PUBLISHING

Publishing

While many publishers have a tendency to just correct grammar we seek to go to the next level by placing ministry on paper. Your manuscript will go through a rigorous overseeing by an anointed team. Reviewing will start with ‘does it inspire?’ Then our spiritual seers will review it, editors, proof-readers, creative team, graphic designers etc… all with one purpose – seeking ‘fruit’ for the author’s labour.

And this is not all? With state-of-the-art printing factories in Ireland (Europe), England (UK), Australia and USA this allows low cost delivery of books to our individual customers, shops and distribution centres.

Since our inception in 2014, we strive to deliver quality service to our clients. We have continued to grow beyond our expectations as a local publisher to now an international business through our integrity and hard work.

Since our second year of trading we have been able to offer traditional publishing contracts as well as self-publishing.

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An Overview of Traditional & Self-Publishing

For any writer who aspires to be an author, knowing how to publish a book is essential. It’s a common scenario — you have an idea for a book but you have no way of knowing how to translate that idea from your computer screen into print or online.
Now, more than at any other time in history, there are more opportunities and possibilities to write, share, and publish a story — and interact with an audience. Whether you are after the traditional publishing experience, complete with all the whistles and the bells (as they say), or want to self-publish your book, at Maurice Wylie Media it’s completely within your grasp. You decide what works best for you and your work.
We’re going to guide you through the book publishing process and give you the resources to choose which publishing option fits your work best. But first, you should know about traditional and self-publishing.

Traditional Publishing

Traditional book publishing is when a publisher (Maurice Wylie Media) offers the author a contract and, in turn, prints, publishes, and sells your book through booksellers and other retailers. The publisher essentially buys the right to publish your book and pays you royalties from the sales.
Want to publish a book traditionally? You need to submit a book proposal with three sample chapters, and a synopsis of each chapter. If you are writing fiction, you must have your manuscript complete.
Once these steps are accomplished, you’re ready to write a query letter. This letter can be emailed or posted to Maurice Wylie Media. It’s important to mention the different parts that make up a query letter. You should be sure to mention the synopsis of your book, the chapter summary, the market or audience your book is meant for, and a description of yourself, the potential of sales you would deem from your finished book.

Self-Publishing
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There are a variety of different publishing models, including print-on-demand (POD), vanity, subsidy, and self-publishing.

Print-on-demand (POD), uses printing technology to produce books one at a time through a company at a cost-effective price. The books are printed individually as orders come in. Therefore, you can adjust the book’s supply to meet the reader’s demand.
POD cuts back on costs and eliminates the need for space to store unsold copies. You can choose what part of the work you would seek Maurice Wylie Media to do for you. Ie. editing, proofreading, or marketing which is offered at an additional cost and you make money off of royalties from sales. In terms of rights, this can be discussed with Maurice Wylie Media.

A vanity publisher, also known as a book manufacturer cannormally publish books cheaper due to the quantity of books they have on press at any one time. Maurice Wylie Media can print and binds a book on the author’s dime and does not offer editing, marketing, or promotional assistance. However, the author owns the printed books and retains all profit from sales.
A subsidy publisher is similar to a vanity publisher in that the author has to pay for the printing and binding process of the book. However, this type of publisher contributes a portion of the cost to editing, distribution, warehousing, and marketing. In this case, the publisher owns the books until they are sold and the author makes money from royalties.

Self-publishing requires the author to invest their own money to produce, market, distribute, and warehouse the book. While this can be a huge time commitment, the process can be more cost-effective than vanity or subsidy publishing.

What's the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing?

Intraditional publishing, Maurice Wylie Media carries out all the aspects of creating a quality book and handles the marketing, distribution, and warehousing for your book. This is the traditional method to book publishing because there is no expense to the author.

Whereas in self-publishing, the majority of the work falls on your shoulders and you pay for all expenses. The main advantages of self-publishing – you have full control of the book, you retain all rights to your book, and you receive 100 percent of the profits.In both cases, Maurice Wylie Media can advise and oversee your work.

E-book – Maurice Wylie Media can make your book available in e-book, audio book, cd, dvd, and many more. If you pick an e-book, which is essentially a book published in digital form and available on e-Readers and other electronic devices, it can be downloaded instantly, has the ability to be translated into different languages, and can never go out of print. However, the as e-book formats and file types develop and change over time, many may need to be converted to a new file or format which Maurice Wylie Media can oversee.

A book needs fuel!

We don’t want you to spend all your time and money to create the perfect manuscript which you want the world to read, then to realise… one should have been working on the marketing? Maurice Wylie Media can help you fuel your book by branding, marketing and creating excellent PR which we have already accomplished with our clients. We can create your own stylist website that becomes your platform allowing you to increase sales of your books or if you don’t have the time to manage the site – this can be done for you.
A few things to consider. If you don’t know how to find or reach your readers, don’t have an online presence, don’t have the time to spend online or dislike social media, want to be in a brick-and-mortar type of bookstore and have a Maurice Wylie Media handle the marketing for you then we can discuss what is best for you?

Our mission statement: Reach the maximum amount of people with a quality product to help lives!

How do I publish my book, traditionally?

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Book Publishing Submission Guidelines

The following details will help you organize your work for submission.

Please send the following information:

I. Contact Information
II. Prospectus
III. Curriculum vitae

i. Contact Information

Name, Address, Email & Phone Number(s)

ii. Prospectus

The prospectus is an introduction to your work and should discuss several specific features. Please be as detailed as possible.

A. Book Overview

1. Summarize the content of your book, its theme, its purpose, and its development.
2. Include an approximate word count or length of the book.
3. Indicate whether the book will include drawings, photographs, summaries, bibliographies, appendices, etc.
4. Indicate your target completion date.

B. Audience

1.Who is your target audience for the book?
2.What other books of a similar nature have been written for this audience?

C.Table of Contents

The Table of Contents should be as detailed as possible.

D. Reviewers

Indicate whether you have any reviewers of your work who are willing to provide an endorsement. (You do not have to have endorsements to submit a manuscript.)

E. Sample chapters

Include two sample chapters and final chapter (if wrote)

iii. Curriculum Vitae

List your educational and work experiences. Provide a comprehensive list of previous works you have published, either articles or books. (If you are a first time author, that should not intimidate you from submitting your manuscript.)

Publishing Standards

Maurice Wylie Media is a Christian publishing company dedicated to publishing inspirational Christian books and distributing them across the world. We will not accept works for publication that deny Biblical inerrancy, the creation and fall of man, the Trinity, the deity and virgin birth of Christ, Christ’s substitutionary atonement, Christ‘s bodily resurrection, justification of the sinner by faith alone, the personal return of Christ, and biblical miracles.

Our team will assess your work in terms of its adherence to the Bible, inspiring and marketability.

Upon acceptance of your proposal, Maurice Wylie Media will discuss a plan suitable to you the author and us as a publisher. A signed contract between Maurice Wylie Media and the author constitutes a binding agreement for publishing the work according to the contractual specifications.

You can forward submissions either electronically or by mail. (Please provide return postage if you wish to receive your manuscript back if Maurice Wylie Media is unable to publish your work.) Note: Lost of work via postage is not the responsibility of Maurice Wylie Media.

Send all electronic submissions to author@mauricewyliemedia.com

For paper manuscript submissions send recorded to:

Maurice Wylie Media
Bethel Media House, Tobermore,
Magherafelt, Northern Ireland (UK) BT45 5SG