Book Publishing

Whether you’ve written a novel, history book, a collection of poems, a school yearbook or a how-to-guide, Benchmark Press can help you publish it at a price that you can afford. Our services will be tailored to meet your needs, and our staff are ready to help you through the entire publishing process. From editing and proofreading, to obtaining ISBN, to design and marketing strategies, Benchmark Press is Saskatchewan’s answer to publishing made easy!


You’ve written your book — Now what?

You’ve spent countless hours developing your book and getting it just right before sending it to a publisher to be printed. Now, you’re faced with the difficult task of finding the right publisher — at the right cost. Benchmark Press will make this process as simple and cost-effective as possible. We will meet with you to discuss your vision for your book, as well as the publishing services we offer. Then, you decide which of these services you want us to manage for you:

  • Research
  • Ghostwriting
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • Administrative and Legal Requirements
  • Design layout
  • Cover design
  • Printing
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Distribution

During our meeting, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the publishing process. We will also go through the costs associated with each service and establish a final quote for the project.

Following the meeting, a contract will be drawn up detailing the services you’ve hired from Benchmark Press and the final quote for the project. Once the contract is signed, the staff of Benchmark Press will start developing your book.

After we have completed the design, we will send you a printed and/or electronic copy of your book for your approval. Once your book is approved, it will be sent to the printer, and you will receive copies of your new book within a few weeks.

The final step of the publishing process is the marketing and distribution of your book. Benchmark Press is here to help you inform readers about your upcoming book, and we will do so through a number of avenues including media releases, listings on major Internet bookstores and search engines, and direct faxes.

As a Benchmark Press author, you will also receive all of the money generated from your book sales.

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Editing and Proofreading

As part of our publishing process, we offer high quality proofreading and editing services to our clients. However, you will decide whether we edit and/or proofread your manuscript before it is published. As well, all revisions are tracked and will only be made with your approval.

As editors we will:

  • Provide feedback and suggestions for improving your plot, character development and overall storyline;
  • Repair grammar and spelling errors; and
  • If necessary, write endnotes and a bibliography.

As proofreaders we will only:

  • Repair grammar and spelling errors.

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Research and Writing

Do you have an idea for a great book? Perhaps you want to profile either a family member or a local organization. Our writers are always open to ideas and suggestions for new books. We will act either as ghostwriters or authors of your work. We can also manage the research responsibilities to ensure that your book is accurate and interesting. Give us a call to find out how we can help you research and develop your ideal book!

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Design and Typesetting

Our design team will work with you to produce your book. We will typeset your manuscript and design the entire book to make sure that your work gets noticed! We are here to help you through the entire process.

We encourage our clients to provide us with photos and graphics that they would like incorporated in the book and on the cover, but we can also find photos that will be appropriate for your work.

Before we send your book to print, you must approve the entire book’s layout and cover design. That way you will not be disappointed with your book, and we will be able to ensure that the work we have completed is what you are looking for.

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Marketing

Benchmark Press will promote your book through a variety of avenues including:

  • Distribute a media release to over 200 media outlets in Saskatchewan
  • Distribute a flyer to 200 bookstores and libraries in Saskatchewan promoting the release of your upcoming book
  • A book synopsis and cover photo will appear on the Benchmark Press website
  • We’ll sell your book through the Benchmark Press online bookstore
  • Create a website to promote only your book(s)
  • You will also receive a copy of our most current Saskatchewan Media Directory, so that you can contact media outlets to further promote your upcoming book.

If you decide to produce a book that is for personal-use only, you can opt out of Benchmark Press’ marketing strategy. This will save you money and ensure that you decide who owns a copy of your personal work.

You can also save money by marketing the book yourself. By taking the time to create your own media releases, posters and talking with bookstores, you can successfully market your work. You may also want to set up a booth at your local trade show to display and potentially sell your books.

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Book Publishing Request Form

If you are interested in publishing with Benchmark Press, please fill out the form below and fax it us at (306) 522-0923 or email it to info@benchmarkpr.ca. We’ll be happy to discuss publishing with you further.

>> Benchmark Press — Book Publishing Request Form (PDF)