Hold on, hold on. I did look at your link and I like a lot of your photographs and I want to wish you congratulations on the publishing of your book. I also tried to find it on Amazon.com and BN.com but was unable to and I was wondering if the Focus Magazine folks will do that for you?
Yes, we will do that for him for Amazon. As far as BN, I believe they only list books that are sold in their retail bookstores. Having a book distributed in a retail bookstore like B&N is very expensive and not very profitable. We are, however; in discussions with a couple of potential distributors for the book. My own schedule has prevented this from happening sooner because of the economy and Focus Magazine.
Also, what was the minimum number of copies that Focus Magazine required?
There is very little price difference in the printing of a book between 500 and 1000. We can do 500, but it's not cost effective. Instead of paying $20 a book, you'd be paying $41 or $42. And that's just off the top of my head.
How much per copy did Focus Magazine charge?
I'm sorry, but this is private information that I cannot share with you. If Rabbi Sinclair wishes to, that's his decision.
Where there any other charges or fees, in addition to the per book charge?
There were, but I won't go into amounts. Focus Publishing was responsible for 100% of the layout and design of this book plus design of the dust jacket. Again, if Rabbi Sinclair wishes to disclose that information, it's up to him.
What promotion will Focus Magazine do for the book you just published through them?
We have aleady promoted it in our last issue by giving Rabbi Sinclair a multi-page spread of his photography plus his book was promoted on our subscriber cards where people who wanted to subscribe to the magazine, could also order a book. He will continue to have advertising in Focus for 5 additional consecutive issues plus advertising on our websites.
Who did you work with over at Focus Magazine?
As I said in another thread - there are people out there who want to print their own book, but the time and the hassle and the money of going to a printer and working with a printer can be lengthy especially if your vision is unclear. If Rabbi Sinclair had gone to either Meridian, Stinehour, Dual Graphics or Hemlock (LensWork's printer), he would have paid a great deal more, would have had to hire an outside designer, wouldn't have had anywhere close to as gorgeous of a dust jacket as he currently has and would be 100% responsible for handling all orders of his book. Instead, we dealt with the printer, designed the book and handle all shipping. Plus he has already received and will continue to receive free advertising.
In my opinion and I believe the Rabbi's as well, he got a heckuva deal. But it was worth it. The internet doesn't offer justice to how gorgeous the book is. At 9.5 x 11.5, on high quality hard cover boards and 115# galerie art silk text paper, the book weighs a good 3 or 4 pounds and is printed by the same printer that prints Focus Magazine.. and they do an AMAZING job.
Being Jewish myself, I took this project very personally and wanted to ensure the very best outcome possible.