Are you an author and wondering what it takes to publish with us? Here you will find the basic information that you need to know to work with us. Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found here.
QUESTIONS ABOUT PUBLISHING
Do I have to pay to publish my manuscript?
No. You do not pay anything to publish your work with us. We take all the risks of publishing your book.
Do you offer free copies when my book is published?
YES. You will receive 1 free copy of your book.
Do I lose rights to my book?
NO. You will retain ownership of the copyright to your work, even after entering into a contractual agreement with us. The only rights you give up are the rights of duplication and dissemination of your work.
What are the steps for publication?
First, send us your manuscript for review. In seven to fourteen days, you will receive feedback as to whether we are interested in publishing your work. If we are interested and you still want to publish your work with us, you must then accept our Terms & Conditions by signing the contract before we can proceed with basic editing or formatting of your book files. When your book files are formatted, they are sent to you for review and confirmation/approval. After approval, the production and marketing phases begin. We have up to 10 business days within which your book will be published and made available.
Can I still publish my Book if it is rejected after the Review?
Yes. You may have a good book but it does not fit within our review criteria or we are not interested in investing in it. You can choose to invest in publishing your book. We offer the cheapest publishing deals and your book enjoys the same privileges as all other books. You will have to discuss this with your assigned publishing consultant.
Do you have a preferred file format for manuscript?
YES. Prepare your manuscript in Font Size 12, Times New Roman, and 1.5 or 2(double) spacing on an A4 white paper. Margins should be 1inche on all sides.
Can I influence or change the cover design of my book?
YES. You are a partner in the publishing of your book. While most publishers do not allow authors to participate in designing the cover, we allow you to see you cover design and approve it before publication. You can submit a cover design for your book or allow our expert designers to do the job for you. Your approved cover is the one that is uploaded for production.
How long do I have to wait for the production of my book?
After all the steps are complete and you have reviewed and approved all the files for your book, we have up to ten (10) business days to publish your book. It is made available in our online stores immediately and may take up to seven to fourteen (7-14) days to be available on Amazon and other online stores. Your free copy ships out fourteen days after publication.
What is Print-To-Order (PTO)? Why does LAP use this method?
Unlike traditional publishing Print-To-Order (PTO) allows a book to be produced according to Demand. This allows us to print books from 1copy to as many copies as possible in high-quality without the burden of stocking and inventory keeping.
QUESTIONS ABOUT AVAILABILITY AND SALES
Where will my book be available?
Your book is assigned a unique ISBN (International Standard Book Number) upon publication and so it can be located anywhere in the world. After completion, we will enter the title into a number of catalogues and offer it to the leading book wholesalers in the US and Europe.
How much will my book cost and who determines the retail price?
The selling price is determined by the publisher. This depends on various factors. The price is only determined at the end of the production process. You will receive a notification (Book Information) regarding the selling price and other details about your book.
Is my book going to be at the local bookstore?
We stock a limited number of the books at our Yaounde distribution centre to meet immediate demand in Cameroon and Africa.
Are there discount when I purchase copies of my own work?
The author can purchase copies of their work(s) from Miraclaire Books and get discounts up to 50% depending on the number of copies.
What can I do to promote the sales of my book?
You can invite friends or professional to write a review of your work. Such reviews can be published on online bookstores like amazon.com. You can also inform journalists of the release of your book and tell them to send requests for review copies from the press. We will send free copies to the person. Word-of mouth advertising is always helpful.
Also, you can organize Book Lunch or Signing events, and invite us to partner with you in making it successful.
Can I also sell my book?
YES! Authors make more money when they are involved in the sale of their books. You can order copies of your book from us and benefit from the special author discount. You are free to sell these copies to generate additional income. You can organize Book Lunch or Signing events, and we will assist in making it successful.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ROYALTIES
Your Royalty is 45% of Book Revenue. What does this mean?
We give our authors the highest royalty fee in the publishing industry. The Book revenue is calculated as Market (Selling) Price – Production Cost.
How do I know my royalty?
When your book is published, you will receive a notification (Book Information) containing details about your book and how you can determine your royalty per sale.
Do I earn Royalties on my purchases?
No. When Authors buy their books they do not earn Royalties because they buy at the production cost (plus other discounts).
When do I get paid my royalty?
A royalty check or direct deposit of royalty is issued in the quarter following the quarter when your total royalty amounts to 50USD or more or 25.000frs or more. If your royalty is 50usd + in the first quarter (Jan-March) you will receive a royalty check before the end of the second quarter (June).
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