Membership Plan Options as of 3/3/17

There are two membership plans available through Maine Authors Publishing.

MEMBERSHIP PLANS MAP Cooperative  Plan Indie Author Plan
Yearly Membership Fee $720 1st year/
$240 2nd+ year backlist listing
$195 1st year/ $125 2nd+ year
Personal Marketing Consultation 1 hour, phone or in person. YES YES
ISBN Service/Barcode $150 value, we will do registration. YES YES
Book Warehousing Up to 100 books  (fully insured). YES YES
Annual Author Conference Invitation Includes marketing workshops, author networking, & speakers (additional fee). YES YES
Marketing Workshops: Intro to Independent Publishing, The Gradual Yes Method of Sales, and up to 6 free marketing classes. YES YES
Personalized Book Promo Kit ($425 value) 200 bookmarks, 75 flyers, tabletop display stand, press release and promo letter sample & instructions, 25 MAP letterhead/envelopes, 12 Review Copy stickers, 100 thank you note cards/envelopes, wire book display stand. All designs generic. YES NO
Website Sales/Distribution Listing on MAP, IAW website or your own website (75% royalty per book). PayPal coding provided for your website. YES




Catalog Sales/Distribution Inclusion in our full-color catalog distributed to bookstores (2X—Spring and Fall). Large catalog entry first season, medium entry second season, backlist entry 2nd year and beyond. YES Inclusion on a free-standing list of titles that is inserted in our biannual catalog mailing to bookstores. 2X—Spring and Fall.
Sales Representative & Events Coordinator Trained sales rep will show your book to Maine bookstores. Events coordinator organizes group signings. YES NO
Bookstore/Wholesale Fulfillment (60% royalty per book). Publisher receives 0%—bookstores receive 40% and require a 6-month return period. YES YES
Alerts & Announcements Periodic private e-mails, access to private Facebook group with sales reports, notifications of award deadlines, and event opportunities. YES NO
Manuscript evaluation and report ($145 reading fee). Book must be professionally edited to qualify for catalog. Required

Possible for legal consideration

Shared Events & Trade Shows Invitation to festivals and events (fees apply). YES NO

Prices and options subject to change without notice 3/3/17