We are authors and we like to help authors
Our mission is to help authors get their books into print and distributed worldwide. We edit and proof manuscripts, design books from cover to cover, acquire ISBNs and deal with other book registration duties, process and edit photos and images and prepare the material for uploading to the printer/distributor. All our services are available for print books and ebooks.
With Lucky Valley Press, you have total control over your book before and after publication. We provide all necessary design, project management and pre-press services, and partner with you every step of the way through the actual release of the book. Throughout the entire process we will work closely with you by phone, email, snail mail and text to make sure your book has the look and feel you imagined.
Our POD of Choice
As indie authors, designers and publishers, we usually use IngramSpark as our printer and distributor. It is a POD (print on demand) option that delivers fully integrated print and digital global distribution. It's a seamless way to make print and ebooks available to readers and book retailers around the world. (We are not affiliated with Ingram in any way. We are satisfied Ingram customers and we have used them for the release of nearly 60 print books and ebooks.)
We can help you set up your author account, through which you manage your book and receive royalties. Learn more at: www.ingramspark.com. You can also view a brief Ingram promo video showing the high-tech POD process. (link goes to YouTube)
Of course we also produce print-ready material for other POD distributors or for any digital or offset printing source.
Retail and Wholesale
When you publish through Ingram, your book is in global distribution and is listed by all online sellers. For an example, click here to see the online availability of one of our recent titles.
With Ingram your book is also available to every bookstore through their regular wholesale supplier (usually Ingram).
As author/publisher, you may purchase wholesale copies directly from Ingram at any time in any quantity. You pay basic printing cost plus shipping. (You are never required to purchase any books whatever.)
Lucky Valley Press Fee
Our fee is based on the length of your manuscript and the complexity of your project (illustrations, charts, special formatting, etc.). After an examination of your raw material and a discussion with you about your goals and ideas, we will prepare a written evaluation with a project overview, a detailed breakdown of our services and fees, and an explanation of how book size and price affect your revenue. Our evaluation is usually four or five pages.
IngramSpark Pre-Press Fees
Before publication, authors pay the following one-time fees directly to IngramSpark for each book: ISBN ($85); file upload fee ($49); and (for print books) at least one test copy prior to release. Ingram also charges the author $12/year to keep each book in distribution. This is the only ongoing Ingram charge for keeping your book in print.