FAQ What is Maine Authors Cooperative? Do I need to sign a contract with MAP? How long does it take to get my book published? Do I need to copyright my book? Why do I need to have an editorial evaluation? Why do I need to have my book edited? Is an ISBN number required? Can I make changes to my book once it goes into editing and design? Will I be required to do marketing of my book? What is the most economical size for my novel? Should I consider a hardbound cover? Can my book be made into an ebook? Do I need to collect sales tax on the sale of my book? Will MAP let me know if there are potential legal problems in my book? Can you give me some tips for writing a marketing plan? Is my book cover design really important in selling my book? If we haven’t answered your question here, please email us and we will be happy to get back to you.