Get your book published, printed, promoted, and sold at FirstPublish, Inc.
JUNE 6, 2001 — FirstPublish Inc. steps you through the process of getting
your manuscript published, printed, promoted, and sold.
The company caters to authors who have limited budgets.
You submit your manuscript to FirstPublish in electronic format,
and you use the company's proprietary software to enable
electronic communication and real-time manipulation of
text on a Web site. Depending on the "publishing package"
that you select, you can avoid the cost of production
and then divide the profits with FirstPublish.
FirstPublish offers several publishing packages; the
various packages offer different combinations of services.
Publishing packages are priced as low as $295.00.
distributes books through Ingram Book Distributors, Bakers, and Taylor Inc.,
which supply bookstores with inventory. FirstPublish also sells books
through its own on-line store.
FirstPublish will procure
ISBN and Library of Congress numbers for your book and will
also handle the UPC bar code for you. In addition, FirstPublish
will register the title of your book with
And there's more!
FirstPublish gives you your own Web site.
Plus — FirstPublish has done away with royalties!
Traditional publishing companies publish an author's
work and then pay a small royalty (5 - 10%) to the author.
But FirstPublish does things differently. They publish your book
and make it available for distribution. If a bookstore or
distributor purchases your book for resale, they take their
discount (usually 45 - 55% off the cover price) and
the rest of the money goes to FirstPublish, in your name.
Then, FirstPublish simply deducts the cost of printing
the book and pays the remaining money to you, the author.
Pre-coated stock can be used. FirstPublish creates customized,
digitally imaged color covers. For binding methods, FirstPublish
offers perfect binding, wire coil, and plastic coil.
By now, you are probably wondering how FirstPublish can
afford to offer such a terrific collection of services
at a low cost. Well, the secret behind the company's
success is the FirstPublish Book Factory, which is
an extremely efficient, state-of-the-art
The FirstPublish print-on-demand
system allows for quick setup and changeover that is
conducive to very short runs. The company claims that
there is no distinction in the quality of their
digital printing versus conventional offset printing.
In addition to individual authors, FirstPublish counts
among its customers independent publishing companies,
educational outlets that create textbooks, and software
companies that create manuals.
Along with the services mentioned above, FirstPublish
does lamination, kitting, and fulfillment.
Note that FirstPublish can do variable-data printing.
FirstPublish Inc. is based in Orlando, FL.