Yay! You’ve finally made it. After saying “I should start writing” over and over again, you have finally finished writing your book. Congratulations!

Sitting down to get your creativity out in the world is quite a challenging task and you have done it! 

Now that you’re done with the difficult part, you must be wondering what the next step should be: Should I opt for Traditional Publishing? Or should I Self-Publish? Which is better? Which publishing house should I approach? Do I need an agent? 

Worry no more, we have made this simple for you! Read on …

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FAQs :

1. What is self-publishing?

2. Who owns the copyrights of my book?

3. How is self-publishing different from traditional publishing?

4. How is I Am An Author different from other self-publishing services?

5. Can I publish books that are not voluminous?

6. How much time does it take to publish my book?

7. What is the cost of publishing through I Am An Author (We can furnish further details after we zero-in on price for plans/packages)

8. Will I be able to see a sample before the book is printed?

9. Is print-on-demand beneficial compared with offset printing?

10. Who decides the price of the book?

11. What is the royalty percentage offered?

12. How is transparency assured in the sales and royalty of the book?

13. How often are the royalty payments done?

14. What are the payment modes available?

15. What is the publishing process?

If you have more questions, please write to us at publishing@iamanauthor.in to get them answered.
 

1. What is self-publishing?

Self-publishing is an author-centric publishing model where authors publish their book themselves through self-publishing platforms like ours. Also, they have complete control over the editorial process and retain complete copyright on their book.

2. Who owns the copyrights of my book?

You (the author) own 100% rights of your work and you can opt for the add-on service of copyright registration.

3. How is self-publishing different from traditional publishing?

The major difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing is that the author owns the rights and royalties when the book is self-published. With the advantages of a shorter duration it takes to publish and more creative freedom the author enjoys, self-publishing is the new normal. 

4. How is I Am An Author different from other self-publishing services?

Being in the creative industry, the ability to offer a range of services that caters to everyone’s needs is the recipe for success in the self-publishing industry. Our different packages are planned to make the services affordable and improve the quality and aesthetics of your book. However, we also believe in accommodating individual’s specific needs and so we accommodate a few reasonable changes if specifically requested. This customization is our unique selling proposition (USP).

5. Can I publish books that are not voluminous?

Yes, we can print books that have a minimum of 50 pages. To hold the flag for women writers and young authors, we encourage publishing their content even if they are less voluminous.

6. How much time does it take to publish my book?

Depending on the services you avail and the length of your book, the time line would vary between 30 and 60 days.

7. What is the cost of publishing through I Am An Author (We can furnish further details after we zero-in on price for plans/packages)

The cost is dependent on the features selected for the book such as the book size, colour or black & white, paper quality, etc. Check the Royalty Calculator for more details. 

8. Will I be able to see a sample before the book is printed?

Print-ready files in soft copy will be sent to you before your book goes for print. Only after you approve it, the book will be sent for printing. 

9. Is print-on-demand beneficial compared with offset printing?

The printing technology behind print-on-demand (POD) books allows even a single copy to be printed, whereas offset printing is expensive and suitable only for bulk printing.  

10. Who decides the price of the book?

You (the author) will have complete freedom in deciding the price of the book; however, with the know-how of the industry, we can help you decide in this regard. It is important that you consider aspects like affordability of the target audience, overall expenditure of printing, distributing, and marketing, and price of other books in the same genre before you arrive at the pricing.

11. What is the royalty percentage offered?

Authors are offered 100% profits on their book. Profits are calculated by reducing the total expenditure on the production and distribution cost from the MRP. Please click on the royalty calculator for more details.

12. How is transparency assured in the sales and royalty of the book?

The details of book sales and royalties accumulated can be viewed by logging into the registered user ID with us.

13. How often are the royalty payments done?

Payments will be made when the accumulated royalty amount exceeds Rs.5000/- or at the end of each quarter, whichever is earlier. 

14. What are the payment modes available?

We accept payments through debit and credit cards and internet banking.

15. What is the publishing process?

Once you upload your content through our website, we will get back to you to discuss your requirements. After the requested services have been implemented for your book, you will be provided with a sample of the ready-to-print/publish content. With your approval, the book is published and distributed through our offline and online partners.

If you have more questions, please write to us at publishing@iamanauthor.in  to get them answered.

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