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SET-UP FEES:

There are two types of fees charged by TriGen Publishing:

- Set-up Fees

- Annual Catalog Renewal Fees

Set-up Fees:  Set up fees vary, based on the amount of work we must do to convert your manuscript and book cover design into "printing press-ready" computer data files.  Your Set-up Fee includes the following:

- Manuscript editing

- Conversion of manuscript to press-ready computer file

- Conversion of book cover design to press-ready computer file

- Assignment of ISBN numbers (10 and 13 digit)

- Provision of EAN Barcode (required by most booksellers)

- Assignment of Library of Congress Catalog Number

- Original listing of your book in the Ingram Advance and Ingram Specialty Catalogs

Annual Catalog Fees consist of:

- Payment of Ingram's fee to keep your book listed in their catalog(s), which are distributed to 30,000+ bookselleers worldwide.

 

SET-UP FEE EXAMPLES:

Typical Set-Up Fee for a 200 page text-only manuscript (without photographs/images):  $750.00. 

Typical Set-Up Fee for a 200 page color book, with an average of 1 image per page, where image resolution is at least 300 dpi per image:  $1200.00

Typical Set-Up Fee for a 200 page color book, with an average of 1 image per page, where image resolution is LESS THAN 300 dpi per image: $2,200.00

Typical ANNUAL Catalog Fees:

- $75.00 for Ingram Advance catalog only 

- $150.00 for listing in Ingram Advance and the appropriate Ingram Speciality Book catalog

 

ROYALTY STRUCTURES:  Regarding the two royalty structures listed below, authors are free to choose one or both models.   Below, we list examples of the royalaties authors can expect from their booksales for both marketing models.  We advise that authors market their books using both models:  The Print-on-Demand model allows us to market your book world-wide via Ingram's powerful network.    With the Publisher-to-Author model, you can market books yourself . . . and maximize your profits per book.  With TriGen, you are free to choose one or both marketing models!

ROYALTY Structure for Print-on-Demand books:    Print on Demand books are marketed via the Ingram network to booksellers worldwide.  There is NO WORK required of the author.   We take care of all advertising, marketing and distribution.   In this marketing model, the royalty you receive per book is determined by the established retail price of your book, minus the wholesale discount and printing charge.   The standard industry-wide wholesale discount is 55%.   We provide a few examples of author royalties below:

- A 200 page 9 x 6 inch, black and white, softcover book that lists for $9.95.   The industry standard wholesale discount for this book is: $5.48.   The printing cost for this book is currently $4.00.    (9.95 - 5.48 - 4.00 = 0.47).   The author royalty per book is $0.47

- A 300 page black and white, hardcover novel that lists for $27.95.  Wholesale discount is $15.38.  The printing cost is $10.40.   ($27.95 - 15.38 - 10.40 = 2.17)   The author royalty per book is: $2.17.

- A 300 page color, 8 1/2 x 11 inch hardcover textbook that lists for $123.00.  Wholesale discount is $67.65.  The printing cost is $36.50.    ($123.00 - 67.65 - 36.50 = 18.85).  The Author Royalty is $18.85 per book.

 

Royalty Structure for Publisher - to - Author Distribution:  in this model, we provide the books to you at less-than wholesale prices, so you can market the book yourself via your own website, and/or market your book yourself to booksellers, such as Amazon.com.  In this model, you pay only for the cost of book manufacturing and shipping between us and you, and you and your customers.   A few examples are listed below:

- A 200 page 9 x 6 inch, black and white, softcover book that lists for $9.95.   You would simply pay the printing cost for this book, which is currently $4.00 each, plus shipping.  Your profit per book would vary, based on the shipping arrangements your make.   

- A 300 page black and white, hardcover book that lists for $27.95.  You would pay the printing cost, which is $10.40.  Your profit per book would vary, based on the shipping arrangements you make. 

- A 300 page color, 8 1/2 x 11 inch hardcover textbook that lists for $123.00.  You would pay the printing cost, which is $36.50. Your profit per book would vary, based on the shipping arrangements you make.