Frequently Asked Questions
The work of the book may include (subject to discussions with you, the author):
Editing by Sristisukh for improvement of the book.
Illustrations within the book (if required).
Page-making and layouts.
ISBN and related barcode assignment.
High-quality printing and binding.
E-book version of the publication to be available on Google Play.
POST PRODUCTION – PRE RELEASE PR and Marketing:
Pre-Release advertisement on Sristisukh website.
Marketing: Marketing the book through various media viz. advertisements.
Book launch: Sristisukh may help indirectly to organize the book launch.
DISTRIBUTION, SALES AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT:
Online Book sales through Amazon, Sristisukh Online, etc.
Inventory Management plus inventory insurance — keeping the pre-decided minimum number of copies at our warehouse till the contract period expires and ensuring the material against theft, serious physical damage, and fire.
Retail distribution to booksellers in India, subject to approvals from bookstores.
Sale of the e-book using appropriate channels.
After continuing for some time with the traditional publishing model we now have moved to the 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 the option of buying back some copies of the title. With this option, we expect to have a faster turn-around time.
Please note that all the work done by the traditional publishing model remains 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.
We have a team of highly qualified editors who review each submission and present individual reports.