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We offer three flexible partnership models to meet your specific needs.

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Feature information for all Fulcrum partnership models
Partnership Models

Single Title

For individual media-rich open access books

Hosted Publisher

Host all your books on Fulcrum

Hosted Collection

Host a larger collection of titles for sale to libraries or other customers


$2,500/per title

Yes Yes Yes
Long-term preservation
Storage in University of Michigan Library's Fedora Repository, APTrust, and CLOCKSS.
Yes Yes Yes
Custom branding
Yes Yes Yes
Access restrictions
No No Yes
Collection sales
No No Yes
Publishing Services
EPUB creation
Yes Yes Yes
Editorial, Design, and Production services
We can help with copyediting, proofreading, interior design, typesetting, cover design, digitization, and other essential book production services.
No Yes Yes
Print and Ebook distribution
No Yes Yes
Accessibility upgrades
Evaluation or creation of descriptions for illustrative materials, caption and transcript creation for A/V materials.
No Yes Yes

Fulcrum Services

We recognize that some of our partners have fully-staffed production departments, and some don’t. For both hosted collection and hosted publisher partners, Fulcrum offers a suite of à la carte publishing services, taking advantage of the expertise of Michigan Publishing.

  • border_color Copyediting and Proofreading
  • wrap_text Interior Design and Typesetting
  • color_lens Cover Design
  • chrome_reader_mode E-Book Creation (EPUB, Kindle)
  • accessibility_new Accessibility Upgrades
  • scanner Digitization and Optical Character Recognition
  • library_books Print on Demand, Digital, and Offset Printing
  • swap_horiz Print and E-Book Distribution
  • shopping_cart Sales via Branded Shopping Cart and Amazon
  • archive Long-term Preservation