Starter Kits

It has been our steadfast belief that self-publishing packages do not benefit the author. An author who chooses to purchase a self-publishing package pays for services she may not require, while being led to believe that she does, and is offered no leeway in having those services tailored to her requirements. Nonetheless, we have encountered authors who need a starting point from which to continue. Our publishing Starter Kits (SKs) are crafted especially for such authors, and are designed, unlike packages, not for different price points, but to address the peculiarities of different kinds of books.

These starter kits are segmented into two types:

The first are basic starter kits for edited (and formatted texts). They essentially allow the author to make their books available to buyers almost immediately. These starter kits are listed here:

    • Basic Starter Kit (A)
    • Rs. 9,999/-
    • Cover Design
    • Limited Domestic Distribution
    • Book Listing
    • 100% Author Royalty
    • Order Management
    • 70 printed copies (softcover)
    • Basic Starter Kit (B)
    • Rs. 9,999/-
    • Cover Design
    • Page Layout
    • Limited Domestic Distribution
    • Book Listing
    • 100% Author Royalty
    • Order Management
    • 15 printed copies (softcover)

The basic starter kits are based on the following book attributes:

For Basic Starter Kit (A)
a. For book sizes upto 8.5×11″
b. Page count not exceeding 100
c. Interior: b/w (no coloured elements)
d. Coloured cover, lamination and perfect binding (softcover)

For Basic Starter Kit (B)
a. For book sizes upto 5.5 x 8.5″
b. Page count not exceeding 100
c. Interior: b/w (no coloured elements)
d. Coloured cover, lamination and perfect binding (softcover)

In addition we have developed specialised starter kits who need a basic set of services that include editing and page layout.

Prose Starter Kit
Rs.
30,500/-
Ideally suited for text-heavy works like non-fiction monographs, novels, etc.
Copy Editing
Cover Design
Page Layout
Domestic Distribution
ISBN Allocation
Book Listing
100% Author Royalty
Order Management
BUY
Poetry Starter Kit
Rs.
24,500/-
Best suited for works of poetry. This kit includes only a cursory reading of the text.
Proof Reading
Cover Design
Page Layout
Domestic Distribution
ISBN Allocation
Book Listing
100% Author Royalty
Order Management
BUY
Children's Starter Kit
Rs.
30,500/-
Crafted especially for books for children (for books of not more than 32 pages)
Copy Editing
Cover Design
Illustration
Page Layout
Domestic Distribution
ISBN Allocation
Book Listing
100% Author Royalty
Order Management
BUY
Academic Starter Kit
Rs.
32,500/-
Designed for academic publications, journals, theses, conference proceedings, etc.
Copy Editing
Cover Design
Indexing
Page Layout
Domestic Distribution
ISBN Allocation
Book Listing
100% Author Royalty
Order Management
BUY
eAuthor Starter Kit
Rs.
28,500/-
For digital-only publications i.e. e-books for various types of readers
Copy Editing
Cover Design
eBook Development (epub/mobi)
Domestic Distribution
ISBN Allocation
Book Listing
100% Author Royalty
Order Management
BUY

The specialised starter kits are based on the following assumptions:

a. That the final word count of the submitted text is below 60,000.
b. That the final page count of the laid out book, in the A5 format, does not exceed 150 pages.
c. That, in the case of the children’s SK, a maximum of 10 illustrations of low complexity, will be provided as part of the Kit.
d. That, again in the case of the children’s SK, the number of pages of the book does not exceed 32.
e. Services offered in the kits cannot be substituted for others. Additional services can be added (with commensurate changes in price).
f. The second set of 5 Starter Kits do not include the cost of printing individual copies. Using our print-on-demand services, authors can choose to print even one or more copies, depending on sales.
g. The prevailing GST will be charged in addition to the above-mentioned costs.

Thus, an author, knowing the type of book she has written, can choose one of these starter kits. Like we said, SKs are a starting point, and a buyer of any one of these Kits can add other services that the book needs, with a commensurate increase in cost. Thus, for example, a buyer of the Prose SK may want to add International Distribution to the mix. Or she may wish to add a few illustrations to her book. Similarly, if the page count exceeds that which is stipulated for each kit, the author will be requested to pay only the difference, not to purchase another, higher costing, package. Unlike packages, which are rigid, CinnamonTeal Publishing’s Starter Kits have flexibility designed into them.

The SKs have only the basics included in them, knowing well that many authors are on a budget and that it is important to them that a book be produced. The emphasis, therefore, is on producing a good book and getting it out of the door. Hence the focus of a good round of editing, and good cover design and page layout. This way, the author is still vested with choices to decide appropriately for her book.

After you have chosen a kit that you wish to purchase, you will ask to enter all details and pay for the package. You will have the option to pay using credit or debit cards, paypal (for customers residing outside India), cheque deposit and NEFT. The final amount presented to you will include the applicable GST (for customers residing in India). During the payment process, you will be asked to upload your manuscript (in .doc, .docx, .odt. or .rtf formats alone; please don’t include a pdf) as well as any additional elements (such as illustrations) that you wish to submit. The manuscript file as well as other elements you wish to submit must be compressed within a zip file and uploaded. Please keep the zip file ready before you begin paying for the Starter Kit.

After we have received your payment, we will contact you within three (3) working days. This we will do after we have examined your manuscript. If you don’t hear from us after the stipulated time, email us at contactus@cinnamonteal.in, referring to the order id you receive upon payment.