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WHY PUBLISH YOUR BOOK UNDER THE MJV LITERARY PUBLISHING IMPRINT?


There is little doubt that the proudest moment of an author's life is publishing their book, especially the first time.  But in the age of digital media and risk-free marketing, it is perhaps small surprise that traditional publishing deals from the "big" houses are becoming almost mythical for unknown authors, while the world's biggest book-selling platform Amazon is continually making it easier to self-publish and remain in full control of your writing career.  Increasingly, therefore, authors are choosing to turn their backs on the "Holy Grail" of a publishing contract to publish their own work.

But, what is the best choice for you?

It is widely recognized nowadays that publishing for unknown authors falls into these two models, or increasingly popularly a hybrid of the two.  

MJV Literary offers a different way of publishing, which gives you full ownership of your work, the prestige of a growing and increasingly respected imprint, and even royalties of any sales that we make.


HOW IT WORKS:


SEND US YOUR BOOK.


WE CARRY OUT OUR STANDARD EDITORIAL APPRAISAL AND DECIDE IF YOUR BOOK IS A GOOD FIT FOR THE MJV LITERARY IMPRINT.*


IF IT IS, WE WILL FULLY TYPESET YOUR PRINT-READY BOOK AND CREATE AN ATTRACTIVE KINDLE VERSION FOR EASY UPLOAD TO AMAZON KDP.  WE WILL ALSO PROVIDE YOU WITH TWO MJV LITERARY IMPRINT ISBNs.



YOU SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON WITH YOUR NEW ISBNs AND FEATURING THE REPUTABLE BRANDING OF THE INCREASINGLY POPULAR MJV LITERARY IMPRINT.



YOUR BOOK IS LISTED AND FEATURED AS AN MJV LITERARY IMPRINT TITLE IN OUR REGULAR NEWSLETTER AND PORTFOLIO CATALOGUE. 



WE PROMOTE IT ON OUR OWN PLATFORMS AND AT EVENTS; WE EVEN PAY YOU AN INDUSTRY-STANDARD ROYALTY FOR ANY COPIES WE SELL!



YOU RETAIN EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO SELL THE TITLE ON AMAZON... AND YOU KEEP ALL ROYALTIES FROM COPIES YOU SELL ON ANY PLATFORM!


PLEASE NOTE: unlike other "hybrid" and "shared publishing" houses, it is our policy to only offer MJV Literary Imprint Publishing to a hand-picked selection of top quality titles in order to build the most respected portfolio we can.

*If your book is not considered a suitable fit for MJV Literary Imprint publishing, we will advise about any work which is required and recommend our SELF-PUBLISHING PACKAGE.



Included in the MJV Literary Imprint Publishing Package:

- Free editorial appraisal;
- Typeset version of your book;
- Kindle version of your book;
- Paperback ISBN;
- Kindle book ISBN;
- MJV Literary logo and branding;
- Permanent inclusion in our portfolio catalogue;
- Ongoing promotion on our website and social media platforms;
- Possible promotion and royalties from events we might attend;
- Amazon KDP publishing support;
- Lifetime inclusion in our FEATURED LISTINGS

All for a one-off fee:

$199


(important - please read)

1. This is not a traditional publishing format.  We do not imply that we will sell or market your book on any platform; you are advised to carry out your own marketing and sales campaigns.
2. We do not publish your book.  Our service is intended to give you the manuscript formats required to self-publish your book on Amazon KDP, under the imprint of MJV Literary and with our ongoing support and promotional effort. 
3. An editorial appraisal and recommendations must be requested of and made by us before we will consider your book for inclusion as an MJV Literary imprint title.  This may include suggestions regarding the book's cover.
4. We do not guarantee in any way that your book will be accepted as an MJV Literary published title.  It is our policy to selectively hand-pick titles for our portfolio, which we feel meet the quality we would like our imprint to be associated with.  In the case that your book is not accepted as an MJV Literary imprint title, we may offer you other services or publishing packages which we consider more suitable.  We are not obliged to state our reason for rejecting any submission for MJV Literary imprint publishing, and undertaking any editorial work we recommend does not suggest in any way that we will later accept your book into our portfolio.
5. When undertaking this service you are expected to remove all previous editions and publications of your book from the Amazon platform, and to use the ISBN numbers that we provide you with.  
6. We cannot guarantee that your completed versions will be suitably formatted for upload to any other platforms than KDP, such as Barnes and Noble - however, we would be more than happy to support you in this respect.  We may provide a complimentary .ePUB version of your book - we make no guarantees regarding the functionality of complimentary versions on any platform.
7. We reserve the right to purchase stock of your book for our own events and to promote the MJV Literary Imprint brand, at your KDP "Author Order" rate, plus a contractually agreed standard royalty rate (usually between 12% and 15%).  You agree to provide KDP verification of the Author Order rate if we request it.  We do not pay royalties in arrears, only on advance copies we choose to stock.  
8. The only exception to the latter may be if have run out of copies and sold book orders to customers for later fulfilment, which you are expected to provide to us at the last agreed rate.  It is up to the author to inform us if the Author Order rate has increased.  
9. We reserve the right to feature your book and sell any stock we may have on our own website, social media and other platforms, as long as it does not compete with your own listings.  We promise not to sell any versions of your book on any platform which competes with your own.
10. You are not bound by any term contract, and can stop listing books with our ISBN at any time.  If we find that you have stopped listing editions with our assigned ISBN numbers on Amazon, we assume the right to remove your title from our portfolio of MJV-published titles.  No refund will be given in any instance.
11. We may not necessarily assume that you have chosen to end our partnership until we have received written confirmation from you.  In any case, we reserve the right to sell any MJV-branded copies of your book we have in stock, on any platforms which do not compete with your own.
12. We reserve the right to charge whatever price we wish to when selling our stock of your book, including at a reduced price if necessary.
13. You can only use our logo and branding on the cover, interior and any promotional listings for the relevant edition of the agreed title.  You are not permitted to use them for any other reason or any other title.
14. Any agreement will only apply to the finalized edition we have appraised and approved; any editorial changes to the manuscript's interior, however small, will be considered a new edition.  In this case your MJV-assigned ISBNs can not be used and the new edition will not be considered an MJV Literary title without our further approval, which may incur an additional cost.  In some cases, we may also consider changes made to the cover a reason to review the partnership.  
15. We reserve the right to terminate the partnership at any time without notice, if we feel that any of the agreed terms have been broken by the author, or if the book or the author are implicated or involved in any conduct or controversial situation which may bring the brand of MJV Literary into disrepute.  This includes offensive, abusive or otherwise indecent conduct by the author.  In this case, no refund will be given.
16. EU-based authors will need to regularly agree to our GDPR requirements in order to continue using the MJV Literary imprint.


All books we work with are automatically listed for life in our FEATURED BOOK LISTINGS.

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