Here, Introduction From a Traditional Publisher
We are extremely proud and pleased to present this introduction
from a traditional publisher who has known about us and our work for
about twenty years. A friend and a mentor!
My experience with printing and publishing
started when I was a child. I got a toy rotary press that used rubber
type. I took a course in letterpress printing when in Junior High School.
I would set metal type, and print on a letterpress at the school.
When about age 17 I did newspaper delivery research and published the
results in Reno, Nevada. In
New York City I worked for a freight forwarding
organization in their advertising, public relations, supply department.
While there I spent two weeks in book publishing research for my employer.
As a result they published OVER SEXTEEN, which sold over a million
copies. And they published a few more books with different titles.
reprints in paperback size. I was given a $500. bonus for my work.
As the years progressed, I acquired experience with various type setting
systems and machines for offset printing. There were many. And as I
acquired my own small offset printing presses, I started to print for
also to publish books.
In Don Mills, Ontario, I did lots of promotional printing for various
book publishers. Soon I was asked by individual authors to quote upon
book manuscripts and publish it. I found that many authors had their
manuscripts rejected by large publishers who could not afford to risk
their money on unknown authors.
Thus, many authors would turn to people
like me to put their manuscript into print and pay to print and publish.
Since then I have had a lot of experience with book publishing. For
many I would print
their promotional material on my offset presses.
They found that my prices were reasonable and I would keep my word
on schedules. Many of the books I printed / published for new authors
only in sales of less than 500, some, almost 2,000. I found that the
markets varied widely, that poetry had a very small market and
I advise new authors to spend only what they could afford and then
go to win. I know one lady author / publisher who published 20,000
of her book, but sold only 5,000 copies.
I found the best seller of new books were the individual authors. They
would carry copies with them and talk with people and sell their books
eye to eye.
Published Here offers you the opportunity to limit your investment,
then afterwards get royalty cheques in the mail as sales progress.
them tell you what they can do for you. I think many of my past customers
would have profited from Published Here's services and at less cost.
Plus with more profit then dealing with myself or any other printer/publisher.
So check them out.
My age is 82 and I am now a semi retired writer, printer, publisher,
pastor, inventor, healer, etc. I no longer have the physical energy
to do book publishing. It is important that you as the author be sure
eliminate all spelling errors. Avoid any rework when the manuscript
is typeset because then the author's alterations cost jump out of sight.
A word to the wise! Avoid rework and alterations. Do your job right
the first time.
Money can be made in having your book published via Published Here's
services, and you can have the satisfaction of having your book in
print to share
your ideas with others.
I recommend a title, sub-title, your photo and a bio, plus description
of contents on the cover back and front. The international copyright
notice must appear on the reverse of the title page. I also recommend
that it appear on the cover of your book. It reads: Copyright (c) (your
full name) year. I also suggest below that line you say: All copyrights
reserved. Also I strongly suggest that you read the copyright law. Only
the true author is entitled to copyright.
Note that when your book is published with the international copyright,
and you register it with the proper form and payment, the Legal Deposit
Office publishes new titles in Canada with essential data and circulates
thousands of the listings to libraries all over the world.
I wish you the very best. Do your job right.
- Pastor William T. Metzger