Everything You Need To Succeed as a Published Author
Get all the information and author resources you need. Find out about Breezeway's writing, editing, publishing, and printing services, and learn how we can setup distribution in your name so you get all the royalties on your book. In addition, you'll find a variety of tips, articles, and other great author resources. Breezeway Books gives you the book you want, and then lets you know how to make it work for you. After all, Breezeway is an author resource too.
Understanding The Publishing Process
It takes a lot of work to make a book. Before you even send it to us, you have to work hard on the writing and rewriting. But that's why we're here: to help you with all of it. The first step is to look at the book and see if it needs editing. We do that with a Free Editing Assessment. Then, if it turns out that your work does need editing, our editors can clean up your story, grammar, word use, sentence structure, and more. Get an absolutely FREE Editing Assessment by clicking here.
Next, when the editing is complete, we are ready to send the manuscript to formatting. Here your book will be set up with an ISBN, a Library of Congress Number (LOC#), and the interior of the manuscript will be designed as a book with imperfections like widows and orphans cleaned up. Our formatting is very professional and is done in the USA, and nothing goes to print without your approval.
Cover Design is started when formatting is complete, and the reason for this is simple: We need to know the page count before we can do the cover. If we don't know the page count, we can't do the spine properly. Rather than come back to it later, it makes sense to us to wait for the formatting to be finished before starting on the cover. If you have ideas for your cover, of course we're happy to use them or work with you to improve them.
After the formatting and cover have been finalized and you have approved both of them, we are ready to move onto distribution. At this point, your manuscript is ready to be a book. We set up your account on Amazon (or if you choose, Ingram), upload your files, set up the metadata on your book, create keywords that will help potential buyers to find it, and let you know to check the digital file and approve it, so we can make your book live. When that's done, we'll order your free books and you can begin marketing and promotion. You'll also change your login to Amazon or Ingram at this time, so it will be private and no one else can access it.
Finally, the work of publishing is done, and you can begin to promote your book. We have some marketing packages to help you, and once you get going with this, the magic of royalties can begin. As you should know by now, Breezeway does not take any of your royalties. Everything the book makes goes to you and to the people who sell it, distributors like Amazon and/or Ingram.
If you have questions, check out our other Author Resources pages. Or give us a call. We're always happy to help.