Assisted Self Publishing

If you have written a book but don't want to get into the technicalities of publishing on Amazon, Apple, Google, etc., then I can do those activities on your behalf. This means I will publish your book from your publishing accounts and you will get all royalties directly into your bank account. 

Why does assisted Self Publishing mean?

If you are a newcomer and want to publish just one or two books then assisted self-publishing is your best option. This way you don't have to take the trouble of learning the technical stuff necessary for publishing a book. By technical stuff I mean knowledge like using MS-Word styles, indents, sections, table of contents, formatting the paperback PDF interiors and book covers,  creating eBook covers and digital book formats like Mobi-ePub-Kpf, upload them to various sites, configure their settings, etc. For authors who are new to self-publishing learning all these tasks can be a daunting prospect. This is when it is worthwhile to consider using my assisted self-publishing.

How it Works

This service will involve the following activities,

What you need to do

Create a new Gmail account and link it to your phone number for security purposes.

Create a PayPal account with the above Gmail id and link it to your bank account. This is for getting the royalties directly.

Create an Amazon KDP and Smashwords publishing account using the above Gmail id. It's very easy.

 What I will do

Then temporarily give me those Amazon and Smashwords userids and their passwords along with your manuscript in a MS-Word file.

I will prepare your manuscript for publishing. This means I will create the Paperback Interior, Paperback Cover, eBook Interior, and eBook Cover to Amazon and other specifications. I will use suitable free for commercial use images for the covers. Or you can provide your own royalty images for the cover.

Then I will upload your book on Amazon and other sites using your publishing accounts.

After uploading and once the book becomes online you can change the passwords. But ensure you remember the passwords carefully.

Now when your books sells all the royalties will come directly to your bank account. If you want to publish more books you can use the same publisher accounts.

Note - The book will be published the exact way you have written. There will be no editing, proofreading, corrections, or any changes to the contents.

What will it cost?

The total cost will range from Rs 6500/- to Rs 7500 (or US$100 to US$125) maximum for the above activities. Contact me on thejendra@yahoo.com or thejendrabs@gmail.com for a discussion.

Is there any Contract?

Assisted self-publishing is NOT like signing an agreement with a publisher or literary agent. Here you will retain all your book rights and get full royalties. It's just a one-time fee based service where the author pays a small amount to have a book or eBook published with no ongoing contractual arrangement. Unlike a contract with a publisher, who will demand book rights and a share of royalties for years, assisted self-publishing is a no strings attached service.

Why can't you use your Publishing Account?

There are a couple of reasons why I don't. First - I am not a publisher. I am just a self-published author trying to make other writers learn how to self-publish their own books. Second - Though technically I can publish your book quickly from my publishing account, the issue is about finance and tax hassles. If I publish your book, then your royalty amounts will first come to my bank account (minus 30% tax). From that amount I have to pay you by retaining my percentage and also maintain your financial paperwork for royalties. Secondly, sending money to you within India or to other countries involves various banking paperwork, commissions, and annual tax forms. All this will have to be cut from your royalties leaving you with peanuts. Instead, if you learn to self-publish from my coaching, then you can get your full royalties (30% to 70% from Amazon and others) directly into your bank account without my deductions. Isn't that great?