Limited offer!

Inkwater Press wants to make sure your book gets started off on the path to success. For a limited time, if you sign up for a Standard Publishing Package, you will get a special book-signing kit for free!

What comes with a Standard Publishing Package?

Inkwater’s Standard Publication Package comes fully packed with all of the following amazing benefits:

  • Authors will work intimately with Inkwater staff during every stage of their book production. We know each of our authors by name and book title. You will not be a nameless file number or asked for an account number. If you want to work with a company where you are greeted by name, where we love to hear how your life is going, and where we are just as excited about your book’s successes as you—you have found your home with Inkwater Press.
  • Paperback or Hardback version of your book
    • Your choice from a wide selection of trim sizes from pocket sized (4″ x  6″) to a full-page size (8.5″ x 11″)
  • A Kindle version of your book
  • A professionally designed interior
    • Black and white interior with a choice of white or creme* paper (*creme paper is limited in trim size availability)
    • Two electronic proofs and 50 text changes for free
    • Up to 10 author-provided images (additional images for $12.50 each)
  • A professionally designed cover
    • A designer will create a custom cover around a single stock image or author-submitted artwork—multiple alternative versions or more complex designs are available for an additional cost
    • Author’s choice of a glossy or matte finish to the cover
    • Free author photo and bio placement on the back cover
    • Two ISBNs (one for the paperback and one for the ebook)
    • Author-controlled book description
  • A one-hour marketing consultation session
  • Book distribution to the major markets
    • Your book will be submitted to multiple online retailers: Inkwaterbooks.com, Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, Powells.com, Ingram Book Distributors, and Baker & Taylor wholesalers
    • Your book will be listed with Ingram book distributors and Baker & Taylor wholesalers so that nearly any local bookstores can make it available on their shelves if they wish
    • Your book will be listed in the Bowker’s Books In Print catalog
  • 10 complimentary copies of the paperback (or 5 complimentary copies of the hardback version if you choose that format)
    • Additional copies can be purchased for only $2.50 above the print cost!
    • Authors only need to purchase books for their own use. Inkwater Press handles all the book order needs from bookstores.
  • Press release
  • 250 bookmarks, business cards, or postcards
  • An author/book landing page website
    • All critical information about your book will be found on this one page
    • An Inkwater MagicBox version of your book. (Inkwater’s MagicBox is a 3-D, interactive version of your book where viewers can spin, rotate, zoom in, and view your cover from every angle!)
  • Amazon Search Inside
  • Two-book Goodreads giveaway
  • Book club listing with Reader’s Circle

What comes in the free Book-Signing Kit?

Inkwater’s book-signing kit contains $440 worth of products to help you launch your book in style:

  • Foam-core backed poster
    • A variety of sizes are available to fit your specific needs
  • 100 customized postcards or bookmarks for you to advertise your event
  • Customized e-flier for you to used in email and social media

Optional Add-Ons Available

Inkwater Press works with our authors to meet their needs and goals. As complete as our Standard Publishing Package is, we have other services available:

  • Rush timeline
  • Editing
  • Full-color printing for book interiors
  • Additional marketing packages to attract more readers
  • Additional marketing products, such as:
    • Blog-capable websites
    • Advertising giveaways, including coffee mugs, t-shirts, bags, water bottles, etc.
    • Book trailers
    • Interview opportunities
    • Movie theater advertising

Submit Your Manuscript Today!

Click here to submit your manuscript to us.

Contact Us for More Information

Have more questions? We would love to hear from you. You can contact us in a variety of ways:

  • Call us: 503-968-6777 (our office hours are from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday)
  • Email us: info[at]inkwater.com
  • Online submission form: click here

We look forward to hearing about your book!