Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Showing the Love to Referrals!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our business - like all small businesses - operate on word of mouth referrals. This week, we'd like to show some love to those who help our business grow!



Tell your writer friends and family about our services and packages. If one (or more) of your friends purchases one of our book publishing packages February 14-Feb 18, 2018, you'll earn $100! (And if you want to refer yourself, we'll give you $100 off one of the packages!)

Your writer friends must mention your name as their referral when first making contact with us. Just tell them to name drop (and provide your e-mail address so we can send payment), and you'll receive the referral fee when they make a purchase.

The package must be purchased by Sunday, February 18, 2018 to receive the $100.

Referral Fee will be issued to you through Paypal when payment is received for package.

New client referrals only. New clients may contact us through the contact form on this site or by e-mail: info@TMPbooks.com.

We love referrals, and we love our clients. You can read what some of them have to say on this page.





Thank you for helping us grow!





Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Publishing Scholarship Announced

TMP Books is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for one talented writer and manuscript assessment for 10 additional writers.

A generous donor is providing one scholarship for a Combo Publishing Package, and TMP is adding a full cover design, and one 90-second book trailer design to the scholarship package. 10 runners-up will receive a written one-page manuscript evaluation.

To determine the scholarship recipient, we are holding a manuscript contest.

Submission Process:
  • Submit your book manuscript in Word or pdf format. Manuscripts may be fiction, nonfiction, or children's books, and may be any length. If your manuscript is a children's book, the illustrations must be included with your submission.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include:
    • Your full contact information (name, address, phone number, and e-mail address), 
    • A 200-word bio, with social media links. 
    • Answer this question in 100-150 words: What are your book publishing goals as a whole?
  • Deadline to enter contest is or before March 31, 2018.
  • NO entry fee required for this contest. 

Tweet: Ready to publish your book? Enter your manuscript to WIN a scholarship for a book publishing package! http://bit.ly/2rcV6Xf #amwriting #publish #Writing #Contest

Rules:

Manuscripts will be judged by a panel for overall quality and relevance. We will score on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, as well as story elements and relativity to today's market.

All manuscripts must be of a family-friendly nature. We do not publish erotica, porn, or books filled with cursing or gratuitous sex.

Manuscripts are not required to carry a Christian message or be geared for the Christian market. Manuscripts may be for the general market, but must be clean and wholesome. (General rule of thumb: if you wouldn't mind anyone's grandmother or grade school aged child picking up the book and reading it, the manuscript is probably acceptable.)

Winners will be notified on or before May 30, 2018.


Eligibility:

Employees, contractors, relatives, and current clients of TMP Books are not eligible to participate.

Both new and experienced writers are welcomed.

The Top 10 Runners-Up will receive a one-page written assessment of their manuscripts, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and offering suggestions on overall content.

The Winner of the Scholarship will receive:
  • One Combo Publishing Package ($999 Value): The Combo package provides for book publication in both paperback and digital formats. The author will receive proof copies in both formats to approve before we publish.We offer high royalty rates and steep discounts on author purchases, with no minimum purchases required.
  • One Full Cover Design ($250 Value)
  • One 90-second book trailer designed to promote the book ($250 Value)

(The winner will have the option to upgrade the package to the 100% royalty package for a fee. The upgrade is not expected or required, but is offered for the winner's convenience.)

Please help us spread the word about the contest. 
Share this blog post on all your social media accounts, and tell all your friends. 
A great opportunity awaits for some talented writer!



***If no manuscripts are received that meet the publisher's quality standards, 
the deadline may be extended or the contest cancelled.***






Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 Publishing Packages

TMP Books offers professional service, affordable pricing, high royalty rates, and steep discounts on author book purchases. Our goal isn't to gouge the author - our goal is to help make book publishing dreams a reality.



Basic Package $599 – The basic package provides for book publication in one of two formats: print or digital. The author provides us with his/her edited manuscript in a Word document and their cover files, and we do the rest. If the author needs an editor or does not have a cover, we offer those services for an additional fee. (Please contact us for a quote on editing; cover design costs are listed below, but we offer discounts with package purchase.) All authors will receive and must approve a print or digital proof before the book will be put on the market. We publish the book with our publishing company name and logo. You retain all rights to your book. We offer high royalty rates and steep discounts on author purchases, with no minimum purchases required.

Combo Package$999 – The Combo package provides for book publication in both print and digital formats. The author provides us with his/her edited manuscript in a Word document and their cover files, and we do the rest. If the author needs an editor or does not have a cover, we offer those services for an additional fee. (Please contact us for a quote on editing; cover design costs are listed below, but we offer discounts with package purchase.) All authors will receive proof copies in both formats to approve before we publish.We offer high royalty rates and steep discounts on author purchases, with no minimum purchases required.

100% Royalty Package  $1499 – This package provides the author the most control and 100% of the income from book sales. This package provides all the services included in the Combo package, and goes one step further. TMP will set up accounts for you to later manage, once we get your book to publication. Royalties will be deposited to your own account – TMP will not take a portion of the proceeds and you won’t have to wait for quarterly statements and checks to arrive. You’ll be paid as the vendors send payments, and you’ll be able to buy any quantity of your book at cost, whenever you need them.If the author needs an editor or does not have a cover, we offer those services for an additional fee. (Please contact us for a quote on editing; cover design costs are listed below, but we offer discounts with package purchase.)

DISCLAIMER: Our packages listed above do NOT include editing services. Therefore, the author is responsible for any editing errors in the manuscript. Approval of the final editing is in the hands of the author. If an author chooses one of our editing services, the author is responsible for the final approval of the manuscript before publication.

A La Carte Services Offered
Design Services:
Front Cover Design (for e-books)
Full Cover Design (for print books)


$100
$250
Editorial Services:

Prices vary depending on level of edits needed. Please contact us for a quote.
Consulting:

Consult with us about your project.
We offer consultations on fiction or nonfiction manuscripts and on screenplays. Consultations may include brainstorming, formatting issues, design, marketing, platform, and more.

$50 per hour

We also offer various marketing services, video services, and customized covers. Please e-mail us with details of your project for a quote.


*Except for picture books, formatting includes up to 7 images, tables, or graphics. If your project includes more, please contact us for a customized quote.








***DISCLAIMER: The Publisher reserves the right to refuse to publish 
any book at any time for any reason.***

Monday, December 18, 2017

Give the Gift of Publication to Your Favorite Writer

Need a last minute gift for your favorite writer - or as a reward for yourself? Purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE for one of our book publishing packages OR for any amount TOWARD one of those packages, and we'll send it by mail by e-mail, to arrive the date of your choosing. Send us an email today! info@tmpbooks.com





Packages
Message to Recipient:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Meet our Authors: Phee Paradise

Today, I'm delighted to introduce you to Phee Paradise, one of our newest authors at TMP, but one of our original writers and supporters when we began the Pix-N-Pens blog back in 2007, before the publishing companies were ever a thought. Her latest book, A Sincere Heart, a biography of her grandfather, a missionary in China, will release after the first of the year.

Favorite Christmas Memory

When I was a child, every Christmas Eve the whole family gathered to listen to the story of the Littlest Angel. The story of a lonely little giving his best to Jesus and receiving approval from God reminds me that God loves me too, even when my halo is tarnished and my robe is torn.

Favorite Christmas Book or Movie

I'm glad you didn't ask for my favorite story, since I just answered that. My favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I could say it's a story about how Jesus changes people, but really I love it because it's just fun.

Favorite Christmas food

The cookies! Sugar cookies, Mexican wedding cakes, chocolate crinkles, eggnog snickerdoodles, peppermint anything . . . and my Aunt Clara's peppernuts. I'd share recipes, but they all came from cookbooks. I love my Betty Crocker cookie book.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's a great recipe for Chewy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies I made several years ago. Warning: they're addictive!]


Favorite Christmas tradition

After my grandchildren were born, my daughter started the tradition of making homemade gifts for each other. The extended family, including the kids, draw a name and make a gift for that person. This is in addition to anything else we might give and we make a ceremony of opening them on Christmas Eve. I love making gifts and I've received some great ones.

About Phee's books:

In addition to her upcoming book, Phee's work has been published in numerous anthologies and in 2014, the story of her parents as missionaries, Miracles at Midnight, was released by Pix-N-Pens.

She also has a fun fictional short story in A Pixel Perfect Christmas, available in print and on Kindle.



About Phee:

Phee Paradise was blessed to be a missionary kid and loves to share that experience in her writing.  In Miracles at Midnight, she edited her father’s stories about his years on the mission field where he saw God change lives for the Kingdom. Phee has also contributed to several books, including A Ruby Christmas, A Dozen Apologies, Unlikely Merger and Trials and Triumphs. Her biography of her grandfather, a missionary in China will be coming out soon. She prays that her work will be used by God to His glory. 

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