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What is Trafford?
Why should I choose Trafford over other book publishers?
Do I still own the rights to my book if I publish with Trafford?
Can I publish my book with Trafford and another publisher, too?
How much does it cost to publish with Trafford?
Can I publish a non-English book with Trafford?
Can Trafford publish my book if I live outside of the United States?
Does Trafford edit my book?
Will Trafford promote my book?
Who will be able to purchase my book?
Is there a minimum or maximum number of books that I can or must order?
Who is my assigned publishing or marketing consultant? How can I find their contact information?
How can I get in touch with Trafford if I have questions that are not in the FAQ database?

What is Trafford?

As the first indiepublisher to offer digital print-on-demand in 1995, Trafford Publishing has established a reputation for always taking the initiative. We provide a high-quality book experience with full custom options to suit our authors' individual personality. Our editing, publishing and marketing experts have years of experience in their fields. Trafford Publishing ensures you receive the absolute best quality for your book with fully inclusive packages that help eliminate the guesswork involved in self publishing.

Trafford is a company that you can trust. We understand the need for security and vow to protect your personal information, copyright-protected materials and privacy. Please review ourPrivacy Policyfor details.

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Why should I choose Trafford over other book publishers?

Trafford’s inspiration stems from a genuine belief in our authors. More than 10,000 writers from over 120 countries have realized their dream of publication with Trafford as their Indie Publishing Partner. Our goal is to provide the ultimate publishing experience producing the definitive book born of a vivid imagination. This authometric motivation means that we are continually evaluating, adapting and developing our services, fuelled by author feedback. As a result, Trafford today opens a new chapter in the story of the Indie Publishing Revolution.

Advancements in print on demand technology and a detailed reassessment of our services have enabled us to provide authors with the exact book they want. We achieved this in the past by working within specific production templates. The trouble is that now there are a number of Indie Publishers modeled around these very same services. Today we move away from template driven services and toward full customization, with a greater range of custom sizes and optional inserts.

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Do I still own the rights to my book if I publish with Trafford?

Yes. You retain ownership of the rights to your book. Unlike traditional publishers, you keep the rights after the book is published.

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Can I publish my book with Trafford and another publisher, too?

Yes. Since you retain the rights to your book, you can publish your materials with another publisher, sell the rights to a movie company, or anything else you wish to do with the material.

We do not have restrictions if your book is currently available through another publisher, or if you wish to publish your book elsewhere in the future. The only limitation is that you cannot use book files we create for you in their finished form and print the book exactly as it is with another publisher.

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How much does it cost to publish with Trafford?

Our book publishing packages offer various combinations of our publishing and marketing services for a truly customized indie publishing experience. With Trafford, you can choose the publishing package that best suits your publishing goals. Clickhereto view all ofourpublishing packages.

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Can I publish a non-English book with Trafford?

Trafford accepts manuscripts written in English and Spanish languages only.

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Can Trafford publish my book if I live outside of the United States?

Yes. Authors all over the globe can publish with Trafford. We currently have world-wide distribution and printers in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Does Trafford edit my book?

Editing services are only available with purchase of theScroll book package and higher; however, we do offer ourprofessional editing services. We strongly urge you to check out the details, because editing is an important step in publishing a quality book. Let one of our professional copy editors add a finishing touch of expertise to your manuscript and catch any grammar, spelling and punctuation errors that you may have overlooked.

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Will Trafford promote my book?

All Traffordpackagesinclude a listing in our Bookstore. We also offer free newsletters filled with tips on how to self-promote and market your book.

Depending on your goals for your book, you may want to include other marketing services to promote your book to a concentrated or wide market. Additional promotional services can be purchased separately.

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Who will be able to purchase my book?

People all over the world will have access to your book through our online bookstore. Retailers and resellers such as Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com will also be able to order your book through the Ingram and Baker & Taylor distribution network.

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Is there a minimum or maximum number of books that I can or must order?

No, there is neither a minimum nor maximum order requirement. Our service allows you the freedom to order as many or as few books as you wish. Regardless of the volume ordered, the amount of time it takes to print and ship your books is the same. With Trafford, you're free from the hassles and costs of buying and storing books that you might not need.

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Who is my assigned publishing or marketing consultant? How can I find their contact information?

We can assign a publishing or marketing consultant for youif you call us at 1.888.232.4444. If you already have an assigned consultant but are unsure of the correct contact information (i.e. name, phone number, e-mail address), please call us at 1.888.232.4444 and we will assist you. We can access your account and provide you with the correct information.

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How can I get in touch with Trafford if I have questions that are not in the FAQ database?

You can contact our customer support team through ourContact Uspageorby phone at 1.888.232.4444.

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Call a publishing consultant today at 1.888.232.4444 or e-mail sales@trafford.com. Your publishing consultant will assist you along the publishing process, make sure you read the terms and conditions, and take your payment. (We accept credit card, check, or money order). After the submission of your materials, you’ll be on your way to having your book published. Are you looking to sign up for additional marketing services? Call your Marketing Consultant today at 1.888.232.4444 to get a free consultation on the services that would work best for your marketing campaign. You may also send an e-mail to sales@trafford.com.