VPI has a simplified, expedient 6-Step Process that greatly improves current publication practices within the publishing industry. In effect, VPI attempts to provide a low cost means for an author to get a manuscript into a book for publication and out into the marketplace.
STEP I - INITIAL CONTACT.
Send an email to VPI and communicate directly with us. Email is best! You will get the fastest response that way.
Provide the following email info:
A. Name, address, and phone number.
B. Genre: science (specify field) or sci-fi.
C. Previous publishing experience by title, date, publisher and whether science or sci-fi.
D. Name of manuscript desired for publication and a short paragraph describing the work. Limit to 100 words.
E. Best email address or phone with desired time of day (EST) for return contact.
F. Short bio or resume. Limit to three pages.
STEP 2 - FOLLOW-UP CONTACT.
We will get back to you via email to arrange for a discussion about your manuscript and to come to a conclusion whether your work is a good fit for VPI and vice-versa.
"We will walk with you to make sure you arrive safely and quickly at your publication goals"
John L. Casey, Founder
STEP 3 - AGREEMENT TO PUBLISH.
In this crucial phase your future working relationship with VPI is spelled out with a written, signed agreement. This agreement provides a clear understanding of how VPI will serve you and how you will be compensated via VPI from the selected publication house.
VPI will then negotiate with the publication house to arrive at a final publication agreement. We will do the leg work for you!
STEP 4 - SUBMITTAL OF MANUSCRIPT TO PUBLICATION HOUSE.
Here, you the author, VPI and the selected publication house go through the final steps of editing, illustrating and formating your work.
STEP 5 - PUBLICATION AND MARKETING OF YOUR PUBLICATION.
This exciting phase entails placement of your finished book, typically in hard cover, paperback and eBook formats with major book sellers like Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. You receive your own courtesy copies of the printed book and advice and assistance from VPI and the publication house for marketing your work.
STEP 6 - CONFIRMATION OF PUBLICATION GOALS.
This phase is the culmination of your efforts and dedication to getting your book to market. During this period of time your work begins to receive reader reviews and based on the schedule spelled out in your publication agreements, you start to receive your royalty checks for books sold. For those who desire to do so, this phase may also mark a period of public presentations to market your book and speak to the public about the importance of your work.