Here is a summary of the services you can expect from IndieMosh, depending on the package you buy:

  1. We publish your print on demand (PoD) book via Ingram’s Lightning Source and Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) facilities so that it is available across the world via other retailers (etailers) such as Amazon, Book Depository (UK), Fishpond, Booktopia and Angus and Robertson (Australia) and Barnes and Noble (US), and to bricks and mortar bookshops across the world.
  2. We publish your .mobi ebook via Amazon’s KDP facility so that it is available as a Kindle ebook from Amazon sites across the world.
  3. We publish your .epub ebook via Smashwords and enrol it in Smashwords’ distribution network so that it is released on Apple’s iBookstore (for iPad), Barnes and Noble (for NOOK), Kobo (for Kobo), etc.
  4. We focus on publishing paperbacks, generally with black and white internal pages, and reflowable ebooks (i.e. epub and mobi), but also offer hardback and full-colour options where required.
  5. We pay you a minimum of 85% of net royalties.
  6. We pay you regardless of how little you have earned – there is no minimum payment threshold.
  7. We pay all accumulated royalties out around the twenty-first (21st) of every month.
  8. We collect your royalties from overseas for you, saving you the hassle of having to obtain a US tax file number (ITIN) or a US bank account.
  9. We provide you with detailed extracts of your sales from the spreadsheets that Lightning Source, KDP and Smashwords send us, so that you know what sold, when and where.
  10. We actively discourage our authors from putting their books in bricks and mortar bookshops. Unless your book can compete with the latest cook book from Nigella Lawson or Shane Warne’s autobiography it won’t be on display at the front of the bookshop, but will sit on a shelf in its genre, competing with everything else there, and be lucky to be found by anyone. It is much less expensive for you to sell your book online, and you can reach a far wider audience without having to worry about stock control, invoicing, discounting and returns. You’re a writer, so write. This is the 21st century, so do it online via blogs, social media, articles etc. The more you write, the more places you pop up on the internet, the more you will encourage people to look for and buy your books.
  11. We actively encourage our authors to market their books to sell online. See the paragraph above!
  12. We allow you to choose your own editor, proofreader, formatter, cover designer and other specialists. See our Experts listings here.
  13. We create an IndieMosh profile page for you. This is linked to your books and vice versa, and to our Authors page. Your books are then linked to where they can be bought online.
  14. We provide Kindle preview widgets on your Author page if your book has a Kindle ebook version.
  15. We create a listing for your print book on The MoshShop, and if there are ebook versions, we add Kindle and Smashwords widgets to the page to encourage people to preview your book.
  16. We provide guidance for setting up your Smashwords profile so that you can monitor your sales and update your profile at any time, should you prefer that option. Or, we can manage your Smashwords profile for you.
  17. We take care of barcodes if you’re using a MoshPit Publishing ISBN.
  18. We take care of your legal deposit requirements if you use our ISBNs.
  19. We allow you to use your own ISBNs. However, you will need to take care of your own legal deposit requirements.
  20. We can order you any number of copies of your book at a wholesale rate at any time. You may then sell these to family and friends or on your website and keep all the proceeds.