WC Publishing is an On-Target Words company. We specialize in designing and publishing poetry, novellas and short-story collections, either fiction or non-fiction. These can be perfect for fundrasing, family gifts, or general sales. See your dream come true in hard cover, paperback, or an ebook format. We have also been known to publish full length fiction and non-fiction when the project is right!
Maybe you've been burned before – or heard the horror stories. If any of these 5 Things to Avoid When Publishing sound familiar, perhaps we're the solution for you!!
- Quality of the finished product is/was poor: contained obvious errors, writing was smudged, images unclear
- Editing, binding, corrections, cover are/were all extra charges on top of your base price to publish (print)
- You are/were required to buy large quantities of books, tying up major dollars in inventory
- You are/were required to engage a professional public relations contract prior to publication
- Your author copy price is/was more expensive than a steak at a Ruth Chris restaurant
If you are interested in getting your maybe-not-so-commercial-style work into publication, we may be just the answer for you! Contact us to discuss your project, today! The first consultation is absolutely FREE!
For short works, we will –
- Design and publish your collection for you, up to 50,000 words for $995.00. ($650 retainer, balance upon completion.) NO SURPRISES! This package price includes (1) content edit, (2) copy edits, (3) in-house cover design, (4) copyright application filing assistance, (5) ISBN, and (6) both paperback and ebook formats for your book. (*Manuscript page is 8 ½” x 11”, double spaced, 1” margins all the way around, approx 250 words.)
- Basic suggestions regarding marketing plans and budgets will be provided to author, along with 3D versions of the cover (min 300DPI) for publicity use, if desired. Hardcover and color interiors are available on a case by case basis for pricing.
- You can purchase print books through us to hand sell (perfect for fundraisers!) for wholesale plus $1.50 per book. This usually works out to be between $6-7 per copy for paperbacks and includes postage and sales tax. No minimum is required, so you don’t have to lay out mega dollars for books to sit in your garage or closet. Royalty checks will be sent to you for online and website sales twice a year in most cases. If sales are outrageous, you’ll get quarterly payments! *Hardcovers and specialty books are higher in price and can go to $12 per copy delivered.
- You retain all rights to the work.
- We will continue to sell your books through the website until you tell us in writing that you want us to stop. All that’s required is a letter and 30 days notice!
- While we are not a marketing company, we know some of the folks that are getting great results and would be happy to make a referral! Or, we NOW OWN one of the most powerful DIY sources out there! Please call us for a no-obligation chat about your marketing goals.
- If you’d prefer us to provide bookmarks, postcards, or business cards, we can do that for an additional fee that will include design, print, and shipping costs. In most cases you can do this for less than we can – and we'll show you how!
For books larger than 50,000, or children's books, please contact us for a custom consultation and quote. We do them, but the fees vary because the time element is different.
We also provide publishing assistance for those who would just prefer to have files formatted without any editing for either print or e-books:
Convert manuscript file as is into a Kindle or e-pub book format file – $325.00
Prepare manuscript and convert same into a Kindle or e-pub format file – $395.00
Prepare manuscript file for print publication – $450.00
Email me for details on publishing YOUR own collection at OnTargetWords@gmail.com.