Like all service organizations our invoices are based on the time we invest in a project. Currently we bill our time at $50.00 per hour, about 10% under what other firms of our quality and experience charge. Project costs can range from a low of hundreds to a high of thousands of dollars, depending on our clients’ needs and budgets. We always provide a detailed proposal and estimate for approval before starting. We adhere to our estimates unless project specifications change. We use the “rule of thirds” billing formula. One third is due upon the decision to accept us as your designer, one third is due upon presentation of the rough concept, and the balance is due upon completion of the project.
Laying the Foundation
The first thing we do after being assigned a project is schedule information-gathering meetings between our creative team and your key staff. We are interested not only in scheduling, budget and job specifications, but also in your preferences, target audience, and objectives. And of course, we will want to know all the user features and benefits of the product. Although this process is somewhat time-consuming (we don’t like meetings any more than you do), it is also crucially important. It will help you sharpen your focus and objectives, and it will help us ensure that what we produce is not only creatively excellent, but strategically targeted.
Developing the Right Ideas
Despite popular misconceptions, good creative work doesn’t often come in a flash of inspiration; usually it comes from lots of trial and error. This is why we also need to take the time to consider several approaches (concepts), work them through, try them out. Then revise them. In addition, there are usually some practical and functional ends we need to tie up before submitting our ideas-sub contractor availability, printing estimates, scheduling requirement, etc. All this, plus the need to schedule our workflow in a businesslike fashion, means that we normally ask for up to two weeks, depending on the job’s complexity, before we submit our rough approaches (concepts) for your review. Of course, if your have a rush project or deadline pressure we adjust our workflow and timing accordingly.
Graphic Work on Accepted Publications
New Vision Publishing Inc. (the Publisher) will design an appropriate cover for your book. This design shall be submitted to the author for review and approval.
The Publisher will design a back cover using a standard template. The back cover design will coordinate with the front cover design. The author will supply back cover text, which will be used for marketing purposes for distribution.
The author’s submitted work should be edited for content & grammar; the Publisher will have an editor review before submitting for printing.
The publisher will prepare the work for online distribution. The author should not schedule book signings until the original print is completed.
Distribution of works will be to Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Google Books, Kindle, Nook, and iTunes.
Our goal is to not only publish your work, but also effectively market your work to attain the largest possible return on investment possible.
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