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Breezeway Books Review

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Breezeway Books, also known as Llumina Press, is one of the few online book publishing companies that provide the benefit of a free initial editorial evaluation to determine how much, if any, editing your manuscript might need. Unlike with some online publishing companies, you have the option of finding your own editor.

With Breezeway Books, it takes about 12 weeks to mold your manuscript from its raw form into a published work, which is an average time frame for online book publishing companies. As for royalties, you can expect to receive a generous 30 percent of the cover price for books you sell through this company and 10 percent of the cover price for any of your books sold through a third-party retailer.

As part of its paperback publishing packages, Breezeway Books obtains you a Library of Congress number and ISBN, handles manuscript layout and formatting, and places images in your book. The company also creates an original, full-color cover for your book and helps you compose and edit the text on the front and back covers. You can publish your book in hardcover too if you choose a higher package.

This self-publishing firm creates a page for you and your book in its online bookstore. The company offers free informational eBooks, including one on communication and another that fills you in on how to be successful in online publishing. One thing it does not handle is copyright registration. Instead, it provides instructions on how to do it yourself.

Breezeway Books has only 1,500 titles in print, so its selling reach is small compared to the giant online publishing houses. However, it works with Ingram Book Group and Baker & Taylor, which are huge book distributors, and it sells your book through its online bookstore. Breezeway Books also sells your book on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, Buy.com, Powells.com, Alibris.com and AbeBooks.com.

This online publisher clearly understands the enormous value of eBook publishing. Through another of its paid packages, it prepares your book for digital distribution. You can also get the benefit of See Inside the Book capabilities on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com, which are hugely popular with the book lovers who are your potential readers, as they let the reader read an excerpt before buying.

You can receive many other services for an extra cost, such as copy editing, original cover art, written promotional materials like business cards and bookmarks, press releases, and targeted email campaigns. Ghostwriting services are also available for a fee, which help when you want to tell a tale but cannot express it in words, or need help with developing concepts and organizing the plot.

As a small book publisher, Breezeway Books prides itself on providing the personal touch with its authors. It has features that make it easy for you to work well with the company and sell plenty of your books.