Frequently Asked Questions

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The work of the book may include (subject to discussions with you, the author):

PRE-PRODUCTION:
1. Editing by Sristisukh for improvement of the book.
2. Illustrations within the book (if required).
3. Page-making and layouts.
4. Cover design.
5. ISBN and related barcode assignment.

PRODUCTION:
1. High-quality printing and binding.
2. E-book version of the publication to be available in Google Play.

POST PRODUCTION – PRE RELEASE PR and Marketing:
1. Pre-Release advertisement in Sristisukh website.
2. Marketing: Marketing the book through various media viz. advertisements.
3. Book launch: Sristisukh may help indirectly to organize the book launch.

DISTRIBUTION, SALES AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT:
1. Online Book sales through Amazon, Flipkart etc.
2. Inventory Management plus inventory insurance — keeping pre-decided minimum number of copies at our warehouse till the contract period expires and insuring the material against theft, serious physical damage and fire.
3. Retail distribution to booksellers in India, subject to approvals from bookstores.
4. Sale of the e-book using appropriate channels.
After continuing for some time with traditional publishing model we now have moved to partner-publishing model where we embark on doing projects with authors (provided the manuscript is accepted and the terms and conditions agreed) by sharing costs and offering authors with the option of buying back some copies of the title. With this option we expect to have faster turn-around time.

Please note that all the work done by traditional publishing model remain the same in this as well – only the commercials have changed a bit to do justice to the manuscripts which we wish to publish as titles from Sristisukh.
Normally we plan to have our new publications to be ready before the Kolkata Bookfair every year. The Kolkata bookfair commences on the last Wednesday of January every year and goes on for 12 days.

So currently if we agree on manuscripts between February – August of any year we will in all likeliness be able to publish the book in the Kolkata Bookfair the next year. Otherwise, if we agree on a manuscript between September – January we have to plan to publish the book sometime after the Kolkata Bookfair.
As mentioned above, we have planned reading manuscripts/publishing of books in two slots in a year – from February – August and then again from September – January.
We will accept manuscripts by email and preferably in typed format. Please expect to hear back from us within 3 months. In case you don’t hear back from us in 3 months please do knock us again at SristisukhProkashan@gmail.com.
Necessarily not. It means, in all likeliness, that we didn’t get time to look thoroughly into your manuscript.
Till the time you do not have a formal Letter of Intent (LoI) from Sristisukh, please free to reach other Publishers with the work – we have no objection to the same.

If you move ahead with any other publisher before we (Sristisukh) have shared a Letter of Intent with you stating our willingness to publish the book provided the terms and conditions are agreed and understood by you, please do let us know, we will stop working on your manuscript further.
We have a team of highly qualified editors who review each submission and present individual reports.
Yes. We have a team of highly qualified editors who may or may not edit the manuscript. You will be communicated about the edits that will be done.
It depends. Normally at the current scenario we are looking at a retail price of INR100-125 for a book of 96 pages. However this price may vary on market conditions and also if the size of the book changes.

The final price of the book will be decided once the manuscript is accepted and we agree on the terms and conditions of publication with the author.
The sales report is generated every 6 months – at the end of September (for April to September of that year) and at the end of next March (for October that year till March end next year). You will receive the agreed royalty fee for all copies sold within this period.

You need to provide your bank details and the royalties as calculated will be deposited in the same. In case you don’t wish to go by this method any alternate and feasible channel of disbursement will be discussed between you and Sristisukh during the later stages of the publication cycle.
We pay 5% royalties (net from distribution channels) to authors on sale of printed books and 10% royalties (net from distribution channels) to authors on sale of e-books.
Our eBooks are available at Google Play.

Our print versions are sold at Amazon India, Flipkart and are available to bookstores and libraries.

We have our own outlet at Kolkata (30A Sitaram Ghosh Street, Kolkata - 9).
Currently we publish books only in Bengali language. We may start publishing in English in future. We will let the authors know via this website when we are ready to take on that endeavor.

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