of book
      1. Why did you write the manuscript?
      2. Are you looking to make a profit selling your book?
      3. Do you have plans to write more books?
      4. Who is your target audience?
      5. Are you interested in selling the book in bookstores or online?
      6. Will you be seeking a publisher to publish your book
    2. What are your book design requirements
    3. Do you need a copy editor
    4. Select papers and binding
    5. Request ISBN, Barcode, LCCN
    6. Discuss fulfillment and distribution options
    7. Select quantity based on budget and goals
  3. When all specifications are determined, price options will be given for the services to be provided.
  4. A quote agreement is provided and signed by the author and a deposit is required
  5. Printed proofs are provided for sign off
  6. Approved proofs of your book are sent into production
  7. Typically, books are printed and bound in 7-10 work days after proof approval
  8. Books are completed and payment in full is required prior to shipment
  9. Author can request assistance with marketing and fulfillment of their book

Traditional Publishing

  1. Write a manuscript
  2. Submit your manuscript to Hope Farm Press
  3. Manuscript is reviewed (accepted or denied)
  4. Accepted manuscripts: Author receives a contract – All publishing rights go to the publisher; copyright remains with the author
  5. Work with publisher as needed
  6. Publisher manages all production aspects
  7. Books are designed and printed
  8. Marketing book in conjunction with the Author
  9. Author receives royalty on books sold – Typically 10%-15% of the price the book is sold at

Self Publishing?

Don’t Over-Order.

Every Book Can Be A Prosperous One.

You’re in control… we’re here to listen and offer expert advice. We do not insist on standard designs, fixed sizes, papers, or inks for your publications. At Hope Farm Press you’ll get personal attention and a plethora of options to create a unique publication at an affordable price.

Our two methods of printing, digital printing, and conventional offset makes us especially efficient in the Ultra Short-Run book printing process.

Why Self Publish Your Book?

The options available for self-publishing are now better than ever! If you want to have complete freedom over the way your book looks, and how it will be marketed to your audience, it has never been easier. More and more people are looking to self-publish to get their book in front of readers and book buyers.

ColorPage Marketing & Publishing Services

Our Self Publishing Services

If you are looking to Self Publish your book then you discovered the right place. Hope Farm Press is the sister company to ColorPage , the premier Hudson Valley book manufacturing division that has been providing self publishing services to new and experienced authors since 1976.

Authors receive one-to-one professional guidance and advice that offers a variety of publishing options based on their publishing objectives. Ultimately helping authors turn their manuscript into a professional, well designed, beautifully printed, self published book that will have all the necessary components to be sold online, and at bookstores.

The Digital Printing Miracle Press

Full Color 4800 DPI

As a specialist in full color, short to medium run book printing process, we are prepared to work with our clients in developing their manuscript into a professionally printed book. Our clients can look forward to ongoing consultations, flexibility in meeting specific requirements, custom cover and body design, two methods of reproduction, fast turnaround time and competitive prices.

Our Services Include:
Book Editing, Book Design, Book Printing of Paperback and Hardcover, Book Binding, Fulfillment, Distribution, Book Promotion and Marketing.

Why Not Get A Publishing Company To Publish Your Book?

A number of changes in the publishing industry over the past ten years have meant that, although more titles are being published, there are actually fewer opportunities for new authors to get a publishing contract.

Publishers’ margins on books having decreased considerably. There are now fewer major publishing houses in existence than there used to be. Those that do exist have focused more on publishing books which have a proven track record, or have a celebrity name attached to them, so that they can guarantee a certain number of sales.

This leaves new authors in a difficult position in relation to these ‘traditional publishers’ and, increasingly, self-publishing is becoming the best opportunity to get your books read. With self-publishing, you can become an agent of your own success!

Whichever path you choose (and there is no reason why you can’t start doing both and see how it goes) it is important to go in with your eyes wide-open. Publishing and selling books are very competitive fields, and all of the potential avenues have their own advantages and disadvantages. Spend a good amount of time weighing out the options, so that you can find a route which is best for you.

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