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Professional Book Publishing With PPG

PROFESSIONAL BOOK PUBLISHING FOR CANADIAN AUTHORS
 
The Polished Publishing Group (PPG) supports Canadian authors in self-publishing professional-quality books by guiding them through the entire process from conception to publication. We assist authors in producing both eBook and paperback versions of their titles plus offer online POD (print-on-demand) distribution opportunities throughout the world. We will publish books for our authors at any time of the year they choose.
 

 
THE PPG MISSION
 
Our mission is to make the book publishing process run as smoothly as possible for all our authors by employing professional editors, ghostwriters, and graphic designers, et cetera, with at least five years experience in their respective roles.
 
We aim to exceed our authors’ service expectations by respecting their needs, wants, and creative vision throughout the entire process while freely sharing our expertise with them.
 
The end result? A professional quality book we can both be very proud of!
 
THE PPG ADVANTAGE
 
Canadian ISBN numbers:
 
PPG will put the author/self-publisher’s primary contact information on each book’s Canadian ISBN application form to ensure the ISBN number is linked to the true copyright owner of the book—the author/self-publisher.
 
Canadian-tailored payment options:
 
All transactions completed through the PPG Online Store are done in Canadian funds thereby removing the hassles and extra fees associated with exchange rates. The total price you see on your online store order is the actual total you will pay, and nothing more.
 
Author-tailored printing options:
 
When you choose PPG to support you in self-publishing, not only will you retain the copyright ownership of your book, but we will also give the final print-ready files to their rightful owner … you. This means at any time you decide to print larger runs (100+ physical copies) of your books to warehouse/distribute on your own, you can feel free to shop around for the best deal with all the printers in your area. For your convenience, PPG also offers a handy print-on-demand service for all your small orders.
 
PPG IS CANADA’S MODERN ECO-FRIENDLY BOOK PUBLISHER
 
PPG operates in a paperless, virtual office environment. Our publishing processes are completely electronic which boosts productivity and makes information sharing much easier from any location anywhere in the country with Internet access. It’s our way of helping the environment while we help our clients. Contact us today!
  
    
    
PPG is a Canadian book publisher dedicated to serving Canadian authors. Visit our
book publishing website to learn how you can publish your book today.

As a user of this website, you are authorized only to view, copy, print, and distribute the documents on this website so long as: one (1) the document is used for informational purposes only; and two (2) any copy of the document (or portion thereof) includes the following copyright notice: Copyright © 2012 Polished Publishing Group (PPG). All rights reserved.

Self-Publishing versus Supported Self-Publishing

So, you’re looking at taking the self-publishing route. This is a wise decision in terms of maintaining copyright ownership of your book. Here at PPG, we agree with your choice wholeheartedly.
  
One suggestion, if you do decide to go this alone, is that you have a detailed conversation with whichever graphic designer you choose to work with to ensure you’re maintaining copyright ownership of your book cover in addition to the story itself. Many times, graphic designers assume they will keep the copyright ownership of whatever artwork they create on your behalf, and authors unwittingly agree to this simply because they didn’t know to have the conversation upfront, and/or they didn’t put a proper contract in place with that designer. I already talked about this a bit in an earlier blog entry titled Who Owns The Artwork? In the comments section of this blog entry, you’ll see many replies from graphic designers who believe they should be paid significant amounts of money if they are expected to give up their rights. This is more common than you may think and can cause problems for authors. By working with PPG, you will eliminate this problem altogether because we only hire artists who agree with our stance on copyright ownership: it belongs to the paying author.
   
One of the biggest benefits of allowing a company like PPG to be your personal project manager throughout the self-publishing process is that we already have all of these types of contracts in placewith experienced professional copy editors, designers, proofreaders, and indexersand these contracts have all been written to protect the copyright ownership of the self-publishing author. Another benefit is that we have already pre-screened all these people on your behalf. We make sure they all have at least five years’ experience in their respective fields. Because of this, you can be assured that you will end up with trade publisher quality at the end of this publishing process. And that’s what you wantyou want professional quality if you expect to compete in the marketplace against other trade quality books.
 

  
Another benefit to working with PPG is that we’ve been through this publishing process several times over, so we’ve fine-tuned the process to ensure it runs as quickly and seamlessly for you as possibleto get your book out to the public sooner than you can on your own. We negotiate all the contracts and take care of the administrative aspect of everything on your behalf so you can focus on the writing and marketing. This is a huge advantage as there is so much to do, and the task can become quite overwhelming and daunting along the way when doing it alone.
 
Whatever you decide, we wish you all the success in the world. And, if you do decide to work with PPG, we will be honoured to support you in self-publishing your professional-quality book.
  
  
    
PPG is a Canadian book publisher dedicated to serving Canadian authors. Visit our
book publishing website to learn how you can publish your book today.

As a user of this website, you are authorized only to view, copy, print, and distribute the documents on this website so long as: one (1) the document is used for informational purposes only; and two (2) any copy of the document (or portion thereof) includes the following copyright notice: Copyright © 2012 Polished Publishing Group (PPG). All rights reserved.