The initial publishing plan will encompass:
- Print on Demand trade paperback publishing and distribution through Lightning Source (note that brick-and-mortar bookstores ordinarily do not stock POD books, but they can order them, and some bookstores will stock POD books on consignment).
- e-book publishing through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Nobel Nook, and Smashwords for other ebook formats.
This route makes the paperback book available for order on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other Internet book marketing sites, and for the United Kingdom (Britain, Canada, Australia).
You will be able to order paperback books from Lightning Source for the cost to make them, which is much less than the sale rice.
If the author wishes to pay to print offset and warehouse books, FtQ Press has a relationship with a printer/distributor that we use for Flogging the Quill, Crafting a Novel that Sells.
Revenues are split evenly between FtQ Press and the author. Clearly, there can be no advances against royalties in the Partnership model.
Marketing will be a joint effort, with FtQ Press promoting from the platforms of the Flogging the Quill blog and this website. The author should create either a website or a blog--FtQ Press can assist with that.