Snowflake, AZ, April 15, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Taking steps in a new direction, Cedar Hill Publishing’s owner, Becky Hayes, now offers individual services to other publishers in both self and traditional realms. Following up on the increasing demand for non-package publishing services, such as cover design, formatting and copyediting, CHP now offers these services to other publishers. The usual services are still available to authors, but publisher services are a new twist.
In a world where temporary services are used by a variety of businesses, a publisher available to other publishers is different. Services are offered on an as-needed basis, no long-term contract required. These are aimed at companies that may need an extra hand for one job, or extended help to temporarily replace someone who may be ill or on a leave of absence.
This is not a letter-writing service, and CHP doesn’t do brochures, flyers, business cards or other business publishing. They are strictly for books – everything from children’s to fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks and more. Jobs are attended to in a quick and professional manner, assuring timely turnaround and quality production.
Services include custom cover design to meet the needs and approval of both author and publisher; custom formatting to commercially acceptable standards; copyediting for spelling, punctuation and grammar; and image touchup and placement for books that include pictures in either color or black and white.
One publisher helping others is a new twist in business cooperation. In these days of specialized services and temporary help, it pays to network and find out who does what. No one does everything, and out-sourcing has become common practice. Companies and their employees don’t occupy only one building anymore – many are spread out across the country and employees telecommute, staying in touch by email, uploading and downloading jobs by FTP (file transfer protocol).
It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that this is available now, but it is different enough to deserve notice. Competition used to be the order of the day, but Ms. Hayes believes it may be time for cooperation to create win-win situations for the industry. Can it work? Time will tell.