Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about our publishing services, costs, and processes? We’ve got quick answers here. Please feel free to browse through our FAQ categories.
Book Cover Design
There are features of the book cover creation which Publish Wholesale prides itself on, including:
Publish Wholesale provides full color or black and white original illustrations for both the cover (front and back) and the interior of various books, such as:
Sizes of all illustrations depend on the interior size or book-cover dimensions. Our output may be in a JPEG or PDF format, depending on what the client requires. Publish Wholesale limits its Illustration service to graphic arts only. We do not create 3D artworks, traditional paintings, and animated/moving/Flash-based illustrations.
Provided as follows are the four steps for this feature:
Step One: Send your manuscript
With no obligation to buy, you can send us your Word (or word processor equivalent) document manuscript through email@example.com.
Step Two: Manuscript analysis in 2 days
Within 2 business days, we will check if your manuscript qualifies for our mechanical-level editing. If it does, we will give you the word count, the price quote, and the complete instructions on how to purchase.
Step Three: Editing of the first 5,000 words
After your purchase, we’ll edit the first 5,000 words of the manuscript based on our mechanical editing specifications and send you the output within 10 days.
Step Four: Approval
This is how you are protected: Upon receipt of the edited file, you have 15 days to decide whether you want us to continue with the editing. If you think our editing isn’t for you, just inform us and we will refund 100% of your money with absolutely no questions asked.
2. How does the Mechanical Editing service of Publish Wholesale differ from other editing services offered worldwide?
Good mechanical editing typically adds $600 to $1,500 to the cost of publishing a book—quickly moving the cost of prepress production into the stratosphere. It’s too much. Our Mechanical Editing service is quite sophisticated—and $350 is a more typical cost.
Moreover, our editors are experts of the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines and perform detailed and comprehensive copyediting to check the manuscript’s structural continuity and accuracy. Summarized below are 18 categories of editing which our editors follow:
a. Correcting spelling errors:
b. Punctuation errors:
c. Grammar errors:
d. Changes in word choice
For over a decade, Publish Wholesale utilizes the most efficient and cost-effective page design processes in the industry. Our service is geared to combine:
Moreover, our formatters follow standard formatting guidelines, but they can also provide custom page design, as per client request. They are experts of various page layout softwares, which include Adobe Creative Suite (CS), MS Word, Quark Xpress, and Scribus, often collaborating to meet the high demands of every project.
Our HLMR service is designed to spot serious/minor mistakes before the manuscript is submitted to editor/publisher. To ensure thorough review, the service is divided into four major sections:
The process for this service is summarized as follows:
Step One: Filling up of necessary forms and delivery of input files
Once you sign up for our Test Book service, we will send you an ebook order form, which you must fill out completely. Together with the order form, send us a viable press-ready PDF of both the book interior and cover (front/back/spine) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must also secure a one-time $100 nominal fee through our preferred modes of payment (using debit/credit card or through PayPal).
Step Two: Evaluation of input and forms
We will check if your PDFs are viable and if the forms are correctly filled out. If the PDFs are not properly formatted, we can do what is necessary to prepare one, but it is a separate set of services. Otherwise, we will proceed with Step Three.
Step Three: Creation of ePub format
Within 8 to 13 business days after the evaluation process, we will carefully create the ePub version of your ebook.
Step Four: Review and Approval
We’ll then send you the ePub format, along with instructions on how to download a free ebook viewer. If you have corrections, you may request via e-mail and we’ll address everything before proceeding to Step Five. During this process, “rewriting of the book” is not allowed. We may perform a rewrite, but it will be a separate service.
Step Five: Creation of other eBook formats
After your approval and corrections, we will create the other formats within 4 or 5 business days, and then send you all ebook versions of your title for upload and review.
2. How can the clients review the ebook files from the Test Book service?
The best way to view the ebook (in the .ePub format) is to load it into your own ebook reader device—your iPad, Nook, Kobo, or Sony eReader device, if you have one. (Note: Kindle will not work with an ePub; we will create the Kindle format after you have approved the ePub.)
Otherwise, you may download one of these three popular ebook emulators:
EDAPT™ – eBook Distribution Adaptive Priority Technique
eBook Distribution Adaptive Priority Technique or EDAPT™ is the system used by Publish Wholesale to effectively bring ebooks to the attention of the buying public. With EDAPT™, ebooks are distributed to some of the biggest marketplaces, including Apple, Amazon, Sony, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.
2. What happens during EDAPT Distribution?
After we distribute your titles to ebook store libraries and websites, it will take a few days, depending on what online retailer it is sent, before that title appears live and for sale. The average time lapse for each major ebook device is summarized as follows:
All time in business days (M-F)
The percentage of royalties that every Publish Wholesale client will receive from gross revenue sales of ebook on each device or website is as follows:
After the distribution process, clients will be given a unique password-enabled account to our EDAPT Client Console, where they can access sales and royalty reports 24/7. Update of these reports, together with royalty payments; vary among the ebook store providers, as shown in the guideline table below.
* Our system will be updated every 30 days. The update frequency of each retailer varies.
3. What is the EDAPT™ Client Console?
EDAPT™ Client Console is the actual software that provides ebook sales and royalty reports (through its Analytics Details page). These data are downloadable in Excel, PDF, or CSV formats.
4. Are there help files for the EDAPT Client Console? Where is it located?
There are help guides for the console in PowerPoint and Word format. Currently, they are available only to clients who purchased the EDAPT Distribution service.
5. What is the role of Isolation Network in the creation of EDAPT™?
Publish Wholesale was the very first multi-publisher ebook distribution aggregator for INgrooves and INscribe, two divisions of Isolation Network (“IN”), through which it provides media distribution and enterprise software solutions. The partnership between Publish Wholesale and Isolation Network has resulted in the existence of one of the company’s proudest creations—the EDAPT™ system
6. How much does Publish Wholesale charge for using EDAPT?
A $25 payment per ebook title is collected for the set up of account and upload processing. Publish Wholesale also takes a portion of revenue from sales of a title before royalties are paid.
Publish Wholesale does not limit its author clients with regards to extending any of its promotional services and packages to other authors, however, must follow the specifications set by the company for those services.
Information about Publish Wholesale
Publish Wholesale serves any type of authors who choose to outsource their book production and marketing services.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Phone No: (727) 394-4505