Normal manuscript submission for True Vine is Word.doc. However, some writers may have to submit handwritten or electronic documents embedded with tables and images. True Vine offers services needed to make these manuscripts ready for publication.
Formats: True Vine can offer our authors both hardcover and paperback books. We can also turn your work into eBook through Digital Formatting and Distribution.
Print Formats: True Vine prints all sizes and all quantities
Electronic Formats: True Vine utilizes the following eBook Distributors
Color Image Scanning: True Vine will scan your full-color image at 300 dpi or higher, and inserted into your manuscript during the formatting process.
This is an additional service at $5.00 per item
B/W Image Scanning: True Vine will scan original black and white art to be placed within a manuscript. True Vine will take the original image and scan to 300 DPI and insert it into the correct place in your work.
This is an additional Service at $2.00 per item
Interior Revisions: True Vine allows four proofs before finalizing print. After print, True Vine will allow up to 10 corrections for free. Publisher errors such as hyphenation errors, formatting issues or misplaced graphics which occurred during production must also be noted on the proof form, but will not count against the first free 10 corrections.
Remember to carefully review each page of your proofs for any formatting or typographical errors that were created by either you or True Vine. Our proofing process is designed to give you the final say about your book’s appearance by allowing you to rectify any remaining problems or errors.
If you wish to make further proofreading corrections after the initial free 10, there is a charge of $100 dollars for every group of 25 changes
Cover Revisions (Text): This True Vine service pertains to any text that is changed on the cover layout. Text adjustments range from replacing a few words, correcting punctuation, adding additional quotes and other information, to completely replacing sections of cover text. It is the author’s responsibility to supply True Vine with the exact changes, location, and phrases that they would like to change or replace. It is also the responsibility of the author to proofread or edit these changes.
This design service enables your book to stand out in a crowded marketplace. The cost is $25.00
Proofreading: A True Vine professional proofreader will examine the writer’s text looking for spelling errors, punctuation errors, typos and obvious errors, such as the unintentional use of there when it is clear the correct word is their. (Also known as proofing or line editing.) This task requires a trained eye most non-professionals don’t have, as our brains tend to automatically correct small errors in text. In addition, nearly every writer — no matter how good — will usually benefit from a proofer, as it can be even more difficult to notice tiny errors in your own work.
$.020 per word
* 5,000 word minimum
Editing w/o Comments: An editor will address syntax and word choice and make recommendations for improving the overall readability of the work.This service entails finding and correcting errors and issues with organization, transitions, readability, conciseness, appropriateness of style and tone in regard to your audience, sentence structure (e.g. fragments and run-ons), paragraph structure, and adherences to a certain style manual if needed. Brief notations will also be made regarding facts that seem questionable or anything that might seem defamatory or confusing to the reader. Changes will be made directly to the document.
$.025 per word
*5,000 word minimum
Editing w/ Comments: This service includes all proofreading and editing features and adds the following: objective, high-quality feedback in the form of margin comments (or via a separate document if necessary) and an overall document analysis. This package will help you discover your strengths and weaknesses, explain changes that are made, and make suggestions in regard to confusing or underdeveloped text.
$.035 per word
*5,000 word minimum
True Vine’s Book and Writer’s Review Magazine :Our magazine provides the author a customized compelling adcopy that will entice radio and television hosts to extend interviews. This magazine is mailed to 100 major radio and television stations in the country.
Quarter-page Ad: $30 x 2 quarters; $25 x 4 quarters
1/3-page Ad: $70 x 2 quarters; $50 x 4 quarters
1/2-page Ad: $90 x 2 quarters; $75 x 4 quarters
Full-page Ad: $150 x 2 quarters; $100 x 4 quarters
Pre-publication Consultation: Make sure you know what you’re getting into with True Vine’s personal pre-publication consultation. In this consultation (face-to-face or phone) a True Vine professional rep will discuss your vision, assist in:
You will also receive audio of True Vine University Tele-seminars that help give you a headstart on the publishing process.
Manuscript Coaching: Writing a book can be a difficult and intimidating process. With True Vine Manuscript Coaching, a professional will consult with the author once per week for up to 10 weeks via direct communication, telecommunication, or electronic communication. The coach will review that weeks writting, give input and assign changes and/or additions. This service will allow the writer to be informed of structural problems, congruency, and other major problems that may exist during the development of the book. In most cases, manuscript coaching reduces the time and expense spent on editing.
Publishing Coaching: This service provides a year of coaching and assistance at your disposal from a team of Publishing and PR professionals. True Vine Publishing Coaching is perfect for:
Marketing and Promotion Consultation: With this service, a team of industry professionals who will work with the author to open new markets for the author to sell books; bookstore placement, book tours, radio and television exposure and more. This is a great service for serious “Authorpreneurs”. The author will have the choice of a regional or national plan. The True Vine team has combined 60 years in book publishing, book selling, and Marketing experience.
ISBN: The ISBN provides a standard way to identify your book. All bookstores require your book have an ISBN and bar code. The ISBN number ties into a catalog of all (registered) books in print. This catalog lists the publisher, access and purchasing information, and descriptive data about each book. True Vine’s ISBN are not a required service although highly recommended.
Copyright: Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. True Vine will handle the registration of your work with the Library of Congress. True Vine will also register copyrights seperately
Barcode: Barcode allow retailers to measure retail activity at each point in the merchandising cycle – when receiving items into stock, when they are transferred between locations, and when they’re sold. Some retailers uniquely identify each individual item with a barcoded serial number. Large retailers will require your barcodes to have integrity – these will be exclusive identifiers for your product items so your item doesn’t get mixed up with any other item. ISBNs are required to get barcode.
Library of Congress Catalog Number (LCCN): is assigned by the US Library of Congress as a reference number to locate the bibliographic data, or catalog record, for a specific work in the Library of Congress.
All registration services are provided for True Vine writers as a bundle package for $150.00