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Explore our array of book marketing solutions. Each book possesses its own distinct market niche crucial for success. Properly defining your book’s niche and market can lead to reduced marketing expenses while yielding greater value.

Bookstore

Bookstore Returnability Program

Do you want to see your books prominently displayed on the shelves of physical bookstores? We understand the challenges of breaking into the competitive world of retail book sales. That’s why we’ve created our comprehensive Bookstore Returnability Program, designed to make your books more accessible and appealing to physical bookstores, helping you increase your visibility and sales.

Why Bookstore Returnability Matters?

Do you want to see your books prominently displayed on the shelves of physical bookstores? We understand the challenges of breaking into the competitive world of retail book sales. That’s why we’ve created our comprehensive Bookstore Returnability Program, designed to make your books more accessible and appealing to physical bookstores, helping you increase your visibility and sales.

Our Bookstore Returnability Program

We understand that achieving returnability can be challenging for independent authors. That’s why we offer a specialized Bookstore Returnability Program to help you meet the requirements of most physical bookstores. Here are the packages we offer:

  • 1 Year for 1 ISBN: This package includes returnability services for a single ISBN for a duration of one year. It’s a great option for testing the waters and getting your book onto bookstore shelves.
  • 2 Years for 1 ISBN: Opt for this package if you’re looking for a longer commitment. It offers returnability services for one ISBN over a two-year period, giving your book more time to gain traction in physical stores.
  • 3 Years for 1 ISBN: Our most comprehensive package offers returnability services for one ISBN for a full three years. This option provides maximum exposure for your book in bookstores.

Benefits of Our Program

  • Increased Visibility: Having returnable books makes your titles more attractive to physical bookstores, increasing the chances of them being displayed prominently.
  • Risk Reduction: Bookstores are more likely to stock your book knowing they can return unsold copies. This reduces their risk, making it easier for you to get your foot in the door.
  • Competitive Advantage: Stand out in the crowded market by offering returnable books. This demonstrates your commitment to supporting bookstore partners.
  • Extended Exposure: Longer-term packages allow your book more time to build a readership in physical stores, increasing your sales potential.
  • Tailored Solutions: We work with you to understand your needs and customize our services to meet your specific goals and requirements.

Ready to make your books returnable and more bookstore-friendly? Our Bookstore Returnability Program is your gateway to a wider audience and increased sales. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see your books on the shelves of physical bookstores. Contact us today to discuss your unique needs and how we can help you achieve your publishing goals. Your success is our priority.

Editorial Services

Even the best writers can inadvertently make mistakes. Picture this: you’re engrossed in a book, hanging onto every word, when suddenly, you stumble upon a glaring error. It’s disheartening, isn’t it? Errors can shatter your perception of the author’s credibility and the content’s integrity. That’s where professional editors come into play. At Ewings, we’re not just editors; we’re guardians of your literary vision.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Our team of seasoned editors is dedicated to turning your manuscript into a polished, professional masterpiece, free of inconsistencies and errors that can undermine your hard work. We understand that your words are an extension of your identity, and we treat them with the utmost respect.

Why Choose InkTrail Editorial Services?

  1.  Adherence to Industry Standards: We adhere to the rigorous standards of the Chicago Manual of Style and rely on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for precise spelling. Our commitment to consistency and accuracy ensures your manuscript maintains the highest professional standards.
  1.  Comprehensive Editorial Services: We offer a suite of editorial services tailored to meet your unique needs:
    • Manuscript Assessment: Start with a comprehensive evaluation of your manuscript. Our experts provide feedback on plot, structure, character development, and more, helping you refine your work.
    • Line Editing: Delve into the nitty-gritty of your prose. We polish sentences, ensure clarity, and refine your writing style while preserving your distinctive voice.
    • Copyediting: Our meticulous copyeditors scrutinize your text for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and consistency. We leave no linguistic stone unturned to ensure your manuscript is error-free.
    • Developmental Editing: For authors in need of extensive revisions, our developmental editing services provide in-depth guidance. We help you shape your narrative, enhance character arcs, and refine the overall storytelling experience.
  1. Personalized Approach: We understand that every author and manuscript is unique. Our editorial process is tailored to your specific goals and requirements, ensuring that your vision shines through in every word.
  2. Timely Turnaround: We respect your deadlines. Our team works diligently to provide timely feedback and edits, ensuring your project stays on track.
  3. Transparent Communication: We believe in open and honest communication. Throughout the editing process, we maintain a dialogue with you to address questions, provide clarifications, and ensure your complete satisfaction.
 

Benefits of Our Program

  • Increased Visibility: Having returnable books makes your titles more attractive to physical bookstores, increasing the chances of them being displayed prominently.
  • Risk Reduction: Bookstores are more likely to stock your book knowing they can return unsold copies. This reduces their risk, making it easier for you to get your foot in the door.
  • Competitive Advantage: Stand out in the crowded market by offering returnable books. This demonstrates your commitment to supporting bookstore partners.
  • Extended Exposure: Longer-term packages allow your book more time to build a readership in physical stores, increasing your sales potential.
  • Tailored Solutions: We work with you to understand your needs and customize our services to meet your specific goals and requirements.

Your Manuscript, Perfected

At InkTrail Editorial Services, we take pride in being your partners on your literary journey. We will help you transform your manuscript into a work of art that captivates readers, agents, and publishers alike. We understand that your words are your legacy, and we are here to ensure they shine brilliantly.

Audiobooks

In today’s fast-paced, digital age, capturing the attention of modern, multitasking readers can be a challenge. But fear not! There’s a captivating and convenient solution that can bring your written words to life and expand your book’s reach – Audiobooks. With our audiobook services, you can let your readers listen to your story whenever and wherever they please, allowing them to enjoy your literary masterpiece while on the go.

Why Choose Audiobooks?

Audiobooks have become a literary sensation, offering a unique and immersive way for readers to experience your work. Here’s why audiobooks are a must for authors:

  • Accessibility: Audiobooks are the perfect companion for busy individuals who are always on the move. Your readers can enjoy your book while commuting, working out, or even doing household chores.
  • Enhanced Engagement: Professional voiceover actors bring your characters and narrative to life, creating a more immersive and engaging experience for your audience.
  • Expanded Audience: Audiobooks open your work to a broader audience, including those with visual impairments or language barriers, allowing you to connect with readers you might have missed otherwise.
  • Convenience: With the push of a button, your readers can instantly access your audiobook, eliminating the need for physical copies and making it incredibly convenient.

Why Choose Audiobooks?

Audiobooks have become a literary sensation, offering a unique and immersive way for readers to experience your work. Here’s why audiobooks are a must for authors:

  • Accessibility: Audiobooks are the perfect companion for busy individuals who are always on the move. Your readers can enjoy your book while commuting, working out, or even doing household chores.
  • Enhanced Engagement: Professional voiceover actors bring your characters and narrative to life, creating a more immersive and engaging experience for your audience.
  • Expanded Audience: Audiobooks open your work to a broader audience, including those with visual impairments or language barriers, allowing you to connect with readers you might have missed otherwise.
  • Convenience: With the push of a button, your readers can instantly access your audiobook, eliminating the need for physical copies and making it incredibly convenient.

The Professional Voiceover Package

Our comprehensive Professional Voiceover package is designed to transform your book into a captivating audiobook experience. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Unlimited Duration: Your audiobook will be converted in its entirety, ensuring that nothing is left out, preserving the integrity of your work.
  2. Narration by a Professional Voice-Over Actor: Our experienced voiceover actors breathe life into your characters and narrative, delivering an unforgettable performance that keeps listeners engaged from start to finish.
  3. Digital Copy: You’ll receive a digital copy of your audiobook, perfect for future marketing efforts and promotions.
  4. Wide Distribution: We ensure that your audiobook reaches a vast audience by featuring it on YouTube and your website, increasing its visibility and attracting more potential listeners.
  5. Major Distribution Channels: Your audiobook will be available on prominent platforms like Overdrive, Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes, reaching millions of potential listeners.
  6. ISBN Registration: Gain credibility and recognition with ISBN registration, making your audiobook an official and distinguished addition to your literary portfolio.

Boost Sales and Reader Engagement

Audiobooks have the potential to significantly boost your book sales and reader engagement. Here’s how:

 

  • Expanded Reach: By offering an audiobook version, you tap into a new market segment, reaching avid audiobook consumers who may not have discovered your work otherwise.
  • Enhanced Reader Experience: Audiobooks offer a unique way for readers to connect with your story, resulting in increased engagement and a deeper emotional connection to your narrative.
  • Repeat Engagement: Once readers fall in love with your audiobook, they may be more inclined to explore your other works, leading to increased book sales.
  • Increased Visibility: Distribution on major platforms ensures your audiobook is discoverable by a broader audience, further driving book sales.

In the ever-evolving world of literature, audiobooks offer authors a compelling opportunity to connect with readers and boost book sales. With our Professional Voiceover package, your book will come alive in a whole new way, captivating listeners, and expanding your literary influence. Don’t miss out on the audiobook revolution – let your readers listen to your story whenever and wherever they desire with the push of a button. Elevate your literary journey with audiobooks and watch your book sales soar.

Book Publisher

Book Proposal with Submission to Traditional Publishers

The #1 thing acquisitions editors and tradition publishers must know before deciding whether or not to publish a nonfiction book is, will tens of thousands of readers buy this?

That’s what matters, and so that’s the information publishing gatekeepers need to do their jobs well. They can’t answer that question just by reading the book; they must understand who the author is, what their goals are, and what their marketing plans are. That’s why you must write a book proposal, even if you’ve been asked to also include the complete manuscript.

What Makes a Good Book Proposal?

The main purpose of the book proposal is to convince literary agents and publishers that there is a market for your book and that you are the best person to write the book—and help them sell it. The proposal is the key to making your book really come to life for your publishing partners. Not only is a proposal the first step in gaining the positive attention of acquisition editor or traditional publishers, but a book proposal also helps you in many other ways:

  • A proposal keeps you right on track because it contains the theme, table of contents, chapter-by-chapter synopsis, as well as a sample chapter.
  • The book proposal is your marketing plan. It shows you and others who the book is for, how it will help them, how it differs from other books, and how you will market your book so that you and your publisher will make money.
  • A good book proposal proves to everyone in the industry that you know what you’re doing and take yourself seriously. That means they’ll take you more seriously, and your chances for getting a deal will be much, much higher.

Convinced?

Let’s give your book a fighting chance to be picked up by a traditional publisher.

What’s in a Book Proposal?

  1. Cover Page
  2. Table of Contents
  3. The Content

The Content section has several elements:

  1. The Idea. This element briefly explains what the book is about. Use one or two paragraphs to hook the reader and make them want to read the rest of the proposal. Don’t worry about leaving out material. You’ll have ample opportunity to describe the book in greater detail in other parts of the proposal.
  2. The Unique Selling Proposition (USP). This section shows how readers will benefit from reading the book.
  3. The Competition. What other books are in this genre? Don’t say “None. My book is unique.” Every agent/acquisition editor will throw your proposal away if you say that!
  4. The Market. Who is the target buyer for the book?What are their demographics (characteristics such as age, sex, education, and financial status) and psychographics (their attitudes, aspirations, and psychological makeup)?Why will they want to read this book?How will it help them
  5. The Chapter-by-Chapter Overview. Now you can go into more detail by showing the synopsis of each chapter. This helps the publisher get a bird’s eye view of the book, and it will keep you on track as you start to write the book.
  6. The Manuscript. This is the physical description of the book. How many words or pages will the book be? Is the manuscript completed? Or started?
  7. Marketing and Promotion Plan. The first thing publishers want to know about your marketing plan is the size of your platform. Simply defined, a platform is the number of people whom you can contact directly and easily via email, social media, speaking engagements, or other media you have earned.
  8. The Sample Chapter. The sample chapter can be any chapter, not necessarily chapter 1. Publishers want to see your writing style. They’ll learn a lot from this chapter. Pay attention to the content and tone as well as mechanics like grammar and punctuation.

Book Proposal Submission Services

For All Genres: Nonfiction and Fiction

Submission Guidelines

·  Page Limit: Up to 350 pages

·  Special Offer: For submissions exceeding 500 pages, the fee will be double the Standard Rate (SRP).

·  Traditional Publisher Submissions: We facilitate submissions to traditional publishers.

 

We’re here to help you get your book into the hands of traditional publishers. Reach out to our team for personalized pricing on bulk submissions.

eBook Special Promotions

Please contact your Book Acquisition Director more information.