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Last Laugh Productions

 books & music

About Us

Last Laugh Productions began in 2009, when Deborah  Fruchey's agent advised her to self publish her manual on coping with mental illness.

She never looked back.

Deborah and her husband Robert Hamaker are a creative team who work together to produce books & music. Robert composes and records in his studio, and asks Deb to chip in on vocals (her first love, even before writing, was singing). Deborah authors books & poetry, and publishes and edits other writers' works; one to two times a year she publishes the work of friends & acquaintances whom she feels deserve better exposure. Robert provides technical support, as the true computer whisperer in the family, and the wonderful photos that are his hobby.

For a description of other books Deborah has produced & edited, see the "editing" page on her author website, www.lafruche.net.

If you wish to submit a manuscript for consideration, please send an email to discuss it first. Deborah charges about $500-600 per book for a publishing package which includes book design, cover design, and uploading of your book to Amazon,  Lulu, or other sites if you prefer. See fee schedule below. She does not engage in marketing for the author...but then, who does, these days? Once publish-on-demand became a thing, the days of publishers who marketed for their authors were at an end. But we all have remarkable freedom as a result!

Schedule of Fees

Reading fee                                                                                 $ 30
Cover (includes 3 refusals & 3 changes)                                 $150
Additional rounds of changes                                                  $ 80 each
Book design & editing (includes 3 rounds of changes)        $400
Additional rounds of changes                                                  $ 80 each
Index, including up to 5 rounds of changes                           $150 each
Copies for review (digital or paper)                                         $  7 each plus postage
Internal images                                                                           $ 30 each  (multiples rates negotiated)

Hardcover conversion                                                                $100
Conversion to ebook (each 100 pages or portion thereof)  $ 50
Upload service (including book description & metadata)    $ 50

Rounds of changes after proof copy                                        $ 80 each
Additional uploads                                                                      $ 30 each

Client is responsible for the price of all proofs and author copies.

All permissions & copyright information & credits are the responsibility of the client.

Conditional upon credit to Deborah L. Fruchey on title page and in book listing on any sites where book is sold.

If published by Last Laugh Productions: includes icon on book and listing on website & at least one announcement on Facebook and Twitter. Also includes one Bowker ISBN. Royalties paid annually.

Waiving of any one fee for any reason does not affect the ability to enforce all other fees.

Cover fee due at time of cover acceptance.

Book design & editing fee due on the following schedule:

First acceptance of material       $100
First full Manuscript pdf              $100
Final pdf                                         $200

All others due at time of upload.

Installment payments can be negotiated.

 

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