Manuscript Evaluation Submission is the cornerstone of House of Bey (HOB) and our Essential Editorial Services. House of Bey publishes titles in all genres: fiction, non-fiction, children’s, reference, poetry, and biographical genres. The first step is to submit your manuscript to us for review to determine the level of editing required for your manuscript. You will receive honest feedback from a seasoned editor. There is no substitute for the fresh perspective, experience, and insight a professional editor adds to your manuscript. Your readers and/or reviewers will notice any errors, and editing ensures your that your manuscript is ready for any marketplace.
An editor shall thoroughly proof/edit your manuscript for syntax and grammatical errors, spelling errors, word usage, sentence structure, redundancy and consistency. HOB shall send you a comprehensive report of our evaluation. We have a team of editors and publishing consultants that will review your manuscript to assess its viability and potential fit within your chosen genre, using the industry standard Chicago Manual of Style. We take great pride in evaluating your manuscript. Once you submit your manuscript as a Word document by e-mail an HOB Literary Agent will be in touch with you within 5 business days. Contact us today for more information on how to purchase your manuscript evaluation.
One of the key components toward your book’s success is a thorough proofreading and editing process. This ensures that your readers remain engaged by not diverting their attention with grammatical errors and plot inconsistencies. Our professional editors will make sure your writing is up to the standards you and your audience deserve. Our editing staff adhere to the industry standard Chicago Manual of Style when editing your manuscript.
HOB shall format and transform your manuscript into a high-quality finished book ready for printing, complete with a custom cover design and an attractive page layout. Our designers shall work with you to create a one-of-a-kind book cover to your approval. If you have a children’s book, HOB has a team of talented illustrators that will bring your book to life.
Your manuscript will also be formatted as an eBook, which is made up of flowing text that adjusts based on the screen or device the reader is using. Properly converting your publication using the formatting standards required for the various devices is essential for a positive reader experience and the success of your eBook. HOB shall perform the conversion of your book into ePub and AZW formats needed for Apple iBook’s, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and all Google devices. To safeguard your work, HOB shall employ Digital Rights Management
Our marketing and publicity campaigns are designed specifically for each book we publish. Many companies offer blanket campaigns that simply do not work. HOB embarks upon a press release campaign that ensures we reach your target audience. Our publicity team shall utilize information from your About the Author (ATA), as well as your back-cover summary, to prepare press materials to assist in the promotion of your book. Your custom press materials will be delivered to a targeted priority list of thousands of media contacts, including local, regional and national print, broadcast and online media. We know the right steps to take to highlight and get your book in front of its intended audience. We will also create a custom web page for each author within the HOB website. This individual page contains the book cover art, a synopsis of the book, and direct links to the purchase page of every digital platform which is offering the book for sale. Finally, we will produce a 30-second high definition video book trailer, the greatest way to showcase your book in front of a wide audience.
When you are a House of Bey Publishing author, you do not need to worry about the logistics of providing book stores with fresh copies of your book, handling returns, shipping issues, credit cards and other mundane issues that can be intensely time-consuming. We ensure that every order placed is fulfilled immediately - whether it be an online order through Amazon or an old-fashioned book store. And we track each sale to make sure you receive every penny that you are due. House of Bey, a Publishing and Production Company, has partnered with one of the largest book distributors in the world – Ingram - thus allowing our authors availability in traditional and secular retail and online sales outlets, both nationally and internationally. We provide distribution of your printed book to retailers nationwide, and of your eBook world-wide through all prevalent eStores including Apple iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google Play. Page Publishing will provide you with access to detailed accounting reports via the House of Bey, A Publishing and Production Company, secure client login portal.
An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is the long and intricate string of numbers on the back of a book just above or below the barcode.
There are 13 digits to a modern ISBN number (any number assigned after 2007). The first three numbers indicate the industry of the publication. Next comes the group identifier, which denotes the country group (any country or group of countries that share the same language).
The next group of numbers denotes the publisher code and title or item number. A publisher can have multiple publisher codes depending on how many titles they have published. Finally, there is a checksum or “check digit”. This serves as an error check to make sure that the ISBN number is a valid number according to industry standards. This number is derived by alternatively multiplying the first 12 digits of the ISBN number by 1 and 3, then taking the sum of those calculations and dividing them by 10. The remainder is then subtracted from 10, leaving the final check digit.
An ISBN and barcode are not required to sell your book. However, book stores will not stock a book without them, so they are considered necessary. In fact, a separate ISBN is used for eBooks as opposed to hard copy (print) books, and a printed barcode is required on the front or back cover of your hard copy book. We will obtain the necessary ISBNs and barcodes, listing you as the author and House of Bey., A Publishing and Production Company as your publisher.
To properly protect your work, you need to officially register the title with the United States Library of Congress. We Shall prepare all the necessary forms for you to register your copyrighted book with the United States Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress also requires a complete physical copy of your book for registration. Our service includes submission of the completed application along with the hard copy deposits as required.
Remember, you are always and will always remain the copyright owner of your work. House of Bey., A Publishing and Production Company is simply your publisher. If you are a self-Publisher seeking to register your copyrighted book to the United States Library of Congress, please contact us. Or fill out the form below.