TechPress offers book publishing services to for
"niche" technical books, such as those with a very
small market or those that promote a vendor product or tool.
Rampant TechPress is a unique publishing paradigm,
tight in-focus book targeted at
IT professionals who need fast working examples
of complex issues.
creating a product-centric book is great marketing. For less
than the cost of an ad in a magazine, your product gains prestige
and you get a professional-quality book to give-away to your
prospective customers at a cost as low as $1.50 per copy (the
per/book cost is dependent on the number of copies desired).
For example, $25,000 will cover all production and distribution
costs for a small book with 15,000 copies, less than $2 per
books are have a registered ISBN number and Library of Congress
number. You book will appear in the sales catalog for the
Independent Publishers Group and be offered for sale at
Borders, Barnes & Noble, and hundreds of independent
bookstores worldwide. You book will also be offered via
Google books and Amazon.
Real books -
Rampant TechPress books have
unique ISBN numbers and Library of Congress numbers and are
printed as high-quality 9 x 7 perfect-bound books.
distribution - Rampant TechPress books are
distributed Worldwide by IPG and Shroff and are available in all
major bookstores such as Barnes and Noble and Borders.
Rampant print books are sold online with Amazon.com,
barnesandnoble.com, bookpool.com greymatter.com and many others. However, the bookstore buyers are solely responsible for
evaluating the book and choosing the amount of the orders for
Sell your book
online - Rampant TechPress books are featured
on all the major online book portals. Electronic books
(eBooks) are published through numerous secure, reputable online
retailers, wholesalers, and library services, including Amazon,
eBooks.com, eBrary.com, netLibrary.com, Powells.com, Content Reserve,
Lightning Source, DedicatedTeacher.com, WHSmith.com,
efollett.com, bitworm.com, LearningStation.com,
aftermacbooks.com, computerbooks01.com, and many others.
Rampant TechPress Book Requirements:
In order to qualify as a Rampant book, your text must meet several
Most Rampant TechPress books are less than 250 pages and get right
to-the-point on tough technical issues.
- The Rampant TechPress books addresses tight IT topics
and targets specific technical areas of technology.
technology - We are especially
interested in emerging IT technologies. Please see our title list to see the type of
books that we will publish.
How does it work?
Upon acceptance by
Rampant, you would license Rampant as your publisher. Rampant
will manage all sales, warehouse and distribution channels.
Authoring Support -
For technical topics, independent third-party authors can be
engaged to write custom works for you, or you can designate your
Copyright - You
retain full copyrights to your book and license Rampant
TechPress as your publisher.
Cost - You will
commit to purchase at least 1,000 printed copies from Rampant
for a fixed fee of $9,000-$20,000, depending on the size of
your book and the number of copies desired. For example,
$20,000 will cover all production costs to produce a 250 page
book with 5,000 copies, only $4 per book. You may use your
personal copies in any way you choose. Most use their copies as
promotional give-aways or re-sell them via personal sales
Production - Rampant
provides all production costs, including professional copyedit,
pagination, indexing and typesetting, graphic art for the cover,
ISBN registration, and registration with the Library of
Marketing - The book
will appear in the IPG catalog and presented to bookstore buyers
worldwide and offered for sale on Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com
and many other online booksellers. Because Rampant does not
control the bookstore buyers, we cannot make any promises about
the number of printed copies purchased by bookstores.
New Editions - If
you desire subsequent editions of your book, Rampant will
provide all re-mastering of subsequent editions for a low fixed
If you have a
technical paper on a hot technology that is prohibitive to publish
via regular publishers (small market, vendor-centric), we can give
you a customized estimate. Here is the rough breakdown of
each dollar spent on technical books:
, with a
description of your work and a statement about why it qualifies as
a Rampant TechPress publication.