Cranberry Tree Press is a cooperative publishing service. For a fee,
we publish your manuscript and give the books to you, the author. All
profits from the sale of the book to bookstores go to you, thereby
eliminating the publisher as middle-man. Because you deal directly with
us, there is no need for an agent, potentially eliminating another middle-man
and thereby maximizing your profits. This is what many call the "self-publishing"
model, although strictly speaking, since Cranberry Tree Press is a publishing
service, the books aren't self-published. Beyond our initial fee, however,
we don't take a cut of the profits. You simply hire us to do what we do best:
edit, lay out, design, and have your books printed.
After you contact us and we make arrangements to receive your manuscript
we will evaluate it in order to determine the level of editing required.
Some manuscripts are fine as they are or require only light editing, while
some require more work. Our quote to you will in part be determined by the
amount of work needed for editing. We charge by the job, not by the hour,
so you don't need to worry about us working slowly to rack up more time.
If we feel your manuscript is unsuitable for publication, we will not proceed.
This will protect you from investing in a project that has limited prospects
for success, and also helps to protect the image of Cranberry Tree Press, which
in turn helps those authors who publish under our name.
We are willing to work in a variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction,
poetry, and prose. Although we work only with English language manuscripts,
we are happy to accept clients anywhere in the world.
We will then work with you to get your manuscript in the best possible
shape before it is passed on to our design team.
Our experienced designers use industry standard software,
such as Adobe InDesign, to prepare your manuscript for press.
Experts in typography and layout, they will choose an appropriate typeface
and page design, and assemble the book according to accepted conventions of
professional book design, while at the same time showing a sensitivity to
the aesthetic quality of a beautiful book.
We can incorporate author-supplied artwork or
photographs in the cover design, or hire an artist to prepare an illustration.
While being readied for press, the books are fully credentialed. They
receive Canadian cataloguing in publication data, used by libraries around
the world to catalog books, as well as an ISBN and a Bookland EAN
barcode, required by major retailers for inventory control and point of sale
We can have books printed using offset lithographic or digital
(laser xerographic) techniques.
We can do print runs as small as 200 copies or as large as you like. Costs per
book, of course, go down substantially as the size of the print run increases.
can be saddle stitched (stapled) and larger books can be perfect bound in
paperback or hard cover. The particulars of printing, binding, and paper
would be discussed with customer as the quote is prepared, so there will
be no surprises.