If you wish to publish your book as both a print on demand book and ebook, then we can take your completed manuscript and format it for both, create covers for both and supply you with a printed proof for your approval prior to publishing your book.
Once you’ve finished writing your book and revised it (and revised it again!) to the best of your ability, then choose a manuscript assessor or an editor from our list of great Experts, or send your manuscript to beta readers to get feedback and make sure you’ve written the best book you can.
Once you’re happy that your manuscript is the best it can be, get in touch with us to find out how to deliver your manuscript to us. We accept documents in Word, RTF, PDF or ODT format.
Download our IndieMosh self publishing checklist and start thinking about the extra information we’re going to need.
We will provide a quote for you based on the information you give us. At this point, if relevant, send us proof of purchase within the last six months of your copy of Self publishing for Australian authors and we will discount your Blue Combo package for the cost of your book. (Maximum discount AU$32.95, one copy per author.)
You can BYO your own cover if you have your own cover designer. We will allow you a credit on your package price to compensate for providing your own cover and liaise with your cover designer re: spine width, barcode placement etc. (Please note that covers must meet our print-ready specs and we will also require an ebook cover to our specs if you’re opting for an ebook. Covers made in MS Word are not acceptable.)
Once you’re happy with our quote, pay it in full, or pay the deposit on your repayment plan, and we go to work.
We begin by formatting your book for print – laying out the text, formatting chapter headings, page headers and footers, section breaks etc., and adding things such as an imprint page, dedication page and other pages as required. Our base package price covers an unlimited word count, and up to 35 chapters, short stories or poems, each with a separate heading, and each starting on a new page.
We send you a first draft of your book’s internals in a PDF file to get feedback on fonts and layout etc. Once we have your responses, we spit and polish for a maximum of three more rounds to get it as perfect as possible.
During the same period, we will be communicating with you about your cover if we’re preparing your cover for you. We will also send your draft cover in PDF format, beginning with the front cover only, then once you’re happy with that, we add the spine and back cover.
If you wish to have your book proofread, then now is the time to organise that. Choose a proofreader from our list of Experts or use your own. Changes at this stage should be minimal, and so anything in excess of 15 minutes’ work on our part will be invoiced at our current rate ($75 per hour at 1 July 2016, including GST). We strongly recommend that you have your book edited before sending us the manuscript to minimise post-layout changes.
Eventually we reach ‘proof’ stage. We upload the files and order you a printed proof. This arrives at your door within about seven to twelve days. We will send you an email with hints on what to look for and check.
If you find you wish to make changes to your book, let us know. While there is a fee for this (at our prevailing hourly rate), now is the time to make sure you’re happy with it, before we hit the ‘publish’ button.
If changes are required, then we will send you a fresh PDF to check. Once you sign off on that, we upload the fresh file(s). You are not obliged to have a second printed proof, but if you would like one, there’s a flat fee of $75 to cover that cost.
Once the final files have been uploaded, we mark the files ‘published’ (either at that point or when you tell us you want the book released), and CreateSpace sends the data through to Amazon, while IngramSpark starts listing with their retailers.
We will send you an email to where your print book can be found on CreateSpace and Amazon, and provide a discount code for CreateSpace copies for yourself and your friends, relatives and followers around the world.
We will send you an email with instructions to create your Smashwords Author page and your Amazon AuthorCentral page.
We then take your print file, make a copy and begin creating your ebooks. These are usually published to Amazon and Smashwords within about a week of your print book going ‘live’.
We will send you an email to where your ebook is available on Amazon.com and Smashwords, and provide at least one discount code for free and/or discounted Smashwords copies.
We will provide you with a coupon for your book’s free lifetime listing on One Thousand Words Plus.
We create your IndieMosh author profile and add your book, website and links to where your book can be bought.
We create your IndieMosh author account, so that you can log in and check your sales (but don’t get too excited yet – it takes at least three months before we start getting sales data for you!).
We organise for you to receive ten copies of your print book, delivered to your door. If you require more than ten, then we’ll organise a larger run and invoice you for the additional copies.
You’re now a published author – congratulations!
The base price for our Blue Combo package is $1,895 inc. GST.
First the good news!
The sorts of items which will increase the cost of the package are calculated as small unit costs of the following: