Compare features on the tables below. Most features not included in the package you select can be added later at additional cost. See the feature explanations below the pricing table.*

*grayed out text in the pricing table indicates “not included” in the package.

Essential Starter

The essentials you need to publish now, add more later
$999
  • PUBLISHING
  • Custom Designed Book Cover
  • Custom Back Cover Text
  • Custom Designed Interior Formatting
  • Choice of Trim Size
  • ISBN Number
  • Barcode
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number
  • Professional 3 Step Editing
  • Electronic Proof
  • Printed Proof
  • Complimentary Author’s Copies
  • DISTRIBUTION
  • Your book available on Amazon
  • Your book available on True Potential’s online store
  • Bookstore and Library Availability
  • Trade Distribution
  • Books-In-Print Listing
  • E-book Publishing & Distribution
  • Your Book is featured as a ‘New Release’
  • ROYALTIES, RIGHTS, DISCOUNTS
  • You own 100% of your rights
  • 15% Royalty on books we sell
  • 40% Discount on books
  • Buy as many or as few books as you want, any time you want
  • MARKETING
  • Press Release
  • 3D Book Cover Suite
  • Custom Author Website Page
  • Social Media Rotation (50 posts)
  • Book Review On Christian Bookshow.com
  • Podcast Interview on ChristianBookshow.com
  • Influencer Publicity Blitz
  • Ongoing Marketing

Essential Distribution

Your book published and available online and in bookstores
$1799
  • PUBLISHING
  • Custom Designed Book Cover
  • Custom Back Cover Text
  • Custom Designed Interior Formatting
  • Choice of Trim Size
  • ISBN Number
  • Barcode
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number
  • Professional 3 Step Editing
  • Electronic Proof
  • Printed Proof
  • 5 Complimentary Author’s Copies
  • DISTRIBUTION
  • Your book available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers
  • Your book available on True Potential’s online store
  • Bookstore and Library Availability
  • Trade Distribution
  • Books-In-Print Listing
  • E-book Publishing & Distribution
  • Your Book is featured as a ‘New Release’
  • ROYALTIES, RIGHTS, DISCOUNTS
  • You own 100% of your rights
  • 15% Royalty on books we sell
  • 50% Discount on books
  • Buy as many or as few books as you want, any time you want
  • MARKETING
  • Press Release
  • 3D Book Cover Suite
  • Custom Author Website Page
  • Social Media Rotation (50 posts)
  • Book Review On Christian Bookshow.com
  • Podcast Interview on ChristianBookshow.com
  • Influencer Publicity Blitz
  • Ongoing Marketing

True Potential Essential Publishing Packages

Publishing

  • Custom Designed Book Cover – We professionally design a full color front and back cover.Essential Starter and Essential Distribution packages include two comp cover designs and two revisions. Professional Author/Speaker package includes three comp cover designs and unlimited revisions.
  • Custom Back Cover Text – we craft compelling back cover text that educates and compels your potential readers to look inside. Custom back cover text is included with the Essential Distribution and Professional Author/Speaker packages. Custom cover text is an available option with the Essential Starter package ($69)
  • Custom Designed Interior Formatting – we provide custom interior design and formatting, including upgraded font and design package to give your book a professional ‘bookstore’ look and feel. Essential Distribution and Professional Author/Speaker packages include enhanced interior design.
  • Trim Size – choice of trim sizes in softcover format, with four color laminated cover.
  • ISBN Number – We assign each book an International Standard Book Number, which catalogs and identifies your book in the book industry.
  • Barcode – Your book’s cover includes an International Standard book number (ISBN+5) barcode, allowing your book to be identified, inventoried, scanned, and cataloged throughout out the International book industry.
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number – we register your book with the US Library of Congress, provide a LCCN catalog number and submit a copy of your finished book to the LOC for a permanent US record and placement of your book in the United States Library of Congress. Essential Distribution and Professional Author/Speaker packages includes LCCN registration. LCCN registration is an available option with the Essential Starter package ($35)
  • Professional 3 Stage Editing – our editors go through a three-stage process to help make your content accurate and your message clear, for a professional presentation. Professional editing is included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Professional editing is available for Essential Starter and Essential Distribution packages @ $0.02 per word.
  • Electronic Proof – once your book’s interior and cover design are complete, we send you an electronic proof to review and approve before we print.
  • Printed Proof – a printed proof of your book is included with all publishing packages.
  • Complimentary Author’s Copies – 10 complimentary author’s copies are included with the Professional Author/Speaker package. 5 complimentary author’s copies are included with the Essential Distribution package.

Distribution

  • Your book available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers – included with the Professional Author/Speaker and Essential Distribution packages. Amazon availability included with the Essential Distribution package.
  • Your book available on True Potential’s online store – included with all publishing packages.
  • Bookstore and Library Availability – We register your book into our wholesale distribution system, making it available to bookstores and libraries in the United States and internationally. Included with the Professional Author/Speaker and Essential Distribution packages.
  • Trade Distribution –  We maintain inventory of our trade titles and thousands of books at our trade distribution and fulfillment partner’s 200,000 square foot distribution center for sales to Christian bookstores around North America and beyond. Included with the Professional Author/Speaker and Essential Distribution packages.
  • Books-In-Print Listing – We list your book in R.R. Bowker’s ‘Books in Print’ database so your book information is available to virtually every book reseller and library in the world. Included with the Professional Author/Speaker and Essential Distribution packages.
  • E-book Publishing & Distribution – We publish your book in Kindle, E-pub and PDF formats and install on Amazon (13 Kindle stores globally), Apple iBooks (51 stores globally), and our other Digital book retailers. Included with the Professional Author/Speaker package. Available as an option with our Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages ($300).
  • Your Book is featured as a ‘New Release’ in our annual wholesale and retail catalogs. Included with the Professional Author/Speaker package.

Royalties, Rights, Discounts

  • You own 100% of your rights – you always keep your copyright and you can cancel your publishing agreement at any time with a 60 day notice.
  • 15% Royalty on books we sell – We print and inventory your book as needed for our own sales. We pay you 15% of our sales. You receive a royalty on each copy sold. *
  • Deep Discount – You receive a substantial wholesale discount on books you purchase for your own direct to consumer sales. 60% discount for Professional Author/Speaker package. 50% discount Essential Distribution package, 40% discount Essential Starter Packages.
  • Buy as many or as few books as you want, any time you want – You can order 1 to 100 or more books anytime you want at your package discount. There is no required minimum of books you may buy.

Marketing

  • Press Release – We craft a professional Press Release for your book for release at your book launch. Included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Available as an option with Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages ($399)
  • 3D Book Cover Suite – We create a suite of 3D images (front and back) in 6 sizes and variations, for use in digital and print promotion. Included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Available as an option with Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages ($129)
  • Custom Author Website Page – We create a custom author page at http://www.truepotentialmedia.com/our-authors/, including headshot, 3D book covers,  book synopsis, bio, author contact information and purchase link. Included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Available as an option with Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages ($129)
  • Google Book Preview – With Google Book Preview, your book is available for potential buyers to read a portion of the book through the world’s largest Internet search engine. Included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Available as an option with Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages ($79)
  • Social Media Rotation (50 posts) – We create captivating Social Media posts featuring your book and include them in our rotating Social Media calendar (up to six popular Social accounts). We also provide these posts to you for use on your own Social Media accounts. Included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Available as an option with Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages ($140)
  • Podcast Interview and Author page on ChristianBookshow.com – The Christian Bookshow podcast and website features author interviews and book reviews of the latest Christian books.  Included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Available as an option with Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages ($399)
  • Influencer Publicity Blitz – Included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Available as an option with Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages ($399)
  • Ongoing Marketing – we continue to help you reach and grow your audience through our ongoing marketing training, strategies and events. Included with Professional Author/Speaker package. Not currently available as an option with Essential Distribution and Essential Starter Packages.

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