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Guidelines for authors

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We welcome proposals from authors or rights holders of books relevant to our aims as a publisher. Please review the catalog section of this site to get an idea of the kind of material we are interested in. Feel free to write to us if you want more specific information about the books we want to see.

Guidelines for artists

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In general, we will be hiring artists for (1) cover illustrations for books, and (2) interior artwork for books. Covers will usually be in full color, and interiors in black-and-white. We will normally provide a copy of the manuscript for the artist to use in creating the artwork.

What is POD?

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POD stands for Print On Demand, and it has the potential to revolutionize the publishing industry. Long ago, when books were made by hand, almost every book was -- in essence -- "print on demand": it took considerable time and effort to make a book, and it was uncommon to make any book unless someone needed it.

Then came mass-market publishing, with paperback editions in every bookstore and airport around the world. Books became products whose production, distribution, and sales systems closely matched those of many other mass-produced goods. Books were printed in runs of thousands or tens of thousands at a time, but it became very difficult for publishers to calculate their actual sales. Warehousing and returns of unsold books meant that sales totals were guesswork until six months or a year after a publication went out to bookstores.

Guidelines for booksellers

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Kurodahan Press books are available through major distributors in North America, the EU and UK, and Australia, but we can also ship direct. Contact our trade sales department for more information.
Sales sheets are available for all our books in PDF form.

Guidelines for translators

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Translation is central to the goals of Kurodahan Press. We offer a number of opportunities for professional translators, including flat fee commissioned projects and royalty based publications.

We welcome proposals from translators or other rights holders of books relevant to our aims as a publisher. Please review the catalog section of this site to get an idea of the kind of material we are interested in. Feel free to write to us if you want more specific information about the books we want to see.

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Kurodahan Press
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2305-9 Yunomae Machi
Kuma-gun, Kumamoto
868-0600 JAPAN

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