Information for Authors
CCB Publishing was started as a traditional publishing house
and later expanded into Print-on-Demand to accommodate independent authors who needed to get
their books into print quickly. Thats what makes us different from other POD companies such
as iUniverse, AuthorHouse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc. As a traditional publishing house, we have
avenues to distribute and promote your book not only in the United States and Canada, but also
internationally which gives you the best chance for sales. We work very closely on a personalized
basis with each author until your book is in print and provide you with excellent customer service
at every step along the way.
We publish under the imprint CCB Publishing. Our philosophy is that authors
deserve to have their work published and be duly compensated. To that end we work closely
with our authors and share in all proceeds from book sales. We offer a 50-50 split of the net proceeds of each book sold.
We are able to offer this compensation to our authors because we use a combination of both traditional offset printing and
leading edge "print on demand" technology that allows us to offer our clients a solution that alleviates
the need to carry large inventories. In return we pass these savings along to you.
We will work closely with you to take your work from a manuscript to a highly polished and
professionally presented published book.
While there are no guarantees that any published book will reach the top of the best seller
lists, we undertake the same risk/reward scenario of our authors.
Let's take a moment to provide you with some information about our company. We are able to
publish a book within 30-60 days from the time we receive all materials, a signed
publishing agreement and payment. Both hard and soft cover printed books with black & white or
color interiors are available.
CCB Publishing works with self-published authors and uses a combination of both traditional offset printing and
Print on Demand technology which provides authors the opportunity to purchase as many or as few books as they
require, from 1 copy to 1,000 copies or more. Our printer is located in Tennessee, with additional
printing plants located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and California, and their present capacity is over 3 million books per month.
Our printer also has facilities in the United Kingdom, France and Australia, which
facilitates order fulfillment to overseas customers. Our printer is the same one used for the Oprah Book Club books.
Having partnered with Ingram Books and Baker & Taylor, the largest distributors of books
in North America, your book will be available to over 25,000 bookstores. In Europe we have also partnered with
industry leading distributors Gardners Books and Bertram Books. Distribution of printed books in Australia,
New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region is provided by Dennis Jones & Associates. These international distribution
partnerships allow our books to be made available to over 13,000 additional bookstores worldwide.
We stand out from other publishers because we provide authors with the option of having their books listed as
fully returnable, which encourages bookstores to purchase books.
Your work can also be made available as an e-book, the fastest growing segment in the book industry. For those
of you who may not be familiar with the term, an e-book (sometimes also referred to as an electronic or digital book)
is an electronic version of a printed book. Some people also choose to have their work published only as an e-book.
All e-books published by CCB Publishing use DRM (Digital Rights Management) software to guard against copyright
infringement of the author's work.
We are currently partnered with distributors worldwide that allow our authors' e-books to be purchased from:
- Amazon's Kindle (U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Spain, etc.)
- Barnes & Noble's Nook
- Kobo (U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, etc.)
- Apple's iBookstore (for iPad, iPhone, etc.)
- Google e-books (U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Germany, Spain, etc.)
- Chapters/Ingido's Kobo
- WHSmith U.K.
- Angus & Robertson (Australia)
- Overdrive / Content Reserve (U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, etc.)
- Over 22,000 libraries worldwide
- and many, many other online retailers all around the world.
- $250 USD - E-book Package: Book published in e-book edition only, distributed worldwide (see information above). Includes cover design, if necessary.
- $750 USD - Basic Package: Book published in print edition with soft cover, distributed worldwide, 5 FREE books and cover design, if necessary, included.
- $799 USD - Silver Package: Book published in print edition with soft cover, distributed worldwide, 20 FREE books and cover design, if necessary, included (books with color interiors will receive 10 FREE books).
- $1,000 USD - Gold Package: Book published in print edition with soft cover, distributed worldwide, 20 FREE books and cover design, if necessary, included (books with color interiors will receive 10 FREE books).
Book also published in e-book edition, distributed worldwide.
- $1,100 USD - Platinum Package: Book published in print edition with soft cover, distributed worldwide, 20 FREE books and cover design, if necessary, included (books with color interiors will receive 10 FREE books).
Book also published in e-book edition, distributed worldwide. Print edition made available to distributors as "fully returnable" for one (1) year from date of publication.
- $1,499 USD - Platinum Plus Package: Book published in print edition with soft cover AND hard cover, distributed worldwide, 20 FREE books (soft cover) [books with color interiors will receive 10 FREE books],
5 FREE books (hard cover) and cover design, if necessary, included. Book also published in e-book edition, distributed worldwide. Print edition made available to distributors
as "fully returnable" for one (1) year from date of publication.
Following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs):
Q: What services do you provide?
A: - FREE Formatting/layout of manuscript
- FREE Cover design (if necessary)
- FREE Table of Contents (if required)
- FREE ISBN number and barcode
- FREE listing with online retailers including Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com,
Borders.com, Alibris.com, Abebooks.com, Powells.com, Booksamillion.com, etc.
- FREE listing and worldwide distribution with the EBM (Espresso Book Machine®)
- FREE listing with Books in Print and Global Books in Print (used by bookstores,
libraries, universities, etc. to research acquisitions)
- FREE placement on our web site
- FREE Media Kit
- FREE books (depending on package chosen)
- FREE listing with internet search engines
- FREE listing with Amazons Search Inside the Book program
- FREE listing with Barnes & Noble's Search Inside program
- FREE listing with Google's Book Partner program
Q: How quickly can my book be published?
A: Once a duly completed publishing agreement and payment have been received, we will be able to have your
book published within 30-60 days. This is a general guideline.
Q: I have printer-ready PDF files. Can you use these to publish my book?
A: The honest answer is it depends. Ideally we prefer to work from a double spaced manuscript provided as a
Microsoft Word document. What may be considered "printer-ready" from one publisher/printer is not always compatible with
another publisher/printer. Contact us by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org and send them to us for review.
Q: How often will royalties be paid and sales statements sent out?
A: CCB Publishing will remit payments in U.S. Dollars (USD) to authors on a quarterly basis (4 times a year: Jan-Apr-Jul-Oct)
along with a report of sales as they occurred. Presently CCB Publishing receives compensation for sales through its
distribution channels with a three (3) month delay from the time the sales actually occurred.
Q: How much will it cost to make my book available to the distributors as "fully returnable" so that I can do a book signing with Barnes & Noble?
A: If you wish to have the book listed as "fully returnable" which will encourage bookstores to
purchase your book, and is also required by large bookstore chains in order to have a book signing, then an
additional $100.00 USD is payable on an annual basis.
Q: Can I have my book published as an e-book? If yes, at what cost?
A: Yes, to make your book available as an e-book, the one time fee for this service is $250.00 USD.
Review e-book information and Publishing Packages above for more information.
Q: Where will people be able to purchase my book?
A: Books will be available to over 25,000 bookstores as well as online retailers worldwide including Amazon,
BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, Alibris.com, Abebooks.com, Powells.com, Booksamillion.com and many others.
Q: Do you publish both soft and hard cover books? If yes, what trim sizes?
A: Yes, books can be published in either soft or hard cover with either black & white or color interiors.
A number of different trim sizes are available, varying from 5" x 8" to 8.5" x 11". Some common trim sizes include
5.5" x 8.5", 6" x 9" and 7" x 10".
Q: How much will it cost to print my book?
A: The print cost will depend on the trim size, number of pages, cover (hard or soft) and if the interior pages
are black & white or color. For example, a 6" x 9" 200-page soft cover book with a black & white interior will
cost $3.90 USD to print while a 6" x 9" 200-page hard cover book will cost $9.00 USD.
Q: My book has over 300 pages, is that okay?
A: Acceptable page count range = 4 to 1,200 pages.
Q: I have quotes by another author in my book. Is that okay?
A: Each author must ensure for their own copyright liability that any quotes from sources such as books,
magazines, newspapers, etc. have been verified and permission received from the publisher to reproduce the quote
within their own work.
Q: Can I have color photos in my book?
A: Yes, we can be published both soft and hard cover books with full color interiors,
but the cost of printing is much higher than books with black & white interiors. Please contact us to discuss this further.
Q: Can I have photos in my book?
A: Yes. For books with black & white interiors, all images will be converted to black and white.
E-books can have both black & white and color photos. Please note: If images are not of author's own
creation, then the author must ensure for their own copyright liability that any images utilized within the book's
interior or as part of its cover have been verified and permission received from the artist or company to reproduce
the image within their own work. All images must be supplied in either JPEG or TIFF format at 300 DPI (dots per inch).
Q: How much will it cost to purchase books for myself or to send as review copies?
A: A nominal fee of only $2.00 USD per book is added to the print cost. Author must pay cost of shipping.
All book orders must be prepaid.
Q: Still have more questions?
A: Contact us at email@example.com
CCB Publishing is pleased to announce a new distribution channel for its authors books. Placed primarily in
bookstores and libraries, the Espresso Book Machine® (the EBM), a Time Magazine Best Invention of 2007,
is essentially an ATM for books. The EBM automatically prints, binds and trims on demand at point of sale perfect-bound
library-quality paperback books with full-color covers that are indistinguishable from most books on a bookstore shelf.
The EBM can manufacture a 300-page book in less than 4 minutes while the customer waits. Books with black and white
interiors will be universally available, while books with color interiors will only be available from certain sites. In
addition to Time Magazine, this revolutionary new technology has been featured by The New York Times,
Newsweek, Fortune, CNN and NPR.
Other participating publishers of note include John Wiley & Sons, Hachette Book Group, McGraw-Hill, Simon & Schuster,
Clements Publishing, Information Age Publishing, Macmillan, University of California Press and W.W. Norton.
In addition to being featured at the Book Fair in London, England and at BookExpo America in New York City, there have
been many EBM installations to date with many more planned. In addition to the following locations, current plans
include new installations in multiple locations at universities, bookstores and other retailers in the United States,
Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, LA, USA
University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Schuler Books & Music Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT, USA
Boxcar & Caboose Bookshop, Saint Johnsbury, VT, USA
Brigham Young University Bookstore, Provo, UT, USA
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge, MA, USA
The University of Arizona Bookstores, Tuscon, AZ, USA
University of Missouri Bookstore, Columbia, MO, USA
Village Books, Bellingham, WA, USA
Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA, USA
University of Washington Bookstore, Seattle, WA, USA
Grace Mellman Community Library, Temecula, CA, USA
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, La Caρada Flintridge, CA, USA
North Dakota State University Bookstore, Fargo, ND, USA
University of Pittsburgh Hillman Library, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
North Carolina State University Bookstore, Raleigh, NC, USA
University of Texas Co-Op Bookstore, Austin, TX, USA
McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York City, NY, USA
University of Alberta Bookstore, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
McMaster University Bookstore, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
University of Waterloo Bookstore, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto Bookstore, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
McGill University Library, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Books Inn Inc., Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Oscar's Art Bookstore, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
University of Victoria Bookstore, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
University of Prince Edward Island Bookstore, PEI, Canada
UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
Newsstand UK, London, England
Blackwell Bookshop, London, England
The American Book Center, The Netherlands
AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
China Publishing Group, Beijing, China
Books Sanseido, Tokyo, Japan
Asian Development Bank Bookstore, Manila, Philippines
DA Information Services, Melbourne, Australia
University of Melbourne Bookshop, Melbourne, Australia
Security & Author Royalties
All titles for sale by the EBM network will be delivered in a secure, encrypted format. The network uses
industry-standard cryptography that provides secure communication as content travels throughout the network.
The EBMs software assures the security of the titles and automatically tracks all jobs, so as to ensure that
authors receive royalties for each book sold.
If you are interested in discussing your work please contact us by e-mail.
If the link does not work, please send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Rabinovitch, Publisher at CCB Publishing, is also available to discuss your work by phone during regular
business hours of 9 am to 5 pm (Pacific Time) at (250) 635-0070.