How difficult is it to get my book published?
It really is quite straightforward. DaySprings
Publishing prides itself on excellent customer
service and support, creative ability, technical
information, and the highest quality book printing and
binding; all at an affordable price. The process of
getting your book into print is simple, and can be very
How many copies of my book
should I print?
To avoid exposing
authors to unnecessary financial risk, we advise our first-time writers to print between 250 to 500 books as their first print run.
This initial print is to help gauge market response to whatever promotional activities the author embarks on.
Of course it depends on the author, because some
authors, especially pastors and public speakers have a
ready audience sometimes numbering in the thousands. If
you are such a person, you may opt to print a couple of
thousands for your first print run.
Why should I self-publish?
Self-publishing gives authors an avenue for getting
their books into print at little cost and at low risk.
The flexibility one gets from self publishing makes it
possible to have as few or as many copies of a book
printed as required, thus limiting your financial
exposure. Also self-publishing is ideal for new writers
who want to gauge the audience's reaction to their book
before committing themselves further. Self publishing
gives you a chance to get your book out and avoid the
frustration of being constantly rejected by regular
Do I supply my own page layout?
Page layout is
included at no charge in our standard packages.
Do you offer book cover design?
Yes. Our designers
provide professional cover design from our cover
templates at no additional cost to our customers. Custom
cover design is offered as part of our Aspire, Premium
and Bestseller packages.
How do I go about getting a copyright for my book?
Copyright is automatically applied to all original
works -literary, dramatic, musical and artistic. You do
not necessarily have to register your copyright to have
protection. However registration can be helpful if your
work is infringed upon. You can find out more about
Canadian copyright regulations on the
Canadian Intellectual Property website. For US
copyright regulations, you can check the
Library of Congress
website. DaySprings will charge $100 to
process your copyright registration in Canada and $150
to process it in the US.
What is a proof?
A proof is a printout of your book's
pages and cover design. The purpose of a proof is to
check for errors before the job is printed.
Do I receive a proof of my book?
Yes. We will
provide a proof copy of your book and cover image for
your approval via email or by post.
How do royalties
get paid out?
publishers, we do not pay royalties. The book is yours,
so you get to keep all the profits - simple. We do not
take any money from your book sales.
How do I submit my finished manuscript for printing?
Submit your manuscript via email or CD in a format that
can be edited. We prefer to work with Microsoft Word or
other similar word processing software. You can also
send your manuscript in text format if you do not have
compatible software. We do not recommend sending your
manuscript by .pdf unless you want us to publish it 'as
is' with no changes. In the event that you only have a
paper typewritten version of your manuscript, we charge $2.50 per
page to scan using Optical Character Recognition
How long does the process take?
Every job has its own
unique set of variables, but generally, the process
takes approximately 6-8 weeks. However, if we have to
assist with ghostwriting,
then the process could take much longer.
Once I've had my book produced,
how do I get a reprint done?
book is really easy. We store each book as a digital
file. Just contact us
whenever you need the book reprinted, and we will get on
it straight away. It is also approximately 15% cheaper
when you reprint.
Do I maintain the copyright to my book?
It is your book, period. As long as you are the original
author, copyright will be in your name.
How much does it cost to produce each book?
The price of producing a book depends on
the number of pages and the physical size of the
finished book. If your order details are not covered by
our package price list,
please contact us and we
will get you a quote within 24 hours.
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