The services of
IAMPress are primarily for first time authors and include pre-publication consultation, production and
distribution of their books. We re-publish books
no longer in print or that must be cleaned up for publication. We will also develop the marketing and distribution program
for those who have produced a book but have not been able to develop the market.
The strongest promoter
of the book will be the author and we assist in this effort. The most important service we offer to new authors is
fundamental to their success as well as ours. It
is the critical consulting that will allow authors to make informed decisions about their manuscript, their
book production as well as their distribution system. When an author contracts with IAMPress, a whole team of
specialists go to work. Questions are asked and
answered about the publishing business, the particular book to be produced and the methods and means of
We strongly urge authors to initially
produce and maintain control of their work.
This is usually referred to as self-publishing, but the author does not do this work. It is not literally self-publishing but rather
self-funding. The consultation, book
production as well as the marketing and distribution are provided by IAMPress. We are the consultants, production managers and
distribution agents for the book. The author
or backer is the funding agent.
The publishing business has changed
drastically with the advent of the computer, the internet and print demand services. Independent “Print Demand” services as well as “Print
Demand” divisions of publishing houses and book distribution companies have helped change the face of the
publishing business. IAMPress utilizes “Print
Demand” companies in the marketing and distribution process but counsel authors that there are drawbacks to
dependence on their book production services.
Authors may find it difficult to deal with the canned packages of these companies. In some cases the editing process is awkward and the
rules established by these companies to keep their costs low make it difficult for authors. We know that authors must have a level of expertise with
the computer, with editing, with proofing, with formatting, with book cover design and with the internet in
order to affectively use these services. We
deliver a finished product to the “Print Demand” companies for the purpose of distribution and fulfillment
and leave nothing to chance.
“Print Demand” companies make it
possible for a book to be available worldwide with fulfillment within a few days of the order being
placed. We also manage small scale print runs
for inventory in support of speaking engagements and book signings. The initial print-runs are usually for 100 – 250 books
and provide a further opportunity to find any mistakes that may have slipped through. These are copies that may be used for gifts, distribution
networks and speaking engagements.
IAMPress has a track record of
producing quality books. The company was
originally created for the express purpose of developing and publishing The Renford Books, a multiple volume
metaphysical, three level – course of study. Valuable experience for new authors was gained and is being
shared. IAMPress will consult with authors anywhere and on virtually any kind of
book. Our books are sold through
bookstores, the Internet, seminars and publication advertising as well as direct mail. Every effective
method of marketing and distribution can be utilized.