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Hybrid Publishing Model

This is the joint-venture managed and cooperative publishing solution from Köehler Books that provides you with full distribution through Ingram to  over 30,000 online and brick and  mortar retailers for print and digital. It also includes our Emerging Authors Program, which provides authors with a comprehensive marketing program, as well as coaching and training of the author in a collaborative manner. The goal is to sell a lot of books and to turn the writer into a professional author.

Included Features with a Co-Publishing Contract:

  • Turnkey publishing and management by Köehler Books
  • A seat on our Emerging Authors Program
  • Two free Pocket Guide books
  • An Author/Book webpage on Koehler Books’ website
  • Vote the Cover campaigns
  • Ebook Sales
  • Awards Assistance- we provide ten books to the author for awards programs
  • Koehler Books’ social media promotes the author’s release, cover poll and more
  • Softcover and e-book included and hardcover optional
  • Award-winning custom editing and design
  • Publishing contract with a 3-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. 2,000) is reached
  • Print and digital full distribution through Ingram to over 30,000 bookstores and online retailers
  • 60% author royalties on print and digital sales, 50% on foreign rights sales.
  • Inclusion in four catalogs: Ingram’s iPage, Edelweiss, Overdrive and DropCap
  • 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 softcovers and 10 hardcovers of your printed book
  • Author may purchase additional books below wholesale
  • Access to one of our Experts to assist with marketing and/or design of websites, trailers and more.

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A co-publishing deal includes developmental line editing and/or copyediting, cover wrap and interior layout and design, ISBNs, and all production for distribution of softcover and ebook, hardcover optional. It also includes a marketing program with author training and coaching, a 3-year term, a traditional deal for the next book if the author sells 2,000 or more units, 60% royalties based on net, a tip sheet, a digital Advanced Review Copy (ARC), a cover poll, inclusion in Ingram’s catalogs, and 20 printed softcover ARCs and 10 hardcovers.


A co-publishing package with Köehler Books ranges in price, depending on the size of the book, the quality and craft of the manuscript, and the number of graphics and illustrations used on the interior of the book. Pricing ranges from $2750 – $3750 for a children’s book, $4500 – $5950 for a small memoir or non-fiction book, and $5900 – $8250 for a full-sized novel requiring developmental line editing.

Koehler Books 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 may vary from the above estimates, depending on the quality of the work and the anticipated editing time, as well as advanced design work needed.


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