Infarom Publishing

Fees and compensation

 
  contact | help | services | index  
   
 
Menu  
Author guidelines
Technical specifications  
Publishing steps  
Submission
Projects

 
   The list price of a book is shared out in printing costs, commissions and discounts offered in the distribution network, as follows:
● 20 - 40% printing costs;
● 30 - 70% discount offered to retailers and distributors;
● 8 - 12% author royalties;
● the remaining to 100% is the publisher's profit.

   The next fees are specific to POD publishing:

   Title setup fees

   Corrective verification: €1 to €3/page, depending on subject, complexity, and specialty. The fee is communicated after the proposed material is received. This fee does not apply to titles published on author's management or published on author’s full-content responsibility.

   Non-native English editing and correction (optional): €3 to €5/page

   ISBN assignment:  €20/title. This fee applies only to ebooks and titles published on author's management.

   Imprint:  €29 for P.M.A. (published on author's management) and €39 for I.A.F.C.R (Infarom's author full-content responsibility). 

   Proof copy: €39 for standard books and €17 + €0.11/page for color books (the fees include courier shipping).

   Bookblock setup: €49

   Cover setup: €49 

   Digital catalogue: €12/year

   Ingram catalogue (optional): €79 

   Revision (optional): €49/revised file

   Pre-press fees

   PDF conversion (optional): €0.05/page

   Cover creation (optional): €20 to €50, depending on requested complexity. This fee is communicated after the order is received.

   Ebook virtual cover creation (optional): €10 to €20, depending on the requested complexity. This fee is communicated after the order is received.

   The same setup and pre-press fees are charged for both black-and-white interior books and color books, except for the proof copy fee.

   POD printing fees

   A) Standard books with black-and-white interior (four-color cover)

Small paperback
(5x8; 5.06x7.81;  6.14x9.21; 6.69x9,61; 5.5x8.5; 6x9 inches)

Large paperback
(7x10; 8.25x11; 8.268x11.693 inches)

Small hardcover
(5.5x8.5; 6x9; 6.14x9.21 inci)

Large hardcover
(7x10 inci)

 

wholesale orders (US)
108 - 500 pages
: $1.08/unit + $0.0156/page
48 - 104 pages:
$2.76/unit

author direct orders (US)
108 - 500 pages
: $1.08/unit + $0.018/page
48 - 104 pages: $3.03/unit

wholesale and author direct orders (UK)
108 - 500 pages
: £0.84/unit + £0.012/page
48 - 104 pages: £2.14/unit

 

wholesale orders (US)
108 - 500 pages
: $1.56/unit + $0.0216/page
48 - 104 pages: $3.89/unit

author direct orders (US)
108 - 500 pages
: $1.56/unit + $0.024/page
48 - 104 pages: $4.16/unit

wholesale and author direct orders (UK)
108 - 500 pages
: £1.2/unit + £0.018/page
48 - 104 pages: £3.15/unit

wholesale orders (US)
$7.2/unit + $0.0156/page
with jacket:
$9.06/unit + $0.0156/page

author direct orders (US)
  
$7.2/unit +   $0.018/page
with jacket:
$9.06/unit + $0.018/page

wholesale and author direct orders (UK)
  
£4.8/unit +   £0.012/page
with jacket:
£6/unit + £0.012/page

wholesale orders (US)
$7.2/unit + $0.0216/page

author direct orders (US)
$7.2/unit + $0.024/page

wholesale and author direct orders (UK)
£4.8/unit + £0.018/page

  B) Color books (full color interior and cover)

Small paperback
(5.5x8.5 inches)

Medium paperback
(8.5x8.5 inches)

Large paperback
(7x10; 8x10; 8.5x11 inches)


wholesale and author direct orders (US)

4 - 16 pages:
saddle stich
$2.4/unit

20 - 48 pages
:
saddle stich
$1.2/unit + $0.06/page
24 - 480 pages:
perfect bound
$1.2/unit + $0.06/page


wholesale and author direct orders (UK)

4 - 16 pages:
saddle stich
£1.68/unit

20 - 48 pages
:
saddle stich
£0.84/unit + £0.035/page
24 - 480 pages:
perfect bound
£0.84/unit + £0.035/page

 


wholesale and author direct orders (US)

4 - 16 pages:
saddle stich
$3/unit

20 - 48 pages
:
saddle stich
$1.2/unit + $0.11/page
24 - 480 pages:
perfect bound
$1.2/unit + $0.11/page


wholesale and author direct orders (UK)

4 - 16 pages:
saddle stich
£2.16/unit

20 - 48 pages
:
saddle stich
£0.84/unit + £0.072/page
24 - 480 pages:
perfect bound
£0.84/unit + £0.072/page

 


wholesale and author direct orders (US)

4 - 16 pages:
saddle stich
$3/unit

20 - 48 pages
:
saddle stich
$1.8/unit + $0.12/page
24 - 480 pages:
perfect bound
$1.8/unit + $0.12/page


wholesale and author direct orders (UK)

4 - 16 pages:
saddle stich
£2.16/unit

20 - 48 pages
:
saddle stich
£1.2/unit + £0.084/page
24 - 480 pages:
perfect bound
£1.2/unit + £0.084/page

 

   The correlations between trim sizes, cover type, and paper type are noted in the POD Operating Manual.

      Examples of printing fee calculation:
  
– for a standard paperback with 150 pages, 6 x 9 inch trim size, at the US unit:  $1.08 + 150 x $0.0156 = $3.42
    – for a color book with 50 pages, 8.5 x 11 inch trim size, at the UK unit:  
£0.84 + 50 x £0.035 = £2.59

   Author direct orders pricing

   Author's direct orders are priced at the production cost (printing plus shipping). Printing costs for author direct orders are noted in the tables in the paragraph titled POD printing fees. For shipping fees, the author must contact us first for an exact calculation, which is based on destination, quantity and shipping method.

   Additional marketing fees

   These fees are communicated to an author when his or her title becomes eligible for these services. At that time, the author’s participation in the cost of these services is also established.

   Wholesale discounts

   Ingram's discount for ebook and POD titles: 55% of list price

   Retailer direct sales discount: 40% to 70% of list price

   Author compensation

   a) Classical publishing: 8% of the list price

   b) POD publishing: 12% of the list price

................................................................................................ 

   What is the total cost of a POD title setup?

   The investment of the author in a new POD title is lower than a similar investment for an initial print through a traditional publishing. In addition, it can be paid in three rates. Here are two examples: 

   1) a standard paperback with 120 pages and a 6 x 9 inch trim size, published under INFAROM imprint. The obligatory fees are: corrective verification - about €90; proof copy - €39; bookblock setup - €49; cover setup -€49; digital catalogue - €12. An optional fee is for a listing in the Ingram catalogue (recommended) - €79. In total, the investment (a one-time investment) for publishing that title is about €239 without advertising in the Ingram catalogue and €328 with this service. You can add to this amount the eventual initial expenses for translation and pre-press fees.

   2) a standard paperback with 200 pages and a 5 x 8 inch trim size, published on author's management. The obligatory fees are: ISBN assignment - €20; imprint fee - €39; proof copy - €39; bookblock setup - €49; cover setup - €49; digital catalogue - €12. The total investment is about €208, plus the eventual pre-press fees.

...................................................................................................................

   Author compensation may be subject to tax in the author's country of residence.
   The fees in this page include VAT.

 

 
  contact | help | services | index