On receiving your manuscript, our professional team will get to work.
- We will register your book in your name with the State Library.
- We will obtain an ISBN no and convert it to an EAN barcode for your book.
- Our editing department will carefully select a suitable editor from our pool of editing professionals to edit your
type of book. All our editors have many years experience in journalism, writing, teaching etc.
- Our design team will create the perfect cover and back page for your book.
- Our design team will also lay your book out to international standards.
- We will send you an electronic copy of your finished book. You can use it for e-books, future printing purposes,
marketing or submissions to potential publishers and distributors.
- We can print as many/or few copies of your book as needed.
If you have a message or a story to tell and feel a burning desire to share it with others, then let us help you publish your work.
Whether it is a work of fiction, non fiction or poetry, big or small, we can help you.
It is difficult to get an exact price to self-publish a manuscript without first seeing it or having the book specifications on hand.
Please Contact Us in order to give us these specifications. We will then reply with a quote.
WHAT WOULD IT COST ME TO PUBLISH MY WORK?
WE CAN DO EVERYTHING
WE CAN HELP YOU DISTRIBUTE YOUR BOOK WORLDWIDE
Selling printed copies of your book
To the overseas market
We will make your book available to millions of potential buyers by including it on the catalogue of the world’s largest online stores:
Amazon.com (U.S.A.) — Amazon.ca (Canada) — Amazon.co.uk (U.K.)
Amazon.de (Germany) — Amazon.fr (France) — Amazon.es (Spain)
We have an arrangement with Amazon, whereby we send them an adjusted (according to their specs) electronic version of your book. If someone wants a copy of your book, Amazon will print the book themselves and post the book to them. You will receive a royalty for each book sold.
Making your e-book available to millions of potential buyers worldwide.
1) We will convert and upload your book to Amazon.
We will convert your book to an e-book and make it available for sale on Kindle (Amazon’s e-book). This reaches a worldwide market:
Amazon.com (U.S.A.) — Amazon.co.uk (U.K.) — Amazon.in (India)
Amazon.de (Germany) — Amazon.fr (France) — Amazon.es (Spain)
Amazon.it (Italy) — Amazon.co.jp (Japan) — Amazon.com.br (Brazil)
Amazon.ca (Canada) — Amazon.nl (Netherlands) — Amazon.com.mx (Mexico)
Your books will be available for purchase on Kindle devices, Kindle Cloud Reader, and on Kindle applications for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, Android-based devices, and Windows Phone 7.
2) We will upload your book as an e-book to the world’s largest distributor of independent/self-publishers' e-books.
Your book will be distributed to major online retailers. Notable retailers in the Smashwords distribution network include Apple (operates iBooks stores in 51 countries), Barnes & Noble (US and UK), Scribd, Oyster, Kobo, Yuzu, Blio and Inktera (formerly Page Foundry). Our industry-leading library distribution reaches Overdrive (world's largest library ebook platform serving over 34 000 libraries, also schools and retailers like Takealot.com), Baker & Taylor Axis 360, Gardners (Askews & Holts and Browns Books for Students), and Odilo (2,100 public libraries in North America, South America and Europe). And many more.
ELECTRONIC MARKETING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
We will send you our electronic marketing assistance package, which includes the following:
Publicity for your book is vital to motivate sales so we will supply you with helpful information in this regard.
As well as tips on marketing tools i.e. book launches, posters etc. we also include a list of marketing
companies/publicists who may be able to help you gain awareness and exposure for your book through
press releases, securing interviews and pushing for reviews (they may also assist in organizing your book
launch and book signings).
We give you a detailed contact list of all the major bookstores in South Africa. This will contain names of stores, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, as well as the name of the person you should see. Experience has shown that the most successful route to get your book into as many outlets as possible, is to get involved in the marketing yourself, as no one will be quite as passionate about it as you.
We give you a list of hundreds of libraries to contact in South Africa and market your book to.
lf you do not personally have the time to get your book into bookstores and or libraries, we give you details of several of the top S.A book distributors.
This section refers to the alternative markets open to self-publishers i.e. all markets other than bookstores and libraries. A great deal of profit can be made through these markets as trade discounts are often non-existant or very low. For example a self-publisher can sell their books at their seminars and workshops, to various clubs and associations, as well as to corporate companies for training or corporate gifts.
Overseas Publishers and Literary Agents
We give you a list of several publishers and literary agents in the United Kingdom, America and Australia that could be interested in your type of book. Sending a completed and attractive book to them will have a much greater impact than sending only the usual typed manuscript. They may decide to sign reprint rights with you and negotiate a royalties fee. Many authors have successfully gone this route to secure publishing contracts.
We give you an excellent list of several Overseas Distributors most of which distribute worldwide. (These have been hand-selected particularly for their interest in small independent publishers or self-publishers). They may decide to take on your book for distribution worldwide and pay you regular commission cheques (usually quarterly) for the books they sell.
Outline of a Basic Marketing Plan
We will outline an example of a basic marketing plan for you to follow - these plans are often required by Overseas Distributors as part of your submission of titles.
Advertising your book on our website
We can advertise your book on our website and refer any potential buyers to you.
WE CAN DESIGN A WEBSITE FOR YOUR BOOK