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Welcome to River Gathering Books.


Book Design
Tier One Text Based
Tier Two Illustrated
Tier Three Intensive Illustrations

 

services
We make your book look great! 

Cover
Interior
Do I need to have an ISBN for my book?
We design, POD supplies
Our own style guidelines
How does it work?
Can I continue to try to find a conventional publisher?

Cover

The cover of your book is how shoppers, either online or browsing in a brick and mortar store, will decide if they want to pick up your book and look further. As important as the title, the cover of the book instantly conveys the personality of the book. See costs...

Interior

The interior of your book should be simple, and offer the reader a way to consume your writing without being overwhelmed by text, figures or jarring styles. Elements of each page should be consistent throughout and should not stand out so much that they detract from the body. Certain types of books might be enhanced by more creative interiors and others might be ruined by the same treatment. The design of a book's interior is a distinct artform. See costs...

Do I need to have an ISBN for my book?

No, but ISBN's are required for some booksellers to stock your book. A self-publisher, needing just one ISBN, has several options. Our Resources page has more info...

We design, the printer supplies

As a response to the growing Print on Demand market, and it's growing respectability, we have changed the way we meet your publishing needs. Previously, we brokered the printing services, and split the profits with you to recoup our expenses. As it is now, anyone can have Amazon (BookSurge.com and CreateSpace) or Lulu supply a book as a Print on Demand product. In response to this changing market, we offer complete design services, on a personal basis, at a lower cost. If you don't buy design services to design your book from us, or someone else, your book will not stand out.If you opt to have us handle the design and submission of your book to a POD system, you will be listed as author, you will retain copyright, you will receive all the profits as "publisher" and you will never need to pay us another dime. Our Resources page has more info...

Our own style guidelines

  1. The cover must be well designed and fit with the type and style of the book.
  2. The interior pages must be typeset and look professional.
  3. Pagination, headers, and footers are well designed and consistent
  4. Binding and size should fit with the type and style of the book.
  5. All photos, illustrations or other non-text elements are of the correct resolution, balanced and correctly placed.

How does it work?

Finish your book, including any editing. Order our services. You'll send us your book, as a file. We'll assess the style of your book and using our professional judgement, we'll offer you several choices of cover and interior styles. Once you have decided upon your final choice, we'll create a custom, individualized cover and interior for your book, and convert it to a PDF (Portable Document File) according to the needs of your chosen Print on Demand or book printing company. At that point you will be ready for publication.How to order our services...

Can I continue to try to find a conventional publisher?

Yes, of course you can. You retain all copyrights for your work.

 


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River Gathering is owned by Salt of the Earth Press
Salt of the Earth Press.