1) The first step is to register as an author through
the registration form on the Submission
page. After registration, you will receive the POD
Operating Manual and the Publishing Contract,
which must be printed in four copies; two signed copies
must be returned to us with the finished files of the
documentation is for the titles published in POD system.
For a title accepted for traditional publishing, you
will receive a new specific contract.
2) Once your manuscript is finished and put in
Word format (or PDF, if you chose to publish it on
author's management), you may send it
as material proposed for publishing through the Submit
your material form on the Submission
One or more of our editors will study it
and contact you in 2 to 15 days, communicating whether
the material has been accepted. In case of acceptance,
you will be notified about the agreed way of publishing
it (POD or classical) and you will be provided with editorial suggestions
for the manuscript and
information about the publishing process.
You will be also provided with one or two
temporary ISBN codes (depending on your intention to
publish the title in paper and/or ebook format).
3) After finishing the manuscript, you may
send us the new Word document.
Any files that do not meet the technical specifications
must be revised by the author and returned to us. After
we receive the final document, your title enters the
corrective verification process (except for titles
published under P.A.M. or I.A.F.C.R imprints),
which may last between 3 and 30 days, depending on the
content and its complexity. For the POD titles, the corrective
verification must be paid in advance.
the title has been accepted for classical publishing,
the publisher takes over the entire pre-press and
publishing process, without the author's participation.
If the title will be published in POD system, the author
should also consider the next steps.
During the corrective verification, the publisher also
edits the copyright page (containing publisher's box and
the copyright note, which will be forwarded to the
author in order to be included in the final document of
the first corrective verification has completed, its
result (a document edited in track-changes mode by the
correction editor), along with the copyright page, are
forwarded to the author for her/him to accept/reject the
suggested changes and to create the final file of the
you will be directed to the setup form for
the new title, which you must fill in with identification
data, technical specifications, publishing and
distribution options, requested services,
After completing the finished files, you may send these
to us. After successive corrective verifications (which
are free), the bookblock file is changed by the author
according to editorial suggestions and sent back
electronically. When the file reaches the finished form
that requires no further correction, the corrective
verification process stops. From this moment you may
start creating the finished files according to the Technical
specifications. These files can be done on your own or you may work with a
qualified person (editor, designer, etc.). If you make
the cover file yourself, we will calculate the spine
width for you, and you will receive that dimension after
sending us the completed title setup form with the final
number of pages.
The publisher chooses a list price of the title on the
basis of several technical and marketing criteria; we
choose a list price for each market (in $ and £); the
price is subject to author's approval; any further
commission and distribution discount shall be applied to
the list price.
After payment of the setup fees and requested
pre-press services, all final files
are forwarded to aggregator to set up the POD title and
generate the proof copy.
This process lasts between 7 and 15 working days.
8) After the POD setup is done, you will receive the
proof copy via courier (in 3 to 12 days) directly from
the aggregator. This will be your book as it was setup
according to the finished files received from the
author. After you study it, notify us of your acceptance
or rejection of the proof. In case of rejection, you
must remake the bookblock and/or cover file according to
your desires and send it to us. In case of acceptance,
notify us and your title will go into POD production in
1 to 3 business days after payment of the last rate of
9) After the title has entered the aggregator's digital
catalogue, it will soon appear in Ingram's digital
catalogue, and in about 3 to 5 weeks it will be listed
on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, and other online
retailers' websites, and from there it will go to other
affiliates. If you have opted also for the Ingram
printed catalogue, the new release will be published in
about 2 months from its inclusion in the digital
10) During the period covered by your publishing
contract, you may run your own marketing campaign for
your title, by increasing the traffic on the web pages
that list it and consequently the sales volume.
Author compensation is paid monthly, in
U.S. dollars. A sales report is sent monthly to the
author's email, usually 3 to 7 days after the end of
each month. Author compensation is paid within 120 days
following the end of the months in which sales are made
(necessary to collect payments from the distribution
network). For example, author compensation for sales
made in January are paid to the author at the beginning
of June, and so on monthly.
All the details about the POD process and the commercial
relationship between an author and the publishing house
are in the documentation the author receives after
Any title revision is subject to the same setup process.
The author sends us the new file (interior or cover)
through the revision form and we forward it to the
aggregator. The aggregator generates a new proof copy,
which is sent to author for acceptance. The setup
turnaround times for the revised title are the same as
for a new title.