Publishing Consultation

How to write and publish a book

Publishing Consultation can include discussions by phone, face-to-face and electronic communication (email, skype, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.) regarding topics such as:

  • Self-publishing
  • Writing, editing and production advice
  • Printing options and print procurement
  • Hard copy and electronic book design
  • Book distribution
  • Book marketing, publicity and PR (basics)
  • How to prepare a manuscript for publication
  • Tips to better manage a self-publishing project in Australia

How to sell ebooks direct to vendors

If you would prefer to distribute your ebooks yourself, rather than use our state-of-the-art Royalties Dashboard which is part of our Aggregation service, you may like to engage our Managing Director, Amanda Greenslade, to help get you started. 

Read Amanda's blog post on What's involved in self-distribution of ebooks direct to vendors?

Since 2011 she has been developing accounts with prominent ebook vendors and managing data, sales reports and payments. There are many ins and outs only experience can teach the best approach to. Also, many things in the ebook industry change regularly. 

We provide a consultation service to select customers who are committed to setting up accounts themselves with the following ebook vendors:

  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Kobo

What is included?
During your consultation, Amanda will cover what you need to know about:

  • Where to go to set up your ebook accounts
  • What information, software, hardware you will need
  • A heads up on some of the decisions you will need to make
  • Tax registrations with overseas countries (eg. the IRS, W8-BEN etc.)
  • Territories, pricing and currency conversion questions
  • How to utilise vendor back-ends to market the ebook
  • What to expect from incoming payment (eg. bank fees, sales reports etc.)

If you're interested in utilising this service please contact us. We'll start by asking for a few simple questions to help determine if you are setup properly to self-publish ebooks directly with vendors. If not, there's always our Australian eBook Aggregation service.

Price :
1 ebook, $160.00+GST
1 print and ebook, $250.00+GST

Each one includes 1–2 hrs of skype conferences, phone or email. Extra charge for face-to-face depends on location and time of day. Additional hours available at hourly consultation rate of $80 + GST.

Timeframe: 3-14 days (please discuss your needs)

Ebook QA (Quality Assurance), File Validation and Technical Check

We can check your self-created ePub and/or mobi for readiness for publication.

So you've done it yourself! You've had a go. You've made an ePub and/or mobi and tested it on your device. It looks OK. You may have even used the IDPF ePub validator to make sure the coding is all done correctly, but you are not 100% sure it will be acceptable to the vendors you wish to load it to, or that it is done properly and optimally for the enjoyment and ease of your readers.

The Team at Australian eBook Publisher can help!

If you have your own epub and mobi files it is important to have them tested for good functionality, specifically on the devices you intend for them to be read on.

This applies to reflowing ePub and mobi, fixed layout epub and mobi (KF8), interactive PDFs and more. As an aggregator we are familiar with the specifications for Apple, Amazon, Kobo, GooglePlay, Barnes & Noble Nook, and have also worked on projects for platforms intended for Adobe Digital Editions and BlueFire Reader, which display the same ePub file differently to a tablet or app.

We charge a flat fee to analyse other people's ebook files. This process involves us loading your ebook files (epub, mobi or both) onto our devices, validating them, checking if
they pass the vendor requirements for the vendors of interest that you specify.

If you choose to have your ebook files analysed Australian eBook Publisher will

  • Load the epub and mobi to our devices and test run them
  • Test the epub and mobi on device-simulators for major devices and apps relevant to your distribution method
  • Run it through the epub validation check to ensure it is ready for professional publishing
  • Check the code to ensure we believe Apple will accept it
  • Provide a report/checklist of things we noticed that are either imperative or optional for you to change prior to publishing

Price :
Per title (epub and mobi/KF8) $140.00+GST

Timeframe: 3-14 days (please discuss your needs)

Publishing Cost Benefits Analysis

Get the inside information that will arm you with the power to decide how viable your publishing project is, what price you need to set based on how many copies you expect to be able to sell and where, with what royalties. Includes a 30-minute advice session with Director Amanda Greenslade and 1 Cost Benefits Analysis report (PDF).

The figures are calculated estimates based on years of research and current industry information, including exchange rates, royalties, bank fees, charges from ebook vendors, and aggregation fees and commissions if any.

If you want to know answers to the following this is a must-have service:

  • How much money will I make selling my ebook?
  • What price should I sell my ebook for?
  • How do I decide what ebook royalty option to choose?
  • How do I choose an ebook vendor and/or aggregator that will suit me?
  • How many copies of my book or ebook will I need to sell to start to profit?

We can also provide this service for print projects including offset printing projects and print-on-demand where we are the distributor and/or have access to all the information required.

Price :
1 ebook, $140.00+GST
1 print-on-demand book, $190.00+GST

Timeframe: 3-14 days (please discuss your needs)

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Customer Feedback

"I have really appreciated your support with my book, Amanda. I'm sure your other clients are of the same opinion. Quality professionalism is never in over supply, neither is generosity of spirit. You have both."—Henry Grossek, radio announcer and author of Game On: Building the Education Revolution

"Thank you, Australian eBook Publisher. I am delighted with the quality of the print edition of my novel, Beast-speaker. The service that Amanda and her team provide is exceptional: friendly, helpful and everything is delivered within the promised time-frame. The print on demand package is easy and affordable, and I highly recommend it to anyone considering publishing with Australian eBook Publisher, Greenslade Creations."—W. A. Noble, author of Beast-speaker

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