|Kind of contract:
||Through their site and online retailers mostly
||Basic paperback fee is $517.00 ($317.00 if you are submitting your own cover).
||Basic hardcover fee is $517.00 ($317.00 if you are submitting your own cover).
||Basic color publishing fee is $317.00 plus cover and at least an additional $100 for the interior design, bringing the total to at least $617.00
||$99.00 for a simple layout. Formats include epub and mobi (may also include pdf), and they may subcontract this service.
Royalties range from 55/65% of net receipts on external sales and 50/70% of retail price on direct sales depending on the book's price.
||Royalties are 35% of retail price on direct sales, 15% of retail price on extenal sales.
||Discount is 35% of retail price, some bulk discounts may apply.
||Between 200 and 300 copies of an average length book sold through external channels.
|Basic retail price:
||Competitive ($14.95 for a 200-page book)
||They will format your book for you.
||Included (numbers or restrictions unknown)
||They will provide you with one.
||Five trim sizes available.
||They now offer a DIY package that costs only $53.00 ($35.00 for a print proof, plus a yearly $18.00 set-up fee), and a full service Payment Plan in which your payments are deducted from future royalties (this last option forces you into an exclusive contract though and is available to U.S. residents only).
*Reasonable setup fee.
*Payment plan (WARNING: this option shifts you to an exclusive contract).
||*There are some pretty stiff penalty fees if you have to make corrections.
*eBook publishing deal is not particularly favorable (with a couple of exceptions this is true of all POD publishers).
*Authors living outside of the United States, Canada or the UK need not apply.
||In their site they dedicate a considerable amount of time and energy to putting other publishers down in what I would probably describe as scaremongering. Beware that the information they present in that regard is, more often than not, either inaccurate or misleading.
|The Bottom Line*:
While their set-up fee is more expensive than that of Virtual Bookworm and they restrict their services to the residents of a handful of countries, Booklocker gets the third place in this comparison because it provides a full service package for a reasonable fee, with good royalties and good distribution. This one too is a well established company that has been around for a while and has a fairly solid reputation.
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| Last updated: 04-01-2013