Most of the readers of my blog are not likely old enough to remember the popular song from days gone by, “That’ll be Cash on the Barrelhead, Son.”
On page 88 of 730 in my popular reference work, Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, one may read the origin of the phrase, “Cash on the barrelhead.”
As I was preparing the Publication Agreement this morning for a gentleman who is coming by my office early in the morning to get us started on his autobiographical book, I thought about how we are able to keep our costs at a minimum and our royalty percentage at the highest of any publisher in the marketplace, to my knowledge. It’s the cash only policy. We don’t go into debt for anything. Every book which we order, every set up with the printer, everything we do, we pay “Cash on the barrelhead.” This means full payment for products or services at the time of receipt. So if you want the most reasonable author services, FREE PUBLICATION and the highest percentage of royalties to company profit, email me personally about your upcoming book at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Getting published in the twenty-first century is not the major problem it was a few decades ago. The real issue now is the cost. With the advent of Print On Demand, commonly known as POD, the traditional publishing houses who seem to thumb up their noses at most aspiring authors who have not proven themselves, have had to step back and take notice. In many cases, book stores are closing. There is also a major trend toward e books (which we also put out).
When POD publishers first showed up, they started socking it to new authors, many of whom were still left out in the cold because of thier inability to pay the prices they demanded. And their services were even more exhorbitant than the price of getting the books out.
St. Clair Publications was founded with the author in mind, utilizing a small staff of extremely capable folks, most of whom were struggling authors themselves, and who cared deeply for the authors who are on the outside looking in.
We even have a program for getting published FREE for those not needing any author services. And for those who do require a bit of help, I challenge any other POD publisher to dare to compete with our prices.
So if you want to get a quality work published, simply contact me via email at email@example.com . I double-dog dare you!