Questions And Answers

When a question continually comes up, we add it, and our answer, to this page. We hope you find this helpful. If you have a question not answered here, send it along to mary@foremostpress.com Use ANSWERS for the subject. We'll get right back to you.

For Readers

Why are your prices for paperbacks so high?

Isn't $5.97 a bit steep for shipping costs?

You offer a 12-month quality guarantee. And that's neat. But don't people take advantage of this? Like returning a book because they didn't like the ending of the story?

Why are your prices for paperbacks so high?

They are higher than for paperbacks you see on newstands. But they are trade paperbacks. Which means much finer quality throughout.

top

Isn't $5.97 a bit steep for shipping costs?

The fact is $5.97 does not usually cover the cost of delivering. In addition to the USPS fee, our printer charges $1.50 to package your book and hand it to USPS. We make up the difference ourselves. Our books are shipped from LaVergne, TN 37086 and weigh a pound or more.

top

You offer a 12-month quality guarantee. And that's neat. But don't people take advantage of this? Like returning a book because they didn't like the ending of the story?

You guessed right. A few do. But very, very few. You see, most of our customers, like most people, are well-intended. Since we always play fair with them, they treat us in the same way. Hey, it works for us. We hope it works for you.

top

For Authors

Some publishers charge nothing to publish one's book in print. Why should I pay you?

Do you screen manuscripts?

What do you do to keep people from giving away copies of an electronic book?

top

Some publishers charge nothing to publish one's book in print. Why should I pay you?

If we didn't charge a fee, we'd have to buy your book. Then it would no longer be yours, but ours. And you'd have no further say in its future. We ask no rights of any kind to your book. This leaves you free to sell your book to anyone else at any time.

And we encourage you to continue the agent/offline publisher game. Because this is where the bucks are, and where reputations are made.

We make certain nothing in our deal detracts in any way with your efforts to hit the big time.

top

Do you screen manuscripts?

Yes. We demand professionally written prose that is first rate in all respects. This includes error-free copy. If yours is not, do the editing before sending it to us.

Any book we offer our customers must be good. By continuing to meet their expectations, they come to trust us. They return repeatedly to grab another title. Maybe yours.

top

What do you do to keep people from giving away copies of an electronic book?

There is nothing that can be done to prevent this, unless you want to get into some complex password protection schemes that lock a book to a single computer. This creates lots of problems, as a customer may have a legitimate reason for loading your book on another computer. As in preparing to go on vacation, maybe. With copy machines and computer printers, it has become impossible to prevent copies of one's work from being distributed. Rather than being concerned about something beyond your control, write another good tale. You may have generated some new fans in all this, folks who'll buy your next story.

top


For Readers | For Booksellers | For Authors
Kudos | Questions & Answers | Privacy Policy
Contact Us | About Us | Site Map | Home
Top of Page

Search this site

Foremost Press: 7067 Cedar Creek Rd., Cedarburg, WI 53012
Call Mary at 1.262.377.3180 or Email: Mary@ForemostPress.com
©2004,2016 ForemostPress.com All Rights Reserved.