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Where will my e-book be available for purchase?

EVERYWHERE . . . ALMOST, Once your e-book has been formatted, we’re here to help you distribute it to online retailers. We work with some of the largest online bookstores and distributors, and each partner maintains a very dynamic list within its network to ensure your e-book can reach a wide online audience. During the final publishing process, you will have the opportunity to choose from a list of our distribution partners. In addition to the ePublisher bookstore, you can select the entire list or only a select few online retailers and ePublisher will take care of the rest. But, please understand that each channel or retailer reserves the right to refuse listing. The wide range of major online retailers and distributors includes the following*: Amazon, Apple*, Barnes & Noble, Books on Board, Google, Kobo, Scribd, Sony

When will my e-book show up in the online stores?

ABOUT ONE DAY TO FOUR WEEKS — GIVE OR TAKE, We have seen e-books appear on online retailer's sites in as little as one day, but it will likely take approximately two to four weeks after your book is formatted for your e-book to appear on retail websites. However, each retailer operates on a different schedule which we do not control. It could show up sooner, or it could take a little longer.

What exactly is on my ePublisher personalized bookstore page?

VARIOUS ITEMS, As a published author, your title will have its own Web page in the ePublisher bookstore. Anyone can visit the bookstore and purchase copies of your book. On your page we will display the front cover of your book, marketing copy and an excerpt from your book to entice potential book buyers. You select all the text you want displayed on this page.

Can I make changes to my e-book's bookstore marketing copy, such as the overview and about the author?

YES, You can update your e-book summary, free preview, about the author and genre. (To update your title, subtitle or author name, you'll need to create a new e-book.) Simply click the button to unlock your e-book in the Dashboard, make the change, and resubmit your e-book. The change will show up in online bookstores in one day to four weeks, depending on the retailer.

What is the difference between a channel or retail sale and a ePublisher sale?

DIFFERENT ROYALTY , When a book is sold through the ePublisher website, it is considered a ePublisher sale. A retail, or "channel sale," is when the book is sold through any retailer other than ePublisher (like or Your book selling price must be the same for both ePublisher and retail sales, but you will earn a different royalty amount depending on the type of sale. See the “How much royalty do I earn for each e-book I sell?”

Can I update my e-book after it's published?

YES, Once your e-book is published, you can make changes to it by clicking the button to unlock the book on your Dashboard. You can make text corrections, tweak or overhaul your cover, or update your E-book Details (You cannot, however, update the title, subtitle or author name – if you want to do that, you'll need to start a new e-book. We also suggest publishing a new e-book if you are making significant changes to the text. Once you are finished making your changes, we'll resubmit your updated e-book to our ePublisher bookstore as well as the other retailers you selected. The new version will replace the old in one day to four weeks time. (Be aware that the old version of your e-book will be cancelled, but the updated version will use the same ISBN.) Also, if you unlock your book to edit and resubmit it and previously used an e-book formatting service, cover design or editing service, you'll need to purchase these services if you want us to perform the service(s) again.

When should I publish a new e-book vs. resubmit the current e-book?

RESUBMIT, Resubmitting your e-book will overwrite the current edition with the new version but keep the same ISBN. Resubmit your book if you'd like to: 1) Update E-book Details, such as marketing copy about the book or author, or updating the genre 2) Design a new cover 3) Make minor text changes, such as fixing typos or a few updates here and there 4) Change the price. PUBLISH NEW, Publishing a new e-book with a new ISBN signals to readers and retailers that it's a different version of your e-book. (If you want to remove the old version from circulation, you'll need to contact us to cancel the old version.) Publish a new book if you'd like to: 1) Change the title and/or subtitle 2) Change your author name 3) Make substantial content changes 4) Add a new feature, such as a preface, appendix or additional content

What happens to the published version of my e-book while I'm making changes in resubmission?

IT REMAINS FOR SALE , While you are working on changes and updates to your e-book, your current, published version will remain for sale. If you wish to remove the current version from retailers while you are making revisions, you'll need to contact us and request that we cancel your current e-book

After making changes to my published e-book, when will the new version show up in bookstores?

ONE DAY TO FOUR WEEKS – GIVE OR TAKE, Once you have finished making changes to your published e-book and you resubmit it, it takes the same amount of time to show up on various retail stores as the first time you published it – anywhere between one day and four weeks.

Can I cancel my e-book after it's published? Will it be removed from retail sites?

YES & YES, Should you decide to cancel your e-book, get in contact with the ePublisher team, and let us know. Once we cancel your title, the e-book will be removed from the ePublisher bookstore within 48 hours and will be taken off other retailer sites within three weeks' time (retailers update their bookstores on their own schedule, which we do not control).

Why isn't my e-book in Apple's iBookstore?

VARIOUS REASONS , It can take up to three months for your book to appear in the iBookstore. If your book is still not available after that period of time, it is possible that Apple did not accept your content. Apple may choose to deny content due to typos, poor editing, poor formatting or subject matter.

How does my book get on the best-seller list?

EPUBLISHER BOOKSTORE SALES, Our best-seller list represents books sold during the previous one or two months on the ePublisher bookstore. Books sold through another retailer, like Amazon or Barnes and Noble, aren't taken into account for this list. NOTE: The list is sorted by publish date, not by quantity sold.

Will I see my book on the New Releases list immediately after it's published?

YOU'LL SEE IT ON THE LIST, BUT NOT IMMEDIATELY, Our new releases list is updated once a week. You can expect to see your newly published e-book on this list about a week after it's available for purchase through the ePublisher bookstore.

How can I get my book featured on the main bookstore page?

IMPRESS US, Featured books, books we love, featured author and our noteworthy titles are chosen by us. We choose these books based on any number of factors, including the following: marketability of a book (the book cover, title, and content); author's platform or buzz; current events, seasons or themes; popularly of a title; or just because we like it. We don’t take requests or bribes, so create an impressive, marketable e-book, and you just might see it on the bookstore homepage.

How do I sideload my Mobi e-book file onto my Kindle Fire?

SIDELOADING KINDLE FIRE WITH ACCESS TO A COMPUTER (EASIEST): 1. Using a mini USB to USB cord, connect the Kindle Fire to a computer. 2. Download the e-book file on your computer. 3. Using a file explorer program, open up the Kindle (will show as a temporary drive). Also open the folder on the computer with the file. 4. Drag the e-book file from the computer to the Kindle Fire Books directory. 5. Follow your computer’s procedure for disconnecting peripheral devices. The book will now be available in the Kindle Fire’s “Books” tab. SIDELOADING USING ONLY THE KINDLE FIRE: 1. Download the e-book file to the Kindle Fire using either the browser or via email. 2. Download and install a file explorer program, such as ES File Explorer from Amazon APP market (it’s free). 3. Using the file explorer find the book file (it will be in the main Kindle directory) and copy it (press and hold the icon until the sub-menu pops up). 4. Go to the “Books” folder. 5. Paste the file (with ES Explorer you will need to select “Operations,” then hit paste). 6. Power Kindle Fire off and back on. 7. Book should be in the Books tab.