On this page we answer this and many other questions about book publishing, and essentially the differences between commercial and self-publishing. Zaccmedia aims to provide for authors a balance between these two types of publishing, to maximise their book’s potential. Read on for further explanation.
Zaccmedia bridges that gap between commercial rejection and self-publishing fear or hassle.
It may just be a very niche work of information that a small group of enthusiasts would love to have access to, and a publisher is needed to make the book a reality and available. Zaccmedia bridges that gap between commercial rejection and self-publishing fear or hassle. Just because a commercial publisher has rejected a work, it doesn’t mean it should not be published. Far from it.
There is a self-publishing element to what we do, in so much as we try to give the author as much flexibility as possible as to how their book is created. Zaccmedia offers the author choices throughout the process of publishing, but will equally make those choices as best as possible for the author, based on our experience, if the author wants a trouble free process. The financial investment is also made by the author, as seen in our excellent package prices. Our package prices are very reasonable, based on our high quality services. As a publisher of the book, we take a small percentage of each sale, with the author taking the greater percentage of the sale. This means both parties have vested interests in the wide and successful sale of the product, motivating the book’s promotion and sale. In that sense, Zaccmedia and the author have a commercial working partnership. Zaccmedia can be regarded as a bridge publisher, rather than merely a self-publisher. You get the best of both worlds.
We welcome all submissions, from amateur authors that wish to publish a family memoir to more experienced authors hoping for commercial success.
Your book can be ordered from over 30,000 retail outlets around the world, via Ingram, one of the world’s largest book distributors.
Kindle eBook Conversion and Amazon Distribution
We include professional eBook conversion as part of our Print & eBook Distribution Package, publishing to Amazon’s Kindle platform. We no longer sell or distribute eBooks to other platforms. To date, Amazon accounts for over 70% of the eBook marketplace, with remaining sales very thinly spread over a wide variety of other platforms at a cost that is no longer sustainable as an eBook distribution model. Kindle represents your best opportunity for eBook sales. However, we do offer the possibility of selling “open” ePub eBooks via our Bookstore. By open, we mean it is possible to sell eBooks from Zaccmedia’s store as a download, but they won’t be encrypted with anti-copy software. If that doesn’t concern you (and to many, it doesn’t), then we can make an eBook available for download to anyone’s device. If you would like this additional option, please contact us.