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Frequently Asked Questions

Please view the frequently asked questions below about our ghostwriting, editing and publishing services. If you have a question that is not listed below, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (323) 928-7255 

Self Publishing FAQs

What is your self publishing process like?

We follow a three-step process for our manuscript intake:

1.  The first factor we focus on is whom the book is written for – your audience.

2.  Once we have that understanding, we review the manuscript from printing and publishing points of view. This takes our team about two hours or less and would allow you and our team to see what timeline we are looking at and what support we can provide to you to get it to a wider audience; this could entail helping with editing, proofreading, getting your author platform, setting up a book signing event, etc. 

3.  After this review process, if you and our team feel we are a good fit, then we move to the printing/publishing process and request at least 12 weeks for basic publishing support. More time is needed if the manuscript needs editing or other support.

In this 12-week timeframe, we deliver three milestones: print-ready digital files for review, physical print copy for review, and the final milestone is starting the distribution to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

How long would it take to self publish a book?

Once the book has been edited, we request at least 12-weeks to publish your book and make it available on Amazon, B&N, etc.  You do have an option to request our expedited service, which can reduce this 12-week timeline to about 6 weeks.

How can I start my manuscript evaluation process?

To start the manuscript evaluation process, please use this down payment link.

What print formats options do you provide?

We provide paperback and hardcover options. For a hardcover, we can provide a jacket or a cloth-like texture to the cover. 

Can you guarantee that my book will be published?

If your goal is to have the book self-published, then we can 100% guarantee that your book can be published once it is done. 

Can you assist with book marketing as well?

Yes, we can. Our team has experience with following forms of book and author marketing:

  1. Author website
  2. Social media management
  3. SEO
  4. Book signing events
  5. Book tours

Do you outsource the work to someone else? Is the team all US-based?

We do all the work in-house and we do not outsource it. 

 

Can I review the Agreement sample?

Yes, you can by clicking here.

Please note that, all users, that by using the website and any services provided, they are agreeing to adhere to the terms and conditions set forth. These terms are a binding legal agreement and sets any age restrictions for visitors. You can view our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct here.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes, and it can be reviewed here: https://carypress.com/refund-policy/

How do I get paid royalties?

You earn royalties through two ways:

  1.  Your royalties will be deposited into your bank account on a monthly basis.
  2.  If you buy your author copies (you get a 75% discount), you can sell them directly during your book tours and earn royalties directly.

Ghostwriting FAQs

What is your ghostwriting service process like?

Our ghostwriting process depends on the genre of the book being written. If it is a memoir or a business book, then it involves two stages:

  1. Interviewing, transcribing, and creating one or two drafts of manuscripts
  2. Editing and proofreading rounds

If it is a medical book, then it involves an extra stage — research, citation extraction, and augmentation. 

 

How long is a ghostwriting service process?

Most of the 150-200 page books can be completed in 6-7 months. 

The timeline can be customized to suit your desired deadline as well as the budget. 

 

Is there just one person working on my book or a team?

All our ghostwriting packages come with at least a three-member team:

  1. Lead ghostwriter
  2. Associate writer
  3. Lead editor

Depending on the package, a proofreader would be the fourth team member. 

 

Do you outsource the work to someone else? Is the team all US-based?

We do all the work in-house and we do not outsource it. All of our ghostwriters are US or Canada based. 

 

Can you guarantee that my book will be published?

If your goal is to have the book self-published, then we can 100% guarantee that your book can be published once it is done. 

Can I review the Agreement sample?

Yes, you can view the User Agreement by clicking here.

Please note that, all users, that by using the website and any services provided, they are agreeing to adhere to the terms and conditions set forth. These terms are a binding legal agreement and sets any age restrictions for visitors. You can view our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct here.

Editing FAQs

Please define what is included specifically in copy editing.

With each round a new editor reviews the manuscript for redundancy and clarity issues. The reason for that is that just as every writer has a personal style, every editor has a personal style within the boundaries of the actual rules. Some editors like to read flowing, descriptive phrases and will think nothing of purple prose and Howard Pyle-esque passages. Other editors might be used to working with ad copy and prefer the “get to the point” style instead.

If we assign a male editor for your manuscript first, then for the second round of editing, we’d like to pair your book with a female editor to diversify the recommendations and double up as a Beta Reader.

Please define what is included specifically in proofreading.

In proofreading, the editor’s main focus is grammar, punctuation, spacing, and spelling issues.

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