Achievers Publishing Inc.

E-Booking Publishing

 

An e-book is an electronic version of your book that people download from the Internet to read on their computer. It has the advantage of being able to be read immediately without any shipping costs, and also the retail price is usually significantly less than the printed version. Therefore there are many fans of e-books, and e-books in certain genres can sell very well even at vastly inflated prices when you consider what they actually are. As there are zero printing costs and the distribution costs are minimal, there are good profits for the author when selling an e-book even for a low 'giveaway' price equivalent to around $4.50.

 

STANDARD PACKAGE ($75.50)

We publish your e-book in adobe PDF format and within just days will have it listed and available on online e-book retailers. And you can earn up to 60% royalties on the recommended retail price.


Our Standard Price is just $75.50. And for this price, you will get:

Ø  E-book setup and creation

Ø  E-book marketing image

Ø  E-book ISBN and listing and distribution to e-book sites. Here are just some of the sites your e-book should appear on: www.diesel-ebooks.com, www.powells.com, www.elibron.com, www.ebookmall.com.

Ø  Royalties – up to 60% on retail price.


This price is for authors who are publishing the same printed book version with us. But for authors who are publishing only an e-book version with us, the following additional charges apply:

Ø  Free for us to create your e-book from a PDF supplied by you, the author.

Ø  $10 for us to create your e-book from a word or rtf document supplied by you, the author.

Ø  Free for us to use the e-book marketing image supplied by you, the author.

Ø  $10 for us to create your e-book marketing image.

 

PREMIUM PACKAGE ($120.50)

All that is included in the Standard Package plus publishing your book in the following available ebook reading formats

v  Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser)

v  Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps)

v  Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others)

v  PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing)

v  RTF (readable on most word processors)

v  LRF (Use only for older model Sony Readers that don't support .epub)

v  Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)

v  Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting)

v  Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page)

 

Our Premium Price is just $120.50.

Please note:

Ø  You do not have to publish a printed version of your book with us in order to create an e-book version.

Ø  Each individual copy of an e-book has security on it stopping it from being printed, copied or distributed. So our authors should have no concerns about their e-books being copied

Ø  An e-book is not a good way of testing the market for whether your book will sell well in printed book form.

Ø  The e-book market is very different to the printed book market, and in almost every genre, far more printed books sell than e-books do.


Certainly, for our low price, we think an e-book is always worthwhile doing, as a compliment to your printed book, and over its life should make you a profit. However, view your e-book sales as a handy extra income to compliment your print sales
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How Achievers Publishing Distributes Ebooks

This section describes how Achievers Publishing distributes ebooks to a growing network of online retailers, mobile app platforms and affiliates.

Our Distribution Channel

Achievers Publishing Inc offers three primary catalogs, our Premium Catalog, our Standard Catalog and our Atom/OPDS Catalog.

1.       Premium Catalog (Reaches Major Retailers): Once your book is accepted into the Premium Catalog, we automatically distribute it to major online retailers such as:

v  Apple (distribution to iBookstores in 50 countries - see note 1 below)

v  Barnes & Noble (US and UK)

v  Sony

v  Kobo

v  WH Smith in the UK and FNAC (both powered by Kobo)

v  Diesel eBook Store

v  eBooks Eros (operated by Diesel)

v  Baker & Taylor (Blio and the Axis360 library service)

v  Page Foundry (operates retail sites Inktera.com and Versent.com; operates Android ebook store apps for Cricket Wireless and Asus)

v  Smashwords

v  Amazon (Kindle Store)

v  and other distribution outlets coming soon.

These retailers require certain mechanical standards, such as a quality book cover image, a proper copyright notice at the top of an ebook, and other simple requirements. We will provide these services for you and it is included in our set up fee. As a committed author, you would want your books included in our Premium Catalog. Both Apple and Sony require an ebook to have an ISBN, which we can provide as part of our publishing package.

 

2.      Mobile App Catalog (Reaches Major Mobile App Platforms): This catalog contains all the books for sale at Digital Library (located with Smashwords). Sample distributors include:

v  Stanza on the iPhone mobile device platform

v  Aldiko on the Android mobile device platform.

These two e-reading apps alone reach millions of readers combined. Aldiko is the most popular e-reading app on Android, which is the operating system that drives millions of smart phones and tablets.

 

The catalog is also distributed to the

v  Word-Player and FBReader apps,

v  Inkmesh ebook search engine.

Within seconds of your book going live at our Digital Library (located with Smashwords), it is listed in the native catalogs of the above apps.

 

3.      Standard Catalog: Shortly, our eBooks and print Books will be available to available for sampling and sale at Achievers Publishing Inc.

Although Achievers Publishing Inc’s primary business is publishing printed books and e-book to authors, we will very shortly operate our own ebook store at Achieverspublishing.com. This will be an added advantage to our authors because customers can order their products directly from us (their publisher). And we know that many ebook readers will prefer to shop with us because they will be paying one purchase price and gain access to an ebook in multiple ebook formats, readable on any e-reading device.

 

Library Channels

We currently offer two channels for sale to public libraries: "Library Direct" and "Axis360". The Library Direct channel is for purchases by individual public libraries. The Axis360 channel is a library aggregator, operated by Baker-Taylor, which resells books to public libraries. When a book is sold to a library, through either channel, the library acquires the book permanently into its collection, and may check out each copy of the book that it has acquired to one patron at a time. If you later remove your book from Achievers Publishing House, or opt-out of Library distribution, the library will still maintain the perpetual right to lend it out to patrons because they purchased the book, much in the same way that if you sell a print book to a library, you cannot take it away after the fact.

 

This "Library Direct" option is only available to libraries who place large "opening collection" orders, typically in the range of $20,000-$50,000, and the libraries must have the ability to host and manage the books, and apply industry-standard DRM to manage one-checkout-at-a-time borrows.

 

Note 1

We provide fast, free and convenient distribution to the Apple iBookstore in 50 different countries. We distribute to the following Apple iBookstores: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and New Zealand and the US (more coming!).