Welcome to the publishing division of TholianWeb® Productions, Inc. I became very disappointed when I was looking for a publisher for my first book. The traditional publishers wanted a commitment of 2,000 - 5,000 books upfront (that’s $10 - $20K!!!). Vanity Presses wanted several thousand dollars upfront and are restrictive in rights to your work. One publisher even wanted 40% of the movie and TV take; SERIOUSLY?!?
So, a couple of authors got together and formed our own publishing firm. In this technological day and age, most authors can format their own work, so it is ready to publish. There is no need to buy these expensive packages with options and services you don’t want or need. When we sat down, we asked ourselves, “What could we offer the techno-savvy author while still catering to authors that aren’t?” We came up with an à la carte menu of services. The author that provides a ready-to-publish manuscript just needs the basic setup to get their work into the channels. They can then choose any or none of the other marketing options available. The author who can’t (or doesn’t want to) format their work can add the formatting service. Want your own website with a blog, your photo and bio, and links to your works? We can provide that too. This is literally “built by authors for authors”!
Since I already had technical and web experience and the corporate identity, it was only logical to launch this as a division of TholianWeb®. Please use the Contact Us link to drop us a line to ask a question or get started. I wish you all the best in your writing and hope to publish your work in the near future.
Author & Publisher
Menu Of Publishing Services
This option is required for print publication
Submission of ready-to-go digital files or provide us with your manuscript in Microsoft Word or text format and your cover art in digital format (300 dpi .tiff file) and we will format it for you. Heavy formatting and art correction may incur additional charges. Your work will be submitted to the worldwide wholesale channels that bookstores purchase from. Includes a Proof Copy
We will create a Flip Page Preview of your 1st chapter and make it available on your website (if we maintain it) or provide you the files to incorporate it into your website.
We will submit your Manuscript and/or Cover Art to the U.S. Copyright Office on your behalf and in your name. Price is per item.
We will create and host a website that will feature:
- Your Photo & Bio
- A blog that you can maintain
- Link(s) to your books that you publish through us (additional fee if you want links to books published elsewhere)
- We will register your name as a domain name (or another one you choose), pending availability. If you already have one registered, we will assist you in pointing it to our servers or transferring it us probably for less than you are paying now.
- Domain name fee and/or hosting fee will be billed annually. Failure to pay either will result in website cancellation.
See our Website Services page for domain and hosting packages and website examples.
We will format your Work for the digital reader and publish to major sites like Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBook, etc. Rate for this is $65/hour and generally takes 2 hours for a typical cover and text. More or less time spent will be billed or credited accordingly.
This is a custom service. We will put you in touch with one of our artists who will provide a concept sketch and a price. 50% is due at the time of sketch acceptance; the remainder is due at time of final art acceptance.
Please let us know if you desire to copyright the artwork. Otherwise, Publisher reserves right to copyright artwork to protect the Work.
Ingram Advance is a monthly catalog that is distributed to booksellers and libraries around the world. Titles are eligible to be included in Ingram Advance only once, when they are first released. With this marketing service, Ingram will produce a short paragraph describing the title. Retail pricing and a black & white cover image will also be included.
This is available ONLY at the time a title is submitted to the Publisher for initial set-up. Titles submitted to Ingram Advance will not appear in the catalog until 3-4 months after the title has been approved to print.
Author can order books to stock in order to sell at conventions, book fairs, to family & friends, etc. at a discounted price (no royalties are paid on these orders).
We can print all of your marketing materials including business cards, bookmarks, postcards, table covers, aluminum & plastic display signs, retractable banners, and much, much more. Click the Contact Us link in the menu above and let us know what how we can help!
Sample images coming soon.