Pathfinder Package


Navigate your way through the twists and turns of self-publishing with our Pathfinder Package. This package has all the publishing tools you'll ever need plus it also lets you work with a team of specialists who will support you every step of the way.

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Archway Publishing Advantage:

Simon & Schuster is always on the lookout for fresh, new voices and they recognize a wealth of potential talent in Archway authors. Select Archway titles that perform well in the market are reviewed by a board made up of Simon of Schuster editors for possible acquisition by Simon & Schuster.


Your book will be available in paperback or softcover. Our softcover books are printed on high-quality, acid-free, book-grade opaque paper stock.

Once your book is printed, we can format it as an e-book to help you reach even more readers. You’ll receive royalties on each e-book sold.

Our Standard Cover Design service is intended for simple design concepts. Archway Publishing provides you with professional and well-designed cover templates to choose from to achieve a book cover that grabs the attention of potential readers.

  • Standard Page Design

Work with one of our designers to create the interior layout of your book.

If you want to include photographs, tables, charts, diagrams or other graphics and visuals in your book, simply follow Archway Publishing's image submission guidelines and we’ll place them properly within your book’s text.

  • Cover Revision (One Round)

You'll have a round of revisions to perfect your cover design.

  • Interior Revision -  Block of 50 (One Round)

You'll have an opportunity to perfect your sentences with a block of interior revisions.

  • Electronic Galley

Get to review the changes and developments of your book throughout the production process with electronic galleys.

This 13-digit number is unique to your book and allows distributors, retailers, printers and readers to accurately find and order your title.

The Amazon “Look Inside” and Google Preview service gives readers a sneak peek of your book and is included in all publishing packages that contain e-book formatting.

This service offers readers a limited preview of your book, usually the front and back covers, table of contents, and first few pages—about 20% of your book will be randomly selected by Barnes and Noble.

  • New Releases Section of Archway Bookstore

Your book will be on the New Releases Section of our online bookstore.

Your book will also be available for sale online through external retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other resellers that may pick up your book from the Ingram and Baker & Taylor distribution networks.

With this service, your book’s electronic catalog record is made more robust and brought up to its maximum potential by our team of copywriters.

  • Author Volume Discount



A LCCN allows your book to be quickly found and cataloged by librarians and book vendors by cataloging it with the Library of Congress (LOC). 



  • 50 Promotional Digital Bookstubs

You can use these digital codes to give free e-book copies of your book.

  • $250 Credit for your First Book Order

Get a one-time and single-use $250 credit on your first author volume order.


  • $200 Credit for your Marketing Service


A website is vital to any marketing strategy, helping readers discover you and your book on the internet. Enhance your promotional efforts and boost your visibility with a custom website with a free one-year hosting plan.

  • Social Media Setup Guide

Learn how to establish your online presence with this guide.

  • Book Sales Savvy Guide

Our Book Sales Savvy Guide introduces the necessary knowledge needed to promote a book in the ever-changing book marketing landscape. This guide includes advice on branding, creating marketing strategies, and online marketing.

Your package comes with a print-ready bookmark that you can use for your promotional campaigns.


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Note: Want to publish a full-color or illustrated book? Talk to your Publishing Consultant to find out more about this format.

Call 844-669-3957 to order

or speak to an Archway Publishing team member for more information about this package

Disclaimer: Prices listed do not include applicable taxes (such as sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax), which will be added to the total at the time of purchase.