Below is a description of the services offered for republishing out-of-print works by UNT faculty members under the Aquiline Books imprint. In most cases, work is carried out by freelancers or publishing-services vendors contracted by the UNT Libraries.
The actual cost of these services varies based on the particulars of your book; use our cost estimator to estimate the cost for your book. Fees may be paid using research funds, grants, and/or other sources of funding, including by paying out of pocket.
Online Publishing (required): This is required for all faculty reprints. Includes:
- verifying that you have the right to reissue the work
- scanning of a copy of the out-of-print edition
- creation of a new title page
- assignment of a DOI
- archiving in the Aquiline Books collection of the UNT Digital Library
- adding to the UNT Library Catalog and OCLC WorldCat
Permissions Management: This includes investigating which works used within your manuscript require permission from the rights-holder to republish, securing those rights, and providing documentation of these secured rights.
Print Setup: This includes assignment of a new ISBN and, if reusing the original cover design is not possible or desired, creation of a basic text-only cover design (but see Custom Cover Design below). Subject to the technology available for the print volume's parameters and whether you want the title to be available for stocking by bookstores, the work can either be prepared for printing on demand based on orders, or you can pay for a print run in advance, to be sold over time. This fee includes printing two copies for mandatory deposit at the Library of Congress, a copy for the UNT Libraries collection, and two copies for the UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services, but it does not include printing any copies to sell or for your use! It also includes shipping those copies and the Author's initial order of personal copies to Denton. This fee is waived if you use a third party for printing: we will still assign an ISBN, but you are responsible for providing two copies for the Library of Congress, a copy for the UNT Libraries collection, and a copy for the UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services.
Custom Cover Design: As an alternative to the basic text-only cover design provided with the Print Setup, this includes a custom cover based on a questionnaire completed by you and, in some cases, one or more images provided by you if they are acceptable to the designer. The designer provides a proof of the design, and the designer will conduct up to three rounds of revisions for free. If you suggest that the designer find images for the cover, the designer may suggest images which can only be used if you acquire the right to use them (any pay any fee required). You are also provided with any application files (such as an Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, or Scribus file) used to create the cover design.
E-Book Creation: This includes the creation of e-book files in the formats used by the major e-book sales channels. You can choose to have us give away the files with the online version or can self-publish them through e-book sales channels.