Zaccmedia provides self-publishing book production services and professional video & photography for a range of business and personal applications. Based in Preston, Lancashire, UK.

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This is an estimation calculator, which will give you a close estimate. However, there may be other variables or considerations to consider. Please let us review your estimate and we can discuss your project in more detail thereafter, when we can fine-tune your requirements. You can add a message at the last step if you wish to query or request something.


Our comprehensive publishing solution for authors that want it all taken care of, from book production to trade distribution and includes promotional tools.


For authors that only want book production without distribution solutions. Ideal for CreateSpace authors.


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Your Manuscript Title & Wordcount

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Your Book Publishing Package

ZACCMEDIA'S PUBLISHING

DISTRIBUTION PACKAGE


To find out more about the features on this page please visit our Package Details Page (opens a new window)

 (All the information will be summarised for you at the end of the estimate calculator)

The cost in this section covers the essential features of publishing we believe is necessary for a successful book, with a blend of features designed to maximise value, audience exposure and book sale performance for you. Editing and typesetting services feature in the following steps.


1) One-on-one Author Support with Experienced Publishing Professional (Paul Stanier)

2) MARKETING Suite

3) Social Media / Web Graphic advertisement for book

4) 3D rendered images of book cover

5) Inclusion in general Zaccmedia marketing initiatives

6) Zaccmedia “always in stock” Bookstore placement

7) Trade wholesale representation - shops can buy direct from Zaccmedia

8) Advance Trade Information Sheet for bookshops

9) Royalty sales (60% net)

10) Initial manuscript review & advice

11) Typesetting interior design options (Fully bespoke)

12) 20 Image or text treatment insertions (option for more to be added)

13) 3x ISBNs (ePub/Kindle eBooks & Paperback)

14) 10x complimentary copies

15) 6x Legal Deposit books

16) Author discount on print purchases (typically around 50% of RRP)

17) Pre-Media checks & upload to distribution platforms

18) Ingrams Distribution to 30,000+ retailers worldwide (printing in the UK, USA & Australia)

19) Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Eden, etc Placement

20) Annual Distribution Subscription

21) Metadata upload to print platform

22) eBook uploading to digital distribution platform (if eBook option is selected)




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Book Cover Design

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For either case-laminate cover or dust jacket with flaps


Select if you would like two editions of the book available


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Other Publishing Package Items

These are optional services you can select


Increase your author profile


Zaccmedia's book launch marketing package (see website for details)

£1 each for images from prints up to A4 only

BOOK PRINTING

Zaccmedia's publishing package cost includes 10 paperback books, plus a further 6 copies which are sent to the British Legal Library Deposit.

Authors will receive special author discounts.  We typically price books at cost print price plus 20% (15% for large extent titles) of the RRP.

This usually comes to around 50% of the contract agreed retail price.


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eBook

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Your Details


Just some last questions that enable us to fully evaluate your manuscript.


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The next page will take you to your full estimate listing. Enter your email, and a copy of the estimate will be sent to you and Zaccmedia.

We will then be in touch about your book project.



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Font Size

This is the size of appearance of words on a page

The smaller font size is useful if you have a very dense manuscript and wish to avoid too many pages (makes book cheaper).

Larger font size is useful if you want to 'thicken' the book for more gravitas (makes book more expensive).



This is an average reading size


Larger words can thicken a book out, and useful for poorer eyesight.


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Typesetting: Page Sizes & Paper Type

Select STANDARD if unsure


Page sizes between 5.5x8.5" to 5.83 x 8.27″ (most popular)


Page sizes between 4x6" to 5x8"


Page sizes of 6x9"


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Professional Editing

Zaccmedia's main publishing packages all require mandatory editing. If it's got Zaccmedia's logo on it, and is distributed by Zaccmedia, the book must be edited to confirm to professional publishing standards. If a book is worth publishing, it is worth doing well. If your manuscript has already been 'professionally' edited (not by friends, or someone 'good' at english!), please add a note on the final summary step and we will review it.


This is for books that don't need heavy editing.


Select this form of editing if you think your manuscript needs a lot of help.


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Printing

We are connected with various digital and traditional printers and can provide a variety of solutions to your printing requirements. The variables far outweigh the capacity to quote directly on our website. If you would like a print quote please click select and we will be in touch directly.

If you select 'yes' we will be in touch.


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Your Manuscript Title & Wordcount (Pick n Mix)

Enter the title and then number of words in your Manuscript (Do not add commas)

Enter the number of words in your Manuscript (Don't add commas)

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Professional Editing (Pick n' Mix)

Zaccmedia uses only trusted and experienced professional editors based in the UK.

Please note that there is a mandatory charge for critically reviewing your text, evaluating its complexity, providing recommendations and repairing irregular formatting and heading levels for typesetting preparation.

There are currently two main forms of editing we provide:


COPY EDITING

This is line by line editing. It not only fixes poor grammar and spelling, but also evaluates and corrects sentence structure, style consistency, and picks up on any missing references or permissions you may require. This form of editing may also include editorial feedback to help improve the text as well as advice on formatting.


PROOF EDITING

After a thorough wash, comes the final polish. Copy editing provides the wash, proof editing the polish. This phase in the publishing process aims to catch any final rogue errors that may remain in the manuscript. Whilst the copy edit generally catches the vast majority of issues in a manuscript, it's often worth having a final proof read to weed out any final niggling errors that may remain.




This is for books that don't need heavy editing.


Select this form of editing if you think your manuscript needs a lot of help.


This is the final polish after the copy edit wash


This is mandatory as part of editing


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Typesetting: Font Size (Pick n' Mix)

This is the size of appearance of words on a page

The smaller font size is useful if you have a very dense manuscript and wish to avoid too many pages (makes book cheaper).

Larger font size is useful if you want to 'thicken' the book for more gravitas (makes book more expensive).



This is an average reading size


Larger words can thicken a book out, and useful for poorer eyesight.


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Typesetting: Page Sizes (Pick n' Mix)

Select STANDARD if unsure


Page sizes between 5.5x8.5" to 5.83 x 8.27″ (most popular)


Page sizes between 4x6" to 5x8"


Page sizes of 6x9"


Author to supply index after typesetting pages are supplied.

We can scan flat images up to A4 size


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Book Cover Design (Pick n' Mix)

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Our cover designs are produced using either one of, or a combination of, stock library sourced artwork/images (included in the price). Or we can create a cover from artwork/images supplied by you (no change in price). We currently do not offer "illustrator" designed covers, such as customised paintings, drawings, vector illustrations and such like. 



For either case-laminate cover or dust jacket with flaps


Select if you would like two editions of the book available

This helps us understand what you want on your book cover


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eBook (Pick n' Mix)

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Kindle & ePub file formats supplied


Kindle & ePub file formats supplied

This is a straight conversion process. The formatting of an eBook is only as good as the formatting of the Word or InDesign document from which the conversion is being made. It's important that any files supplied for conversion are spotlessly clean in terms of formatting. We will review the document and if we identify any formatting issues we will first ask you to rectify them. Our eBooks are done to latest standards that technology has made available and supplied in both ePub and Mobi (Kindle) file formats. This makes them available for uploading to all the major online retailers you wish to sell your eBook through. Apple iBooks uses ePub and Amazon uses Mobi Kindle.


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Your Details (Pick n' Mix)


Just some last questions that enable us to fully evaluate your manuscript.


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We will then be in touch about your book project.



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This form you are about to submit is intended to be a close estimate of the publishing service for your book, inclusive of all the details listed. However, there are many variables in publishing, and further considerations may still remain that could either increase or decrease this package price. Zaccmedia will review these details to assess the final cost and will notify you of any necessary changes. By submitting this information you are under no obligation to use Zaccmedia's publishing services. However, if you do wish to go ahead with Zaccmedia's services, we will prepare an invoice (and a contract, if purchasing our "Print & Distribution Package"), which is payable in advance. Whilst Zaccmedia will do its upmost to protect your data and will not share it with any third party, Zaccmedia accepts no liability in the case of accidental loss, theft or damage to your details or any files you have uploaded. Any files uploaded will at all times remain under your copyright and ownership, assuming you have sought the necessary permissions for any incorporated material. You share them here for the purpose of us providing a detailed estimate of your book publishing project. Zaccmedia accepts no material that is libellous, overtly offensive, that has graphic adult themes or is pornographic. Material we decide to publish should also compliment our existing list of titles and not represent a conflict of interest to our already invested authors.  Zaccmedia, as a publisher, reserves the right to refuse a manuscript on the aforementioned grounds and also on the basis of current workload.

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