There are many self-publishing and print-on-demand companies out there today due to the agonizingly slow and frustrating pace of the traditional publishing industry. 4th Floor Press, Inc. distinguishes itself by being discerning in its content. We want every book that we publish to not only stand on its own, but to complement the books next to them. We want the customers and stores buying our books to know that they are of the highest quality. In order to accomplish this, each manuscript that is sent to us is evaluated by our staff for content. If the material is found to be libelous, slanderous, exploitative, or demeaning to any one group of people we will not publish it. However, if your book has merit and quality we will gladly help you in accomplishing the dream of seeing your book in print. We publish a complete line of books. We handle: History Memoirs and Family Histories Literary Fiction Commercial Fiction/Fantasy Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance Contemporary and Mainstream Experimental Short Stories and Poetry Creative Non-Fiction Medical and Science Texts Self Help Home Improvement General Textbooks Spiritual Enlightenment Biographies The reading evaluation fee is $300.00 Canadian + GST and ensures that your book will be selling next to books of equal quality. All manuscripts can be sent to: 4th Floor Press, Inc. 139 25th Avenue NW Calgary, Alberta Canada T2M 2A4 Attention: Evaluation Desk Please include an appropriate sized self addressed stamped envelope (please note that only postage stamps will work) and a cheque or money order payable to 4th Floor Press, Inc. We accept only hard copy manuscripts, double spaced with twelve point font. No electronic submissions please. Once the evaluation is complete we will let you know if your work has been accepted. At this time we will discuss continuing on with the publishing process and move on to editing.
Once your manuscript has been evaluated and accepted by 4th Floor Press, the editing process will begin*. Our professional editors will not only supply a complete and thorough technical edit of your work, but storyline and dialogue suggestions as well. Upon completion of the edit, we either return the manuscript to you for changes or we can have our typing staff do the rewrite for you at an additional cost. Our very competitive editing rate is $85.00 Canadian per hour plus GST. This process guarantees that your book is of the highest quality before it goes to print. The last thing you want your readers to be concentrating on when reading your book are typos! Professional editing ensures against an embarrassing and lackluster final product. *Editing is an optional service. 4th Floor Press does not require that all its books are edited, but we strongly recommend it. Typing: 4th Floor Press, Inc. offers a unique service with our typing department. We understand that there are people with a story to tell who lack the ability to type for a number of reasons. Our typing fees start as low as $2.00 per page and our typists will work from either hand written copy or dictation.
Once the typing and editing of your manuscript are complete it's time to start planning the layout and design of your book. We leave the entire decision making process up to you. You'll never lose control of your work! 4th Floor Press, Inc.'s graphic designers will work with you to find the exact look you want. From font size to cover art, we'll provide you with precisely what you're looking for. You'll determine the size of your book, whether the cover is a paperback or hardcover. The color scheme, binding, and the artwork used for the cover are all your decisions. If you have your own artwork that you'd like to use, we'll be happy to digitize it and print it for you. Or, alternatively, we'll find you an artist to work with to create the exact image you have in mind. 4th Floor Press, Inc. understands that you've put so much work into writing your story and will never ask you to surrender creative control the way traditional publishers do. We want to put your completed vision onto the page and into the hands of readers.
From formatting, we quickly move on to printing. You tell us how many copies of your book you want and we'll print them. You can do a limited run of fifty copies, all the way up to ten thousand. In the publishing industry, volume always means discounts, yet for many cases a small number of books will suffice. You make that decision. After all, it's your intellectual property. Our team of advisors will gladly help you decide on the number of copies you'll need printed if you're unsure. Remembering, of course, that once you've gone through the publishing process with 4th Floor Press, Inc. second print runs are easy and affordable! We always keep our digitally formatted copy on hand. All that you have to do is contact us by phone or email and we'll have your books printed and shipped quickly.
Ghost Writing: Maybe you have a story to tell or thesis to present but lack the skills, concentration, and time to put it in writing. At 4th Floor Press, Inc. we have writers on hand and will find just the right one for you. Our staff will find a writer compatible with you and your story, ensuring that it is told the way you have always imagined it would be. Rates for this service vary and can only be quoted after a consultation with one of our representatives.
4th Floor Press believes in the promotion of our authors. We work hard to maintain and stock a respectable and distinguished online bookstore in order to promote your sales. Each book printed by 4th Floor Press, Inc. comes with its own ISBN, CIP Listing, and UPC Code. If bookstores or libraries are interested in carrying your book, we'll be able to supply them with any number of copies that they request. Once your book has been printed, 4th Floor Press, Inc. will list it for sale on our Online Bookstore. The listing will include your title, a picture of your cover, a synopsis of the book, and retail price. At the author's request, we also list all hard copy 4th Floor Press titles on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca, and eBooks on Amazon Kindle and Kobo. We're also happy to help with social media by setting our authors up on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter. An author is always their own best promoter. The more you push your own work, the higher your sales will be!
The digital age is upon us, and that means greater sales possibilities for self-published authors. At 4th Floor Press, we produce high quality eBooks for the Kindle and Kobo markets. These fully functional digital books are sold worldwide, tapping into markets hard copy books can have trouble reaching. From fiction to non, from cookbooks to children's books, we make the process of eBook creation easy and stress-free. eBooks by 4th Floor Press can be produced in conjunction with printed books, or entirely on their own. We'll build your eBook to be the perfect representation of your work. We handle the entire design and formatting, create your sales accounts online, and upload the finished product, for one low, flat rate. Contact Us today to get your custom quote for your eBook creation.