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07-13-2007, 12:13 AM
An opportunity for my fellow writers:

Power Publishing is a Midwest publisher of books that make a positive difference in the lives of our readers. We are CURRENTLY SOLICITING MANUSCRIPTS. We seek inspiring/motivating and/or instructional/reference manuscripts across a variety of genres including nonfiction, fiction, children’s books, and textbooks. If you have a manuscript you would like to submit, please visit us at www.powerpublishinginc.com (http://www.powerpublishinginc.com/) and check out our easy submission guidelines and find more information about us.

I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks.

Janet Schwind
www.myspace.com/webbedtoes (http://www.myspace.com/webbedtoes)

07-13-2007, 12:15 AM

A vanity press posting itself in the bewares part of the forum.


The Breakthrough Program is designed for first-time authors with an unpredictable market or previously published authors who expect a limited initial demand for their title. The author generally pays for all production costs of the project in exchange for receiving the highest royalty percentage of all programs offered. The author may additionally request a marketing plan be developed for the work.

How much are you willing to invest in your project to see higher royalties? The Partnership Program is our flexible publishing option designed for authors who want to participate in the marketing of their title in exchange for a higher royalty percentage than with the Premier Program. With the Partnership Program, Power Publishing and the author share the costs of publication and marketing. In exchange for the author's financial risk, a higher royalty percentage will be paid.


Our Premier Program is designed for established professionals or previously published authors, and follows the method of traditional publishing. In exchange for the well-defined market the author already commands, Power Publishing assumes all publishing and marketing costs for the project. The author receives a royalty percentage and potential royalty advance determined on a per-project basis. We also welcome the opportunity to review recommendations from literary agents.


07-13-2007, 12:16 AM
Saves time, certainly.

07-13-2007, 12:22 AM
It's really very funny.

07-13-2007, 12:22 AM
Now that takes ballz...

07-13-2007, 12:24 AM
Bless their little cotton socks.

Ballz or epic stupidity.

07-13-2007, 12:29 AM
It's another one set up by authors:

As authors ourselves, we understand the blood, sweat and tears that go into creating your manuscript, the inner strength it takes to read a critique, the agony of receiving a rejection letter, and the frustration when, after all is said and published, the royalty you are paid seems unjust.

::heartfelt sigh::

07-13-2007, 12:33 AM
They really ARE looking out for us! :hat:

Where do I sign up?

Momento Mori
07-13-2007, 12:37 AM
Wow. They offer 4 packages, but my favourite is the Legacy Package:

Author assumes all costs for the project on a per-item quoted basis. Author retains all rights to the title and royalties are not applicable.

There is no contractual agreement with this type of publication.


07-13-2007, 12:38 AM
Wow. They offer 4 packages, but my favourite is the Legacy Package:

So why not head to Kinkos and save yourself the postage?

I still like'm.

07-13-2007, 02:13 AM

Welcome to AW.

Could you tell us a little more about Power Publishing. Your background in publishing, your staff, distributor, etc.

Thank you.


07-14-2007, 01:43 AM
Now I understand why you wear the mask, Brian - so you can keep a straight face. :tongue

01-27-2010, 06:31 AM
They dropped the "Legacy" option at some point: http://www.powerpublishinginc.com/index.php?fa=authors.puboptions

In fact, the Options page is no longer accessible from the main page. The "For Authors" page is now the spiel for their AuthorFirstTM program.

Some key features of the AuthorFirst™ program include:

* Low print copy prices - You typically pay only about 30% of your book's retail price, letting you profit up to 70% on each copy you sell!
* Innovative alternative book formats - Large print, eBook, and Amazon Kindle format options maximize the opportunity for sales of your book.
* High-quality book production - Using respected publishing professionals in areas of graphic design, editing and interior formatting.
* Flexibility - Our program is designed to let you customize your budget and services to fit the unique needs of your project.
* Fast turnaround - You can see your book in print within 60 days or less.*

You also get the benefit of earning royalties on books we sell for you through the publishing trade:

* Trade support - Full access to and support from our established trade distribution channels as with any traditional publishing program - including Ingram, Baker & Taylor and Bowker Books in Print.
* Retail support - Through online partners including Amazon, Borders and Barnes & Noble.
Which leads me to suspect they no longer offer non-pay contracts.

05-20-2011, 08:11 PM

I just spoke with one of their authors. For the record, guys, is this a publishing credit?

ETA: OOPS! Wrong "power publishing." Will start new thread.

05-20-2011, 08:27 PM
Looks like it's the same one, actually.

I've never heard of vanity publishing ever counting as a publishing credit.

12-08-2013, 10:39 PM
Site's gone; looks like last books published in '10.

(Not to be confused with Power Publishing Corp./Inc. at http://powerpublishing.org/home.php)