Lost Legends Publishing

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Why Lost Legends Publishing, llc was Created

By Marian Webb Betts, CEO

I published my first book in 2017 through a vanity press company
and was frustrated with the excessive costs added on to the already
large initial contract if I wanted to get any advertising, assistance
or changes made. After thinking and praying about it and researching
other vanity press publishers,
I decided to create my own company.

Lost Legends Publishing, llc was established on
April 4, 2019 in the State of Indiana.

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GOD’S COMMiSSiON to US

God is Peace. He makes all things work together for good for those who trust Him and do His work.
If we do the following, He will be with us and show us the right things to publish.

Fill your readers minds with things that are true, noble, reputable, authentic,
compelling, gracious – the best; the beautiful; things to praise.
Put into words those things which you have received,
heard, seen and experienced with and from God.
- Philippians 4: 8-9 (paraphrased)

OUR VALUES

Put God first above all else.
Honor Him and His Name and do not take It in vain.
Express our love for God by sharing God’s Word as He gives us wisdom to do so.
Honor marriage between man and woman. Honor the family make-up.
Publish works of Peace, Wisdom, Understanding and Compassion for all and to all.

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Related Websites for Lost Legends Publishing, llc

Marians Studio, llc - The Graphic and Fine Art Site displaying examples of our team's work
Legends of Ruby Heart - Background information about the heart-shaped ruby and her legends as they are discovered
Sleeping With Lions - Memories and stories about Marian's life and adventues as a world citizen


What We Offer

Have a manuscript finished, but don't know what to do next?
LLP

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#2: PURCHASE ISBN CODES
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What's an ISBN?
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a
numeric identifier intended to be unique for each book and
each of its formats. Publishers purchase ISBNs from
a legitimate affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.
SELF-PUBLISHERS BEWARE!!
The internet is full of companies posing as the ISBN Agency.
How many Codes will I need?
To answer that, I must ask you this:
What formats do you think your readers will use?
Here's a list of possible formats:
1- Hardcover
2- Paperback
3- Audio
eBooks - Electronically Formated Books include two major tpes:
4- A Reflowable Layout- read by an e-reader such as Publick Library's EPUBs. Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iBooks, Barns & Nobles, or by any other app.
5- Fixed-Layout - usually a PDF, accessable by computer, tablet and SmartPhone
Confused? No worries!
LLP
Can do it for you!
We purchase these codes in bulk, passing on the savings to our Authors!
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#3: STANDARD COPY EDITING
Copy Editing is editing to ensure correctness, accuracy, consistency, and completeness.
Our editors use the standards set out by the
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)17th Edition.
What they look for:
  • Grammar (e.g., lack of subject–verb agreement, misplaced modifiers, incorrect pronoun case).
  • Punctuation (e.g., comma splices, misplaced colons, incorrect apostrophes). And allow for exceptions when acceptable (e.g., in fiction or advertising copy).
  • Spelling (e.g., typographical errors, errors arising from homonyms and similar-sounding words).
  • Word usage (e.g., words commonly confused, such as imply/infer; incorrect use of idioms and phrases, such as "to hone in").
When the editing is complete, the Marked-Up copy is returned to the Author for approval.





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#4: GRAPHICS
What makes a book a best-seller?
  • A compelling story?
  • Believable Characters?
  • The writing style?
  • Or all of the above?
But what draws a reader to your book?
ITS COVER!
The cover of your book can literally make or break the sale!
A half naked man and woman in a passionate pose has become cliché for sleazy romance, gruesome images for a murder mystery, and so on.
How do our Graphic Designers create something new?
A good Graphic Designer who knows standard design theories combines a trilogy of major elements – Imagery, Typography and Color – in new or different combinations.
Although one imagines a picture relating to the story when one mentions this word, however, Imagery here refers to the complete appearance of the book cover which must include the title and author’s name – Typography.
But Typography does not have to be an aside, an “also ran” or ho-hum. It can be front and center, or it can play "hide-and-seak" with imagery of what is to come. Typography can blend in, compliment or contrast with the cover's color.
The Color of the book cover is often the last thing one thinks about, and might wrongfully dismiss it as unimportant. But it’s actually extremely important in the psychology of the cover design because: Colors have meaning! And in publishing, colors have been established for different genres: black, white and red for thrillers, pastels for period romance, lush colors for adventure, etc. A break in this pattern can be unsettling, but also attention- getting!

Let
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your book's cover and any other graphics!





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#5: TYPESETTING THE PROOF
Preparing the manuscript for printing is a craft in itself. Thankfully, we now can use special software instead of hand-setting letter by letter. However, it still take experience and understanding as to how the process works.
LLP can do the work for you!


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#6: AND NOW TO Press!!
Last and best, your manuscript is ready to send to press!
We use IngramSparks.


Below are links to the puplishing pricing guide and the Service Agreement

STANDARD PRICING GUIDE

SERVICES AGREEMENT


Now Enjoy the Books Our Authors Have Published:

THE BOOKSHELF



CONTACT

Hours of Operation

Internatioal Clients: Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (US Eastern Standard Time)
Local Clients: Monday thru Friday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.(US Eastern Standard Time)
Call, text, message or email us any time:
Phone: (765) 606-5342
- Email: admin@lostlegendspublishing.us
(copy and paste the email address if the link doesn't work)