I know that you need an agent to communicate publishing with big guys like Random House etc.
However, I also know that money can buy almost everything and surely can buy publishing of a book.
Maybe a vanity publisher will be an option.
So, my question is: If I have enough money and give it to the vanity publisher, how much will they ask for publishing a fictional hardcover book that contains 500 pages including corrections, proofreading, cover design etc. and distribute it on the US market?
What are price ranges for this goal? Can it be done with a $50,000 budget or do I need $100,000 or $500,000 or even more?
I would like to sell this book in all the big supermarkets, bookstores, Amazon and also as an ebook.
And I am sure you are curious about my motivation. Well, let's say I have a personal reason for that.
Also I don't want to publish it via CreateSpace or Lulu, because I want different/better paper quality, books size, promotion/exposure and reach all major bookstores except other things.
Thanks for any names or contact to good and reliable vanity publishers that are capable of what I have described above.