look over the Frequently Asked Questions below, to
see if we answered your questions. If not please E-mail
us. As questions are added and updated below,
numbers and order may change, so please check below
is an Ebook?
An Ebook is a book
that is in electronic format, and is read on a
computer, in a special program designed for that
purpose. The Ebook is written in HTML language
just like a web site on the Internet. However, the
finished book can only be accessed in the special
Ebook software which comes free with each book
ordered. The security in our program also stops
readers from sharing your book with others. (Also
see question # 11)
an Ebook has to be in HTML, like a web page,
before you publish it, do I have to know how to set
it up myself?
If you have a web design program, and there are many
on the market as well as free ones online, you can
easily set up your book in HTML. If you go this way
you can also take extra time to make it with all the
special features and graphics you want.
If you set your Ebook up in
HTML and design your author's page yourself, we will
publish your Ebook and host your author's page on
our site for $59.95.
If you want us to
design your Ebook in HTML we can do this for you.
Our design division WebTech
Design Group can set up your book in HTML
for you with one of our design packages. (See
questions #4 for information on packages.
Remember, this will only need to be done once, then
the finished book can be sold 1 million times or 100
million times. So if you want special things to make
your book even better this will only need to be done
once. (See question #4 & 5)
I'm basically paying you to publish my book? I
recently had a friend warn me about companies that
charge you to publish. Why am I paying to have
something published when a conventional
publisher might evaluate it's quality and print
it themselves for a share in the sales? I can pay to
get a book "self-published" at
any number of places. What makes you
different? Sorry if this sounds
obnoxious but I want someone who will publish my
material because that material will sell. Would
Zondervan or Harvest House ask me to pay them to
print my book?
totally understand your concerns. There are many
publishers like Zondervan, Baker Books, Harvest
House and others. They will publish a book and
the author will get 8-10% of the net price, not the
selling price. They will also receive thousands of
submissions and will accept only a very small
portion of those submissions for publication. They
are also large corporations with millions of dollars
to back their ventures.
We are a family owned
business who are also writers. My wife is a
screenwriter and freelance writer and I am a
freelance writer and columnist. We understand that
there are many good writers who will never get the
chance to be published and have their works reach
the public. However, we do not have a lot of money
to venture on publishing projects. We have purchased
the equipment and software needed to produce what we
feel is the most secure Ebook around. What we
charge is just the cost of labor to set-up and
assemble the Ebook and publish it. We also pay for
design, hosting and maintenance on the web site and
design the pages to promote the site and the books
of our authors.
Your work is very good and
we like it. However if you have the chance for a
company to accept your work and pay all the
production cost, by all means go for it. Please try
submitting to some of those and may the Lord bless
does it cost to have you set-up my Ebook in HTML
depends on the way you want your finished Ebook
manuscript to look, including if you want
additional content, photos, graphics, sound, etc.
The cost is based on the amount of time it takes our
staff to set-up your book into the HTML. However,
our rates are very reasonable. Our design rate
is $25.00 an hour. Most design companies charge
$50 or more an hour. Our staff can make HTML for an
Ebook at the rate of 1-2 pages (chapters) an
hour. Depending on if graphics are included. length
of chapters and
other content and factors.
To see our different complete publishing packages
please look on our Publishing
Page for current sales on packages at:
cost to have my Ebook on your site, and do
I have my own page on the site where I can send
people to learn about me and purchase my E-book?
If we publish
your E-book it will be listed on our site for sale
in our book store at no additional cost. However,
we suggest to our authors that they have an author
page on our site with information about them and
their Ebooks so visitors can get too know more
about the author and his/her writings, thus being
more encouraged to purchase their Ebooks. If the
author can design this page themselves, and send
it to us in HTML, we will set it up for free
on our site and give them the URL (web address) to
send people to view their author page. If they
want us to design an author's page in HTML for
them and post it to the site, and the package they
have chosen does not include this feature, we can
do this for $39.99.
How is my
Ebook delivered to the customer?
Once the customer
places an order for your E-book, we will process
that order, setup the unique user name and
password to access that Ebook and then send the book
and access info to them by
E-mail, or on disk, whichever they prefer.
edit my book to get it ready to publish?
No, your book should
be finished and ready to go to press when we
receive the manuscript for consideration.
publish my Ebook, do I still own the rights to my
work if a print publisher decides they want my
Many publishers ask
for all or some rights so they can sell your book
after you have severed ties with them. We do not
ask for the rights to your literary property. You
will always own your rights. If a print publisher
makes you an offer, you can move ahead without our
involvement. We will give you our prayers and
blessings for your continued success.
self- published my book in print, can I still join
your site and sell
my book as an Ebook too?
can. We will accept unpublished and self-published
writers for our Ebook site. If you want we can
also carry your print book on our site with your
writings have to be in Ebook form before you will
accepted them to sell on your site?
No. If it's
already an E-book, that is great. But it is
not necessary. If we accept your book for our
E-book Store site, you can publish your E-book
yourself, or have someone else publish it for you.
If you want us to publish your E-book we can do
Ebook just an electronic document like I would
get if I write my book in MS Word or WordPerfect
and save it as a .txt document? Can't I just
sell my Ebook that way?
Yes, and No. An Ebook is an electronic document, and if you wrote
a book as a .txt document you could sell it that
way. However, that is not an E-book. An E-book is
more! It is an electronic book, (Ebook) that you
open. It can have a cover, it has can have pages,
the text it contains can include pictures, sounds,
music and more. Also, if you sell your book in the
form of a .txt document, there is nothing to stop
the person who buys it from giving it away to
everyone they know. Those people can read it,
without paying you, then they can give it away to
everyone they know. (See question # 12)
saw a site that will publish my book for free.
They said the books are
in PDF format. Is this the same as your books?
No, PDF is
the format for files that are use with the Adobe
Acrobat Reader®. This is a free program anyone
can get, and in turn would allow anyone with it to
read your book. Unless the site publishing the
books have added some special security features,
the system has little or no security for the
writer. (See question #13)
stop a buyer from giving my Ebook to others, and
me loosing sales?
There are many
degrees of security in the Ebook publishing
world. From no security at all, to a very high
level of security. The system we use to make,
deliver, and monitor the E-books we publish, is
one of the most sophisticated there is, and has
one of the highest forms of security there is, for
our writers and their literary property.
However, we have no way of
knowing what the security features, are that are
designed into the E-books made by others, and if
there are even any at all. You will have to ask
makes the Ebooks you publish more secure?
The security features
in our system are designed to make sure that your
Ebook is not sold or given to anyone except the
person it was bought for. After an E-book is
delivered to the buyer, they, or the person they
bought it for, will load it onto their computer
and register and activate their copy of the Ebook
with our secure E-book system. After the E-book is
registered it will periodically contact our server
via the Internet.
If that copy of the book
tries to register on more than one computer, the
unknown copy will not be allowed to open. Also, if
a copy is purchased and later the credit card is
charged back or the check bounces, we can simply
close access to that copy of the E-book until
payment has been made. This security will be
active on each copy of your book for up to five
years, and can be renewed for an additional five
the cost to have these security measures on each
copy of my E-book and maintain the security
tracking for five years?
The security and
Ebook tracking features are a part of the
publishing system we use. If we publish your
E-Book and it is sold in our E-book store, there
is no additional charge for them.
I get paid, how often, and what is my royalty per
You can be paid once
a month, and can be paid in one of a couple of
ways. One is by check and the other is through
PayPal. This is a free secure service for sending
money to anyone with an E-mail address. It is also
one of the ways people will be able to pay for
their E-book purchases in our store. The royalty
you will receive is 50% of the price of the
E-book. There is a $2.00 charge to the buyer
if they request the book on disk, and mailed to
them. This $2.00 fee is to cover our cost of
disks and S&H and no royalty is paid from this
Will I be
paid an advance when my book is accepted?
No. Our goal is to help new writers get their
works out to the public. To do this we have to
work on a tight budget, and with a minimum staff.
If your book is good and sells well, you will be
getting royalty payments each month.
How do I
submit my book to you for consideration?
You should start with
an e-mail, and include a one or two page synopsis
of the book. We will respond to your submission
within two weeks and tell you if we would like to see
the complete manuscript.
before I know if my book has been accepted?
That will depend on
the number of submissions we have at the time.
Although we should be able to read your
submission, then likely get back to you within a
month to let you know the status of your material.
have my own web page here on your site?
Each author should
have a page on the site, to give bio information
and synopsis of their E-books. With this personal
touch, you can let the readers know you a little
better and in turn this may help more people want
to read your E-books. If they liked your E-book,
they will be able to tell others where to find
your site. This will give them a place to go to
check on your next E-book release. When we publish
your E-book, your web page will be hosted on our
site for free. (See question # 5)
will you bring traffic to the site to see and buy
Group will be promoting the site to search
engines, FFA links sites and many other places. We
also will have banner ads on The Christian Link,
and The Covenant Mall to be able to reach the
thousands of visitors they have each month, as
well as with banner ad exchanges and other
resources. WE will also be placing ads in
Christian newspapers and magazines in the near
questions are coming soon, so please check back.
If you have a question not covered here, please E-mail