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Here is a quick overview of how the Morgan James Publishing Model compares with other publishing models. Items listed are in no particular order. If we left anything out, let us know.

Features

Traditional Publishing

Morgan James Publishing®

Self-Publishing

Author Rights

Publisher maintains the Intellectual Property rights

Author maintains ownership and control of Intellectual Property rights

Author maintains the Intellectual Property rights

Time to Market

Books are brought to market usually in 18-24 months

Books are rolled out to market usually in 3-4 months for authors and eBooks and 7-12 months for bookstores.

Books are made available to the author usually in 3-6 months

Royalties and Advances

Average of 4% to 15% Royalty, depending on mode of sale and is typically based on Net sales, paid twice a year, with an average advance of $1,500

20-50% Royalty across the board of Net sales, Paid Monthly and small advances paid

20% to 100% of net sales depending on whether you do it yourself or use a publishing service company with no advances paid, but typically a $10,000-$15,000 cost

Design, Editing, Printing

Books are given a custom designed interior and cover and all printing costs are covered. Publisher typically takes over editing and final manuscript content and quality

Books are given a custom designed interior and cover and all printing costs are covered. Authors provide a fully edited, proofread manuscript that we then perform an Editorial Analysis on to ensure quality

Authors assume all cost associated with design and printing. An author services company may offer template driven designs or custom design services to purchase

Bookstore Distribution

Full Bookstore Distribution both online and off via Ingram Publisher Services or other reputable distribution solutions

Full Bookstore Distribution both online and off via Ingram Publisher Services

No Bookstore distribution or limited online availability unless author hires distribution company directly

Continuing Education

No Continuing Education

Enrollment into The Entrepreneurial Vision Mastermind to help with the business behind the book.

Typically no or expensive continuing education

Mastermind

Publisher takes over and makes all decisions

Authors become part of our trademarked Entrepreneurial Vision Mastermind to establish the best future for title

Author makes all decisions or hires own professionals to guide them

Publishing Fee

No Publishing Fee charged

No Publishing Fee charged, hidden or otherwise

Publishing Fee charged and can vary from extremely expensive to relatively affordable

Author Book Discounts

Typically 50% of retail price and typically limited to a certain amount

Author may purchase books at print cost plus a percentage with volume and quantity discounts

20%-65% off retail price depending on format and quantities purchased

Book Purchase Requirement

Many major houses require authors to purchase 5,000 copies, or more, of the book upon its release, usually at a 50-60% discount off retail

Author is asked to commit to purchasing, during the life of the agreement, up to 2,500 copies at print cost plus $2

Typically Author is expected to purchase however many copies required to sell to the general public

Return Rate

Average of 45+% bookstore return rates which are usually shredded for the tax benefit

Average of less than 25% bookstore return rates which are then restocked for resale, offered to the authors, or donated to Habitat for Humanity

Books are typically sold on a non-returnable basis and are not available in bookstores

PR Support

Unless author is one of the top 6%, no PR Support is offered

Publicity Manager writes and sends out Press Releases and special pricing at approved PR Firms

No PR support is provided

Marketing Budget

Unless author is one of the top 6%, no Marketing Budget is offered

Co-operative marketing monies invested to the trade on every book published

No Marketing Budget is offered

Partner Status

Authors are sometimes treated as a partner

Authors are treated as valuable partners in the process and are the most important member of the mastermind group created for each project accepted

Authors are treated as a customer

Giving Back to the Community

No cause related marketing is typically associated at the publisher level

A percentage of all sales across the board is donated to Habitat for Humanity and speaking opportunities available as well as international recognition for charitable works

No cause related marketing is typically associated at the publisher level