We offer all authors the chance to publish their book as an eBook only. You could have your book available to purchase for reading on Kindle, iBook, iPad, android tablets and phones, Nook, Kobo etc.
Find out more about our ePublishing services by clicking on the question tabs.
eBooks are very popular as they cost less to produce than a physical book, with no printing nor shipping costs involved, and can be purchased and downloaded within minutes of payment being made. Your eBooks will be made available globally and it gives you another chance to promote your book if you have already published a print version.
If you have already published a printed version of your book with Hot Coffee Books, conversion to an eBook will cost £495. If you haven’t published your book with us it will cost £795, which includes professional typesetting of your book and publication in two separate formats so that it is available to purchase from all major international retailers to be read on all eReader devices (If you then decide to publish a print version, we can offer this at a reduced rate of £495 instead of £795)
This is a one-off cost for converting your pdf or Word file into epub and mobi eBooks which are then globally distributed by our aggregators Faber Factory and Nielsen Book Data and includes the allocation of an ISBN numbers.
Only if you have any amendments post publication. There is no eBook renewal fee.
Yes. Interior images will need to be sent in image format (preferably jpeg or tiff) in a minimum of 300 dpi resolution and at the same physical size as they would appear on the page. You can give instructions for their placement within the text by using their identifying file names. Please bear in mind that colour images will be displayed in black & white on some eReader devices.
On average it takes our typesetters approximately 10 working days to complete the onversion depending on the complexity of the book. Once we have your permission to distribute, it will take about a week for it to appear on Amazon’s Kindle store and 2-3 weeks to filter through to all other global e-tailers.
You will get 25% of the net value of your eBook. For example, if you priced your eBook at £5.99, you will get £1.50 per sale.
After your 25%, 50% goes to the e-tailer and the remaining 25% to the aggregators Faber Factory and Hot Coffee Books.
Any royalties due and a sales report will be sent to you every June and December.
These are used by wholesalers and retailers to categorise your book. If, for example, you have written a book about sailing, such words as: sailing, yacht, boat, ocean, crossing, navigation could be used.
We would suggest that you don’t start any marketing or promotion until at least 4 weeks after your eBook has been distributed to ensure that it is available from all global websites.
This is entirely up to you but we normally recommend 50% – 70% lower than your printed book price. See the following advice from Faber:
‘Our general advice is to price the eBook no higher than the RRP of the cheapest print edition. The primary danger is of over pricing eBooks so much that you price yourself out of the market. Some publishers choose to price it a pound or two lower than the print version in order to be bullish, others have a standard price such as £3.99 for all of their eBooks. It’s up to you how competitive you would like to be.’
If you have previously published your book with us, we will use the final approved proof so this shouldn’t be necessary. In order to send you a proof of your eBook you will need to download eReader software and we will send you a link to this. All authors submitting new eBooks, i.e. previously unpublished, will receive an eBook proof and eReader link automatically.
You can but we would not recommend this. It is perfectly legal to do so but without Digital Rights Management your eBook is at risk of being pirated.
Please see the statement below from Faber:
‘You can but please note that the files you’ll be selling will be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and it would be both very difficult and expensive for an individual author to apply DRM to eBooks on their site. It is very technical, and programs such as one from Adobe to apply DRM to files can cost up to £10,000. Currently, retailers apply DRM to files they sell so it is not something Faber can do on your behalf.
‘You will also need to supply your customers with technical help desk support if they encounter any problem downloading or using the files.’
Our Self-publishing service allows any author to publish their book and, for a comparatively small outlay, will receive a good quality product which they are free to market themselves. This ensures that the author remains in control of their book at all times. Once published, books will be enabled for distribution with major online retailers and wholesalers; ensuring that authors do not need to be involved in fulfilling customer orders, leaving them free to market the book on their chosen platforms.
Print on Demand (POD) and Fulfilment Self-published books are available, post publication, on a print-on demand basis. This means that your book’s digital files will be held by the printer until a book order is received and then the book is printed, literally ‘on demand’ and delivered to the buyer, we use Ingram services . No more piles of books sitting in warehouses or in your garage, just order books from us as you need them for your promotions and sales drives.