Commonwealth Books of Virginia Now Offers Innovative Partnerships for Authors

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Pioneering independent publisher provides flexible publishing opportunities

CBOV prides itself on representing great ideas.

Commonwealth Books of Virginia (CBOV) operates with a forward thinking and technologically advanced publishing and marketing program. The independent publisher draws attention to its published books through a sharp marketing plan that builds audiences for authors and their work.

CBOV offers authors four approaches for publishing and marketing their work:

1. Traditional publisher and author relationship

The publisher pays the author a fee to acquire the rights to publish the author’s work. The publisher then pays all the costs associated with marketing, producing and selling the work. The author receives an agreed upon royalty as well as the acquisition fee.

2. Publisher and author partnership

The author and publisher share marketing, production and sales expenses. In turn the partners share the sales revenue. This allows the author to become a part of a forward-thinking marketing, production and sales program, which reduces their costs and improves their sales prospects relative to the results they would accomplish self-publishing their work.

3. Fee-based publishing and marketing services

Authors can hire CBOV to produce and market their work for an agreed upon price. Authors who pay the fixed fee, which may cover marketing, producing and/or selling the work, receive the proceeds from its sales after standard reseller and distributor deductions. CBOV then receives a small percentage of sales for marketing and producing the work.

4. Fee-based marketing services

The author can hire CBOV for marketing purposes alone. The book then becomes incorporated into CBOV’s marketing program without the publisher physically producing the book. This is an option for authors who still want to self-publish, but have the benefit of CBOV’s resources for marketing.    

CBOV prides itself on representing great ideas. In order to produce the largest amount of bright ideas, the publishing house recognizes flexible publishing options for authors are both important and necessary.

For more information on publishing with CBOV, please contact James Thompson, owner and publisher of CBOV, at

For all press enquiries, please contact Katie Stewart, director of marketing and publicity, at


CBOV is where history, philosophy and art meet. We publish books about bright ideas: who created them; how they became influential; who they influenced; and what these individuals did with them. We answer these questions by immersing ourselves in the History of Ideas. We truly get to know who invented the idea. We find out what they looked like, where they lived, how they spent their time and who they associated with. For more information about CBOV, please visit

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