About IndieMosh - Australian Self-Publishing With Style
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What is IndieMosh?

IndieMosh provides publishing services to Australian authors – we’re a self publishing facilitator. On the spectrum, we sit between 'traditional publisher' and 'DIY publish job'. Some people would call us an author services provider.

Our main aim is to help Australian authors publish their books internationally. Everyone's got a book in them and it's a common bucket list item to get that masterpiece written and published. We want to help!

How do you publish with IndieMosh?

To successfully publish a book by yourself, (i.e. without the help of a service like ours), you’ll need most, if not all, of the following:

  • A final, edited manuscript
  • Illustrations (where relevant)
  • Software to design your book layout and cover (such as Adobe InDesign)
  • A cover design and the ability to create a cover file ready for print
  • Layout of your book's internals and the ability to create a print-ready file
  • Software to create your ebook (such as Jutoh)
  • Formatting of your book's internals for export as an ebook (either as Kindle, epub, or both)
  • Creation of an appropriately-sized ebook cover in the right format
  • Either an account with a print on demand and distribution service such as IngramSpark or Amazon KDP, or a contract with a book distributor who will distribute your pre-printed copies to retailers
  • If you plan to publish direct to Amazon, you’ll need an Amazon KDP account and a US ITIN (tax file number)
  • If you’d also like print on demand copies which you can purchase in Australia, then you’ll need an additional ISBN, an account with a company such as IngramSpark, and separate print files which meet their specs
  • If you plan to distribute your title as an ebook, then you’ll need accounts with Amazon KDP, and/or Smashwords, Apple, Google Books or other ebook distributors
  • At least three ISBNs
  • Experience with a computer and the internet
  • A lot of patience!

IndieMosh can provide every single item on this list except one - your manuscript. Therefore, if you publish with us, your manuscript is all you have to provide! Layout and setup of your book is included in our package price, as is cover design.

And if you need any extras, such as manuscript assessment, editing, proofreading, image manipulation, indexing etc., then we have a raft of Experts you can call on for help, or you can sign up for our Platinum Full Service package and let us and our Experts handle the project in consultation with you.

High royalty rate, paid frequently

Finally, when you self publish through Amazon KDP alone, you have to wait until your royalties hit US$100 before you're paid. And you have to wait until they hit GBP£100 before you’re paid in British pounds. And you have to wait until you’ve earned Euro€100 from Amazon France before you’re paid for that market, and Euro€100 from Amazon Germany before you’re paid for that market, and so on …

For some authors this could take years. Other authors might never get paid. Because we have the royalties for all our authors channelled through our Amazon KDP, Ingram Lightning Source, and Smashwords accounts, we receive payments more frequently and therefore can distribute your royalties much more quickly to you – straight into your Australian bank account the month after we receive them.

The average traditional publisher might pay a 10% royalty on the list (retail) price of your book. Our royalties to you are minimum of 85% of net proceeds received in our account, after GST, paid monthly. Our theory is that as you're the one investing in your book, you should be the one to reap the reward.

We understand this can be a confusing process and it's certainly a big decision. We've put some resources together to help you get a better idea of what you can use our services for. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

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