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Manuscript screening: Yes
Kind of contract: Unknown
2+2=5 Their contract is not available. Not clear whether it is exclusive or not.
Distribution: Through their site and online retailers mostly.
Basic fees: Paperback publishing Basic paperback fee is $2,800.00 this includes proofreading, but not editing, for a short work.
Hardcover publishing Probably available but fees are not listed.
Combo publishing Available as an extra for an undisclosed fee, or as part of their 'Whole Shebang' package, which will set you back a whopping $14,600.00
Color publishing Probably available but fees are not listed
eBook publishing eBook publishing is bundled into all their packages.
Royalties are 80% of net receipts.
Royalties: Royalties are listed as 100% of net receipts but this is based on artificially inflated print costs. According to their own example, this '100%' adds up to something like 7% of retail price on a book sold through amazon, one of the lowest figures in the whole comparison.
Author's discount: 62% of retail price.
Break-even point: More than 2,000 copies of an average length book sold through external channels.
Basic retail price: Expensive (about $17.99 for a 200-page book).
Layout: They format your book for you.
Graphics: Unlimited
Cover options: They provide you with a custom cover.
Trim size: Not clear whether or not you have a choice in the matter.
Additional options: They have several publishing packages, with prices going all the way up to $14,600.00.
Pros*: *This is a specialized publisher.
*Good distribution.
*Good discount.
Cons*: *Extremely low royalties, even if they claim '100% of net receipts'.
*Extremely expensive setup fee.
*Expensive retail price.
*Contract is not listed.
Comments*: This is a Christian publisher.

This publisher 'disguises' its share of the profits. On direct sales they charge an 'administrative fee' of $1.95.
The Bottom Line*:

A ridiculously expensive set-up fee, combined with the way in which they claim that their royalties are '100% of net receipts' while inflating their 'printing costs' smacks of dishonesty. In the real world this '100%' translates into one of the lowest figure of the whole comparison (7% of retail price on external sales, and that is with a less than competitive retail price that is in itself liable to hurt your sales). The fact that their contract is not available online may also serve to mask some additional problems. Over all I would say that this is a publisher 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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