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Xulon Press
Manuscript screening: No
Kind of contract: Non-Exclusive
2+2=5 They claim eBook and audio book rights, along with the right to modify your work and feature it in a compilation.
They reserve the right to change the terms of the agreement with 30 days prior notice
Distribution: Through their site and online retailers mostly
Basic fees: Paperback publishing Basic paperback fee is $899.00.
Hardcover publishing Basic hardcover fee is $999.00
Combo publishing Basic combo fee is $1,649.00.
Color publishing Not available
eBook publishing eBook publishing is bundled into their packages (this is probably not a good thing).
Royalties are 50% of net receipts.
Royalties: Royalties are either 10% or 20% of payments received by the publisher (beware that this is not the same as a percentage of retail price).
Author's discount: Basic author discount is 20%, bulk discounts are available (this information is based on an old version of the site).
Break-even point: Between 500 and 700 copies (approximation based on external sales of an average length book with a '20% royalty' derived from standard wholesale discount practices).
Basic retail price: Somewhat expensive (about $16.95 for a 200-page book,this information is based on an old version of the site).
Layout: They prepare your manuscript for you.
Graphics: Up to 25 graphics included in the basic setup fee, more can be included as an extra.
Cover options: They will design your cover for you, you can submit a graphic for the front cover and a photo for the back cover.
Trim size: You have a number of trim sizes to choose from.
Additional options: They offer a number of packages with fees that can go as high as $4,449.00.
Pros*: *Good distribution.
Cons*: *Expensive set-up fee.
*Basic retail price is somewhat expensive.
*Low royalties on direct sales.
*Low discount (or at least it used to be).
*There are some pretty serious problems with their contract.
*eBook publishing is bundled into their print packages.
*The information they make publicly available is nowhere near enough to make an informed decision.
Comments*: This is one of several large publishers that were bought by Author Solutions (the others being AuthorHouse, Trafford and Xlibris).
The Bottom Line*:

An expensive set-up fee, a somewhat expensive retail price combined, low discount, a couple of questionable contract clauses and a bundled eBook publishing package that is far from ideal make this a company you may want to avoid.

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Last updated: 04-02-2013

* These represent my personal opinion based on what I've seen in the publisher's site.

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