Frequently asked questions

What is a self-publishing company?


A self-publishing company takes an author's written manuscript, designs the book (both interior and cover), and publishes the book on the author's behalf. The author retains full control, rights, and royalties of the book.




Do I get to keep my royalties?


Yes. You get to keep 100% of the royalties from your book's sales. We do not keep any percentage of your royalties. We do partner with Amazon.com to publish your book. As a part of that partnership, Amazon does retain a portion of book sales to publish and distribute your book.




How is the book published?


We use Kindle Direct Publishing (an Amazon company) to publish your book.




Where can people buy my book?


Your book (both print and ebook) will appear on Amazon.com. You have the ability to choose expanded distributtion for your print book. This will make your book available to bookstores, online retailers, libraries, and academic institutions.




How do you design the interior and cover?


We handcraft your book, both inside and out, based off the direction you desire. As part of the design process, we have a questionaire that provides the necessary direction. We use a team from USA to Australia to Italy to make sure your design is as unique as your story. We offer both matte and glossy finish for the cover design.




How much does it cost?


Check out our pricing under the "pricing" page above.




Can I choose the book size and color?


Yes. All of our print books are paperback, but we have several options for size and color. Our recommended size is either 5 x 8 or 6 x 9, but we have the option for many other sizes. We print both black and white and color interiors. The paper color can be either white or cream.




Do you provide copyediting?


We do! Click on "editing" on the pricing page.




Do you provide marketing?


Not at this time.




How do revisions for the cover design and interior work?


We offer two rounds of revisions for both the cover design and interior. Each additional round of revisions after two rounds costs an additional $50. If you want to start the cover or interior design process over at anytime, there is a $350 restart fee.




Are you able to print illustrated books or children's books?


We do not offer illustrated or children's books at this time.




Can I include pictures in my book?


Yes. We can include both pictures and illustrations in your book.




Is there a minimum word count?


No, there is not a minimum word count. In order to have spine art (typically the book title and author last name), the book must be at least 100 pages. On average, 20,000 words is adequate to reach 100 pages.




Is there a max number of books that Craft Book Publishing works on at one time?


We believe it's important to give each book the individualized attention it deserves. Since we spend a lot time handcrafting each book, at times, we may be at capacity. If for some reason, we are at capacity, we will let you know before we begin the process.




How do I receive copies of my book once it's published?


Once your book is published, you'll have the ability to purchase author copies at significantly discounted rate.





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