So much more goes into publishing than simply taking your manuscript and turning it into a book. First there is the initial review stage. Once a manuscript is received, our review team will read it over.
At this point we are looking for a few things:
- Will your story resonate with readers?
- Is there a market for your book?
- Does it flow and is it cohesive?
- Will it benefit from a little proofreading or will it require substantive editing?
This manuscript consultation is free of charge.
If we accept your manuscript for publication, we’ll set up a Skype meeting or phone call to determine your expectations and explain the services we offer. We’ll discuss pricing, marketing options and suggest choices based on your budget.
Once we’ve agreed on a price, we’ll present you with a contract.
From there, you’ll work with our designers to determine your book’s personality and how you want this conveyed. Oh, you heard that authors don’t have artistic control over the design of their books? That’s where traditional and small press publishers differ. You work with our designer, you maintain control and you have the final say in how your book will look.
Have you thought about having a video trailer to help market your book? Not sure what a video trailer is? Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine what a short, professionally-made video trailer can do you for your book. Below is an example:
What’s different about Coquí Press? The main difference is that we’ll be upfront and honest about everything and our invoices will reflect this transparency. Our contract is straightforward, and we won’t proceed until you are clear about the process, your costs and the outcome.
Lastly, our goal is to remove the mystery of publishing. You will come to see Coquí Press as your partner in publishing. This is your baby. Let us raise it together!