FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What types of works do you publish?


We publish all types of paperback books (hardcover books coming soon). We publish novels, journals, planners, self-help books, fiction, non-fiction, workbooks, manuals, devotionals, and much more. If you don't see your type of work listed specifically, contact us by email or by setting up a free consultation.




What services do you offer?


We offer book publishing, author coaching, entrepreneurial support, business classes, small business startup consultations, and much more. You can find our services under the services tab. Get more information by setting up an appointment with us!




Does my draft need to be complete to start?


No, but we do need to review it and have a consultation with you to start. It takes 24-48 hours (in most cases) to review and contact you and give you the next steps in the process.




What book publishing services do you provide?


We have a full service package as well as a la carte options. Our full service package includes: editing, proofreading, formatting, interior setup & review, cover design, international distribution options, print on demand account, book pricing assistance, marketing consultations, e-book, ISBN. Our a la carte options are: transcription (audio files converted to text) author website setup author social media setup editing proofreading rush service All a la carte services require a fee. Get more information by setting up an appointment with us!




Do you have payment plans for book publishing services?


Yes! You can pay as a lump sum, weekly, biweekly, or monthly. You can make 1-5 payments to fulfill your balance. Your balance must be zero before your book will be published. Get more information by setting up an appointment with us!




How soon can my book be published?


That depends on a few factors. The main factor is the readiness of your draft. The second factor is your cover. The average work is print ready* in 4-5 months, but rush service is available. To find out if your work is ready, set up a free consultation with us. *Print ready means your book is complete, has been accepted by the printer, and is immediately ready for print. It is the client's responsibility to order book copies from the printer through their print on demand account unless other arrangements have been made with us.




What's my deadline?


You choose! We ask to allow 4-5 months for your book to be print ready and your e-book to be published. However, we do offer rush service as an a la carte option.




When does my contract start?


Upon receipt of your first payment and payment schedule. You must have submitted your draft for review, had a free consultation, reviewed and returned your signed contract before you submit your payment.




When does my contract end?


When your account balance is zero and your book files have been confirmed as print ready by the on demand printer. It is in most cases your deadline.




How do I submit my draft for review?


Please email your draft to tonyajoynerspeaks@gmail.com




Can I see a contract first?


Yes! After your free consultation and draft submission. Contracts are a case by case and personalized to each individuals needs. Prices are addressed during free consultations. All questions are answered during the consultation.




What if I'm not a good writer/speller?


We take care of that for you! We correct spelling, grammar, content, and flow. We also have transcription available as an a la carte service for an additional fee. It allows you to record your book in your own voice, send it to us, and we convert it into book format.




How do I get copies of my book?


You order through your print on demand company account. Payment is submitted to them and usually books arrive in 3-5 business days. Rush shipping is available.




Can I provide my own book cover?


Certainly! We'll work with your design to make your vision a reality. If adjustments must be made to the cover, your cover designer will need to make them and then you resubmit them to us. Also, you must have proof of ownership or permission to use any images for your cover. If you have questions, please contact us.




Do you offer discounts?


Yes! We have a referral program that offers a one time discount/reimbursement amount when you refer a client who goes under contract with us. Just make sure they mention you when they book their consultation!




How long are your online classes?


Times vary. Usually they are 30 minutes to an hour.




What size books do you publish?


We can print the following sizes. Your book must be a minimum of 24 pages long. If you need a custom size, contact us. 5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm) 5.06" x 7.81" (12.85 x 19.84 cm) 5.25" x 8" (13.34 x 20.32 cm) 5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 6.14" x 9.21" (15.6 x 23.39 cm) 6.69" x 9.61" (16.99 x 24.41 cm) 7" x 10" x (17.78 x 25.4 cm) 7.44" x 9.69" (18.9 x 24.61 cm) 7.5" x 9.25" (19.05 x 23.5 cm) 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm) 8.25" x 6" (20.96 x 15.24 cm)2 8.25" x 8.25" (20.96 x 20.96 cm) 8.5" x 8.5" (21.59 x 21.59 cm)2 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm) 8.27" x 11.69" (21 x 29.7 cm)




Will my book be in Barnes & Noble?


Your book will immediately be in the Barnes & Noble database. Anyone can order or reques your book in store or online. However, it may not appear on shelves. Why? Keep in mind that Barnes & Noble has an inventory of billions of books by hundreds of thousands of authors (maybe more). They stock their shelves with works by well known, well sought after authors and companies. The spots on those shelves are coveted and take some steps to get there. You can (and should) approach your local Barnes & Noble store manager about getting onto their shelves. Bring them a free copy (it's an investment, so don't complain about it, write it off on your taxes as a donation), have a great intro for yourself and your book ready. Be professional and use your "best good manners". Follow up with a phone call and/or email thanking them for their time. Check back in as needed depending on the feedback you were given. Don't harass them. If you don't get good feedback, there are plenty of other locations for you to approach. If you need help coming up with what to say, contact us and we'll be happy to help you.




What should I bring to my free consultation?


We're glad you asked! Be sure to download the Zoom app (https://zoom.us/) to your computer, tablet, or phone to access your call. You can choose to use video (preferred) or just dial in for audio only. Be sure to bring a list of questions you have about our packages, process, and pricing. We'll make sure we answer them all! Bring something to write everything down and log in about 5 minutes early to get a feel for the app. *All consultations are recorded for customer service training and quality purposes. By agreeing to consultations, any service and/or chat request, you are agreeing to being recorded.





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