"This is the most fair and easy solution available to independent authors today." -Wally Turnbull, author and Light Messages co-founder.
Durham, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011
Light Messages has introduced the new "Partnership Publishing" model, an innovative solution for independent authors seeking publication.
Partnership Publishing enables authors to reach worldwide markets inexpensively by sharing the sales profits. This differs from traditional publishers who only print books they believe will generate large profits of which they take the lion's share.
Until now, the only other option apart from traditional publishing was what has become known as vanity publishing, or self publishing. This option not only carries a stigma, but it also gets expensive because the printer/publisher earns an up-front profit from the author who must then sell the books.
Through Partnership Publishing from Light Messages, the publisher will print the books, provide an ISBN, list the books in all major catalogs, and distribute the books through major book sellers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Light Messages, and "brick and mortar" bookstores.
Authors help lower the publisher's cost by following a simple guide to do as much of the preparation work as they can or wish to do. In return, authors retain the full rights of the book after the first year and receive half the profits from all sales of their books.
"Partnership publishing removes the stigma and cost of vanity publishing, while freeing authors to write what they want instead of what the industry says they must write," says Wally Turnbull, author and Light Messages co-founder. "This is the most fair and easy solution available to independent authors today."
The secret to Light Message's low-cost solution for authors lies in the print-on-demand options. By using print-on-demand, Turnbull says, authors no longer need to tie up money and space in storing thousands of copies of books they then need to sell themselves.
While still in its infancy, the concept is catching on quickly. Some of the recently published featured titles from Light Messages include 'Harry Loves Carrots,' by Laura Baldwin, 'Peace Seekers,' by Jim Abrahamson, and "The True Story of Cinderella and How She Really Became a Princess,' by Deborah Hining.
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