AuthorServicePaks™ – eBooks and Print

What does it take for a manuscript to become a successful novel? Madison Avenue Books understands what readers look for in the marketplace. You provide the literature, and Madison Avenue Books supplies a combination of design, formatting and marketing services in each fiction publishing package to ensure your book has the professionalism to thrive.

AuthorServicePaKs™

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Madison Avenue Publishing
eBook & Print Packages

WRITER
$1,295
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WORDSMITH
$1,659
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STORYTELLER
$2,679
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ARTIST
$3,559
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AUTHOR
$5,495
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Madison Avenue Publishing
eBook & Print Packages

WRITER
$1,295
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WORDSMITH
$1,659
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STORYTELLER
$2,679
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ARTIST
$3,559
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AUTHOR
$5,495
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Conversion of your manuscript to Mobi/Kindle and ePub formats

Most of our online bookstores accept the ePub format for e-books they sell, except for Amazon’s Kindle that uses a version of Mobipocket. We convert your Microsoft Word file to both of these formats.

For more information, please see our eBook Conversion page.

Basic eBook Cover Design

Our Basic eBook cover design features one main graphic or photo, a simple layout with easily read fonts, simple graphic and background color, utilizing a stock photograph or image. The writer supplies the main image for the cover.

Custom eBook Cover Design

Have you ever noticed how bestsellers have exceptional eBook covers? First impressions count. Does the prospective purchaser click on your eCover, or move to the next? Madison Avenue Publishing’s custom covers are created to grab the book buyer’s attention. . .interesting enough to enhance the all-important CTR (Click-Through Rate) for your book. Our Custom eBook cover designs do make a difference.

At Madison Avenue Publishing we use only industry professionals with proven track records.

Here’s what you’ll get with our Custom cover design:


  • The design can include several photos, textures, or graphics

  • Innovative text

  • Images that share the storyline

  • Design that reflects a reflection of the character, setting, or theme of the book


Here are the qualities we require for a Madison Avenue Publishing Custom eBook cover:

  • They stand out on the virtual book shelf

  • They cultivate the attention of a potential buyer

  • They convey the theme of the book

  • They contain proven sales triggers


Do people judge a book by its cover? We are confident that they do. Get more CTRs with Custom eBook covers from Madison Avenue Publishing.

$250
$250
Basic Print Cover Design

Our Basic Print cover design features one main graphic or photo, a simple layout with easily read fonts, simple graphic and background color, utilizing a stock photograph or image. The writer supplies the main image for the cover.

Custom Print Cover Design

Have you ever noticed how bestsellers have exceptional printed book covers? Madison Avenue Publishing’s custom covers are created to grab the book buyer’s attention. Our Custom print cover designs do make a difference.

At Madison Avenue Publishing we use only industry professionals with proven track records.

Here’s what you’ll get with our Custom cover design:


  • The design can include several photos, textures, or graphics

  • Innovative text

  • Images that share the storyline

  • Design that reflects a reflection of the character, setting, or theme of the book


Here are the qualities we require for a Madison Avenue Publishing Custom print book covers:

  • They stand out on the virtual book shelf

  • They cultivate the attention of a potential buyer

  • They convey the theme of the book

  • They contain proven sales triggers


Do people judge a book by its cover? We are confident that they do. Get a custom print book cover from Madison Avenue Publishing.

$285
$285
Custom interior design for printed books

Our custom eCover has lured another potential purchaser to take a look at the interior of your book, perhaps through Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book™” program. They click for a preview. What they see next will prove, or disprove the old adage “You can’t judge a book by looking at its cover.” We believe a professionally formatted book interior is very important to your success as an author. In fact, we insist upon the best design because under our “We Guarantee It!” warranty, it has to look like it came from a Big Five Publisher, or you get your money back. . .all of it.

Our layout for your printed book includes the usual front matter that you see in traditionally published books. Front matter contents would include such items as a title page, copyright page, dedication, table of contents, forward, preface, acknowledgments, introduction, and a prologue. The body of the book would include a chapter opening page, the interior text with page number, chapter/section headings, and running heads, epilogue, afterward, and conclusion. In the backmatter our designers would include the postscript, appendix or addendum, chronology, notes, glossary, bibliography, list of contributors, index and colophon.

Once complete, you will be notified in your Authorlog™ account. You can then download the prepress PDF for review.

IMPORTANT: Interior book design and formatting does not include a proofread edit, or advanced editing services. You should upload a fully-edited version of your manuscript for our designers. Non-design related text edits after uploading will incur additional cost.

Interior and Soft Cover Proofs

For both e-book and print Madison Avenue Publishing allows you to review your e-cover and print book cover via our “soft proof” protocol in your “View” portal within your Authorlog™ account.

For more information, please see our Interior and Soft Cover Proofs page.

Distribution to Kindle store at Amazon.com, Apple iBookstore, Nook store at BarnesandNoble.com, Google Play Books and Kobobookstore.com

We distribute your eBook to Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBookstore, Google Play Books, and Kobo.

Your eBook will be available in major eBookstores in more than two hundred countries around the world.

For more information, please see our eBook Distribution page.

ISBN and EAN codes for eBook and printed book

ISBN is an acronym for International Standard Book Number. The purpose of the 13-digit ISBN number is to establish and identify one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher. ISBNs are linked to essential information allowing booksellers and readers to know what book they are buying, what the book is about, and the author. Unlike a Bar Code, an ISBN is a number that acts like an ordering number.

Separate ISBNs are required for a paperback book, casebound (hardcover), and e-book. All e-books published by Madison Avenue Publishing include an ISBN for the digital publication


Library of Congress Control Number

The Pre-assigned Control Number (PCN) program assigns a Library of Congress Control Number [LCCN], sometimes referred to as Library of Congress Card Number, to titles that are most likely to be acquired by the Library of Congress.

Once the LCCN is assigned, Madison Avenue Publishing prints the number on the copyright page of the softcover or hardcover book. This facilitates cataloging and other book processing activities for libraries and book sellers who obtain copies of the book.

When the initial order for your books is shipped to you, one book must be sent to the Library of Congress to complete the registration of your book. Information for shipping your book is contained in your Authorlog™ Account.


Delivery of your book to the Library of Congress

Following your work's publication, we deliver your printed book (“Best Copy”) to the Library of Congress in accordance with current LoC deposit requirements.

Copyright Registration

Madison Avenue Publishing uses the information you provide in our Copyright Registration Form in your Authorlog™ Account in filing your Copyright Application for your e-book with the U.S. Copyright Office. We provide the following services:


  • Preparation of eCO (Electronic Copyright Office) registration form.

  • Submission of eCO registration form with your manuscript (the “Deposit”) with appropriate filing fee to U.S. Copyright Office within five business days next following the receipt by Madison Avenue Publishing of your manuscript uploaded to your Authorlog Account; or

  • Submission of eCO registration form with your manuscript with appropriate filing fee to U.S. Copyright Office within five business days next following receipt of your manuscript corrections to proofreading, and final approval by Madison Avenue Publishing’s editors for publication.

  • Tracking of application, with notification sent to you in your AuthorlogAccount following confirmation of receipt of eCO registration form.

  • Madison Avenue Publishing notifies you of the completion of processing (Usually a minimum of three [3] months) for eCO registration.


$65
Registration with Bowker’s Books in Print

As a participating publisher with Bowker’s Books in Print, Madison Avenue Publishing furnishes the following information for your review:


  • Bowker’s Statement of Use

  • Bowker Products

  • Bowker’s Use of Your Materials*

  • Bowker’s Use of Digital Content Submissions


For more information, please see our Bowker's Books information page.

90% of Net Royalties on eBooks

You'll receive 100% percent of the Digital Text Product Net Proceeds until your are fully reimbursed for any fees and costs associated with the publishing of your work. Thereafter, you'll get 90% of your Royalty Share of Digital Text Product Net Proceeds.

Listing in Madison Avenue Publishing's e-Bookstore

Your printed book’s e-cover will be featured in Madison Avenue Publishing's own online bookstore, along with links for purchase by customers through the major online bookstores.

Amazon’s Search Inside the BookTM Program (SITB)

MidTown Publishing urges its authors to participate in Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” Program™ because its customers (and there are many!) have the opportunity to sample participating books using their proprietary “Look Inside” reader.

From both Kindle and Print previews customers can:


  • Sample pages from within the reader

  • Switch back and forth between the print and Kindle samples without leaving the reader

  • View books on similar topics and previously viewed books


Within the print sample, customers can also preview random pages and search for specific references or characters.

When a customer decides to purchase your book they can conveniently do so from within the Look Inside reader. An Add-to-Cart or Buy-with -1-Click button can be found throughout the customer’s previewing experience, eliminating the need to return to the book detail page.

When customers search for books with the Search Inside the Book Program™, Amazon uses the actual words from inside participating print books–not just the author, title, and keywords supplied by MidTown Publishing to return the best possible selection of books. For matches inside the book, Amazon also displays a short excerpt and links to the page where the query matched.

For example, Bobby Book Buyer (who aspires to finish his first novel but has “writer’s block”) remembers browsing a book with a chapter entitled “writing around the block,” but doesn’t remember the title to the book or the author. If he puts the phrase “writing around the block” into the Search bar on Amazon.com, John Dufresne’s hardcover and Kindle edition of “The Lie that Tells A Truth” will appear when he clicks “Go.”

Listing with Ingram Book Group Database

Ingram Book Group is the world's largest and most trusted wholesaler of physical books to independent bookstores, national accounts, Internet retailers, and specialty markets, as well as to other wholesalers. Librarians also count on Ingram for not only the largest selection of in-stock titles, but also an array of services to meet the unique needs of academic, public and professional libraries.

When you publish with Madison Avenue Publishing Inc. or one of its imprints, you are assured that your book will be listed in the Ingram Book Group database that is made available to over 38,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners worldwide.

The first year listing in the Ingram Book Group database is included with your AuthorServicePaK™. For each year thereafter, if you wish to remain in the database, you will be charged the then annual fee charged by Ingram. The fee is presently $12.00. We receive no fees for this service.


Trade Paperback Books1

Madison Avenue Publishing offers the following Standard Trim sizes: 5” x 8”, 5.250” x 8.00”, 5.5” x 8.5”, and 6” x 9” that are featured in each AuthorServicePaK™. Actual Trim sizes may vary up to 16th of an inch. For books in excess of 300 pages, the additional charge is $1.00 per page. Madison Avenue Publishing does not offer additional Trim sizes at this time. Prices are higher for images and other features. You select your Trim size, length of your book, cover and many other features in the E-book Submission Questionnaire that you access through your Authorlog™ Account.

1The body pages will be printed in black only, with 50# stock, 466 ppi, Publisher’s Offset C/W. Softcovers will be printed in 4-0-0-4 colors and will be given gloss or matte lamination. The cover stock will be 10 pt. C1S, with adhesive perfect binding, trimmed flush three sides. More detailed technical Information is available in “Print Specifications” in your Authorlog™ Account.


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Free Shipping on Initial Order

Madison Avenue Publishing includes free shipping for your initial AuthorServicePaK™. All shipping following the initial shipment are FOB our printer’s plant. Minimum reorder: 10 books.

For detailed pricing on reorders contact us at bookorders@madisonavenuebooks.com.



Wholesale pricing on subsequent orders

Each eBook and Print AuthorServicePaK™ has its own unique features. One feature all of these print packages have in common is the ability of the author to reorder additional books at wholesale prices from Madison Avenue Publishing. The amount will vary depending on the number of pages in your printed book. 10 book minimum reorder.

Madison Avenue Author Profile Page

The Author Profile Page is a webpage created to promote our writers and their work. The Author’s Profile Page may contain the writer’s biographical information and picture, published books, links to your personal website, external links to your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites, links to sites where your books are offered for sale, and such other features as we may add from time to time. Click on AuthorProfilePage for a sample.

$99
$99
Amazon Author Page

We set up your Amazon Author Page with your latest e-cover, your photograph, and your bio.

$129
$129
AuthorWebChatTM

AuthorWebChat™ is our video-based online service that features interviews with you when you are published by Madison Avenue Publishing. A copy of your interview is uploaded to our YouTube Channel and your Author Profile Page. You can download the video to your website, provide links to social media sites, and provide a link in your personal e-mails.


$49
$49
Custom Facebook Author/Fan Page

Build your online social media presence on the largest social network in the world. This is not your personal Facebook page. Rather, it is designed around your writing, your books, and your writing life. Here, too, you can announce book signings, link to your personal website, our YouTube page, your books sales pages on the major e-bookstores, and, most importantly, it gives you a platform to interact with your fans.

If you want to establish credibility with potential readers, and keep your existing reader base advised of your latest publications, this is the place to do it.

Because of the evolution of the book business to online sales and marketing, a cleverly designed Facebook page will allow you to organize and manage professional media campaigns for all of your books.

$250
$250
$250
Custom Twitter Author Page

We will design a professional Twitter Page for your book. It will include a customized themed background and your custom Twitter handle. Your Twitter “handle” would usually be: @authorname. If your name is unavailable or if it won’t fit (must be 15 characters or less), we’ll work with you to provide alternatives.

You will also receive our step-by-step guide on how to effectively use Twitter to promote your book.

$350
$350
$350
Author Website

Your personal Author Website will be built on the WordPress platform. This means that even if you have limited technical knowledge, you will be able to independently manage the content on your website. In addition, the WordPress template allows you to expand your website beyond the five included content pages. Here’s what you’ll receive:


  • Book synopsis / description page

  • About the author

  • Excerpts

  • Contact page

  • Your sales page, which you'll need to sell your book directly to consumers online with links to the major e-bookstores.

  • WordPress-powered content management system

  • Links to your social media pages and our YouTube Channel

  • Option to add Google analytics to analyze your web traffic

  • Option to add Image gallery to enrich the interactive experience with your book

  • Your choice of five website layout templates


$750
$750
$750
$750
Proofreading of Your Manuscript

You have expended a lot of time, effort, and energy in writing your book. If you’ve been at your craft for a while, you realize that proofreading your own work is not a good idea, nor is it prudent to have a friend or relative review it. You need an independent, qualified editor to look at it word-by-word, page-by-page, to assure, at a minimum, that it passes our “GPS” Test-Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling.

For more information see Proofread Edit.

$750
$750
$750
$750
Editorial Assessment

Our senior editor will read up to 35 double-spaced pages of your manuscript and prepare a multipage report that offers critical feedback intended to enhance the publication potential of your work.

For more information see Editorial Assessment.

$275
$275
$275
$275
$275
Book Trailers

We work closely with our design team crafting a video teaser about your story. We then position the trailer at strategic points of visibility, such as AuthorWebChat™, social networking, ad campaigns, with book clubs, and in press kits.

For more information see Book Trailers.


$2,250
$2,250
$2,250
$2,250
$2,250
Advanced Editing

For those authors who wish a complete editorial review of their work, we provide advanced editing services. Advanced editing is not included in our AuthorServicePaKs™, but may be purchased by authors who are serious about their work.

Once our review of your manuscript [for compliance with Manuscript Guidelines] is complete, prior to conversion to eBook or print, we recommend a proofread edit. This edit is included in the Author AuthorServicePaK™ or you may purchase this service separately.

For more information, please see our Advanced Editing page.

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IBPA Marketing Programs

Through our membership in the Independent Book Publishers Association [IBPA], Madison Avenue Publishing offers innovative ibpa Marketing Programs to its authors who purchase the Author eBook and Print AuthorServicePaK™.

For more information, please see our IBPA Marketing Programs page.

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IBPA marketing
program quotes

Developmental Edit
$.04/word. Communication time: About 90 minutes (roughly 30 minutes at the front end and 60 minutes upon completion).
Copy Edit
$.02/word. Communication time between author and editor (up to 30 minutes, primarily at the conclusion of the Copy Edit).
Line Edit
$.03/word. Communication time between author and editor (up to 60 minutes, primarily at the conclusion of the Line Edit).
Comprehensive Edit
$.05/word, Communication time between author and editor: up to two hours, with approximately 30 minutes prior to the edit and up to 90 minutes upon completion.