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This is the joint-venture managed publishing solution from Köehler Books that provides you with full distribution through Ingram to brick-and-mortar bookstores for print, as well as online retailers for print and digital. It also includes our Emerging Authors Program, which provides authors with a marketing program, as well as coaching and training of the author in a collaborative manner.

Included Features with a Co-Publishing Contract:

  • Turnkey publishing and management by Köehler Books
  • A seat on our Emerging Authors Program
  • Softcover and e-book included and hardcover optional
  • Award-winning custom editing and design
  • Publishing contract with a 2-year+ term
  • ISBNs for print and e-book are included
  • Contracted offer to publish your next book as a traditional deal if a sales goal (eg. 3,000) is reached
  • Print and digital full distribution through Ingram to 39,000 bookstores and online retailers
  • 50-70% author royalties on print and digital sales, 50% on audio and foreign rights sales.
  • Inclusion in Ingram’s catalogs
  • Our Marketing program includes title tip sheet, media releases, book Web page, cover polls, and promoting the book to booksellers, Ingram and other distributors. We also coach authors on social media and other marketing through the life cycle of the book.
  • 20 copies of your printed book
  • Author may purchase additional books below wholesale
  • Author may purchase advanced marketing package or hire one of our Experts to assist with marketing and/or design of websites, trailers and more.

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A co-publishing package with Köehler Books is typically around $6,000 for a fully-edited, standard size book of 40,000 – 70,000 words. We will provide a line-item estimate detailing all costs for pre-publication work, along with a comprehensive publishing contract detailing royalties, term, production requirements and other legal details. Your cost could be higher or lower, depending on the quality of the work and the anticipated editing time.

Or maybe co-publishing isn’t for you?


We publish three ways.

Traditional Publishing

Typically for established writers with superb stories
  • This option is normally only for seasoned writers (with or without an agent) with superb work and a verifiable track record of sales and marketing success. The term traditional means that the author will not pay for any development costs or fees, and will typically be offered an advance payment on royalties.
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Typically for emerging and established writers
  • This option is best for emerging writers with high-quality work desiring a professional-level publishing experience. Writers accepted into our Emerging Author Program are positioned to land a traditional deal on subsequent books. Those best suited for this program are motivated and collaborative, and receive the same level of editing, creative development and marketing as our traditional authors.
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Typically for new writers and those who want full control
  • This option is best for entrepreneurial authors who wish to manage sales and distribution of their work, or who just want a limited number of books for personal use. We provide all of the creative development and technical expertise, and then position and train the author to publish through IngramSpark.
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