Publishing Services

Access and Control of Book and Its Progress

Direct contact with the publisher. You have access to every detail of your book and how it is coming along.


Complete design and layout of the inside of your book. No extra fees for scanning pictures or drawings that will be printed in black and white. If color is wanted in the book, a color printing fee will apply.


Two edited proofs before the final print.

Binding Types

Perfect Binding

Book Cover

Book cover design form to assist us with your personal cover. 

How do you accept the manuscripts?

Typed, Printed

and Electronic manuscripts are accepted, through email or on a zip/USB drive.

Publishing Elements

Copyright Registration


Copyright registration filing and deposit copies provided. The author keeps all rights to their work. As part of the publication services, Poetry Is Life Publishing will file the author’s work for copyright registration, submit deposit copies and payment. Author will be informed at all stages of the copyright process. Once the work is registered with the copyright office, the author will receive the registration certificate.

I.S.B.N. - International Standard Book Numbers are numerical book identifiers which is intended to be unique to each book. Author's can purchase and use their own ISBN's in book publication. Publishers will also assign ISBN's to the book they publish. The ISBN is included in publication and Poetry Is Life Publishing will be identified as the publisher of record.

L.C.C.N. - Library of Congress Control Number - A Library of Congress catalog control number is a unique identification number that the Library of Congress assigns to the catalog record created for each book in its cataloged collections. Librarians use it to locate a specific Library of Congress catalog record in the national databases and to order catalog cards from the Library of Congress or from commercial suppliers. (source:

Bookland EAN Barcode with or without price - An EAN which begins with the Bookland prefix 978 is called a Bookland EAN code and is used on books and book related products internationally. The Bookland symbol is the barcode of choice in the book industry because it allows for encodation of ISBNs (the numbers publishers use to identify their products). Since an ISBN is unique to one particular title (or product), the corresponding Bookland EAN symbol is a title-specific marking which is unique for that title. For example, if a title is available in hard cover, soft cover and as an e-book, three unique ISBN Bookland EAN bar codes are required.

The ISBN Bookland EAN Barcode also conveys US pricing information in the add-on barcode symbol.  The 5-digit barcode conveys the pricing information and follows establish rules for encodation.  For prices below $99.00, a 5 is added to the right followed by the four digit price (no decimal point).  Many US retailers and states also require a printed price to also be included.

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PDF Editing

Over the phone and Email editing. 

Edit Log sheets to record your edits, to be sent in for corrections. Copies will be made for your records. All edits will be logged and sent to you once your permission to print form is sent in for your records.


Post cards and posters promoting your book. Authors name, title of book, price and info from your book. - As part of publication, postcards (5 in x 7 in) and posters (8.5 in x 11 in) are provided to assist you in promoting your book. These promotional pieces are high quality gloss or matte (non-glare) cover stock, edge to edge, full color pieces. The post cards and posters will showcase the cover of your book, the name of the book, and the author’s name along with the price and ordering information, and any other information the author wants to included. Please list any specific information and where you want it on your pieces. Postcards and posters are printed full color on the front side. Postcards can be used as mailing pieces. Orders of 25 and 50 books receive 75 postcards and 5 posters. Orders of 75 and 100 books receive 150 postcards and 10 posters. Orders of 1-10 books receive 25 postcards and 3 posters.

Personalized Engraved Writing Pens - As part of the creative book publishing promotional service, personalized engraved writing pens are included with the book order. These pens bring a unique flare of creativity and authenticity to your book. You can use the pens to promote your book or give them out as you sign each book or however you see fit. For each book, a personalized engraved writing pen comes with it in the order.

Press Release and Author Press Kit

Printing Process

Permission To Print Form, assuring you that you book is not printed until you feel that all edits and other design features have been made.

Payment Plan

Flexible payment options in two parts - Payment Plan: Pay half of total amount with Permission to Print Form. Pay the other half when author is ready.


Payment In Full: Pay the total amount with Permission to Print Form.



For book orders packages where author pays upfront for 25, 50, 75, 100 and 100 or more books, royalty payments will be made to the author on a quarterly basis along with a full report of sales. The royalty rate is 60% of total sales paid to the author with 40% going to the publisher. For books orders of 1-10 copies, royalties are 30% to author and 70% to the publisher for taking on the upfront cost of publication. It is the author’s responsibility to report all sales on their behalf to fulfill their tax reporting responsibility. Poetry Is Life Publishing will provide any information the author needs to comply with tax reporting for publishing services provided per the author’s book order. Also, it is the author’s responsibility to provide Poetry Is Life Publishing with any information concerning tax reporting for publishing services if needed.

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