The Publishing Experience

Merry Dissonance Press offers an all-inclusive, full-service publishing experience for completed manuscripts up to 100,000 words.

Merry Dissonance Press offers an all-inclusive, full-service publishing experience for completed manuscripts up 100,000 words.

Our publishing experience includes the following elements:

 

Project oversight:

  • Project management from the beginning of the production process through publication
  • Title setup, including CIP Data and ISBN
  • Assistance with and editing of the foreword for the book, if needed, and all front and back matter, including book endorsements and trade review excerpts
  • Distribution setup, including Amazon Author Central Page and book optimization
  • Assistance with Library of Congress filing

Layout and design:

  • Custom cover design
  • Custom interior layout design

Advance reader copy creation and submissions:

  • Advance reader copies in PDF format (paperback ARCs are available at an additional investment)
  • Trade review bundle with BlueInk Review and Foreword Clarion (additional trade review is available with Kirkus Reviews at an additional investment)
  • Assistance with identification of and submission to book endorsers

Final production of paper book:

  • Proof and uploading via Ingram/Lightning Source
  • Traditional worldwide distribution through Ingram/Lightning Source
  • Additional paper book creation via KDP for Amazon sales only
  • Book files submitted to and proofed with local printer(s)

eBook creation and publication:

  • eBook file conversion and initial exclusive upload to Kindle
  • Subsequent to the exclusive arrangement, additional formats can be created for other e-readers, including Nook, Kobo, and iBooks. Additional fees required.

Marketing and social media strategizing:

  • Three marketing strategy meetings to create an individualized plan with book marketing expert
  • Discovery meeting with social media strategist to determine appropriate platforms and strategies, plan development, and plan review
  • Initial Amazon Power Boost & Best Seller Campaign
  • Initial marketing materials, including book one sheet

Post-publication support:

  • Support and management of title metadata
  • Two-year specialized plan for book award submissions
  • Six months ongoing project management of your title via a monthly Zoom meeting
  • Guidance for getting your books into bookstores, libraries, and other trade outlets

Additional services available:

  • Website design
  • Media kit, including author headshots
  • Book trailer
  • Audiobook
  • Book tour
  • Foreign language rights

 

Additional services available:

  • Website design
  • Media kit, including author headshots
  • Book trailer
  • Audiobook
  • Book tour
  • Foreign language rights