Putting it : In Our Words
In Our Words Inc. has been publishing emergent writers since January 2008. The enthusiasm, the trepidation, the agonizing over each word, the struggle with language, publishing time constraints, and a hundred other considerations…play out again and again. And yet, for us at IOWI, it’s never tedium. We get enthusiastic with every new author, every new book that we take on. We treat our authors like family—the IOWI family!
Over the years, we’ve pursued viable publishing trends in order to stay current and consistently offer a great-looking book and a comprehensive service. Today IOWI is securely on-board the POD (print-on-demand) platform—with all its benefits of premium printing and global reach. This plus affordability for all concerned.
Our service is a hybrid of ‘traditional’ methods and standards of publishing, i.e. premium editing, proofreading, and design; but with the key difference of giving authors the experience of staying connected to their work through the publishing process. We listen to and respect author input. The author gets to see the print proofs before the book is published. The author gets the benefit of thirty-plus years of editorial, design, and publishing experience and a commitment to turn out a book that makes us all proud.
We are proud of the books that carry our IOWI logo.
In Our Words Inc. is an independent publisher located in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada. We publish poetry, short fiction, novels, drama, and anthologies (collection of two or more authors’ work). We offer book consultation services; professional proofreading and editing services independent of the publishing packages. Quotes for these services will be invoiced independently.
Publishing services come in two packages:
Design only—author is supplied print ready proofs (pdfs) (ISBN, no CIP*, premium design with ‘designed by IOWI’ logo)
Complete publishing package includes all of the above, plus CIP registration, upload to POD, and global distribution; and a minimum print run of 100 books. Books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other notable online distributors. Online sales revenue received through publisher is issued to author at actuals minus $1.50 admin charge, twice a year (January and July). The publisher supplies books to author’s supplied address at special low rates.
*Canada Archives requires a minimum print run of 100 books to issue a Cataloguing-in-Print registration.