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Paths to Publishing

Kayppin Media

Publishers acquire manuscripts, mainly through agents

Not applicable

Aquisitions through direct and agented submissions

6-12 months to land an agent, 6-12 months to sell a manuscript, and typically 18-24 months+ after acquisition for the manuscript to be published (average times may vary)

At author's own pace

An average of 6-8 months for fully distributed titles, less for eBooks only

Full retail distribution

Typically, no retail distribution (online availability via Amazon is standard)

Full bookstore distribution (with an additional focus on DTC)

Advance plus royalties (5-10%), paid twice annually

All expenses are born by author and all profits flow to author

10% royalty to Kayppin Media (or 20-50% of net sales to authors depending on selected business model). Profits paid monthly.

In-house creative and editorial team


In-house creative and editorial team with backgrounds in traditional publishing

Not offered

At author's expense

Page360 discounts for publishing partners


None, or upfront fee through a vanity press


Relies heavily on the author for marketing and targeted to limited release timeframe

Up to the individual author

Ongoing (long-term strategy and focus)

Typically no cause-related marketing is associated at the publisher level

Up to the individual author


Royalties and Advancements
Time to Market
Continuing Education
Design, Editing, Printing
Publishing Fee
Consumer Marketing
Giving back to the Community
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