What are your official terms?

1. The author will receive all files and distribution is optional
2. Any updates/changes to files after initial publishing has been completed will be charged with 50% of the package price.
3. Payments will be disbursed monthly if booksmango distribution is chosen. Payment threshold is $10.
4. Payments via PayPal or Bitcoin or direct deposit to US bank account
5. All prices in US$
6. Royalties: 70% of net receipts which result to approximately 40% from listed price
7. Net Receipts = list price minus retailer commissions (usually 30-65% depending on sales channel and territory sold) minus applicable retailer fees (e.g. credit card processing fees, delivery fees, etc.) minus taxes
8. Copyrights stay with the author
9. You herewith expressly acknowledge that you own or are licensor to all right, title and interest in and to the published book.

How long will it take for my e-book to be ready?

Usually within one business day after your approval.

Can I sell my e-book on my own without booksmango?

Yes. You will receive all files and can upload to any retailer you wish.

Where do you sell my e-book?

We sell worldwide with many retailers and you can opt in/out as you wish. Here a selection:

  1. booksmango
  2. Amazon (kindle)
  3. Apple (iBooks)
  4. Barnes & Noble (Nook)
  5. Google Play
  6. kobo: includes Walmart, WH Smith (UK); Angus & Robertson, Borders, Collins Books, Whitcoulls (Australia, New Zealand)
  7. Extended distribution: AH, Baker-Taylor, Blackwell’s, bokkilden, BookMate, BookShout, Booktopia, Browns Books, buch.de, Buecher, Casa del Libro, derclub, dito, Donauland, e-Sentral, Family, fnac, Gardners, hive, Hugendubel, Indigo, Inktera, kalahari, libraries, libris, Livraria Cultura, Magzter, Mondadori, Mondia Media, O2, Odilo, Otto-Media, OverDrive, PagePlace, Rakuten, Sainsbury’s, Saxo, Scribd, Smashwords, Sony Mobile, T-Mobile, Thalia, Tolino, txtr, Vodafone, Weltbild, Xiaomi, XinXii, Yuzu
  8. POD (print-on-demand): Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Do I need an ISBN number?

Yes, we will need assign an ISBN for your e-book as well as your printed book (if applicable).

What is the minimum print-run?

20 copies

How long will it take to print?

7-10 business days for up to 100 copies

How do I pay?

We accept Bitcoins or make payment by credit card (PayPal) or money transfer (to our Thai, US or Australian bank account)

Can I use the e-book ISBN number for the printed book?

No, you need a separate ISBN number for the printed version

Do I get an ISBN number?

Yes, we will assign the ISBN number.

How about the layout & typesetting?

We arrange professional typesetting and layout including table of contents.

Will my printed book be distributed?

We will sell online only and/or with Amazon POD.

What is Amazon / Barnes & Noble POD?

We can make a printed version of your book available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Books will be printed by Amazon after receiving an order (POD = Print on Demand).

What costs are involved with Amazon / Barnes & Noble POD?

No costs involved as books are only printed (by Amazon) after an order has been received.

How much royalty do I receive with Amazon / Barnes & Noble POD?

Royalties depend on book size, number of pages and sales price of your book. It is usually between 10-20% of your sales price.

Will you edit my manuscript?

No, but it is highly recommended that you choose this option.

Can you help with cover designs?

A professional cover is included with all of our packages.

What about typesetting and layout?

Typesetting and layout are always included with all our packages.

What about files?

You will receive all files and can use those to upload to all retailers. We will provide ePub 3 (Apple Books), ePub 2 (kobo, Nook), mobi (Amazon), PDF (Google) and print-ready PDF file.

What are net receipts?

List price minus retailer commissions (usually 30-65% depending on sales channel and territory sold) minus applicable retailer fees (e.g. credit card processing fees, delivery fees, etc.) minus taxes.

Where can I get sales reports?

You can log into your account 24/7 to see up-to-date sales statistics.

Sales on our website are recorded in realtime.

Sales from other retailers (Amazon, Apple, kobo, etc.) are added every end of the month with a 1-3 month delay from actual sales depending on retailer (e.g. sales from January will show up end of February, March or April)

How and when will I get paid?

We pay every month to your PayPal account with a $10 threshold.

How much do I get paid for my printed book?

65% if sold on our website
10-20% if sold with Amazon POD (Print On Demand)

How much do I get paid for my e-book?

70% of the net receipt which equals to about 40% net payout from list price with all fees & taxes deducted.

What are your official terms?

1. The author will receive all files and distribution is optional
2. Any updates/changes to files after initial publishing has been completed will be charged with 50% of the package price.
3. Payments will be disbursed monthly if booksmango distribution is chosen. Payment threshold is $10.
4. Payments via PayPal or Bitcoin or direct deposit to US bank account
5. All prices in US$
6. Royalties: 70% of net receipts which result to approximately 40% from listed price
7. Net Receipts = list price minus retailer commissions (usually 30-65% depending on sales channel and territory sold) minus applicable retailer fees (e.g. credit card processing fees, delivery fees, etc.) minus taxes
8. Copyrights stay with the author
9. You herewith expressly acknowledge that you own or are licensor to all right, title and interest in and to the published book.

Terms and Conditions

Intellectual Property of manuscripts submitted

You herewith expressly acknowledge that you own or are licensor to all right, title and interest in and to the submitted manuscript and follow all international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

Files received from Us

All files (jpg, pdf, ePub, mobi) are property of the author and we hold no rights whatsoever. The author can submit to other sites and/or use the files in any form.

Copyrights

All copyrights stay with the author.

Revisions to files PRIOR publishing

We allow 3 (three) revisions prior publishing/submitting final files to the author.

Revisions to files AFTER publishing

Any revisions or modifications to files AFTER publishing are charged 50% of the total package price.

ISBN numbers

Our issued ISBN numbers have booksmango as imprint, however the author can use the ISBN on any other site.

Distribution

Distribution with booksmango on major retailers is optional. The author can also choose to distribute directly without us.

Refund

All sales are final and no refunds nor returns can be granted.