Nashville, TN, June 09, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Cold Tree Press, the premiere premium publishing services company dedicated to significantly advancing the careers of serious authors, announced today that, in support of its ongoing commitment to provide discerning authors with the highest quality self-publishing services and options in today’s marketplace, the company will unveil its new website, expanded and enhanced service programs, and premium pricing plans. The announcement was made by Peter Honsberger, CEO of Cold Tree Press.
In making the announcement Mr. Honsberger said, “We are committed to a philosophy that puts our authors first. The cornerstone of this philosophy is our mandate to produce the highest quality books available within the industry and to provide a superior level of personal service to each and every author in the Cold Tree Press family which continues to resonate with both our new and existing authors. As a result, an inordinately high percentage of our books come through referrals and word of mouth generated directly from our authors as a result of their great satisfaction with the experience and end result that publishing with us presents.”
Currently in its sixth year of publishing the industry’s highest quality works of literature, Cold Tree Press has experienced phenomenal and steady growth -- with its catalogue of fine books doubling each year. This tremendous accomplishment continues year after year despite the fact that, unlike the competition, the company will not publish titles that do meet their strict criteria of excellence. However, once a submitted manuscript has been reviewed and has been deemed as not meeting Cold Tree Press’ criteria for publication, the company will reply to the author with suggestions as to what improvements can be made in order for reconsideration. Says Mr. Honsberger, "If we did accept every manuscript that came in, we'd be raising people's expectations beyond what's justified. In the end, they'd only be disappointed. It is paramount that our authors are satisfied with their publishing experience and the books that they publish are consistent with our mandate of superior quality."
Having already established itself as a major force and important player, the key element that makes Cold Tree Press stand head and shoulders above the competition in the crowded self-publishing space is the personal attention that Mr. Honsberger and his staff pay to their family of authors making sure that all aspects of the publishing process and the finished product, from content, to editing, to cover design, and interior layout, all meet the publishing house’s strict criteria.
These achievements were recently recognized the by the highly respected literary services website writeandpublishyourbook.com that reported, “Peter (CEO Honsberger) and his company, Cold Tree Press remind us of the good old days when publishers took the time to care about the books they sell and the authors who write those books.”
Additionally, in the 2006 edition of his book The Fine Print, Mark Levine identified Cold Tree Press as one of the United States’ most outstanding self-publishing companies -- the highest ranking a publisher can get adding further credence to Cold Tree’s dedication to only publishing books of the highest quality. The Fine Print annually dissects, analyzes and then ranks the contracts and services offered by the country’s self-publishing houses within the following four categories; Outstanding, Pretty Good, Just Okay and Publishers To Avoid.
The company’s new premium priced publishing packages include; $1,400 for paperback, $1,600 for hardcover and $2,100 for both paperback and hardcover. The company also announced that it will now offer full-color book publishing for $2,500 as well as new optional services including professional manuscript editing for $3,500 and inclusion in Ingram Advance for $100. In addition, Cold Tree Press will now offer a premium-plus publishing option that includes professional manuscript editing, paperback and hardcover production, distribution and full-service national public relations support for $9,800.
Unlike other self-publishing houses, Cold Tree Press’ publishing packages are all-inclusive. There are no extra charges for corrections, cover design, cover images or formatting which can often add hundreds and even thousands of dollars to the entry level base prices offered by other companies. The experienced staff works with authors until both the author and Cold Tree Press are satisfied and the finished product meets the company’s high standards.
According to Bernard W. Balser, author of Twenty Hillcrest Road -- published recently by Cold Tree Press, “From the moment I contacted Cold Tree Press (when Peter Honsberger, the company’s CEO, answered the phone.), everything that transpired after that was a joyous experience. Make no mistake about it: this publishing company expects the very best out of its authors. The design of the cover was something that amazed me; the many proofs I was allowed to review as we worked to finish the product, were well worth it. A writer all my life, I can say it was the most gratifying thing I’ve ever done. I have nothing but the greatest respect for Cold Tree Press and the professionalism displayed by Mr. Honsberger. Hopefully more books are in my plans.”
“We consistently publish top-notch titles that can hold their own with any traditionally published book out there. As the industry’s leading premium self-publishing house, we have built a company that is highly respected by authors and the industry in general and we operate under honest and ethical principles. We care and sincerely want to see our authors succeed. This has been my goal from day one,” added Mr. Honsberger.
In keeping with the company’s commitment to, and tradition of recognizing excellence in literature, Cold Tree Press recently held its first national literary competition for an unpublished novel or short story collection, The Parthenon Prize for Fiction. The competition awards an $8000 cash prize and publishing contract for a previously unpublished novel or short story collection under a standard traditional book contract with Cold Tree Press. The purpose of this competition, open to both published and unpublished writers nationwide, was to discover and bring to market book-length manuscripts representing excellence in English language literature.
About Cold Tree Press:
Cold Tree Press is the industry’s premiere premium independent self-publishing house. Utilizing print-on-demand technology, it proudly publishes select manuscripts deemed to be of an outstanding quality and written by serious authors who are committed and dedicated to their craft. The company boasts a distinguished catalog of high-quality fiction and non-fiction books, human-interest books and biographies and autobiographies. Cold Tree Press is dedicated to providing the professional resources and personalized service for discerning writers who endeavor to achieve the highest quality in bringing their written words to the marketplace in printed book form, with a publishing partner whose foundation is based on honesty, integrity and professionalism and whose reputation for excellence is unsurpassed within the industry. For more information visit www.coldtreepress.com.
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