Self-publishing is when you just have to create a work of art but really don't know how to take it from your dream into reality.
We're here to help!
Conventional publishing is when the publishing house covers all costs of publishing a book, taking on the risk that it will sell enough copies to earn them a profit. Sounds great, but before they open their cheque books, they’re going to have to be confident that your book fits with their roster, and that it will sell a lot of copies. That's a hard guarantee, and one of the reasons why traditional publishers usually accept authors who have a good sales track record.
But how does the first (or second!) time author achieve that?
Self-publishing allows the author to invest in themselves, and control their own product. You are not depending on someone in an office somewhere potentially seeing the value in your book. If your efforts are successful, and you have more books inside just waiting to get out, you’re far more likely to be picked up by a traditional publisher if you can prove your work sells.
Do you believe in your work?
Do you like the idea of retaining control (and earnings) over it?
Then, self-publishing is the way to go
With Perspective Publications, you retain your rights, and sales revenue are yours to keep.
Where to begin?
Whether you have a photographic coffee table masterpiece, or you’re turning your diaries into that one-of-a-kind memoir, we can help layout the book and prepare files for publication.
Need grammar, spelling, and phrasing checked by a professional? We will cast a close eye over the work to make sure it’s as perfect as you want it to be.
Perspective Publications has worked with some of the finest photographers in the world, including many honored for their work with publications like National Geographic, Time, and New York Times. They’ve trusted us to represent their talents accurately and with care. You can, too.
Should you want your book released in both color AND black/white, the production costs for the second option will be considerably lower.
Got the pictures, but just don’t feel you have the right words? As professional writers, we can help you out, creating captions, ghostwriting, or re-writing whatever you feel just doesn’t say what you want it to say.
GETTING IT OUT THERE
We focus on in-house options, so we will promote your book in our online storefront, and on social media. A global press release is included in the package.
Should you require more marketing and promotional support, we can connect you with a marketing professional to create a campaign especially tailored to your work.
We will make your book available on Kindle and Amazon sites globally, including USA, UK, Europe, Japan, and Australia in digital and “print on demand” options. Should you wish to take advantage of our direct download option, the book can be purchased in PDF format directly from the Perspective website - perfect for fiction or academic writing.
For authors in South Africa, we work with local "print on demand" companies to ensure the best quality of your work.
This really depends on how much work you need us to do! We will work with you and draw up a timetable so you can know exactly what is being done, and when to expect results.
ANY QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH!
WE'RE ALWAYS HAPPY TO CHAT FURTHER ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU!
Please contact us for more information on the following services. For new authors, we will work within your budget as far as possible. Please send as much info as you can: estimate on total number of pages, how many images, what service/s you will need, and your budget.
Fiction/Non-fiction Text only (no images)
Children's Book (with images)
Photographic/Any book with photographs
Do not send us your full work. Your enquiry should be accompanied by a sample chapter or two, and, if appropriate, two or three examples of images you will be using.
All images must be submitted in hi-res, minimum 300dpi.
Images submitted as hard copies will be subjected to an additional scanning fee.
All books will be available for sale on the Perspective website, and Perspective Publication will retain a 20% commission.
Your book will be available globally on Amazon (print) and Kindle (digital) sites. Perspective will create an "Author Page" for you on Amazon where you can highlight your book/s.
ISBN is provided free of charge for South African authors only.
We take this work personally, so will beat any quote from another publishing firm, and still mentor you through the process with kindness and care.