C4ís Publication Guidelines for Prospective
The following guidelines will be followed
for all prospective authors who wish to have their manuscript
published by C4. The manuscript will be sent to the publications
committee consisting of the President of C4 and three sub-groups.
1. Step 1. An author calls the
president and tells him about a book project that he wishes to get
published. The president does a quick analysis and deems
it either a potential project or rejects it outright giving written
reasons to the author. If the work is tentatively accepted by
the president, then the president asks the author to send copies of
the manuscript to members of sub-group #1.
Step 2. This sub-group 1, would take an
in-depth look at the work and determine whether this
manuscript is worthy of publication and if so, is it in the condition
for sub-group 2 ( the editors and proof-readers, to deal with it or does it really need
further (months or years) work by the author to get it in a
publishable state. If this is needed, the cost of this work is the
responsibility of the author, unless prior arrangements have been made
with C4, meaning its President and the Board.
Step 3. Assuming that it is near ready
for publication, this group (sub-group 1) then sends the manuscript
to sub-group 2, for editing and proof reading. At the same time, this
sub-group (sub-group 2) notifies sub-group 3 who then start the financial ball rolling and get quotes
for the project. Sub-Group 3 would also make recommendations to the
board as to the number of books to be printed, who is to distribute
the book and the format of the book, i.e., paper weight, type of
paper, binding, cover, etc. Before any work is done by sub-group 2,
the board is notified of the cost of the project by sub-group 3 and a
vote is taken by the Board to determine if that cost is justifiable.
If it is, then sub-group 2 begins its work at editing and
proof-reading and simultaneously work is begun by sub-group 3.
Typically the author will be responsible
for all costs associated with research, images and producing either a
camera ready text or submitting the entire manuscript as a digital
submission on CD-ROM. C4 will pay all costs associated with the
printing and distribution of the book. All monies from the sale of
the book will go to C4 until all club expenses related to the
publication and distribution of the book have been reimbursed to C4 ,
then the profits will be divided equally between C4 and the author.
The author will also be given copies of the book, the number to be
determined by the Board prior to publication of the book.