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Publishing on Glasstree

Registering an account on Glasstree is completely free. With an account, you have the opportunity to publish hardcopy books for your own use at no cost. Privately published books on Glasstree will not appear on the Glasstree Bookstore, but you will be able to order prints through your Glasstree account.

Glasstree offers the opportunity to make your print, ebook, and Open Access publications available for a moderate fee. The cost to publish on Glasstree covers the publishing and hosting for your book.

Web hosting is how your ebook remains visible to the worldwide public continuously. Glasstree operates servers to provide a reliable live connection so readers can find and access your ebook at anytime. Your hosting fee provides the necessary resources to maintain access to your book through Glasstree online.

 

  Publishing Fee Annual Hosting Fee
Print Book $5 USD none
Ebook $20 USD $20 USD¹
Free (Open Access) ebook $40 USD $40 USD²

1 The hosting fee beyond the first year will be waived if at least one copy of the book was sold in the previous year.
2 Hosting can be purchased for multiple years at a discounted rate:

  • $100 USD for 3 years
  • $150 USD for 5 years
  • $300 USD for 10 years

 

Publication and Hosting Fees Include:

Print Book

$5

(one-time fee) 

Ebook

$20

(one-time fee) +

$20

(annual fee)

Open Access ebook

$40

(one-time fee) +

$40

(annual fee)

(multiple year discounts available)

Free ISBN available (you can bring your own, too) Free ISBN available (you can bring your own, too) Free ISBN available (you can bring your own, too)

Free DOI available

Free access to Kudos in conjunction with DOI request

Free DOI available

Free access to Kudos in conjunction with DOI request

Free DOI available

Free access to Kudos in conjunction with DOI request

Submission to "Web of Science" and other additional scientific discovery channels, where applicable Submission to "Web of Science" and other scientific discovery channels, where applicable Submission to "Web of Science" and other scientific discovery channels, where applicable
Distribution on traditional retail channels (Amazon, B&N etc.) coming soon Distribution on ebook retail channels (Vearsa, Kindle, Apple, etc.) coming soon

"Gold" Open Access

Submission to Open Access discovery channels

OpenAire (OAI PMH) compatible hosting

 

Paying Publication Fees

While publishing your print or ebook on Glasstree, you will be informed of the publishing fees on the SALES INTENT step. You'll also be able to review and verify this information on the REVIEW step prior to completing your publishing.

Once publishing is completed and you select PAY & PUBLISH, you will be directed to a Hosting Fees page with additional information and options for your publication, including options for Open Access publishing. Select the desired access package and this will be added to your Cart on Glasstree.

You publication will be marked as PENDING in your Glasstree account if you have selected a Sales Intent and have not yet paid the Publishing and Hosting Fee. You can access the project to update the Sales Intent status and to select the PAY & PUBLISH option to complete publication.

 

Expiring and Re-activating Publications

When your publication in Open Access or regular retail expires, the book will be automatically retired. The store listing on Glasstree and retail distribution channels will no longer be displayed.

You will be prompted prior to expiration to renew your publication, and a publication that has expired can be renewed from your Glasstree author account. 

Please note that the hosting fee for ebooks in normal retail access (non-Open Access) will be waived if your ebook sold at least one copy in the previous year. For example, if your ebook was published in 2016 and sold at least one copy, publishing fees for 2017 would be waived.

 

Refunding Publishing Fees

When your book or ebook is published with Glasstree, the publishing fees are collected and allocated to complete the necessary publishing tasks. Because of this, we're unable to offer a refund on the publishing and hosting fees. Be certain to carefully review your files and information for your book prior to completing the publishing process and paying any related publishing fees.

 

Revising/Editing

Glasstree does not allow for the files or locked metadata to be revised once it has been made available on the Glasstree Bookstore, through retail distribution, or through Open Access Channels. There are some items that can be edited (ex: Description, Field of Study, Publication Type, and Sales Intent), but the publication cannot be changed.

To change the project files, ISBN, title, etc, the published book must be Duplicated (Learn more about Duplicating and Revising here.)

We recommend placing a book in PRIVATE access when initially publishing. There are no publishing fees for a book in PRIVATE access, and this book can be reviewed by you prior to making it accessible to the public. 

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