Frequently Asked Questions
Self publishing, or on demand publishing implies page layout, designing, illustrating, printing, marketing and distribution of books whenever you want it, in the same way as traditional publishers, without keeping you waiting; and without humiliating you with rejection of your manuscript.
Anyone who wants to establish her/his name as an author.
In approximately 14 days, from the time we have the computer typed manuscript and your payment with us.
Self publish print on demand has a flurry of reasons or objectives. Here are six reasons why self-publish print on demand might prove just right for you.
Time saving factor with direct publishing
Traditional publishing is time-consuming. It takes a prolonged 18 month period to complete the production cycle. Unlike the traditional method, publish on demand services are ready within 2 weeks for the readers.
The book completes your publishing demands
Being an author, you will want your book look exactly the way you pictured Publish on demand services empowers you with the full control on how your book should be printed and directed. The best thing is you have the right to organize the entire set up of the book you want. No one except you can have the decisions made for publishing.
You can preserve rights to your books post publishing
Traditional publishing house snatches the rights to your books once you entrust them with the responsibility of publishing. In such case, self publish print on demand helps you to own rights of your books. Sometimes, you cannot rely on a publishing house since they can stop publishing abruptly for reasons and to keep consistency of the publishing process you have to buy back the rights from the house. Precisely, the books on demand publishing formula can only help you preserve the rights to your books.
Experimenting the market with self publishing formula
With self-publishing formula, you can experiment the market by targeting a niche of the mass. This will help in self-assessment of your ideas, concept and experiment of self publishing. It will help you determine how well your book will be accepted by readers.
A niche target
If your book targets a niche market, then there is no objective in relying on a big publishing house.
Power Publishers is a spearhead in this realm of self publish print on demand. It follows the complete process of the productions of book and the designing till the end to ensure a complete book. Its strength lies in professionalism and total help in the process of self publish print. However, Power Publishers offer you different packages for choosing the right production process, and you pick the one that suits your demands.
But first you have to submit your publishing materials which incorporate the ordering information, the text for both inside and outside of the book in a complete word-processing format and the images that you would like to include both for cover page and in the interior. The images can be given in digital or hard copies.
These are the outlines to help Power Publishers with the whole designing of your book. On completion of the book, you will get a copy of the whole book to have a glance at the interior and the cover sample to give your feedback. In case, there are issues with your final approval due to extra demands at nick hour, then you have to reimburse the additional charges for over-time. Hence, be sure to present the full manuscript to Power Publishers for end results without hassle.
Once you are happy with the publishing process, Power publishers will:
• Send to you a soft copy of the print-ready book and cover design. Review it carefully.
• Ask for your approval.
• Then, it will be published and brought into circulation for readers all over the country and the world.
• Give you royalties against each book sold.
Power Publishers has developed a template-based design system that enables it to build books quickly and efficiently at cost effective prices for the authors. It is perfect to match any application. Power Publishers is like the guideline and your problem of book publishing is solved with your ideas catered in articulate fashion by Power Publishers.
Do you think Power Publishers own right to your books post publication? Read this.
You own right to your books as long as you want. Power Publishers is just your assistant. It has the technology of saving copies and finding publication as many as it wants. Remember, that your books are books on demand publishing and they are always available.
Not, at all. Many publishing houses are vying for a grab of self-published books. Many of our authors, whose books became major hits got noticed by large conventional publishing houses and they approached them to republish or publish the next book with them.
Yes. Some of the schemes also allow you to get copyright registered.
By default our logo comes in books published by us, but if you want your logo to appear in your book, that is okay with us. If you want us to allot ISBN number and barcode to your book, then your logo and our logo would appear side by side as co-publishers. If you want only your logo to appear, that is fine too; only you would have to get the ISBN number in that case.
Yes, the author has 100% film rights for her/his book. The author has the full right to deal with any filmmaker, or film production company; sign deal with them and sell the film rights, without us stepping in. The author does not have to share her/his earning from selling movie rights with us. This means, if a filmmaker gets interested to make a movie out of your book and wants to deal with you; you have the full freedom to step into such a deal, without us poking our nose and if you earn for example Rs 10 lakhs from it, it is all yours.
This is in sharp contrast with many other publishing companies and at least one other self publishing company based in Mumbai, (who pretend to be a conventional publisher but are a self publishing company in disguise) who make the authors sign a contract of 50% -50% revenue sharing from film / movie rights (we have document evidence). This means nothing as of now, but if a movie is indeed made from your book, you will feel very unhappy to share 50% of your earnings with your publisher. With us, you retain 100% of your earning from this front.
Authors who have resorted to publish print on demand at some point of their career:
Amish (The Immortals of Meluha), E L James (Fifty Shades of Grey), Rudyard Kipling, Stephen King, Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, James Joyce, Benjamin Franklin, Anthony Hope (The Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau), D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, James Redfield.
Yes. Presently we are offering typing/composing support for only English, Hindi and Bengali languages. For any other language, you can get them composed in the language you have written the book and then convert to PDF embedding the fonts. You can do PDF conversion here.
Printing a book by yourself and getting it published with a total package of editorial, design, sales, marketing and distribution support are quite different. If you were to draw comparison between your local press and power publishers, then you can realize the differences. Have a glance below:
Your Local Printing Press/Printing Your Book Yourself: Local printing presses are just printing presses. They will not help you with the selling and marketing of the books. Nor with the editorial, design and illustration requirements. They will make you order and deliver you all the books printed, which is a truckload and will occupy your living space, and add to your frustration. You have to suffice with the one-time service provided by them; they do not offer after sales service. Promoting, selling and distributing your book after that is an uphill task that requires specialized skill, experience and network.
Power Publishers: On the other hand, Power Publishers charges you reasonably providing you a complete package of editing, designing, illustrations, printing, marketing, distribution/selling and even sending your books to literary award committees. Power Publishers also offers flexibility to choose the scheme that fits your pocket.
It caters to selling of the books and provides support during pre and post publishing processes. Power Publishers also helps you get noticed by readers by offering search engine optimization service (offered with certain packages). You can count on Power Publishers for payment of quarterly royalty, support forever, registration of copyright, marketing support, editorial support, selling of books, website creation support and distribution support. Power Publishers also comes from Power Media and Entertainment Group; one of the most trusted service providers, operating several important websites (see about us).
Power Publishers are the best when you need self publish print on demand. Count on them to get your book customized yet well marketed in safe hands with your direction and vision.
We publish almost all type of books except the following. As a policy we do not publish the following types of books:
Sure you can. Every book launching event / program / function / ceremony organized by the author, should be communicated to us (the publisher) and our advice about the date for such an event should be taken. There should be enough gap from the expected publication date and the actual event / ceremony date, to avoid a last minute rush for a hurried publication. It would be most advisable to receive your complimentary copies in your hand and then announce the launching event date. If you want help in arranging such a launch event, please let us know.
Please note, that we are not obligated to send additional copies to the venue bookstore for the launch event on credit. You can either give the bookstore (which is the venue of your launch event) copies for the event from your complementary copies, or if we have to directly supply them, the price of additional copies to be supplied has to be paid in advance, less the standard discount. Requisition of additional copies for the launch event has to be communicated to us well in advance.
Default size is: 5.5 inches X 8.5 inches.
Other optional sizes are: 5 inches X 7 inches; 7 inch X 10 inches (large) and 8.5 inches X 11 inches (large). Large sizes are considered as double sized books and 75 pages of a large size book equal to 150 pages of a normal / default sized book.
We believe in maintaining the essence of your original work and so do not believe in drastically changing it by editing. Our editorial advisers will go through your work for an evaluation and suggest you whether an editing and proofreading is recommended for your book or not. Based on the feedback, you may or may not decide to go for our optional editing and proofreading service. Click here to know more about this.
Yes, if your book is handwritten. No, if your book is computer typed and an editable soft copy is available.
Video book trailers are the latest book marketing sensation in the publishing industry. They have been proven to create bestsellers. The Shiva Trilogy (Mehula, Secret of the Nagas, etc.) by Amish became bestsellers with the help of video book trailers. They are 1 - 2 minute short films that carry the essence of your book, just like a feature film trailer, and generate curiosity about your book among the viewers. They are released on Youtube, Facebook and other social media. If the trailers are liked, people share them with friends and become a national sensation with hundreds/thousands of viewers. It is a smart investment to create smart bestsellers. You can take a look at some of our samples by clicking this link.
A 'press release' is a news article written about your book, which is mailed to different media companies and also published in online press release distribution platforms, from where thousands of newspapers, magazines and electronic media companies collect news. The aim is to get a news published about your book.
A business card, sometimes also known as 'visiting card', which we provide to our authors, is a 2 inch X 3.5 inch card bearing your name, contact details, image of your book cover with info about where it is available from. The aim is that when you offer business cards to your clients and people who know you, you are not only handing over your contact details, but also making them aware that you are the author of a certain book, along with the information about where it is available from.
We provide you with several posters about your book. Size is A3 (double the size of an A4 page). It is a blowup of the front cover design, with the price and availability info. This is how you can use the posters:
In Word format (.doc file or .docx file), Pagemaker format, etc. If your book has tables, graphs, charts or plenty of photos/images, please convert your manuscript to the default size of a book (5.5 inches X 8.5 inches, or A5 page size) before you mail your manuscript to us. The text area is 3.9 inches X 6.7 inches. Tables, images, photos, illustrations, charts, etc. must be re-sized and should not be larger than the text area / page margins. If your tables, graphs and images are large, you can go for a large, double sized book (see sizes under point # 16 of this page).
You are free to move out if you get better offers, by just sending us a mail. We shall be happy with you. No questions would be asked. No compensation would be claimed by us from you. There are no refunds either for payments you have made, in case you decide to terminate your contract anytime. We the publisher shall terminate the contract and withdraw the book without any refund if the book is, after publication, found to be plagiarized, or copied from another book.
That does not really matter. We print a few hundred copies in the first edition but it is our duty to keep the book available to readers as long as you wish to stay with us. If your books are all sold off, we will reprint it at our own cost to make it available in the market, and you will never be asked to pay for that again.
The printed price of your book will depend on factors like the length of your book (no. of pages), color pages if any, type of binding, paper quality, etc. Once we see the manuscript or if you let us know the number of words, we can calculate and confirm you the retail/printed price of your book within a few hours.
No. Your royalty is given to you as 'author's discount' for extra copies you order directly from us. However, if you order copies from other outlets like Flipkart.com, etc, without a special discount, then you will earn normal royalty.
Please click here to visit the payment page, that offers multiple options for payment.
However it is not written on stone. You can also suggest names of newspapers you would want covered instead of the ones in our list. Many of our books have been reviewed and new reviews are added each month - depends on the merit and quality of the book. Please click here to check out our Facebook page for this purpose.
Till you have approved it for printing. No changes are possible after your approval of the manuscript and cover design for printing; since these are sent to the press immediately on your approval by email. Changes if any, are however possible later, when the next edition is published, after the first edition is exhausted.
Sure you can. The soft copy of the print ready version of your book and book cover would be shown to you before sending to press. These would be sent to press with your approval.
Your suggestions about the cover design would be accepted with importance before our artists and designers start designing your cover. If you have designed your own cover, feel free to send it. We don't mind using it, if it matches our quality and technical standards. Please know the specifications from the editorial team before you send your own cover.
IMPORTANT: In case you send your own cover design, please make sure you own the copyright of the photo(s) or artwork used on the cover, or use copyright-free images. If someone else owns the copyright of the images used on the cover, please send us the permission of the copyright holder of the cover images in writing. The same applies for photos or images used inside the book. It may be noted that images freely available on the internet are not free to use - someone or the other owns copyright of these images. It is advisable to use photos either clicked by you, or drawn by your paid artist, or purchased from stockphoto sites, or downloaded from copyright-free stockphoto websites.
Yes, if you want.
No, it is not necessary or important to visit our office or meet us, to publish your book. Our system is designed in a way that you can sit back at your place and relax, while we handle all the publishing and post-publishing activities. All correspondence can be done by email and phone. Manuscript can be submitted by email. Contract can be sent by courier. Your copies will reach you by courier. You will get all updates from us by mail and phone. 95% of our authors do not have to visit our office. However you are very welcome to visit us, if you want. You are welcome to meet us at our head office, with an appointment, and discuss your book over a cup of tea or coffee.