Menorah House Publishers
Menorah House currently offers the following publishing package:
Gold Package: $399
Basic Interior Formatting (Margin, Table of Contents, Copyright Page)
Basic Cover Design (Over 100 photos to choose from. Other photos avail. for a nominal fee)
Insertion of book back matter (about the author, book description, etc. Does NOT include endnotes)
1 proof copy
10 Printed books (up to 175 pages in length. Additional pages will incur a nominal fee)
Insertion of the book into Amazon.com
Insertion into BarnesandNoble.com, libraries, Ingram and other academic institutions
Additional work, $25/hr.
How much does it cost to print the books when I want them? And Can I print just one?
The cost to print books is very reasonable and is based on several factors (length of book, color or B&W, and the size). You may print from 1-10,000 plus. Here is a quick cost breakdown:
(The following is based on a traditional 5.5x8.5 or 6x9 in. B&W book):
125 pages = $2.96 per book
150 = $3.45
200 = $3.95, etc.
How do we get our books to you?
You may submit your book(s) via email in MSWord format.
Can I include pictures or other material in the book?
Yes, you can. Please bear in mind that anything beyond the basic formatting (example: headers, insertion of pictures, etc.) will incur a standard $25/hr. charge.
Can we edit the book even after we have submitted it to you for publishing?
Yes, and No. You can always re-do your book at any time. But please be aware that resubmission requires realignment, redoing the Table of Contents, ect. and will incur the $25/hr. charge. Typically, any revision would cost between $50.00-$75.00, depending on how much time is involved.
How do we pay you?
In order to get the ball rolling, you would simply send your manuscript to us via email and mail us a check or money order with a $100 non-refundable deposit. All checks should be made to Menorah House Publishers. The $100 will be deducted from your final invoice. We also accept Paypal and all major credit cards.
How long does it take to publish the book?
It just depends on much work is required on our part. If the book only needs minimal work, we can publish it within two weeks, and sometimes less. The average time is 2-4 weeks.
I would love to have headers included into the book. How much would that cost?
Inserting headers can take quite some time. We charge a base price of 2 hours, or $50.00 to do basic headers. This is above and beyond the package cost. Please send us an email to inquire about advanced headers.
Do I retain my own rights to my books?
Absolutely. You are not under any contract and may leave us at any time.
Do you do copyright?
We do NOT do copyright. This is not included in any publishing package at this time. Here is the link for you to contact the Library of Congress to upload a finished version of your book for copyright: http://www.copyright.gov/eco/
Do you set up book signings or represent authors to booksellers, etc?
We do offer bookstore marketing. For a nominal fee, we will represent you to some of the large Christian booksellers. There is no guarantee that they will carry your books on their shelves. We do have much success in this area. You may wish to set up book signings at churches, bookstores, etc. At this time, we can instruct you in this but we do not set them up.
Do I get paid royalties?
Yes, you do. Each time your royalty payment through Amazon.com or any other seller reaches $25 or $50 (depends on vendor), you will receive a check/money order from us. (see the next question also)
How much should I charge for my book?
We can help you set all that up during the initial phases of the publishing process. We will be in contact with you throughout the publishing process to discuss and handle all of these types of concerns. One of our most recent books is called How to Suffer. It is 180 pages in length and retails for $11.99. It brings in around $4 every time it is sold on Amazon.com. Realistically, the author of How to Suffer could sell the book for as much as $15.99 and he would make about $8.00 per book. The author wanted to keep the cost as low as possible so he could reach more individuals.
Do you offer editing services?
We offer editing services through an outside individual. The charge is $185.00 to edit any book up to 300 pages. If the book is 300 pages plus, please contact us for the rates. You would need to print out your book, preferably in double spacing and with wide margins so the editor can make his comments/suggestions.
Does MH offer digital services for ebooks.
Yes, we do. If you have published any of your titles in paperback with us, we can set up your book to be distributed as an ebook through Amazon. The charge for this service is $175.00
Do you have any samples of books and book video trailers you have produced?
Yes, we do. The following are some books we have produced:
The following are some book video trailers we have produced ($25-$50 additional fee):
How to Suffer Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GwDOURCgLY
Mystery God Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXbmXXvmaj8&feature=relmfu
If you have further questions, please feel free to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 281-777-7883 M-F, 7am-5pm CST
Below is a sample book that we have published: