Trailblazer Package


Start your author journey with a publishing bundle that can give you more than just the basics. Bolstered with unique tools such as a 12-month Booksellers Return Program, our Trailblazer Package isn't only designed to let you see your book in print but also help you begin your marketing campaign on the right foot.

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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.

Our hardcover books are available in your choice of two formats: glossy casebound or dust jacket.

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.

This service gives you the chance to be more competitive in the literary market by letting you change the retail price of your book.

  • 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). 



  • 250 Promotional Digital Bookstubs

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

  • $500 Credit for your First Book Order

Get a one-time and single-use $500 credit on your first author volume order.

  • Media Review Copies

When your book gets the attention of the press, a copy of your book will be made available for them to review.




  • $500 Credit for your Marketing Services

Your book will appear on the Edelweiss catalog, where 200,000 book professionals look for titles to add on their growing collection.

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 Kit

Discover and utilize unique techniques on how you can keep your social media sites active with this kit. Inside are practical tools that include custom banners and giveaway ideas that you can use to launch your online presence.

BookMad provides authors like you with an easy access point for keeping up with publishing trends, while enabling readers to learn about new authors to look out for.

  • Featured Book Placement on the Archway Bookstore

Your book will be on the Feature section of our bookstore for one month.

  • 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 book will be designated as “Returnable” in Ingram and Baker & Taylor’s ordering systems. This lets retailers and libraries know that they can return unsold print copies of your book.

Media attention is essential when you’re trying to launch your book in today’s competitive marketplace. We’ll help you announce your book to the media with a professionally written press release. When your book gets the attention of the press, a copy of your book will be made available for them to review.

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

 You'll receive print-ready marketing materials that you can use for your author events.


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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.