Petra Books: 78 George Street, Suite 204, Ottawa Canada K1N 5W1. Our 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.
Editorial selection: the manuscript should be free from gratuitous coarse language or violence, not ethnically, politically or religiously biased, nor stylistically derivative. The author pays for services and receives 50% royalties quarterly of the net from sales from (1) petrabooks.ca website and (2) Ingram's distribution partners and resellers. "Net" means after printing and shipping cost. The author can purchase copies from Petra Books at the printing and shipping cost plus 10% publisher's compensation. Printing and shipping is done by Ingram USA. We undertake to do one title per year free of charge while giving the author a 20% royalty.
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.
We are just as keen as you are to create the best product and promote it as much as possible.
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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Gay Soulmate Wanted
by Charles Seems
“For two people to get along and love each other over a long period of time, there must be a healthy connection on the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life.”
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