The difference between self & commercial publishers

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Self Publishing

  • You invest in your book as a self publisher.
  • You pay for the editorial, design & printing costs.
  • You own all the rights of your book, its book sales and its promotion.
  • Your book can be printed in small quantities and supplied
    as an e-book.
  • We can help you price your book and sell it through our online bookshop.
  • We can advise you how to launch your book to help recover your production costs.

Commercial Publishing

  • We invest in manuscripts that are well written, researched and properly sourced.
  • If we accept your book you will receive a 15% royalty from us.
  • Your royalty will increase if you or your sponsor invest in your book.
  • You own the copyright of your work.
  • We are responsible for book promotion, sales and distribution.

How much does it cost?

On The Stone has a range of publishing packages to suit the different needs of writers and organisations. The cost is determined after we review your manuscript for publication and recommend print-on-demand technology that has reduced the costs of short-run book manufacturing.