Publishing Agreement
Manuscript Requirements
Royalties and Author Discounts
Pricing/Royalty Calculator
Interior Graphics
Index Service
Hardback Availability
Hard Copy Proof
Word Processing Services

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Moratorium on new manuscripts.
Due to the overwhelming number of manuscripts that have been submitted, we will not accept any new manuscripts until we have published all of those that have already been submitted. The moratorium may last for many months as we catch up with our backlog and revamp our system to better serve the authoring community.
If you would like us to notify you when we do accept new manuscripts again, please send an email with "New manuscript" in the Subject heading to:
You will not get a response email from us, but will automatically be placed into our list to be notified when the moratorium is over

Publish your work for specific, limited audiences - such as classes, seminars or your friends and family. In addition to the following services offered in this package, you may also select items from our add-on services menu to add to the package as desired.
Once you're ready to publish, you can submit your manuscript online or by mail.

Receive 1 free paperback copy of your book!

Book Design
IndyPublish will professionally design the cover of your book based on the template that you select. You may choose from 18 Cover Templates. We also offer a selection of backgrounds for you to choose for your cover.

You may submit graphics for the cover and any ideas you have for the design. The back cover will be blank except for the IndyPublish logo.

You may submit up to 25 graphics for the interior of your book. Click here for guidelines on submitting your graphics. Additional graphics may be purchased from our Add-On Services menu,

The Personal Press Direct Package allows you to make up to 25 corrections. You may also purchase additional corrections, if necessary, from our Add-on Services menu.

Book Size and Format
This service provides you with a perfect-bound paperback and you can choose from the following standard trim sizes: 5" x 8.5", 5.5" x 8.5", 6" x 9", 8" x 10" and 8.5" x 11". Hardcover availability may be purchased from our Add-On Services menu.

Publishing Process
Submit your manuscript online or by mail. Once your book and cover design is completed, you will be able to proof your book online. A hard copy proof is available on our Add-On Services menu. Click here to view a step-by-step description of the Personal Press Direct publishing process.

Additional benefits and services with the Personal Press Direct Package:

Set the price of your own book using our book pricing/royalty calculator.

Receive generous royalties: For print books you will receive 50% of publisher print receipts minus $1 per copy transaction fee. For electronic books you will receive 50% of publisher electronic receipts minus $.50 per copy transaction fee. Royalties are not paid to authors on purchases of his or her own book.

Receive author discounts: 25% discount when you purchase your own book directly from, a 30% discount when purchasing 20 or more books, and a 35% discount for 100 or more books.

IndyPublish will design a webpage for your book. It will be assigned a unique Internet address which will enable direct access for purchasing.

IndyPublish will also design for you an author's homepage with a unique Internet address on

Access to online sales reports for your book at

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