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Top Reads Publishing is committed to ensuring that best practices are always applied to the services we provide to our community of authors. We’re passionate about producing and designing exceptional books, which is why so many of our titles receive numerous editorial and design awards and garner rave reviews.

We are currently accepting submissions. Please click below and send us a bit of information about you and your manuscript. We review every submission and will reply to all inquiries.

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Top Reads offers two paths to publishing: Hybrid and Traditional. Each path includes all of the things we know are essential to creating excellent books.

Contact us to discuss which publishing path is best for you.

All Publishing Packages include:


  • Manuscript review and editing recommendations.
  • Custom cover design.
  • Custom interior design and layout.
  • Proofreading of final manuscript before going to layout.
  • Preparation of final files for printing in different formats including Print-on-Demand (POD) and offset printing.
  • Ebook formatting.
  • Optimized and consistent metadata.
  • Copyright filing and Library of Congress PCN application.
  • Ongoing project management for the term of this Agreement.
  • Ten (10) complimentary copies of final version of the Work.
  • Author may purchase additional copies of their book at cost plus 10%.
  • For original art on cover or interior, a separate fee will be negotiated.


  • Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Google Books, and other online retailers.
  • Traditional distribution to bookstores, libraries, schools, and other retail. Distributor: Independent Publishers Group (IPG).
  • Evaluation by our distribution team for successfully being introduced into the marketplace (cover evaluation, price point, title, marketing information and more).
  • One month on NetGalley for reviews.
  • Submission to trade reviewers like PW, Booklist, Kirkus, Foreword.
  • Recommendations for entering award competitions*.
  • Marketing and Publicity of the Work through title display on Publisher’s website, social media exposure on Publisher’s social media pages, collaboration with Author’s marketing agents for 6 months before and after publication.
  • Complete Book Landing Page on Top Reads Website that includes links to buy, book description, author bio, metadata, and downloadable Book One Sheet.
  • Design for one of the following marketing items: 4×6 postcard or bookmark. Author pays for printing. No charge for PDF.

* Third party fees to be paid by Author

Custom Cover Design
Design front, back, and spine. Includes at least 3 comprehensive designs plus modifications to one design then developed to final design. Adjusted for hardcover case bound and/or dust jacket, paperback and ebook.

Interior Pages – Print
Includes 2-3 options for layout and typestyle. Layout and typesetting for interior pages includes:

  • Formatting of final edited text (MS Word document preferred) to layout, up to 100,000 words
  • Placement of up to 20 photos and graphics (client supplied)
  • 3 rounds of changes, up to 6 hours (additional changes billed hourly)
  • 1 final round of minimal changes after proofreading before publication, up to 2 hours

Ebook Formatting
Prepare content of final book layout for ebook formatting: Kindle (mobi), Nook and other devices (epub). There may be an extra charge for large number of photos or complex layout.

Check for minimal errors of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistency of style after final layout. It is required that the document submitted by Author has been thoroughly edited and proofread prior to submission. If extensive errors are found, manuscript will be returned to author to revise prior to layout formatting.

Advance Reading Copy
On request, title will be prepared for ARC version, with up to 1 hour of revisions and addition of advance blurbs added to back cover or inside pages after reviews come in.

Title Setup with Distributor
Includes title setup and optimization of the title metadata and sales information, and management of the proofing process for POD distribution to online retailers like Amazon and Ingram for bookstores, libraries and schools. Management of short run offset printing if requested. Other distribution channels may become available.

Other Services Available
Additional design work and consulting beyond what is described above is billed at an hourly rate. Consulting can be purchased hourly or at discounted rates when paid in advance, minimum 3 hours.

Traditional Printing
On request, traditional, short-run offset printing will be arranged and managed by publisher through our industry partners. May be required for distribution. Author pays for printing and shipping.

Self-Publishing Services
All of the above services are available if you want to self-publish your book. Ask for more information.

We recommend early planning as our calendar usually fills months in advance. Generally speaking, allow 8 to 12 months for the full cycle of publishing a book. Estimated time for completion of production is 4-6 months after final edited manuscript is received. Advance marketing and acquiring professional reviews is recommended and requires ARC to be available 4-6 months prior to publication date.

Publishing support and project direction is provided commencing on effective date of the contract once deposit has been paid. If you are not ready to publish, but would like our help to prepare we offer consulting packages. Ask for more details.



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