Hybrid Publishing


Book Publishing

A hybrid between self-publishing and hiring a small publisher - under the imprint "Ritz Books" yet managed from your own Amazon KDP account, so you get 100% of the royalties (after Amazon's cut), where you get complete control of ordering, price, and editing.

  • Up to 88 of text in a 6x9 book = 20-40k words, depending on formatting.
  • 8 half-hour private meetings for manuscript layout, cover design, and technical bits to go over 3 rounds of revisions.
  • Cover design - Choose up to 10 images from Depositphotos.com
  • Have an idea of what you’d like to see Steph create
  • Manuscript Layout - Choose fonts, whitespace, etc.

Optional add ons:

  • Length @ $11/book page
  • Formats @ $1,100/ea (Kindle/Hardcover)
  • Graphics/Image Layout @ $11/image




3 Month Publishing Timeline, Details, and Deadlines

We collaborate on:

  • 1 half-hour handoff: edited manuscript & cover content
  • 2 half-hour sessions for interior layout.
  • 2 half-hour sessions for cover design.
  • 1 half-hour sign-off: manuscript & cover.
  • 1 half-hour session to upload your book to Amazon KDP.
  • 1 half-hour session to set up your Amazon author page.

You receive:

  • 100% royalties (after Amazon's cut).
  • Control to set the price, order at cost, and manage edits.
  • Total control post-project: editable Photoshop cover & MS Word manuscript.
  • All rights to re-publish/repurpose wherever/whenever.

You deliver:

  • Line-edited manuscript up to 88+ book pages.
  • Optional dedication & Call-to-Action.
  • Cover content: bio, summary, testimonial.
  • Cover content: headshot & mock design.
  • 3 submissions of text edits.
  • 3 submissions of cover edits.

I deliver:

  • Interior layout.
  • Interior cover page, Legal page, and Table of Contents.
  • Cover design via Depositphotos.com max 10 images.
  • ISBNs and barcodes for book.

You include:

  • Ritz Books Publishing logo on interior cover page.
  • Ritz Books Publishing logo, bio, & url on copyright page.
  • Ritz Books Publishing logo & url on back cover (approx size of barcode)
  • Ritz Books Publishing logo on Kindle cover (if added)

Editing Expectations:

  • Own it - believe what you're writing.
  • Read it aloud, yes speak the words.
  • Find better words than: That, This, So, But, Got, etc.
  • Write your book 3x: first draft, developmental edits, and final revisions for flow.
  • Put in more time than me on your book, especially when it comes to rereading and rewriting.
  • Hire a separate line editor for your manuscript before submitting for publishing.

Publishing Expectations:

  • If I, as your publisher, don't know what you're saying, I'm not going to publish it.
  • My expectations for you are the minimum standards as expected for 6th graders nationally in the USA… hopefully you exceed the minimum. https://www.education.com/common-core/sixth-grade/ela/
  • Your manuscript will be rejected for revisions if it still needs work.
  • If you miss your due dates and deadlines, there is no obligation to publish your work.

Ritz Books guides visionary leaders to create books, presentations, websites, and educational materials for professional and personal development, self-improvement, and online learning. We support authors as they voice their passions with stories that change the world. Do you have a book idea or have you already written a manuscript you'd like Ritz Books to consider publishing?