Publish Risk-Free…

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…in Zero Gravity’s “Little Books” series

Wanted: Zero Gravity “Little Books” to produce for sale on the Zero Gravity website at www.LifeIsPoetry.net. Please see sample on the Zero Gravity website at Carry Me to This Enchanted Shore: A Morning Prayer.

We are seeking

  • original prayers
  • spiritual wisdom, and
  • meditation-related poetry or prose

…from all faith traditions. If accepted, your submission will be designed as part of the Zero Gravity “Little Books” series and offered for sale in Zero Gravity’s Holiday Store and Bookstore and listed in our eBay store.

You book will remain in Zero Gravity’s Bookstore and eBay store listings until you request that it be withdrawn.

Books are 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, printed in full color on recycled card stock with laminated covers and comb binding.

Deadline

You may submit manuscripts at any time. The deadline for inclusion in Zero Gravity’s online Holiday Store and eBay Holiday Store, however, is November 15, 2008.

Terms

You will retain copyright on text; the publisher, Zero Gravity, will hold copyright on design. Copyright on images will remain with either the artist/photographer or Zero Gravity.

You pay only setup/design cost: $1.50 per page (10 pages minimum, 25 pages maximum – $15.00 to $37.50). A $15.00 deposit is required at the time the manuscript is accepted. Please allow about 7 business days for completed design.

You may purchase as many finished books as you want at 40 cents per page plus USPS media-mail shipping rate. There is no “handling charge.” (You have the option of selecting Priority Mail or Express Mail for faster delivery. E-mail Mary@LifeIsPoetry.net if you wish to use a USPS service other than media mail.)

Selected books will be offered on the Zero Gravity website and eBay store with no listing fee. Books sold via the Zero Gravity website and eBay store will be priced as follows:
(a) 40 cents per page, plus
(b) $2.00 Zero Gravity commission, plus
(c) whatever additional markup you choose, if any, plus
(d) USPS media-mail shipping rate (unless you specify Priority Mail or Express Mail)

Sample transaction 1

  1. You submit text, which Zero Gravity designs as a 10-page book – you pay $15.00.
  2. You may purchase as many books as you wish at $4.00 each plus shipping — to keep, to sell, or to give away.
  3. Zero Gravity offers your book for sale at (a) $4.00 + (b) $2.00 Zero Gravity commission + (c) whatever markup you specify ($1.00, for example) + (d) $2.23 media-mail shipping. Total cost to buyer: $9.23. You immediately earn $1.00 per book sold, less nominal PayPal fee.

Sample transaction 2

  1. You submit text, which Zero Gravity designs as a 15-page book – you pay $22.50.
  2. You may purchase as many books as you wish at $6.00 each plus shipping.
  3. Zero Gravity offers your book for sale at (a) $6.00 + (b) $2.00 Zero Gravity commission + (c) whatever markup you specify ($2.00, for example) + (d) $2.23 media-mail shipping. Total cost to buyer: $12.23. You immediately earn $2.00 per book sold, less nominal PayPal fee.

Please note…

  • For samples of our design work, please browse books offered via Zero Gravity on our website. The “Little Book” Carry Me to This Enchanted Shore: A Morning Prayer represents Zero Gravity’s “Little Book” design style. If your book contains a great deal of text, the images will likely be smaller, but a full-color image will appear on each page.
  • Sample USPS media-mail rates: up to 1 pound $2.23; up to 2 pounds $2.58; up to 3 pounds $2.93…. See USPS website for all postal rates. Media-mail rates are computed by weight. If your books weigh a half-pound or less, the cost of shipping two books will be the same as the cost of shipping one book. Rarely, the USPS first-class rate will be lower than the media-mail rate; Zero Gravity will ship at the lowest available rate unless you specify otherwise.
  • If you are ordering books as gifts, Zero Gravity will send your purchase directly to the recipient with free gift wrap if you so request via e-mail to Mary@LifeIsPoetry.net.
  • All financial transactions will take place via credit card or E-check through PayPal, so you will need to open a free PayPal account if you do not already have one.
  • Zero Gravity will accept only manuscripts that are well written and that conform to the criteria established above: original prayers, spiritual wisdom, and meditation-related poetry or prose from all faith traditions. Zero Gravity will make minor editing changes subject to your approval. If your manuscript has merit but needs extensive editing, Zero Gravity will quote a separate fee for editing, with no obligation on your part. As noted above, you will pay a $15 deposit only when your completed manuscript is accepted for publication.
  • Please submit all manuscripts in English as Microsoft Word attachments to e-mail addressed to Mary@LifeIsPoetry.net. Please put “manuscript” in the subject line of your e-mail.
  • There are no reader’s fees or entry fees. By submitting your manuscript, however, you are agreeing to pay a $15 deposit if your manuscript is accepted and to pay the balance upon completion.
  • You may, if you wish, indicate a maximum number of pages for your finished book.
  • If you have questions, please e-mail Mary@LifeIsPoetry.net with “manuscript questions” in the subject line.
  • We welcome children’s work. Please indicate age if under 18.

We look forward to seeing your work and designing a beautiful setting for it!

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Zero Gravity HOLIDAY STORE and eBay HOLIDAY STORE now open

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  8. Dear Teresa — I would be glad to help with your eBay store and Auctiva in any way I can. What specific problems are you having?

    Re your brother’s story, I would love to see it. Is it in digital form, such that you could e-mail me a copy? If not, e-mail me back and I’ll give you my address so you can send a photocopy. How old is your brother, and how long is the story?

    Blessings… Mary

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  10. Hello Mary,
    1. I came on your site to learn how to set up my eBay store. I have started both the eBay and the Auctiva. I am just not on because I can’t seem to complete alone. Might you offer me help?

    2. I would like to have my brother use your publishing for his dear little story about a wonderful puppy which came with a bright red bow tied around his neck and then after someones life was maraciously saved only the red bow was ever found…

    This story is about my brother even though he says maybe not. He has tried to publish this piece and has only found more cost and dissapointment. How can I connect you to him?

    Mary thank you for being there. I am looking for assistance and I am sure I have things in my life that will be a blessing for you as well.

    Warmly,
    Teresa

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