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  • What is Light of the Moon's mission?
    Light of the Moon is dedicated to empowering independent authors by providing comprehensive, personalized publishing services. Our mission is to support authors in bringing their unique stories to life while maintaining their creative control and ownership. We believe in transparency, collaboration, and the power of storytelling.
  • How is Light of the Moon different from other publishing services?
    Light of the Moon stands apart from other publishing services due to our unique financial structure. Unlike hybrid publishers or vanity presses, we do not make any residual income from our authors' books. Authors working with us retain 100% of their rights and royalties and have full creative control over their work.
  • What is the process of working with Light of the Moon?
    At Light of the Moon, we work closely with authors at every step of the publishing process. From initial concept development to editing, design, and marketing, we provide comprehensive support. Our process is flexible and tailored to each author's unique needs and timeline.
  • Who does Light of the Moon work with?
    Light of the Moon works with independent authors from every genre. Whether you're a seasoned author or a first-time writer, we're here to help bring your story to life.
  • What can authors expect when working with Light of the Moon?
    Authors can expect 100% support from Light of the Moon during the publishing process. We pride ourselves on our transparent business practices and our commitment to helping all authors. If there's something we don't know, we work to find the correct answer for the author.
  • How does the collaboration process with Light of the Moon work?
    The collaboration process with Light of the Moon is personalized and supportive. It begins with a discovery call to understand the author's vision and needs. From there, a custom publishing plan is created, outlining the services required, such as editing, design, and marketing. The author is involved in every step of the process, ensuring their vision is brought to life.
  • How does Light of the Moon help with marketing and promotion?
    Light of the Moon offers a variety of marketing services to help authors reach their target audience. This includes creating marketing materials like business cards, book inserts, sell sheets, press sheets, and media kits. We also offer strategic marketing meetings to help authors plan their marketing efforts. In addition to this, we have resources available for authors who are looking for website design, social media coaching and management, media outreach, and more.
  • Can Light of the Moon help me if I only need specific services (e.g., editing, cover design)?
    Light of the Moon, along with the professionals we collaborate with, offers a range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of each author. From editing to cover and interior design, and marketing assistance, we’ve got you covered.
  • How much does it cost to publish a book with Light of the Moon?
    The cost to publish a book with Light of the Moon varies depending on the specific services required. As each publishing plan is custom-made to suit the needs of the author, it's best to contact Light of the Moon directly for a personalized quote.
  • Does Light of the Moon print their own books?
    No, Light of the Moon does not print their own books. We believe in empowering authors by giving them full control over their publishing process, including the printing their books. Many independent publishing companies print their books "in-house," which can often mean that the author gives up control over the print cost per book. At Light of the Moon, we help authors choose their printer and set them up directly with the printer. This ensures that authors are only paying for the actual cost of printing, without any additional mark up from us.
  • Why are Light of the Moon Packages custom made?
    At Light of the Moon, we recognize that every book and every author's journey is unique. Therefore, we don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we offer custom-made packages tailored to your specific needs and goals. We take the time to understand your vision for your book and provide the services that will best help you achieve that vision. Whether you need comprehensive support from start to finish or assistance with specific aspects of the publishing process, we're here to help. With our custom-made packages, you only pay for the services you need, ensuring that you receive the best value for your investment.
  • What is traditional publishing?
    Traditional publishing refers to the process where an author submits their manuscript to a publishing house. If accepted, the publishing house takes on the costs of editing, designing, marketing, and distributing the book. In return, they take a significant portion of the book's sales revenue.
  • What is hybrid publishing?
    Hybrid publishing is a model that combines aspects of traditional and self-publishing. In this model, authors pay for the publishing services but also share in the revenue from book sales. However, the terms can vary widely, and some hybrid publishers may also take a percentage of the book's royalties.
  • What is a vanity press?
    A vanity press is a publishing house in which authors pay to have their book published. While this model allows authors to get their work published, vanity presses often do not provide the same level of support in editing, design, and marketing as other types of publishers.
  • What is Empowered Publishing?
    Empowered Publishing is Light of the Moon’s model where authors maintain full control over the creative process and retain all rights and royalties to their work. This model is highly collaborative, with the author working closely with a team of professionals to bring their book to life.
  • Why might an author choose independent publishing over traditional publishing?
    Independent publishing offers several advantages over traditional publishing. Authors maintain full creative control over their work, from the content to the cover design. They also retain all rights to their book and receive all the profits from book sales. Independent publishing can also be a faster route to getting a book published, as traditional publishing often involves a lengthy process of submission, acceptance, and production. Lastly, independent publishing allows authors to publish niche or specialized works that may not be picked up by traditional publishers.
  • What is the difference between traditional and Print on Demand (POD) printing?
    Traditional printing involves printing a large quantity of books at once, often in the hundreds or thousands. This method can lower the cost per book, but it also requires a significant upfront investment and the risk of unsold copies. On the other hand, Print on Demand (POD) printing allows books to be printed as they are ordered. This method eliminates the need for a large upfront investment and the risk of unsold inventory.
  • Is a one-sheet the same as a sell sheet?
    Yes, a one-sheet and a sell sheet are the same thing. They are marketing tools that provide a snapshot of your book, including the title, author, description, and contact information, all on one page.
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