Publishing through Broken Keys Publishing & Press can include distribution of ebooks*** and Print-on-demand**** through Amazon, Kobo, Apple iBooks, Nook (Barnes & Noble), and can include, but not limited to Scribd, Thalia.de (Germany), Indigo, Angus & Richardson (Australia), Vivilo (France), Mondadori (Italy) and various other worldwide distributors. For a sample of the availability please follow this sample link.
Cover artwork (possibly back cover, spine, and/or front cover) will include the Broken Keys Publishing & Press logo.
The Services listed under Non-Publishing Services are included.
Cover and text layout and formatting, some degree of cover design, assignment of the title's ISBN and submission to the Library and Archives of Canada. Broken Keys Publishing & Press takes a contractually agreed upon percentage of the sales profits. There will be minimal to no upfront costs.
Print Editions** can be coordinated for further and better profit margins if so desired.
Periodic radio and TV interviews will be set up (as Covid restrictions and lockdowns permit), as will scheduled book signing events in the larger big-box stores (ie Chapters, Indigo, Coles) as well as smaller independent bookshops, and various online promotions.
It is important that we define and classify the primary 3 mediums in which we work.
A system or process whereby a set number of copies of a book or text are printed either via offset printing, lithography, or digital technology and shipped directly to the publisher and/or author for direct sales and/or inventory.
A digital or electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
It should be noted, as we transition towards the environmentally-friendly Sustainable Publishing we will be phasing out our option of ebooks by March of 2024. Some exceptions will apply.
****Print-on-demand, or POD:
A system or process whereby individual copies or small numbers of a book or text are printed to order and shipped directly to the end-user or customer, the copies bypassing both the publisher and/or the author. Often this service is available worldwide.