The Partners in Publishing Program
With all of the changes in the publishing industry over the past several years, prospective authors are looking for help to navigate the range of publishing options now available. These options range from hiring a literary agent to help negotiate contracts with large, traditional publishing houses to print-on-demand sources available online. Winston-Crown Publishing House is offering a model of publishing that is somewhere in the middle.
We offer professional services and a quality final product without a high price tag. Our staff has more than 80 years combined experience in the fields of publishing, education, marketing and global humanitarianism. We believe in the “power of story” and feel that nothing preserves the quality and integrity of a story better than a hard copy book. The Winston-Crown difference is in our focus on the “experience” of both the author and the reader. Our staff of professional editors, typesetters, designers, production managers and marketers work with you hand-in-hand to create a high-quality book.
Program Distinctions Include:
• Cost effectiveness
• Ability to more rapidly recoup initial investment
• Professional staff from inception to production
• Shorter production timeframe than traditional publishing
• Book manufacturing services
• Preservation of the author’s voice
• Respect for the integrity of the storyline
• One-on-one attention and guidance throughout the publishing process
• Assistance in the development of the “spine” (Main Storyline)
• Solicitation of author’s creative input
If a manuscript already exists, editorial analysis will be conducted by our professional, experienced book editors. Expert editorial evaluation of manuscripts will focus on:
*Manuscript Assessment (targeted reader groups, editorial strengths and weaknesses, writing style)
*Developmental Editing (conception, structure and organization, author coaching)
*Line Editing (mechanics and language usage issues involving grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling)
*Advanced Editing (pacing, redundancy, restructuring, manuscript polishing)
*Permissions and Sourcing (documentation, bibliography, sourcing notes, references, and citations)
If a manuscript does not yet exist, our professional book editors will have varying levels of involvement in the production of a finished work including:
Collaborating & Ghost Writing
Our professional Graphic Designers will create a custom cover design specifically for your book. Promotional cover copy and author biographical copy will also be provided.
*Custom Cover Design
In collaboration with you, the author, our marketing experts will create a custom marketing package to help promote you as an author, as well as your book. This comprehensive marketing package may include:
*Custom Marketing Plan (Measurable Marketing Objectives, Target Market Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Marketing Tactics)
*Website (Custom Design and Hosting, Search Engine Optimization)
*Email Marketing (Templates and Mailing List)
*Social Media Set Up (Facebook, Twitter)
*Direct Marketing Kit (Personalized Postcards, Bookmarks, Business Cards)
*Press/Publicity Kit (Press Releases, Book Fact Sheet, Author Bio, Author By-lined Articles, Media List, Pitching and Distribution Service)
*Speaker's Services (Scheduled Speaking Engagements and Book Signings, Book Table Signage and Materials, Posters/Flyers to Advertise Events)
Winston-Crown Publishing House works with the industry's best printers to produce a high-quality final book product. The printing and production process includes:
*Registrations (ISBN, Library of Congress & Copyright Registrations, EAN/Bookland Bar Code)
*Pre-press Proof (Review and Sign-Off)
*Sample Copies (Delivered to Winston-Crown for Author Use and Pre-Publication Reviews)
Print & Production
Winston-Crown Publishing House works with professional industry distribution and fulfillment service providers to bring your titles “to market.”
Distribution & Fullfillment
Notting Hill Press, a division of Winston-Crown Publishing House, assists aspiring authors in the process of publishing their own inspirational life-stories. While these stories may not fit the "humanitarian" category that our Winston-Crown books are published under, we recognize that everyone has a story to tell, and the preservation of that story is an important part of a personal legacy.
In order to help you determine the best course of action for the publication of your story, please submit your book proposal. If your manuscript is accepted, we will help you determine which of our services would best assist you in your publishing needs.