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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why should I outsource my publication when I could do it myself?

Q. How do you charge for your services?
Q. What if we want to do some of the work ourselves?
Q. What about ad copy...many of our advertisers are small businesses without graphic design capabilities. Can you create the artwork for them?
Q. If you sell the ads, will you also be responsible for the invoicing and collections?
Q. Can you edit the editorial we have written?
Q. Will you supply graphics to make the publication more attractive?
Q. Do I get to review the publication before it goes to press?
Q. How long will it take to get our publication done?
Q. Our organization does not have a bulk mail permit. Can we use yours?
 
Q. Why should I outsource my publication when I could do it myself?
A. Using our services means you or your staff can focus on other pressing priorities that await you every day. When we team up, you bring expertise on your area -- we bring publishing expertise.

Q. How do you charge for your services?

A. Before we begin any work, you will be provided with a detailed proposal explaining the services we will provide, at what costs and in what timeframe. If this proposal meets your approval, we begin work. In most cases, we can generate enough revenue from advertising sales to pay for the entire production cost.
Q. What if we want to do some of the work ourselves?
A. That is why we offer our services on an ala carte basis. You determine exactly how much—or how little—you and your staff want to be involved and we’ll take it from there. This way, you are not paying for services you do not want or need.
Q. What about ad copy...many of our advertisers are small businesses without graphic design capabilities. Can you create the artwork for them?
A. Your advertisers will love working with us because we will create an attractive, professional-designed ad for them from their logo, photos and text generally with no charge to them or you.. You will love us because this artwork will enhance your publication.
Q. If you sell the ads, will you also be responsible for the invoicing and collections?
A. Yes. When we sell the advertising for your visitor guide, we will be responsible for invoicing all advertisers. 100% of the revenue generated from the advertising sales will be applied to the cost of your publication, reducing—or even eliminating—your production costs.
Q. Can you edit the editorial we have written?
A. Yes, all editorial that is submitted to us is reviewed for spelling, grammar, punctuation and readability.
Q. Will you supply graphics to make the publication more attractive?
A. Absolutely! In addition to the area photos you will provide, we have a large library of royalty-free photos ready to make your publication stand out.
Q. Do I get to review the publication before it goes to press?
A. You will be given many opportunities to review the publication as work progresses. Your first opportunity will come after the initial design is complete which happens very early in the process. You will get additional opportunities to review the publication as work progresses. We NEVER go to press until you have signed off on a final approval. This way you are assured the finished publication meets your expectations.
Q. How long will it take to get our publication done?
A. Because each job is unique, the answer to this is different for everyone. Before any work begins we will provide you with an estimated timeline. This way each of us knows what is expected. If that timeframe is ever in jeopardy due to unforeseen circumstances, we will contact you immediately to discuss the situation and explore alternatives.
Q. Our organization does not have a bulk mail permit. Can we use yours?
A. Yes. When we produce a publication for you, use of our bulk mail permit is included. You only pay for postage.