CLI Books Application
CLI Books is a self-publishing service for students who have completed two semesters of CLI, including completing the book production process. CLI as an organization takes no profit or percentage of books sold.
With this program, design files are revised as needed and uploaded to print-on-demand platform(s)* so your book is ready to be printed and sold. For more details, please download the Rate Card and read the author steps below.
* Support is offered for Amazon's KDP and/or Ingram Spark.
CLI Books Self-Publishing Service
Meet with CLI Books Manager
You & the CLI Books Manager meet virtually for 1 hour to review application and revisions needed. The manager will determine/confirm Tier & print-on-demand platform(s), as well as support in the setting up of KDP &/or Ingram Spark account(s) and purchasing of ISBN if necessary.
Be Paired with a CLI Designer
After your consultation meeting, you are paired with a designer who will make updates to your files and complete the entire print-on-demand process. Once paired, the designer will have access to your files and you will send an email with edits to the designer. You will pay the designer directly for the Tier and print-on-demand setup options you choose.
Meet with Your Designer
You will meet with your designer virtually to discuss and confirm understanding of revisions needed, as well as agree upon a timeline for completion.
Revisions & Approval
Designer works on revisions, with communication back & forth as needed until all edits are approved by you. Please note: At the designer’s discretion, if it becomes apparent edits are beyond the tier paid for, you may need to pay additional compensation.
Upon approval of all edits, the Designer uploads to KDP &/or Ingram Spark, including entering all book information provided on application, and sends you the digital proof provided by the print-on-demand platform(s). If further edits are needed, the designer makes the revisions, you approve, and new files are uploaded.
Book is Ready to Print & Sell!
Designer will show you how to order copies from print-on-demand platform(s), as well as provide files for orders from local printers.
To begin the process, review the Rate Card, then click the button below to fill out the application form. Once the form is submitted, and you have paid* the $25 non-refundable consultation fee, you will be sent a link to schedule your consultation meeting with the CLI Books Manager.
Questions? Email CLIbooks@communitylit.org
* Payment can be made to CLI via Venmo (@communitylit),CashApp ($communitylit), Zelle or PayPal (both firstname.lastname@example.org)