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Self Publishing
  A. Why Self Publishing?
1. Advantages of Self Publishing
2. Characteristics of Self Publishing
3. Why choose A&E?
  B. Self Publishing Information
1. Consultation
2. Suggested Format
3. Printing Quantity
4. Book Retail Price
5. Royalty
6. Manuscript
7. Payment
8. Apply Online
  C. Production
1. Production Timetable
2. Production Process
  D.Distribution
1. Distribution Process
2. Royalty Payment
3. Inventory Storage
4. Promotional Copies
5. Author Pick-up
6. Returns
Other Services

 

 
  Self Publishing
 

A. Why Self Publishing?

① Advantages of Self Publishing
② Characteristics of Self Publishing     
③ Why choose Anything & Everything?

1. Advantages of Self Publishing

  • Touchstone for a career in authorship
  • Sharing your ideas and knowledge
  • Fulfillment in becoming a published author
  • More control over creativity, design and production
  • Publication of academic research
  • Personal or corporate marketing
  • Teaching material
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2. Characteristics of Self Publishing

  • Greater flexibility and shorter time span in production. Simply email us your manuscript and we can give you a quotation and production timetable.
  • Author is responsible for all production cost but with a higher payoff in royalty.
  • 100% control over book design and content
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3. Why choose Anything & Everything?

  • Anything & Everything provides one-stop service in design, layout, editing, proofreading, printing and distribution.
  • Every project is tailor-made to suit each author’s needs.
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B. Self Publishing Information

① Consultation   
② Suggested Format   
③ Printing Quantity   
④ Book Retail Price
⑤ Royalty 
⑥ Manuscript 
⑦ Payment 
⑧ Apply Online

1. Consultation

Anything & Everything is dedicated to providing authors with satisfactory services. Let us know your needs and we will give you our professional advice.

Book Title Author can decide or we can give suggestions
Quantity usually 500-3000 copies
Retail Price publisher will make suggestions but the final decision lies with the author.
ISBN All books sold in Hong Kong must include an ISBN. We will apply and register the ISBN on the author’s behalf.
Copyright Copyright of the book belongs to the author.
Distribution We distribute to all major bookstores, and to newsstands and convenience stores if requested (with surcharge).

For Consultation
Tel: 852-9649-7676
Email: editorial@aehk.net

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2. Suggested Format

This is the most common and economic format.

Size 140mm(W)X210mm(H)
Cover 4C+0.Gloss /Matt lamination. 210gsm art card
Text 80gsm woodfree paper
Binding Perfect
Quantity At least 500 copies
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3. Quantity

At least 500 copies. Author can consider printing more copies to lower unit cost (usually 1000-2000 copies).

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4. Retail Price

Publisher will make suggestions but the final decision lies with the author.

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5. Royalty

Sold thru Bookstores:
Author will receive 40% of the book retail price
Note: Bookstore Discounts will not affect author royalty.

Sold thru Publisher:
Author will receive 60% of the book retail price

Sold by Author:

  1. Author can pick up stock from the publisher and sell on his own. All income goes to the author.
  2. Author is not permitted to distribute to bookstores in Hong Kong and Macau.
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6. Manuscript

Manuscripts can be saved in word format and all images and charts (at least 300dpi) compressed in zip. They can be delivered via email or burnt onto a CD and mailed to us.

Please have the manuscript organized clearly by chapter. Images and charts should be included in the manuscript but the author should also provide the originals.
If the author only has a handwritten manuscript, we can provide typing service at an extra charge.

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7. Payment

Payment should be made in 2 installments. Author should pay the first installment (50%) when signing the agreement and the second installment 7 days before printing commences. Payment can be made in cash or by cheque.

Cheques should be made payable to: Anything & Everything Limited

Direct Deposit
Bank: Dah Sing Bank
Account Number: 6130077662
Name of Account: Anything & Everything Limited

Please email the bank receipt to admin@aehk.net

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8. Apply Online

If you have your manuscript and book specifications ready, you can apply now.

Apply Now: editorial@aehk.net

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C. Production

① Self Publishing Production Timetable 
② Production Process

Self Publishing Timetable (estimated time: 4-5 months)

Time Line Item
Week 1-3 Consultation, Signing of Agreement, 50% Deposit
Week 4-6 Submission of manuscript and other relevant information (including images, author profile etc)
Week 7-9 First Proof Read, Completion of Typesetting
Week 10 Second Proof Read, Completion of Cover Design
Week 11 Final Proof Read, Finalize on Book Cover and Content
Week 12 Approval of Blueline and Digital Colour Cover Proof, 50% Remaining Balance
Week 13-15 Printing
Week 16-17 Available in Bookstores
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2. Production Process

Preliminary designs will be reviewed and approved by the author before proceeding to production.

Once the text layout is completed, we will do a preliminary proofread and send the file to the author for review. This process will repeat until the author is satisfied. In general, the author will review the manuscript twice.

The cover design will also be sent to the author for review via email.

When both the cover and layout designs have been approved, we will have the printer issue proofs, do a final check and proceed to printing.

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D. Distribution

① Distribution Process
② Royalty Payment
③ Inventory Storage
④ Promotional Copies
⑤ Author Pick-up
⑥ Returns

1. Distribution Process

Printer > Distributor > Bookstores

  1. Printer delivers books to distribution warehouse
  2. Distributor sends book information to bookstore managers
  3. Bookstore managers send in book order
  4. Distributor delivers to bookstores
  5. If book does not sell well, bookstores might notify distributor to collect returns
NOTE: The decision to stock is based solely on the bookstore manager.
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2. Royalty Payment

According to agreement, royalty will be paid every 4 months.

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3. Inventory Storage

We do not provide inventory storage. Author must collect all copies that are not distributed.

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4. Promotional Copies

Author shall provide us with promotional copies, their purposes are for:

  1. Bookstores
  2. Book Registration
  3. Media Book Review
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5. Author Pick-up

Authors are free to pick up any number of copies for personal use etc. In general, the number ranges from 20 to several hundreds.

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6. Returns

If author decides not to renew agreement, we will notify the distributor to retrieve all books from stores. This process shall take approximately 3 months.

  1. Calculate royalty
  2. Notify author to collect returns
  3. After author has confirmed the numbers, royalty will be sent to the author by cheque.
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  Other Services
We also provide professional services in editing, layout and design. Please provide detail information for a quotation.
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