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Manuscript screening: No
Kind of contract: Non-Exclusive
Distribution: Through online retailers mostly
Basic fees: Paperback publishing Basic paperback fee is $499.00.
Hardcover publishing Basic hardcover fee is $599.00.
Combo publishing Basic combo fee is $699.00.
Color publishing Basic color publishing fee was $899.00 (now it's supposed to be determined on a case-by-case basis).
eBook publishing eBook publishing is a $150.00 extra.
Royalties on electronic copies range from 25% to 42% of retail price.
Royalties: Royalties are 20% of minimum retail price, plus $0.50 of every dollar above that.
Author's discount: Discount is 50% of retail price.
Break-even point: Less than 200 copies (approximation based on external sales of an average length book).
Basic retail price: Competitive ($13.95 for a 200-page book)
Layout: They format your book for you.
Graphics: Available as an extra only.
Cover options: They provide you with a cover design.
Trim size: You have a number of trim sizes to choose from.
Additional options: Custom layout, custom cover, editorial services, graphics, charts, index and even footnotes/endnotes have to be purchased separately. If your manuscript is more than 100,000 words long that too will be an additional $100.00 charge.
Pros*: *Good royalties.
*Good discount.
*Competitive retail price.
*eBook publishing is not bundled in with their services (a word of caution here: as is the case with most POD publishers, their eBook publishing package is not particularly favorable and you are probably better off going at it alone when it comes to this particular service).
Cons*: *No direct sales option.
*They pretty much nickel and dime you to death.
The Bottom Line*:

WingSpan Press gets the fourth place in this comparison because --in spite of the fact that their basic package is far less comprehensive and considerably more expensive than that of Virtual Bookworm, they have a few too many things that are deemed as 'extras' for my liking and they don't offer direct sales channel-- they do represent a reasonably competitve option for those authors looking for a full service publisher that doesn't screen manuscripts.

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Last updated: 04-01-2013

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

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