What People Ask
Before Publishing with Us
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Q: Do I really get to keep 100% royalties from my book?
A: Yes! When you publish with us, you keep 100% of your book's earnings forever. We make no residual income from your book.
Q: Do I get to keep the copyright to my book?
A: Yes! When you publish with us, you keep your book's full copyright forever.
Q: What types of books do you publish?
A: We publish only non-fiction and fiction. We do not publish erotica, cookbooks, children's books, coloring books, photo books.
Q: How long will it take to publish my book?
A: It takes up to 3 months to produce your book once you submit your manuscript. When ordering from Amazon KDP, it can take up to 3 weeks to get a bulk book order delivered.
Q: If I share my manuscript with you to be considered for publishing, does that waive any of my rights or copyright?
A: Absolutely not. We treat your manuscript with complete confidentiality.
Q: What types of book publishing packages do you offer?
A: We offer the EZ Publish Package.
Q: Do you offer wholesale discounts when I order my books?
A: Yes! Your paperback books will cost you approximately $3.00–$4.50 each when you order at wholesale. You may then sell your paperback copies at any price-point you wish. Many of our authors make the majority of their profits this way.
Q: Do you offer support for authors during the publishing process?
A: Our EZ Publish system takes you step by step through the publishing process. We offer email support for all your questions.
Q: In what formats do you publish your books?
A: 6x9 (general non-fiction size print book), 8x10 (workbook size print book) and 8x8 (children's book size). There are other format options, but these three are the most commonly printed by standard. We print soft covers only.
Q: What type of publisher are you?
A: We are a publishing services provider. Unlike traditional publishers, we allow our authors to retain full control of their work. You keep your copyright. You keep 100% of your book's royalties. All of your book's financial earnings go directly to you. When you work with us, you are paying for our publishing service to produce and publish your book on Kindle Direct Publishing.
Q: Do you have hidden costs?
A: No. When you invest in the EZ Publish package, it includes everything except copyediting and book launch. We don't offer these as add-on services so you don't have to worry about us trying to upsell you. You may find more affordable editing options in other ways. Here are our writer resources.
Q: Do I get a PDF of my book?
A: Yes, you will get a PDF Advance Reader Copy to share with whomever you like.
Q: When do you design my book cover?
A: After you have turned in your final approved manuscript.
Q: Do you have a maximum page count for manuscripts?
A: You may have up to 200 pages in Microsoft Word for your manuscript. If you go over 200 pages in MSWord, you will need to contact us for a custom quote.
Q: Can I use images in my book?
A: You may optionally include up to ten (10) black and white images (300-1200 dpi, hi-resolution) which you would need to add to the inside of your manuscript before submission. We can accommodate color interior images if you’d like to inquire for a custom quote, but we don't include color interior as an option in our publishing packages because your wholesale print book cost would triple, at minimum. This would make your book much more expensive to produce, purchase, and would severely eat into your profit margin for print book sales. Color interior books are best utilized when attached to a product or program within a larger business strategy. Children's books include 30 color images, and you are required to supply the 300-1200 dpi professional images.
Q: What format does my manuscript need to be in?
A: We require your submitted manuscript to be in .doc or .docx format. We do not accept .pages or Google Docs. It must be .doc or .docx. To minimize any formatting issues you may experience transferring your document to MS Word from a different writing program, we recommend that you write your manuscript in MS Word. We know people love their Macs, but the world still runs in Microsoft Word, for the time being.
Q: Should I edit (or have someone edit) my manuscript before submitting it to you for publishing?
A: Absolutely! What you submit IS your book. We are going to format and adjust the book, but we won't make any editing changes to the document. We strongly recommend, at minimum, that you run your manuscript through Grammarly.com (for free) and fix any errors it finds prior to manuscript submission. Your manuscript should be polished before you submit it to us for publishing.
Q: Once I invest to publish with you, when do I need to submit my manuscript for publishing?
A: You can choose when you would like to publish. We suggest you don't wait longer than 1 year after purchasing the EZ Publish Package. There are no refunds and all sales are final.
Q: What if I have changes I want to make to my manuscript? Can I resubmit it?
A: Unfortunately, no. You may only submit your manuscript one time. We have to enforce this strictly to keep things running smoothly. Once you submit your manuscript, your book is done being written and you will not be able to add any more content. So, make absolutely certain your manuscript is 100% complete before you submit it for publishing. You will have one final opportunity to check formatting and check for misspellings and typos in Step 2 of the EZ Publish process. But you can't resubmit after you have submitted your work.
Q: Should my book include an introduction? Front matter? How do I know when I’m done writing my manuscript and ready to publish?
A: Since we are primarily a non-fiction publisher, we generally recommend that your book include an introduction and a conclusion, no more than 1-2 pages each. Optionally, you could also include a foreword (written by someone else), and a preface before your introduction. Other options you could include are a dedication page and acknowledgements or thank you page. A Note about Forewords: If you have asked someone to write a foreword, be sure to WAIT to submit your manuscript until you have received and added the foreword—after that, submit your completed manuscript to us. Remember, you may only submit your manuscript once.
Q: What about footnotes or endnotes?
A: If you want to keep your book’s lead time as short as possible, we recommend that you not use footnotes, but instead add your list of citations at the end of your book (along with any appendices). Footnotes generally apply to academic books.
Q: Why should I pay for publishing?
A: Because if you don't, you may lose ownership of your book and most of its royalties. Traditional publishers (which we are not) who pay an advance to publish a book may seem glamorous, but they come with a hefty price—they will own your book's copyright and a majority percentage of your book's earning power (royalties) forever. Your book becomes their asset, and you get a small cut (usually $1 per book sale). On the other hand, when you invest with us, you are paying not only for book production but also for the opportunity to make better money with your book (100% royalties, low wholesale print cost).
Q: Aren't publishers supposed to pay me an advance to publish my book?
A: Traditional publishers may give you an advance for your book (usually between $1,000–$5,000), however, you are required to pay the advance back through your book's royalties before you will start to see any royalties come in (usually $1 per book). If you don't make up the difference in the advance through book royalties, then the traditional publisher will take that remaining amount out of your next book they produce for you or they will not hire you back for another book.
Q: Why don't more authors choose traditional publishers?
A: To make more money and to be in control of their work. Competition is fierce with traditional publishing, demanding considerable mastery of the politics of understanding the industry and crafting a book (which many authors don't have). The once-coveted and unparalleled distribution systems that traditional publishers have controlled for decades have since been dwarfed by the advent of the Internet. The trending movement for savvy authors is to publish with an independent or services publisher or even self-publish their book so that they can retain their full copyright and full royalties forever while building an online following and platform to increase their book's earning power.