Petra Books has a publishing model that aims to benefit the Author and Publisher equally, achieving goals which are of value — to the Author, quality of design, dissemination through personal networks, bookstores in the community and the Internet — and to the Publisher, expansion of the catalogue and exposure in the marketplace.
In design and layout we use Apple and PC computers with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software and subcontract printing and distribution to Ingram U.S.A.
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Book sizes suitable for digital photocopy and small print runs are a model that can cover the costs of design, editing, printing, promotion and sales, should you decide to print. In this way a book can be produced which satisfies the Author's goals as well as the needs of the local market. The global community can be reached through Internet gateways and aggregators, opening the possibility of a wider demand for the work.
Petra Books recommends printing and distributing advance review copies. Whether the Author has invested five weeks or five years in the manuscript, now he or she can complete a first edition, own the working master and the print-ready digital master and reprint any quantity at any time, and benefit from the book existing in national catalogues, in print or online.
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Our Own Devices
by Gilles Messier
Approx. 45,580 words.
Published on December 26, 2012 by
MID-CENTURY SPECULATIVE FICTION: The Second World War. Nuclear Power. Space Exploration. Three powerful forces that forever changed the course of history. In these nine new stories Messier explores our intimate and often fickle relationship with science and technology in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and how it came to define our past, present and future. With 27 archival photographs.
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