FAQ

How Can I Publish My Book?

At Micro Publishing Media we offer access and opportunity for authors at any stage of their process. We do all the heavy lifting for you based on our 30 year’s experience in the industry and can help you develop a quality manuscript. See more about publishing with MPM.

Is MPM a self-publishing company?

No. We are a revolutionary alternative for those authors whose work is either too niche or too new to be picked up by a conglomerate publisher, authors who want input into the end result, and those who do not want some of the limitations inherent in the more traditional models of publishing.

What can MPM do for me that I can’t do for myself?

We can publish you. For reals. We curate the list of books that will wear the MPM brand or that of one of our niche imprints. This means that your book or series of books will be held to the same standards as any in distribution today. We have over 30 years of experience selecting books with over 1,000 titles sold through our associated company “The Jeff Herman Agency, LLC.”

We have access to things that self-publishers don’t. We have inside info on how to bring your books to the attention of bookstores and can help you reach your reader through marketing and distribution. When was the last time you were able to get a personal rep from Amazon on the phone? We can!!

Could my book be “discovered” by a real literary agent so I can be published?

MPM is a publisher. We are not a stop off of last resort, nor are we a feeder system promising “discovery” like some other companies might hint. We offer everything you need to be successful. While there are no guarantees, we give you the tools to be competitive with any other published author.

Will this cost me anything?

Yes. But we do not have set packages like author services companies. Their business model is to make money by selling services to anyone who wants to pay them. Anything you pay for will directly benefit your book. Some possible costs:

Initial Assessment of your work.

This is not a reading fee. An assessment is a diagnostic of either your manuscript or your entire plan for your book.  If you have already “self-published” or written a manuscript but do not know how to make it work, we can assess what the book might need and how to position it for your audience.

Developmental Editing

If after the assessment you and your editor feel there is work to be done you can take it to the next level. This is what you would get at any publishing house but with us, you are not sacrificing your royalties. Our rates are based upon the level of editing needed, page count and the particular editor assigned to the book.

Design Work

We have professional designers who can prepare your book and your cover for you. We have options at all budget levels.

Marketing Plans

You can hire one of our marketing team members to do a high-level strategy for you on how to access your audience. This can include basic website development.

Does this mean I am paying to be published?

No. You are hiring experts to make sure your book is competitive in the marketplace. There is too much ease of access to publishing through easy uploads or author services companies who make promises but do not offer realistic curation. Our business model is based upon shared royalties with our authors. We make money if we sell books. These services are to benefit you and to give you the greatest chance of success. We have rarely met a book we couldn’t develop into something that can sell. If we can’t we will politely tell you so.

Is Micro Publishing Media also a bookseller?

Absolutely. We distribute our books through various outlets and we also sell books on our website. We support all of our authors with our web promotion and sales.

What is Bookstock Bookshop?

We are book lovers extraordinaire. We create our niche imprints to reflect the types of books we like to read and publish. Bookstock Bookshop is our homage to the types of indie bookstores that are becoming as rare as white tigers. We hope our online indie store conjures images of  out-of-the-way treasure hunts in dusty stores where niche and kitsch flourishes. If you are a bibliophile you know the feeling of walking into a used bookstore where anything is possible.

We typically have only one copy per title. We add weekly. You can certainly find some of our books for less money at other larger online sites. Keep in mind, paying retail helps us continue to keep our costs low for our author services and helps keep the indie book lifestyle alive. So if you see it grab it. And make sure to join our mailing list. As we continue to grow we will send out newsletters with our latest finds.

Please let us know your wish list. We have ways of book hunting.