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Publishing with DocUmeant Publishing

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Professional Formatting

When you're looking for the right layout for your book, or ebook, there are specific guidelines for each type of book that you need. Whether you need just one type of book layout or a complete package, the right layout for the right type of book is of paramount importance. DocUmeant Publishing has assisted authors in publishing their manuscripts in every format available. Therefore, we know exactly what you want and how to format it properly so that you will end up with a book that you will be proud to share and promote.

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Friendly Service

DocUmeant Publishing prides ourselves on delivering customer friendly service. The range of services includes cover design and manuscript preparation, all the way through to final production. We provide worldwide distribution while maintaining an affordable pricing structure.

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Fast Turnaround

At DocUmeant Publishing you will always benefit from our dedicated team's ability to listen carefully to your wants and needs and promptly act on your requests. Whether you need a simple layout, an edit, or a full production package, our team has the talent and ability to meet your need in a timely manner. Contact us today and experience the joy of publishing at DocUmeant Publishing.

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Publishing Services

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Book publishing is an old and established industry. Since between the 7th and the 4th millennium BC when the first book was written in the form of early mnemonic symbols, publishing books has long been a mystery to the masses. Today's publishing process is still as much a mystery to the novice reader as it was when the first book was printed a millennium ago. However, with the digital age making it easier to publish your written works in both eBook and print formats, self-publishing has taken the stage.

Whether your interest lies in traditional , hybrid, or self-publishing the systems and processes are much the same. The following list of book publishing services and their brief descriptions will give you the insight to better understand this process. You will have the opportunity to decide which of these services you want to entrust to DocUmeant Publishing and we will be there to help you every step of the way.

There are many steps to publishing and whether your aim is to publish digital products or for print the process will vary. This is why DocUmeant Publishing offers a list of varried serices from which to choose. In the list of service are brief descriptions that should help you in your decision making process. If you have further questions please contact us and we will be happy to answer them.


The advertising team creates and designs advertisements and marketing pieces at no cost to our authors. The department works closely with the marketing directors, authors, and editors to create branded marketing pieces in order to promote sales of your book.

Our graphic designers create unique, sellable covers and interior designs for each title. As these graphic elements hugely impact sales, art departments generally maintain direct contact with the editor, marketing director, and author of the title. Daily activities for art department employees can include:

  • Securing permissions for artwork
  • Managing design workflow and outside freelancer designers
  • Attending art and design brainstorming meetings
  • Researching photo and art archives to find appropriate graphics
  • Note: Additional rate can be found on our sister company. (see rates listed at DocUmeantDesigns.com)

Design Form



Cover Design

· Stock Photo research
· Purchase of image rights
· full cover layout

Custom Cover
Advanced Cover
Cover w/Jacket
Indexing $2.25 p/indexed pg

The editorial department develops and edits book projects for publication. Daily activities include:

  • Reading and evaluating submissions
  • Preparing acquisitions for transmittal to the production department
  • Participating in editorial, design, and marketing meetings

The editorial department works very closely with all departments, including marketing, creative services (art and design), production, and sales.


Editing Form



Basic Copyediting/Proofreading

· Grammar
· Punctuation
· Spell check
· Typographical errors

Approx. 4 pgs p/h (600 words p/pg) $26/hr

Thorough Editing

· All of the above, plus...
· Clarity
· Consistency
· Dialogue
· Flow
· Point-of-view
· Insertion of reference items, i.e., table of contents, footnotes, etc.
· Tense
· Sentence structure
· Tone
· Word choice

Approx. 2.5 pgs p/h (600 words p/pg) $30/hr

Developmental/Substantive Editing

· All of the above, plus...
· Restructuring for transitions and organization of content

Approx. 2 pgs p/h (600 words p/pg) $35/hr

As a publisher that is author focused, our contract is simple to understand. The author will be given a contract for review to be signed and emailed or snail mailed back.

The legal department ensures the rights of publication for each title by negotiating and drafting contracts with authors and packagers. The legal department works closely with the publisher and executives, as well as the editorial, rights, and design staff.

DocUmeant Publishing and it's sister houses, DPD and DP Kids Press, will work closely with your attorney or they can refer you to a book publishing attorney to assist you in obtaining any legal documents you may need.

After title acquisition, the managing editorial department is responsible for the entire production of a title. The department develops in-house procedures for control of the workflow from the manuscript to a finished product. Managing editorial works closely with the editorial and production departments to ensure that the finished book meets projected expectations. Daily functions of the department include:


Note: Additional rate can be found on our sister company. (see rates listed at DocUmeantDesigns.com)

Design Form




· Print
· ePub (*Amazon has retired their Kindle format in lieu of ePub)

200 pgs or less
200–400 pgs
401–650 pgs
$1.25 per laid out page
$125 digital format
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Fixed layout call for quote
Image Insertion $0.95 p/image insertion p/format

*Note: When changes are requested after formatting has been initiated there is a $45 base rate for each Author Change Sheet submitted and a .01 graduating per item fee. The graduating fee is such that the first round of changes it is billed at .01 per item; second round of changes is billed at .02 per item; third round of changes is billed at .03 per item; etc

DocUmeant Publishing, a subsidiary of CALOMAR LLC, has developed a strategic alliance with Accusource Media.

Chris Gibson, Founder, has been showcased on national television and has the knowledge and experience to assist you in marketing your book from social media marketing campaign to a fully developed marketing plan.

The production department coordinates the production and manufacturing of each title. Production acts as a liaison between editorial, managing editorial, design, production, and outside vendors to create and distribute the final product. Daily activities for the department include:

  • Trafficking of all materials between design and editorial/managing editorial
  • Following up on late and/or special schedules
  • Estimating of paper quantities and production costs
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Assisting on special projects as necessary

The promotions department works as a primary liaison with marketing and publicity directors, by creating effective campaigns to encourage the sales force, buyers, and consumers. Promotions departments are responsible for overseeing the creation of all catalogs, point-of-purchase, and promotional/sales materials. Department responsibilities include:

  • Managing copywriting, design, and production functions of catalogs and promotion/sales materials
  • Reviewing effectiveness of the materials produced in the department · Managing costs and workload by working with sales and marketing to eliminate unnecessary and/or redundant promotional/sales materials
  • Preparing for, attending, and issuing reports on monthly meetings that determine page counts and prices, reprint orders and corrections, and the overall publishing plan for every book on the list

DocUmeant Publishing, a subsidiary of CALOMAR LLC, has developed a strategic alliance with EMSI Public Relations.

EMSI’s CEO, Marsha Friedman, founded the company more than 23 years ago. As a pioneer in the Pay-for-Performance PR model, EMSI guarantees media coverage for its authors. EMSI has worked with countless authors over the years, gaining valuable publicity and visibility for both books and authors. Custom-tailored PR packages allow authors to choose the best campaigns to meet their budgets and goals. EMSI is one of the only PR firms to offer guarantees and specialized media divisions. Some of their authors include Michael Uslan, Executive Producer of “The Dark Knight” blockbuster film series; Terrell Jones, founder of Travelocity.com and Kayak.com; and Darlene Quinn, award-winning mystery writer.

The publicity department is responsible for promoting each title and author in the media without direct payment to the media communications. They facilitate the publication of each book through mass mailings or pre-published works for review, author tours (radio, television, and public readings/signings), and author and book parties. Daily activities for the department include:

  • Scheduling interviews for broadcast and print media
  • Briefing and coaching authors for interviews
  • Developing media contacts
  • Creating and pitching each title to the media through a press release and/or phone call
  • Mailing pre-publication materials (galleys and AREs)
  • Developing proper angles and pitches to the scheduling of bookstore appearances and special events
  • Updating of databases for reviewers and media contacts

DocUmeant Publishing oversees the entire life cycle of a title from acquisition to production, and on to the sales force. The publisher makes executive decisions for all titles within assigned imprints while keeping within cost restraints. DocUmeant Publishing also sponsors book projects, strategies, and initiatives for the company or assigned imprints.

The sales department is responsible for managing the policies and strategies used to sell each title effectively, both nationally and internationally, by using all available relationships and techniques. Publishing sales departments call upon traditional bookstores, retail accounts, libraries, academic institutions, book clubs, online vendors, and additional special markets. This department has a direct relationship with the financial well being of the company and regularly provides input upon the production of titles to best assure sales. Daily activities include:

  • Maintaining contact with customer headquarters to provide the best possible sales coverage
  • Establishing promotional plans at the retail accounts and communicating with internal sales management in order to ensure execution at the retail level
  • Working with publishing groups on the creation and design of promotional programs
  • Managing cooperative advertising with clients, author appearance set-up, and creation of in-store marketing plans
  • Aiding with customer shipping, credit, and returns issues
  • Developing business plans on an annual basis for each of the assigned accounts