Publishing Your Book

About Nicasio Press:

We are a hybrid publishing and editing company, providing access to print-on-demand services while making every effort to help authors maintain control of the book and reap financial benefits. We design the book and set it up for printing by IngramSpark, the leading printer for major publishers. Then we turn the rest over to you as the author to market and sell your book. By default, the book is marketed via, Barnes and Nobles, and other online and retail bookstores. You may set any price you like, sell it in any way you like. Unlike the standard self-publishing arena, we provide enough assistance so that you don’t have to go it alone.

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There are two options for royalties. The author can choose manage all their own sales and relationships with the printer and wholesalers. In that case, the author keeps the 100% of the royalties after net costs are deducted. For books kept with Nicasio Press account, the author receives 50% of all royalties from all books sold through a wholesaler (Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, etc.).  The book is also listed on Nicasio Press website, and book sales on the Nicasio Press website are directed either to a wholesaler (ie, Amazon) or to the author’s website.

Book Printing Costs:

Actual prices for printing are based on the length of the book, and determined by IngramSpark pricing chart. The author determines their preferred retail list price, usually high enough to cover the printing cost, which is set by the printer. A book of about 200 pages, 6 by 9 in size, would run about $4.80 per book to print.

Design: The design of the book cover and the inside text design is done by Nicasio Press. The author can provide the image for the cover, as long as it meets the standard for printing.

Marketing: Nicasio Press offers website exposure option on the Nicasio Press website. All other marketing is the responsibility of the author. By default the book is listed in various catalogs (see distribution section below.) While traditionally self-publishing meant that you had no exposure than your own creation, Nicasio Press will help you build websites if you need that help.

Wholesale Distribution: All online booksellers automatically have access to the book, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble. Bookstores can order the book from the title listing in Lightning Source/Ingram US catalogs(e.g IPage, Baker & Taylor.) The book can also be kept private if it is not meant for worldwide distribution.

Content Requirements: Generally, the author includes all the content needed; however, Nicasio Press can also provide writing and editing services. The final text should be submitted as a word processing document, such as MS Word or Apple Pages.

Editing and Proof Reading: Prior to printing, the book should be professionally edited. All editing and proofreading can be done independently or via Nicasio Press editors. After the layout is complete, the final document should be thoroughly proofread before printing.

For a detailed quote, please contact us directly by email: lduggan [at]