This is based on the new option pricing as of 10/13/2023
Option One Services included in KH option One
Editorial Assessment – Our editors will assess your manuscript to determine which type of editing is needed. The types of editing are line editing and copy editing. Editing your manuscript is billed as an additional cost.
Copy editing is billed at .03 per word
Line editing is billed at .037 per word
The International Standard Book Number is purchased by us and carries the Kirk House Publishers imprint.
We will also get the Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) and send your book to the Library of Congress.
Cover Design – We will design three to five front covers for you to choose from, based on your suggestions. You will select one for us to continue working with until we are both happy with the outcome of the cover design. Once the author approves the front cover design, we will set up the full cover which includes the back cover, spine, and front cover. In addition, we will need your back cover blurb, author bio, and headshot. Kirk House does not accept previously designed covers.
Interior Design/Formatting – We will format the interior of your book based on IBPA guidelines and industry standards.
The book's specifications in the options are as follows: 6x9 small (book is trimmed slightly smaller than a 6x9), 5.5x8.5, or 5x8. The interior of the book is black ink both sides with no bleeds, printed on a 50# natural text, or 60# white offset stock. The cover is printed on 12 point coated one side, with full-color ink with UV gloss, or soft-touch matte lamination. The book is up to 300 pages. Page counts exceeding 300 pages will be an additional charge. Color ink in the interior of the book is an option for an additional cost paid by the author. Ten books is included in option one and 100 books are included in option two.
Distribution from our Warehouse (reviewed after one year) – Kirk House assumes the risk and responsibility of reprinting, storing, and distributing your book throughout the first year. After the first year the charge will be $60 per quarter to store books at our facility.
Your book will be listed on the Kirk House Publishers site, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Amazon Advantage.
Your book will be converted and listed on Amazon and other online book retailers.
BOOK AWARD ENTRY
One entry in the Midwest Independent Book Awards. Mipa.org. The Midwest Book Awards is one of the longest-running literary recognition programs in the country. Judges for the prestigious literary program are booksellers, university staff, and librarians who are subject matter experts and collectively hail from each of MiPA's twelve states.
IPage LISTING ON INGRAM
iPage Listing Advertising Advertise your book where thousands of bookstores and libraries order directly from Ingram Content Group—one of the industry’s largest book distributors.
DIGITAL PRESS KIT
The Digital Press Kit includes a press release, author one sheet, book excerpt sheet, and digital business card.
WEBSITE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
Kirk House will design a eye catching website for you and update the information for up to one year. Author will pay the monthly fee directly to Wix of approximately $15 per month.
CLARION BOOK REVIEW
Clarion Review - Their 450-word reviews critique all aspects of your book. The review will be posted on Foreword Review's high-traffic website and licensed to book wholesalers.
A 15.5"x32" retractable banner, includes design and carrying case.