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Monsoon Books Canada

We create marketable books from your manuscript.

Proof Package

349$

All the technical work plus one proof copy.

Technical Design

49$ / hour

Technical design work

Proof Copy

24$ / copy

If you require extra proof copies.

What is self-publishing?

First-time authors may find it difficult to be accepted by a publishing house because of the unpredictable sales of a newcomer’s book, or because traditional publishing companies prefer books that will interest the mass market. But now more than ever, many new authors are turning to self-publishing as a viable and profitable alternative. Authors find self-publishing attractive for many reasons but mainly because it allows the author to be in control of the entire creative, production and selling process. Therefore, all money received from book sales are exclusively yours, including the finished copies, the copyright, and all subsidiary rights.

Reasons to self-publish

Most traditional publishing houses work on a production cycle that can last over a year. At Monsoon Books, we can have your book completed and ready to ship in as little as ten business days depending on the volume you require.
A published book is as individual as its author, and self-publishing gives you complete control of how your book will look once it is published. Monsoon Books will work with you personally to ensure that all decisions are yours from editing, proofreading and book design and that your book is published exactly as how you would want it.
Book Publishing is a $1.7 billion enterprise in Canada. Consider this: a
traditional publisher that finances the publishing of a new manuscript may offer as little as 5% to 15% royalty to a new author. But as a self-published author who will handle your own promotion and sales, you get to keep 100% of the profits made from the sale of your book. And if your book sells successfully, your high profit margin will give you the upper hand in negotiations with other traditional publishers.
A traditional publishing house usually owns all rights to a book. That means you, the author, would not be able to print additional copies without the written consent of the publisher or unless you purchased those rights back. Why sell yourself short to let a publisher own and control what you have created? As a self-published author, you own all rights to your book and Monsoon Books can help you print (and reprint) as little as 10 copies or as many as 1000 copies on demand.
The average print run for a work of first-time fiction in Canada is 1,500 compared to 10,000 in the United States, making the unit cost per Canadian book much higher. Traditional publishers usually do a large press run that is more cost-effective, and to fill the demand of a mass market. But if your book caters to a special niche market, or if your book is targeted to a smaller audience, self-publishing will enable you to print a small quantity of books to test the market. Export of Canadian books has tripled since 1989, more than three times faster than Canadian film exports. If you know your audience and understand that market, there is nobody better than you who knows how many books you can sell.
Over 80% of Canadian-authored titles are published by Canadian owned publishing firms. This means a healthy book publishing industry is essential for Canadians to be able to read Canadian stories. But books about local or regional topics are generally produced by local authors in short-run quantities, as large publishers will decline publishing these books because of limited sales potential.
Making money is not the only reason to publish. Sharing what you have learned, helping others by making your book readily available, or leaving a legacy are other admirable motives. A book is an expression of yourself and is as individual as you are. Monsoon Books can help you capture those intimate reflections with permanence.

Here are some of the books we’ve help create.

Customer Comments

“It was pleasure meeting you yesterday – the book simply looks beautiful and magnificent.”
Henry T. Malon
“If not for Publishers like you there would be no authors like me, especially poets.”
Gary Gaines

Quotes

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thoughts and speculation at a standstill.”
Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989)
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
Sir Winston Churchill

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