While every book is unique and no two books cost exactly the same amount, here are some examples of what authors have paid for recent publications:
Book 1: Small Paperback. 5” by 6.5”. 100 pages. Color cover, B&W interior.
TOTAL COSTS: $7,900.00 USD
Book 2: Standard Hardcover. 6” by 9”. 190 pages. Color cover, B&W interior.
TOTAL COSTS: $9,925.00 USD
Book 3: Standard Hardcover. 6” by 9”. 300 pages. Color cover, B&W interior.
TOTAL COSTS: $11,000.00 USD
This DOES include deep professional content-edit, copyedit, proofread (twice), cover design, interior design, printing first 1,000 copies – with Mosaica’s known high-quality printing, all shipping to stores, arranging distribution, overseeing the entire project, overseeing the printing [big job to do it right!], creative input, and much, much more [We encourage you to talk to our authors – we put a lot into our books].
This DOES NOT include optional costs such as advertisements, p.r., or private shipping to authors of galleys or books.
• Author receives 30-35% of list price of books sold in bookstores worldwide, depending on volume of sales. What about the rest? That is how bookstores and distributors make their money – working on percentage of sales [this is good motivation to sell books!]. Please note that many publishers only give 25% of list price to authors, even when authors invest significantly more than they do with Mosaica.
• How many copies does author get? As many as you want. What do they cost? Nothing – you already paid for them. Selling books yourself (on your email list, in shul, at various speaking engagements, etc) is a great way to make money – as you get to keep 100% of the sale price.