FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why the name True Perspective?
True Perspective means telling the story from three perspectives; yours, mine and the truth. Our parent company The Power of Perspective, Inc. represents a brand that strives to encourage humanity to see life and its people from their multiple points of view upon demand. The True Perspective Publishing House was created to freely grant access to the publishing world by removing the boundaries that keep the average person from telling their version of God’s truth in their life. Our desire is to help our authors to consider objectives on a global platform.
2. Why should I choose your True Perspective as my publisher?
We value your gift, your passion and most importantly your time. We know you have a variety of publishers to choose from. We vow to treat your book as though it may be the one to literally change someone’s destiny forever. So this means seeing to it that you and your book are packaged in a way that tells God we are honoring Him through the way we treat you and the work He has given you to do.
3. How long have you been in business?
We launched True Perspective Publishing February 1, 2011. Although new to the publishing world our Founder and President, Sean Cort has been in the media industry for over 30 years. His reputation as a broadcaster and motivational speaker has earned him the reputation and the noteworthy integrity that drove scores of potential authors to our doors at the mere mention of starting a publishing company.
4. What kinds of books do you publish?
We publish books that are inspirational and educational in nature. We also publish fiction, art, poetry and biographical material. We reserve the right to not publish any book for any reason we determine not in the best interest of our reputation and the authors we represent
5. What do the terms print on Demand and self-publishing mean?
Print on Demand simply means that we have the ability to print copies of your book as the market need arises. There is no need to warehouse your books. We store your book digitally and can print a book in under a minute and get it to you or where you decide within a matter of days. Self-publishing implies that you are writing your book your way and intend on publishing and marketing it according to your criteria. Basically you are the boss.
6. How long does this process take?
From the time you submit your proofed and edited manuscript and front and back cover files according to our specifications; the publishing process can take as much as 90 days or as little as 45 days if you choose our Rush service.
7. Who owns the rights to my book?
You will own 100% of the rights to your book. True Perspective is not interested in owning what God gave you. You can also fire us as your publisher at any time after your book has been published without any questions asked. Since you own your rights you are free to take your book to another publisher.
8. In what ways are you different from other self-publishers?
We offer more value for your dollar. We encourage you to do your research before selecting any publisher. You will find that we offer more inclusive services for our publishing platforms than most self-publishers. We also offer more relevant services for those who desire to reach a multi-ethnic readership as well. Some of those services include translation services and media marketing. Your author representative can give you more details.
9. Will you return my phone calls and emails?
You will get a returned phone call or email within 48 hours unless our offices are closed for a holiday or vacation. In either case you will be instructed in a manner that will accurately set your expectations for a response.
10. How do I earn money on book sales?
Your book will be given an ISBN which means an International Standard Book Number. This will identify your book worldwide. Your book will also be given a bar code so that it can be tracked and sold in retail outlets globally. You can order your book directly from us at a highly discounted rate and resell it at its retail price. There is no minimum order required, so you can order one book at a time or hundreds at a time. You can also direct readers to purchase your book directly from our website or Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles or any online book retailer if you choose our worldwide distribution option. Due to the wholesale nature of worldwide distribution your net royalty proceeds will be much less than direct sales from you or our website.
11. When do I get paid?
You will be issued royalty statements and checks quarterly.
12. Are my book royalties taxed?
Depending on where you live. We will issue you a 1099 form which you will then take to your accountant who will advise you accordingly.
13. Do I have the final say on my book?
Yes you do. We require that your submitted manuscript be edited and proofed for typographical errors first. We do not include these services in any package, but offer them as an add–on service. Once your project has met our quality control specifications then we send the final proof to you for your approval.
14. How many books do I have to purchase?
There is no book minimum required for purchase. You can order one book at time if you desire.
15. Who handles the shipping?
If you order your books in bulk, you will be responsible for packing and shipping. If you have readers order directly from us then the printing plant will pack and ship for you so you can focus on marketing your book instead of constant trips to the post office. The customer will select the postage options.
16. Who determines the cost of my book?
Your book’s price is determined by its page count. The cost of your book is hidden within the bar code so that book stores will know the price of your book. You may choose to charge what you like for your book.
17. What will my book look like?
You have a choice of several trim sizes. You may also choose from three cover templates as well as having anyone of our award winning graphic designers create a custom cover for you. Your internal text will also be professionally prepared and set in type. You have the option of a book in black and white or color.
18. Do you publish authors who do not reside in the United States?
Yes we do. They will have to call our business office to discuss the details. Payments for publishing must be made in U.S. funds. We cannot accept checks from International banks.
19. Will my book be found on book store shelves?
That is a retail decision that each book store is given the authority to make. If you book is in demand at that particular book store then they will. They can certainly look up your ISBN number and order it on demand for anyone who wants to purchase a copy.
20. Will my book be available on Amazon.com?
Yes it will. Once your first book copy is mailed to you, your title will be listed on Amazon within two to three weeks after that. This depends on how fast Amazon is updating their new titles.
21. Will I get my own personal web page that promotes my book?
Yes, every True Perspective author will get their own web page on our site so you can use the URL in marketing initiatives.
22. How do I purchase the publishing package that suits me best?
Simply go to our services tab at the top of this page and select the services and price that suit you best. You can upgrade and purchases add on services at any time. Once you click on the buy now button, just follow the link and instructions from there. Once we receive your payment you will officially be a part of the True Perspective family of authors.
23. What happens after I pay?
A True Perspective author services representative will contact you within 24 hours to introduce themselves and welcome you. We will then discuss your vision for your book project and the timeline you desire. It is important to follow through on the deadlines issued by your author representative in order to keep your book project on the schedule you set.
24. How long can I take to publish my book once I issue payment?
Once you remit your payment for your services you have up to six months before you are required to submit your completed, proofed and edited manuscript according to our submission guidelines.
25. How do I pay for the books I order?
We will electronically invoice you and you can remit payment via PayPal or by check through the U.S. Postal service.
26. Will there be any other hidden costs or additional fees to publish my book after I purchase my publishing package?
Absolutely not. The only other fees we charge are for add on services that you may choose to enhance the quality of your book or its marketability. You are under no obligation to purchase these fees.
27. Do you publish books in full color?
Yes we do. Please click here to see the guidelines for full color book submissions.
28. Do you offer editorial services?
Yes we do. These are part of our additional services. These costs vary according to your specific need. Your author services representative will help you devise the most economical budget to suit your needs.
29. If I choose to translate my English book into Spanish, what are the costs involved?
Translating your English book into Spanish will require hiring our translator who is also a professional writer. You will be billed per page or per word and will require the same set up fees as a new book including a separate ISBN number. Any pricing platform can be purchased for a Spanish book.
30. What other languages do you translate books?
We translate books into French and Italian. Your author services representative will be more than happy to discuss your specific details and help you devise an economically feasible budget.
31. Some other book publishers offer 24 hour phone order services. Does true Perspective offer this service?
At this time we do not. As the demand grows for this service we will incorporate it into our package offerings.