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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

Q: What genres of books do you publish?

A: We publish a diverse range of book genres, including fiction (mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, historical fiction, horror) and non-fiction (biography, autobiography, self-help, business, history, memoir, travel, true crime), as well as early readers, middle grade, and young adult titles. Additionally, we publish poetry, drama, science/nature, philosophy, religion/spirituality, health/wellness, parenting/family, sports/fitness, education/teaching, children's books and more. Our mission is to offer authors a platform across various literary genres to share their stories and expertise with readers worldwide.

Q: Are there book genres you don't publish?

A: We do not publish erotica, cookbooks, coloring books or photo books.

Q: What types of publishing packages do you offer?

A: We offer solo author packages (Flex Publish and EZ Publish) and collaboration book options.

Q: What type of publisher are you?

A: We are a publishing services company with a publishing imprint of As You Wish Publishing. This means you pay us for our professional publishing services, and any additional features you may want, like ranking your book as a bestseller on Amazon (US categories only). 

Q: What's the difference between a traditional publisher and a publishing services company?

A: When you work with a traditional publisher, you essentially transfer ownership of your book to them. This entails relinquishing the copyright and control over your work, and they typically receive the lion's share of your book's earnings indefinitely. Moreover, traditional publishers tend to make substantial alterations to your book's content. Conversely, partnering with a publishing services company allows you to maintain complete ownership of your published book. All sales royalties accrue solely to you, and you retain the liberty to publish your work precisely as it was originally written.

Q: What's the difference between a publishing services company and self-publishing?

A: A publishing services company provides a comprehensive suite of publishing-related services for a one-time fee, including editing, formatting, cover design, distribution and marketing, and more. Authors enlist these services to maintain ownership of their work and future royalties while avoiding the complexities of self-publishing. With self-publishing, authors must handle all tasks independently, often resulting in errors or subpar quality. Many authors lack the technical skills for proper self-publishing and ranking their books to Amazon bestsellers, making publishing services companies invaluable for ensuring professional outcomes. Partnering with a reputable company like As You Wish Publishing streamlines the process, saving time and money while retaining control and benefiting from established expertise.

Q: Do publishers provide advances to authors for writing books? 

A: Some traditional publishers do offer advances, but they typically require repayment before you start earning royalties. Essentially, an advance is a loan with terms attached, rather than free money. It's not as glamorous as it might seem; advances serve as a means for traditional publishers to protect their investment. Publishing services companies do not offer advances.

Q: Do you offer consultations? 

A: Yes, we answer questions about our services via email. If you have questions about publishing that go beyond our business's services (or if you simply prefer live interaction), we offer a virtual consultation.​ Many authors have questions about the publishing industry at large, and we are happy to guide them with a virtual meeting.

Q: Do you offer author coaching?

A: Yes, with our Flex Publishing package, you have the option to opt for five one-hour virtual coaching sessions for additional support between your purchase date and manuscript submission deadline.

Q: What is the minimum word count requirement for a book manuscript?

A: The minimum word count required for publishing a solo book with us is approximately 20,000 words. This ensures that the page count is sufficient for binding into a book.

Collaboration Book FAQs

 

Q: What support do you offer during the collaboration book publishing process?

A: We offer email support and private Facebook groups for collaboration, guiding authors step-by-step through the process. All major announcements will happen through email, with the FB Group support as a supplement.

Q: How do you promote authors and books? 
 

A: We publish our collaboration books through Amazon KDP and rank them as bestsellers (US categories only).

Q: How do you pay the authors of the collaboration books?

A: We make a donation to a charity on behalf of our authors as there are very low royalties via online eBooks and paperback sales through Amazon. We agreed years ago with our authors that it was better to make a big impact on the lives of many instead of a couple bucks to the pockets of a few.

Q: How can collaboration book authors profit from the books?

A: We provide authors with the option to purchase books at wholesale prices, allowing them to resell them independently. The profits from these sales are entirely theirs to utilize as they see fit. For instance, some authors choose to donate their profits to local homeless initiatives, while others sell the books at events and conduct book signings to generate income.

Q: Will you copyedit my article submission for the collaboration book?

A: Yes, we will copyedit your article for light grammar and punctuation. If you need more intensive help beyond that, we have a list of recommended copyeditors available whom you can invest in on our writer resources page

Q: Will the collaboration book get ranked to bestseller on Amazon?

A: Yes! We always rank our collaboration books to bestseller on Amazon (US categories only), usually in multiple categories.

Q: Will I get physical copies of the collaboration book?

A: Once published, you will be able to buy the collaboration book wholesale at the lowest print cost on Amazon KDP.

Q: How long will it take to order the published collaboration book?

A: When ordering from Amazon KDP, it can take up to 3 weeks to get a bulk book order delivered.

Q: Where will the published collaboration book be distributed?

A: Collaboration books are distributed exclusively on Amazon.

Q: In what formats do you publish your collaboration books?

A: Paperback and eBook. We only publish books in 6x9 format (general non-fiction size print book). We print soft covers only.

Q: What format does my collaboration book article submission need to be in?

A: We require your article to be in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx). 

Q: Should I edit (or have someone edit) my article before submitting it to you for publishing?

A: We recommend using Grammarly for initial editing, with light copyediting provided before publishing.

Q: Can I make changes after submission?

A: No, submissions are final to maintain process efficiency.

Q: What about footnotes or endnotes? 

A: We do not allow footnotes and endnotes. ​

Q: Do you offer wholesale discounts when I order my books?

A: Yes! Your paperback books will cost you approximately $7.50-$9.00 each when you order at wholesale. You may then sell your paperback copies at any price-point you wish, usually between $16.00 and $18.00. Many of our authors make the majority of their profits this way.

Q: How long does it take for the collaboration book to be printed?

A: If we're ordering author copies from our KDP back office, it can take 2-3 weeks for delivery. If you are buying on Amazon, you can get your book in as few as 2 days at retail price.

Q: How many authors give you feedback on what happened after they publish with you?

A: All of them. Everyone has always been completely satisfied. We've never received any negative reviews.

Q: Where are you located? Can I visit your offices?

A: We are an online business only, which means we do not have a physical office you can visit. However, we are happy to answer your questions via email at connect @ asyouwishpublishing.com.

EZ Publish FAQs

Q: What is the EZ Publish book package?

A: The EZ Publish package enables you to publish your book swiftly with As You Wish Publishing. Upon purchase, you upload your completed manuscript, and we typically publish it within 1 to 2 months, a much quicker turnaround compared to the industry standard of 18 months. EZ Publish includes essential services such as custom book cover design, internal formatting, ISBN and barcode assignment. More details can be found on the EZ Publish page and its submission form.

Q: Do I need to submit my completed manuscript when purchasing the EZ Publish package? 

A: Yes, submission of your completed, copyedited manuscript is mandatory at the time of purchase. Without a manuscript submission, you cannot proceed with purchasing the EZ Publish package. If you prefer not to submit your manuscript upon purchase but still want to buy a publishing package, you might want to consider our Flex Publish package.

Q: Are there any services not included in the EZ Publish package?

 

A: Yes, the EZ Publish package does not cover copyediting services. If you require copyediting assistance, you will need to opt for the Flex Publishing package.

Q: What happens after I submit my manuscript and purchase the EZ Publish package?

A: After manuscript submission and purchase, you will receive a welcome email containing instructions for the subsequent steps in the publishing process.

Q: Can I make changes to my manuscript after submission?

A: You can only submit your manuscript once when purchasing EZ Publish or Flex Publish packages. If revisions are necessary after submission, a flat fee of $500 will be applied.

Q: What format should my manuscript be in for submission?

A: Your manuscript must be in Microsoft Word document file format (.doc or .docx).

Q: How much time do I have to check for any errors before publishing?

A: Following receipt of your formatted manuscript, you'll have 5 days to review it for typos or misspellings before publishing.

Q: Can I rank my book as an Amazon bestseller?

A: Yes, an optional upgrade is available to rank your book as an Amazon bestseller in US categories.

Flex Publish FAQs

Q: What is the Flex Publish book package?

A: The Flex Publish package encompasses all features of our EZ Publish package with added flexibility and supplementary options. These include the ability to submit your manuscript at a later date (up to 2 years from purchase date), access to copyediting services, and the option to purchase professional author coaching sessions.

Q: What's the difference between Flex Publish and EZ Publish?

A: The primary distinction lies in manuscript submission requirements. Flex Publish allows submission at a later date (up to 2 years from purchase date), unlike EZ Publish, which necessitates immediate submission upon purchase. Additionally, Flex Publish offers extra services such as copyediting and author coaching.

Q: Do I need to have my manuscript completed before purchasing Flex Publish?

A: No, you can purchase the Flex Publish package without a completed manuscript. You'll have up to two years from the purchase date to submit your finalized manuscript.

 

 

Q: What happens if I don't submit my manuscript within two years?

A: Failure to submit your completed manuscript within 2 years from purchase date will result in forfeiture of your investment without a refund.

 

Q: What support do I receive after purchasing the Flex Publish package?

A: Upon purchase, you'll receive email support from As You Wish Publishing to address any queries about the publishing process.

 

Q: What does the Flex Publish copyediting service include?

A: The copyediting service encompasses checks for typos, misspellings, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure to ensure consistency, clarity, and flow in your manuscript.

 

Q: Can I attain an Amazon best-seller ranking for my book?

A: Yes, you have the option to rank your book as an Amazon bestseller (US categories only) for an additional fee.

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