Arkbound will help get your book off to the best possible start, setting it apart from other books. Today there are numerous companies that offer ways for you to get published, but they either expect you to do all the work yourself or charge unaffordable fees.
With Arkbound you can get your book properly edited, proof-read, reviewed and promoted at a price you can afford. We bridge the gap between vanity and contemporary publishers, sponsoring talented disadvantaged authors whilst consistently providing accessible publishing to others. Please read below for concise information on what we offer, and if you have any further queries about book publishing feel free to get in touch.
Short of the story itself, a good book must be properly written. This means the grammar, punctuation and structure must be excellent. However, in practice even the best writers can overlook simple errors that a fresh pair of eyes would spot straight away. All successful authors have one thing in common: they utilise the services of a good copy-editor and proof-reader. But for new authors the cost of such services can be prohibitive.
To tackle this problem, Arkbound is able to offer an exceptional offer that brings a properly proofread and copyedited manuscript within anyone’s reach, regardless of their budget. It has also established close links with specialist copy-editors and proof-readers who offer substantial discounts. You will finally be able to give your book a professional polishing without the associated cost!
Once formatted and distributed to e-book sellers, many authors struggle to build up sales because their book has not been reviewed. How can someone expect to know if a book is worth buying if they haven’t seen the opinions of other readers?
Unlike other online providers, Arkbound guarantees reviews for each book that has been properly edited and proof-read. Our links to a network of independent reviewers means that you can feature any one (or several) reviews on your book’s profile, thereby boosting interest and sales. Few other publishers can boast of such a service, and those that do expect you to pay exorbitant fees.
Writing a good book is one thing, selling it is another. The book market is becoming increasingly saturated and competitive, with far too many authors overlooking the need for extensive promotion. There are many ways to promote your book, both online and offline, but again the costs of effectively doing so can be prohibitive.
Arkbound provides a solution. By engaging both offline and online audiences, it will allow you to promote your book to more readers. You will be given a range of tools to expand your reach in social media, the local community, writers’ associations and the press. Our links to regional and national media has seen Arkbound books featured on leading book review pages, even in full-page spreads within publications like The Times magazine. We utilise an extensive press contact list with innovative publicity techniques that set us miles apart from other small publishers.
Through Arkbound’s links, our authors have secured radio interviews, slots at book speaking events, festival appearances and magazine interviews.
Imagine your book being available to read 24/7, both digitally and in hard copy. Your readers can easily access your book, having been made aware of it through good promotion and reviews, then can order a copy that gives you (and them!) the best possible deal.
With Arkbound you can not only distribute your book to e-sellers, after it has been properly formatted, but also make it available for printing. We offer unbeatable rates for Print-on-Demand, whether for individual orders from customers or larger print runs.
We also have accounts with the UK’s leading book distributor networks, Bertrams and Gardners, so your book can be made available in all main retailers (Waterstones, Foyles and WH Smith being the largest). We also have close links with independent retailers. As part of this, we regularly arrange author speaking events and book signings that can swiftly increase sales momentum.
There are various literary awards out there, most of which require publishers to be submitted to. However, most publishers will reserve these opportunities for an elite minority of their authors, if at all.
As a proactive publisher, Arkbound is always open to submitting your work to an award. We want to help you get your book the recognition and rewards it deserves.
We also have our very own award (see adjacent) and are forming partnerships with other independent publishers to ensure that this award is taken to higher levels.
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With Arkbound as your publisher, frog-leap to success!
|Editing||Up to 40,000 words||Up to 80,000 words||Up to 120,000 words|
|Proofreading||Up to 40,000 words||Up to 80,000 words||Up to 120,000 words|
|Reviews (Amazon, Smashwords, BookReviews, Authors promoting Authors, and other bespoke blogs)||3 independent reviews||5 independent reviews|
|Featuring on Arkbound home page (worth £50 in itself)||Discretionary||Yes|
|Included on Featured Books page||Yes||Yes|
|Featured in Boundless magazine (£75 in itself)||Discretionary||Yes|
|Arkbound ISBN Allocation and bar code||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Print on Demand (including setup and proofs)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Distribution via Great British Book Shop||Yes||Yes|
|Wider distribution (Bertrams, Gardner, all main retailers and connected independent stores)||Discretionary||Discretionary||Yes|
|Standard Press Releases||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Enhanced Press Releases and bespoke PR work (Radio, events, magazine reviews and more)||Yes|
|Free colour paperback copies||3||5||10|
|Author 1-1 consultation and ongoing support by telephone and email||1 consultation session||3 consultation sessions||Unlimited sessions|
|Promotional material starter kit (bookmarks, flyers and one optional promotional item – t-shirt or drink mats – with book images and QR codes)||Normal kit||Expanded kit|
Best ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Social Enterprise’ FFR categories
- Basic cover design: £34.99
- Enhanced cover design: £49.99
- Editing: For additional word counts in any given package add an extra £10 per 2,000 words (this covers both proofreading and editing)
- For special and custom options, contact us!
Arch Communications has major journalistic experience and extensive contacts, securing access to mainstream or specialist news media across the country.
Founded by award-winning journalist Matt Youdale, Arch has a strong track record in achieving significant publicity (sometimes worldwide), through understanding exactly what appeals to journalists.
Through partnership with Arkbound, Arch Communications will:
- Work with you to identify the angles most likely to get journalists interested in your story;
- Help you to produce your press release (what to include and how to present it) – or write it for you (whichever you prefer);
- Provide a comprehensive email distribution list for the media you want to target, so it’s easy for you to send out your release .
This exceptional premium promotion package is available exclusively through Arkbound for just £499 – a whopping 40% discount!
Copyediting, proofreading, reviews and formatting
Arkbound has teamed up with Writeitclearly to provide you with the most affordable copyediting, proofreading, review and formatting package on the net. We are proud to finally give talented writers a chance to get effectively published without the accompanying financial barriers. Now your manuscript can be professionally polished, then reviewed and formatted for readers to access – all for just £179.
By partnering with Arkbound, Writeitclearly can help you remove errors in punctuation and grammar, as well as copy-edit to improve meaning and word use. This service is delivered by highly skilled native-English speakers who are experienced Professional Members of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders. Writeitclearly have edited and proofread several hundred best-selling books, as well as working with universities, students, international organisations and publishers. They are also able to scan books already in print and convert these to word documents for editing.