Latimer Publishing, LLC is a self publishing company that makes it possible for writers to achieve the dream of becoming a published author. With leadership that brings expertise in publishing, promotion, sales, marketing and technology, Latimer Publishing offers a unique mix of self-publishing products and services as well as assisting with the release of content via online as well as physical distribution. We have skills of a professional team dedicated to enabling content providers to see their music, lyrics, books, art and other content in both print and digital formats. By offering a variety of affordable publishing, editorial and marketing services, Latimer Publishing helps songwriters, poets, and authors get their songs, poems, and manuscripts off their desks and into the marketplace faster than
traditional publishing companies.
Self Publishing / Co-Publishing
Self Publishing has become one of the fastest growing segments of the publishing industry. Smart content providers (authors, songwriters, producers, photographers, etc) know that opportunities often come become available because of networks, collaborators and partners. The best content providers may not initially be published by a large publishing house; until their creation (book, song, recording, photograph, etc) is produced and distributed to a large customer base.
Now, any person who considers them self a content provider can have their completed project available for public consumption in a very short time. But remember ... Long term sales potential in only determined by the quality of the content. In today's digital age, self publishing in small or large quantities is easier than ever. Latimer Publishing can help, or Latimer Publishing can collaborate... depending on the quality of the content.
Daily, opportunities for content use are identified and evaluated. We then look to our content providers and their creations for use in recordings, movies, television / cable shows, and education.
Selling and Selling Your Content
For those whom own or control content in any form, Latimer Publishing is available to help. Our services include promotion of content, pitching of songs and stories, online sales, and project management. Sell your book by listing the first 20 pages of the publication on one of our affiliate’s websites. Many bookstores, large publishing houses, publishing companies and book brokers visit our site to view the new titles. If there is an interest in your book, you will be notified and can make the deal. We just want to help. This service is free to all of our customers.
We do not buy any manuscripts, songs, or productions outright. These are your copyrights. We do not pay any royalties, we share profits. We do not market or distribute your books, CDs, DVDs, or such. We collaborate with industry professionals to increase the likelihood of success.
Authors are their own publisher and as such... pay the entire cost to publish and promote their content. Authors as publishers have complete design control over the recording, production text, cover and binding style. We do not set any type or compose any pages. The finished copies, the copyright and all subsidiary rights belong exclusively to the author.
OK... So, here's the deal...
Content is King. Yes... your content. Have you written a book, a song, a poem, an article or a story? Have you captured visual images with photography, or video? Do you produce audio recordings? Are you looking for a publisher? Are you looking for long-term royalty income?
You are a content provider. You are the artist. As such, you should be compensated for your original work. Certainly, the better the quality of your creation, the more money can be generated.
Latimer Publishing, LLC, is a family-owned, mainline publishing organization with a mission to discover and market unknown authors, songwriters, photographers, producers and other content providers while providing them with a long-term income stream. This arrangement allows content providers and others to concentrate on their art while we provide the vehicle for their work through marketing, promotion and co-opting with quality affiliates.
We are not a self-publisher in our approach, operation, or philosophy in any way. We partner with our collaborators. Our partnership agreements extend to many online outlets through subsidiaries as well as major retail aggregators.
So, if you've gotten this far... Welcome! We are excited about working with you. We hope you see what we are trying to create here, and recognize that the old model of traditional publishing does not breed partnerships, but too often opposition. This is why Latimer Publishing is different.
Quality "Content Providers" need to generate income. If they don't, they won't survive. Art is no less important than the business that surrounds it. They must work hand-in-hand to maximize exposure and income (for both parties.)
Below is the outline of the Latimer Publishing deal for our content providers; our collaborators..
Before you get into it, you need to forget most of what you have learned about publishing deals, and understand that we have created a truly new model, to which we are committed.
We do not offer publishing contracts. We offer partnerships.
We are not an old school publishing company. We are a Lifestyle Marketing Company. That lifestyle is defined by the content you create, whether distributed in hard copy or digitally.
Key points of this deal:
· We partner to build content and product sales. Profits are split 50/50 after expenses.
· We partner to build an artist brand. We will actively develop, create and place our artists in promotional opportunities.
· We partner to build a merchandise and product base. We will underwrite, manage and obtain major online retail placement for our artists’ merchandise.
· We commit in writing to marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity spends.
· We include artists in the profits of OUR company: Latimer Publishing
· Our agreement will include performance incentives as well non-exclusive artist options.
Our deal is our deal. It is the essence of what we are about. Long-term partnerships based on performance from BOTH parties. It is not a deal for an artist that does not believe in him / her self.
I hope it works for you and look forward to working with you!
About John Latimer