Pioneer Package


A publishing world full of unknowns await, but our Pioneer package has the publishing, marketing, and distribution essentials to help you navigate this exciting trail.

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This service is ideal for:

  • Authors who want a quality package without the frills
  • Authors who want to do a bit of DIY book marketing

Inside the Benefits of the Pioneer Package


  • Format Availability - We will publish your book in softcover and e-book. Contact your Publishing Consultant to discuss the trim sizes available for your type of book.

  • Book Cover and Interior Design

    Standard Cover Design - Provide the back cover text, your cover image and author photo (optional), then choose from a set of professional, well-designed book cover templates.

    Standard Page Design - No need to research on font types, sizes or other layout details. Choose from industry-standard sample interiors for your type of book.

  • Image Insertions - You can submit up to 20 interior images or graphics for your book. Speak to your Publishing Consultant about color publishing if you’d like these interior images printed in color.

  • Electronic Galley - iUniverse will send you electronic drafts of the cover and interior of the book for your review and approval before your book goes title live.

  • Cover and Interior Revisions - If you’d like to make changes after reviewing your electronic galley, your publishing package includes one round of cover revisions and a block of 50 interior revisions, so you can be sure that your book reads and looks exactly the way you envisioned before it completes the publishing process.

  • ISBN or International Standard Book Number - Your book will be assigned to an ISBN, a unique identifier to help book buyers easily find and order your book.

  • Online Distribution - After you approve the electronic galleys, your book will be made available through a number of distribution channels so your book can be ordered on popular retail sites like Amazon, Google, and Barnes and Noble. Librarians and booksellers can also order copies through trusted wholesale distributors like Ingram and Baker & Taylor.

  • Amazon, Google, and Barnes and Noble Preview - Curious readers get a chance to see a sneak peak of your book—about 20% of it—randomly selected by Amazon or Google or on the Barnes & Noble online bookstore.

  • New Releases Section of Bookstore - As soon as it’s published, your book is listed and made available for sale on the iUniverse Online bookstore.


  • Library of Congress Control Number - With a Library of Congress Control Number, your book will be numbered and linked to the United States Library of Congress, national libraries, bibliographic utilities and other book vendors, making it more accessible for librarians and book retailers.

Book Copies

  • Credit on your First Book Order - You’ll get a $250.00 book credit which you can use to order paperback copies of your book.

  • Promotional Digital BookStubs - You’ll be given 50 unique digital BookStubs that you can use in your online or local promotions. Each BookStub code is equivalent to one e-book download that your recipient can redeem through the iUniverse website.


  • $200 Credit for Marketing Services - Get a one-time use $200 credit that can be applied as a discount for future marketing services for your book.

  • Website Design With One Year Hosting  - A website is a critical element of any marketing strategy. It allows readers to locate you and your book online. Expand your promotional activities and raise your odds of being discovered with a custom website with a free one-year hosting plan.

  • Social Media Setup Guide - This guide will cover the basics to creating and setting up social media pages that are essential to every author’s book marketing.

  • Book Sales Savvy - Learn how to promote your book to your local libraries and book retailers with this PDF guide.

  • Print-ready Bookmark Design - You’ll be provided with a print-ready bookmark design that you can print on your own or through your local printer and use in your book launch and other promotional campaigns.

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