FAQ

What are your fees?

Fees for our services can be found under the section Pricing.

We also charge nominal fees to cover the bank charges associated with collecting your revenues from our distribution partners and transferring the money to you. We also pass on other direct costs such as taxes.

Who is the publisher, Bookish Fellow or me?

We simply offer a service to help you prepare your book and provide distribution. As such, you (or the author your are acting on behalf of) are both the author and publisher. Thus we have no rights to your work other than the right to produce the book, secure distribution and promote it using the information you have provided.

Is my contract with you exclusive?

No. We don’t ask for exclusive rights and you are totally free to pursue other distribution opportunities. However, we strongly advise that you ask us not to distribute your book if you plan to do so as some digital book stores will reject a book if it is submitted by several people.

What commission do you charge on my digital book sales?

Our objective is to help you make the most out of your work. All our fees are clearly stated on our service pricing page. You keep 100% of your net earnings after our retail partners take their cut and we deduct any other charges and fees.

How much does an ISBN number cost?

Its free! We provide a free ISBN number with each book.

What is an ISBN number used for?

We suggest you explore the ISBN site to find out more about this very useful number.

What are your Terms of Service?

Read our Terms of Service.

How do I pursue a refund or other claims?

If you are unsatisfied for any reason with our products or services, please contact our customer service to discuss the issue. Under certain circumstances, notably if we have not fulfilled the commitments outlined in the Terms and Conditions, we can refund you the amount paid for the book production provided that you pledge to destroy any material we have produced for you.

Can you proofread or edit my book?

We offer proofreading and editing services through partners.

The proofreading service simply checks that there are no spelling or grammatical mistakes, and that there is continuity in the writing. We will correct basic spelling and grammatical errors and return the manuscript to you for rewrites if there are continuity errors.

Editing is a much more complicated process. You need to select the type of editing you want; merely a high level overview of your work or a detailed review involving an in depth discussion with an experienced editor. Editing costs start at about three hundred dollars but vary significantly depending on the size and type of book, language and the experience of the editor.

You can order both proof reading and editing services via our website.

Can I give my book away as a type of promotion?

In most cases, you can choose to give away your book. However, certain partners have a minimum price;

  • Amazon ($0.99 minimum)
  • Kobo ($0.99 minimum)
  • Gardners ($1.99 minimum)
  • Ebsco ($0.99 minimum)

You can of course always send free copies of your e-book to people you want to promote it to.

Who are your distribution partners?

You can find a list of distribution partners on our website.

What if I don’t want you to distribute my book?

Simply ask us not to distribute the book and we wont. Please note that we can’t provide selective distribution; we either distribute your book to all our partners or we don’t distribute it.

How long will it take for my digital book to be distributed?

Once the book is completed and you have signed off on it, we send the book to our distribution partners. It usually takes two to three weeks to distribute a book but timing may vary depending on how busy they are. In any case, we will send you a notification when the book is distributed to all of our partners.

In what languages can my eBook be distributed?

We submit your book for distribution in any language you choose to supply it in provided our partners have a digital bookstore in that language. Please note that you will need to pay for the creation of a digital book for each language you wish to publish your book in.

Can I remove my book from distribution?

If you no longer wish us to distribute your book simply notify us and we will take care of the rest. It usually takes about thirty (30) days for an eBook to be removed from all stores. Remember that we don’t have control over our distribution partners so this may vary.