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.

Data EntryTrue Vine will can take your printed manuscript and convert it into a working digital file. Our professional staff can then work on your manuscript more efficiently. The Standard Data Entry converts documents that have been typed. This excludes any handwritten documents or newspaper-type articles.

Standard (Typewritten)  $ 3.10 per page
Difficult (Handwritten)   $4.00 per page

We can generally complete this service in 10-15 business days depending on our work queue and the complexity of your work.

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

  • Paperback
  • Hardcover

Electronic Formats: True Vine utilizes the following eBook Distributors

  • Smashwords
  • Kindle
  • iBooks
  • Sony Reader
  • Kobo

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

 

Ghostwriting: True Vine works with a network of amazing writers who can take you book idea and bring it to life. If you don’t have time to sit at a desk and type the day away, or if you have a great concept but don’t consider yourself a writer, allow a True Vine ghostwriter to manifest your book. This package is perfect for Professional Speakers and Church Pastors.

How It Works:
True Vine will work with you at your convenience. You can provide the ghostwriter an outline or allow the ghostwriter to interview you concerning the work by phone or face-to-face. You will have 100% influence upon the direction of the work. Our ghostwriting service is based on a flat-fee rate and not royalty basis.

Post-Publication
Sometimes authors find elements of their book that they would like to change after it has been approved and printed. These post-publishing changes will require different services in order to be carried out properly.

Printing: Because True Vine is not a gigantic publishing entity, we have the priveledge to shop the best printing prices. True Vine contracts with multiple printing companies that offer the best prices according to the project. A printer who specializes in small prints of 1-500 doesn’t have to maintain the same equipment as a printer that prints mass quantites of 10,000 and above. Therefore, the small printer will have a better price than the bigger printer. However, when it comes to mass prints of 1,000 or more, the bigger printers will provide the better per-book price. True Vine works as a print broker to find you the best price for your project.

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


Cover Revisions (Images/Designs):
If the author wants to revise the cover, True Vine will offer the following service:

  • Touch-up Photographs
  • Blend several images together
  • Add/Remove Images

 

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

Design Package 1 The Economy Package: provides author with a simple design using fonts and ONE medium-sized, unaltered Royalty-free image. This is a good choice if your budget is the only thing keeping you from getting your book published.
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Design Package 2 Professional Package: The professional Package includes MULTIPLE full-size Royalty-Free images in the design. Our design team can do whatever it takes to alter and blend foreground and background images to make them work best for your cover. EXAMPLE: The sample shown has a photo background that needed Hebrew text added to make it look like part of the photograph. If you have a very specific photo you want, and we don’t have it in our stock library, we can order it.

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Custom Package: The Custom Package provides unique, custom illustration(s) or possibly a photo shoot of a specific person or item.

 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

True Vine Marketing Plan: This bundle plan combines the following services: Customized Press release, Customized 6-month marketing plan, customized event matrix, List of 5 local book stores, creation of a marketing media kit, social media marketing, virtual assistant.
*Disclaimer:
1. Event matrix consists of listed vending opportunities, dates and times only. Unlike the Event Matrix Development wherein events are researched and set up for the author.
2. Media kit will be provided in digital format only. The author will be responsible printing and packaging.
3. Virtual assistant service offered for 6 months or more
Press Release Creation: A well-written press release is the difference between your story being in the media or in the trash. Have your release written by a professional who knows how to shape your project and make it fit with current affairs. Facts tell but stories sell! A good writer knows how to make a story out of your upcoming project. Along with your written press release, True Vine will distribute it throughout it’s distribution network
Event Matrix Development: An Event Matrix provides you a road map to success. True Vine will research and register you for the events that will maximize your sales potential. Book festivals, Seminars and Conferences are all wonderful locations to sell countless books. True Vine will find them for you and handle registration for vending and/or sponsor opportunities. Cost covers vender fees.
Social Media Set up: The social media world is not for everyone. Worrying about tweeting and posting comments on Facebook to some may not be the most exciting of activities. However, Social Media is THE most important, convenient, and affordable means of marketing by far, so it is a must. True Vine will set up all of the major social media profiles for you (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube Channel) and maintain them for 30-days for only $250.

Additional months after initial activation $125.00 per month. Provides 3 daily general marketing tweets and posts, as well as 1 free daily custom event update. Additional custom event updates $1.50 ea. w/ minimum order of 10
Virtual Assistant: We’re all busy, and trying to handle all of the calls and arrangements needed for a successful marketing project can be overwhelming. True Vine networks with professional Virtual assistants for the best rates. Get a virtual assistant who will be able to commit 10, 20, or 40 hours of concentrated attention to the details you don’t have time to handle. Emails, follow-up calls, website updates, researching, phone calls. Let our Virtual Assistance service help you!
Marketing Plan Assistance: If you’re going to succeed, you’ll need a plan. True Vine will assist you in creating a day-by-day plan of action so that you will know what to do every step of the way. If you do the work, you can’t help but succeed.

$100 for every planned month (e.g. 30-day plan $100, 60-day plan $200, 180-day plan $600 and up)
Book Warehousing and Fulfillment Services: True Vine offers climate controlled warehousing and timely fulfillment services for clients who don’t have the time to spend driving books to the post office for delivery. Our warehousing rates are the lowest in the business. Our low prices are up front so you don’t have to worry about monthly invoices.

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:

  • Defining your target audience
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Creating a package that fits your needs

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:

  • Helping authors in creating customized press releases for specific events
  • Getting direction on approaching radio and television  exposure
  • Advice on setting up book signings
  • Developing Social media and electronic media blitz
  • Having a teammate to walk with you to a successful publication.

 

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.

    

  • Regional: 200-300 mile radius of your city
  • National:

 

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