How do I publish a book?
- Write your manuscript in any format that provides you with the most creativity.
- Acquire the images you want published in your book content.
- Choose the type and size of book you want to publish. Either an eBook format, a paperback format or both.
- Research the difference between traditional publishing and self publishing.
- If self publishing is your choice, choose a package from below.
How do I get paid?
- If you chose the traditional method of getting published, you will source many publishers and send a polished introduction of your manuscript and then wait for positive response for 1 year to a lifetime. If your book is published, the traditional publisher will provide you with a royalty.
- If you self published your book, you have a number of options. For simplicity, the following will describe how First Page Solutions distributes the income from the sales of your book.
Self Publishing Income & Related Expenses
eBook Sales Income
eBook sales income is distributed to First Page Solutions from Smashwords. The typical amount that First Page Solutions receives from eBook sales is 60%. First Page Solutions reports on sales to authors and distributes 90% of all money received from eBook sales to the author. First Page retains 10% of the income to cover administration costs.
Paperback Book Income
Paperback Books that are published by First Page are uploaded to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing where the book is sold online at the Amazon website. First Page Solutions is recognized by our Government as a Canadian Publisher and our books are set up professionally. Bookstores can purchase your book at wholesale prices from Amazon and stock the book in their book store.
If your book is not on the shelf at Chapters, your customers can ask Chapters to order it in for pick up at the store. Amazon distribution channels provides a fixed 60% royalty rate on paperbacks sold on Amazon marketplaces where KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) supports paperback distribution.
When KDP and Amazon distributes sales income to First Page, they must subtract printing costs which depend on page count, ink type, and the Amazon marketplace your paperback was ordered from.
First Page keeps 10% of the monies received from Amazon to cover our administrative work and the remaining amount is transferred to the author. Visit this link to see a breakdown of how Amazon and KDP calculate your royalty.
Personal Inventory Sales
Sell books from your personal inventory and get paid in cash – Keep 100 percent of your profits. With this option, we aid you to literally purchase books from KDP at our cost through our system but with your credit card. Your box of books will arrive at your door. You may receive additional invoices that will need to be paid by you, from brokers who get your packages across the border after your order is shipped.
When your books arrive at your home, you can deliver them with your car and sell them in person to bookstores, conferences, author signing events etc. Charge what you can and keep all the profits. It is a great thing to sign and sell your book to a person who wants to read it! For many authors, it is not about the money, it is the joy of writing and being an author.
Publishing an eBook or Paperback Book Can Be Overwhelming. The Good News Is, You Have Options.
eBook Publishing Network
All First Page Publishing Packages Include eBook distribution to:
Distribution networks include Smashwords: Apple (operates Apple Books stores in 51 countries), Barnes & Noble (US and UK), Scribd, Kobo, and Blio. Our industry-leading library distribution reaches OverDrive (world’s largest library ebook platform serving 20,000+ libraries), Baker & Taylor Axis 360, Tolino, Gardners