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Submitting Your Manuscript to Kochav Press

STEP 1. The first step is to arrange a 20-minute meeting with Dr. Arnold Slyper, usually on-line, and at no cost to you to review the services provided by Kochav Press and to answer any questions you may have. At this meeting he will review with you the benefits of publishing under a recognized publishing company versus not doing so. He will explain in general terms the pros and cons of using print-on-demand versus traditional printing. Also, for using two print-on-demand companies rather than one. His contact email is


STEP 2. Please provide the following: (1). 3 sample chapters of your book; (2). A brief summary of each chapter; (3). A summary of your book such as you would use for Amazon; (4). A brief biography of yourself such as you would use for Amazon (note that 3 and 4 are not a waste of time for you as you will need this for Amazon - so why not start working on it now?); (5). Answers to  the following three questions: What is unique about your book? Who is its intended audience? How do you intend reaching out to this audience? This information will help both of us formulate an appropriate plan for your book. Send this information to

STEP 3. Payment of the administrative fee - $310 (NIS 1000).  

STEP 4. We will do our best to bring your manuscript up to the quality necessary for using the Kochav Press label. This may depend on significant content editing. However, we cannot guarantee this before your submission. Regardless of our decision, all our services in preparing your book are available to you. If we are unable to accept your manuscript for Kochav Press, the administrative fee cannot be refunded, since we have already invested significant time in reading your application.


STEP 5. Second meeting with Arnold Slyper to review of the answers to the initial questions posed, discussion of the need for professional editing if your book is published under the Kochav Press label, printing options to maximize your royalties, and pricing of your project. He will also discuss the advantages of you purchasing your own ISBN rather than using the ISBN of a publishing company. This frees you to be able to switch to a large publishing company whenever you wish.

STEP 6. An initial meeting will be held, usually on line, with our graphic artist Benjie Herskowitz. He will discuss with you in general terms the type-setting and cover of your book, the format of your book, the type of paper you will be using, font size, size of book, and the number of final pages. This information is needed to be able to price out your project.


STEP 7. Third meeting with Arnold Slyper at any time before publication to discuss optimizing your publicity campaign. Planning the marketing of your book is as important as writing and printing it (unless you are just publishing it for yourself and your family). Rarely do books sell themselves. Unlike many US distribution companies with no direct investment in your book, Kochav Press will point you in the right direction. 

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