What is ePub?

It is a file format supported by most electronic reading devices or eReaders. Your manuscript should be in the ePub format for it to be compatible with those devices. This allows your book to be distributed and read on eReaders.

Can print-ready files be published in ePub Format?

Text files that have been submitted as print-ready files cannot be converted to an ePub file.

What will be the pricing for the eBook? Do I get to select how much to charge?

All eBooks will have a default price of $4.99. However, if the paperback format has a lower price than the default price; the eBook will be sold at a lower price. Prices can be modified prior to retail channel submission at your request.

What is the author’s royalty percentage?

The author receives 50% of the digital net payments received from sales of the eBook. Royalties will not be paid on copies provided free of charge or sold to the author. You will always receive 50% of the digital net sale when sold. (Therefore, if sold on partridgepublishing.com/Singapore at $3.99, you will receive $2.00. If sold in the retail channel at $3.99, the channel discount (varies by partner) will be deducted from the sales price and you will receive 50% of what is left.

When will the e-book be submitted to the channel?

When the print edition of the book has become available, we will submit the eBook to the retail channel.

How long does it take for books to be posted on retail sites?

It will take no longer than four weeks for your eBook to be available on retail sites.

Will I be able to see channel ebook sales in MyAccount?

Currently, your eBook sales will be paid quarterly in conjunction with print book sales. However, the online statement currently will not reflect these sales. We are working on adding these items to the monthly statement.

How many electronic reading devices are allowed to share my e-book? Can the purchaser make hard copies?

For Barnes & Noble, the eBook can be loaned to friends for a specific period of time. The purchaser, however, cannot make copies or print the book.

Will there be an ISBN connected to this format?

Yes. The eBook will have the same ISBN, regardless of the channel of the format it is sold in.

Where will potential customers be able to purchase my book in the digital format?

Your e-book will be available on Barnes & Noble NOOK Book Store. Read more FAQs below for more details.

What is Google Play Books?

Google Play Books is Google’s own store for eBooks, which will allow the purchase of thousands of titles through any Web-enabled computer, eReader, or mobile phone instead of a dedicated device.

What is Rakuten Kobo Inc.?

A leading global eReading service for smartphones, laptops, eReaders and any other device used for reading digital content, Rakuten Kobo Inc. provides access of your book’s content (book block and cover) to book enthusiasts from more than 200 countries. Once your book has been digitally formatted, it will be made available for sale on the Rakuten Kobo Inc. website. It can then be downloaded to a digital device that allows the buyer to adjust the font size and more for readability.

What is the Barnes & Noble eReader?

The Barnes & Noble eReader is an application used to read Barnes & Noble eBooks on your iPhone, Blackberry, Windows PC, or Mac. Without it, you will not be able to read Barnes & Noble eBooks. Barnes & Noble eBooks are encrypted to protect the authors’ work. Thus, other electronic reading devices will not be able to read Barnes & Noble eBooks. The Barnes & Noble eReader can display styled text (italicized, underlined, etc.) and formatting as well as perform functions not found on other reading apps or digital reading devices. The Barnes & Noble eReader is free to download and is supported on multiple devices.

What are the benefits when Barnes & Noble distributes my book?

Having your book added to the Barnes & Noble eBook store allows purchasing access to your books through various forms of digital media such as, the nook, PC, and Mac (by downloading the free Barnes & Noble Reader). Barnes & Noble is one of the largest retailers in the country, and having access to their eBook store expands distribution opportunities for our author’s books.

What is the nook?

The nook is Barnes & Noble's digital eReader with access to over 1 million titles.

What is the iBooks Store?

The Apple iBooks Store* is an eBook store created by Apple. Books can be downloaded to an iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch via the iBook Store.

*To meet submission standards, please review your manuscript thoroughly to ensure spelling accuracy and correct rendering of any diacritical mark such as tilde, caret, acute accent, or the like. Books written in languages other than Spanish or English are not submitted to iBooks Store due to Apple formatting restrictions. We are currently still trying to work with Apple to resolve this issue.

Why isn't my book in the iBooks Store?

It can take up to three months for your book to appear in the iBooks Store*. If your book is still not available after that period of time, it is possible that Apple did not accept your content. Reasons that Apple may choose to deny content include typos, poor editing, poor formatting and subject matter.

*To meet submission standards, please review your manuscript thoroughly to ensure spelling accuracy and correct rendering of any diacritical mark such as tilde, caret, acute accent, or the like. Books written in languages other than Spanish or English are not submitted to iBooks Store due to Apple formatting restrictions. We are currently still trying to work with Apple to resolve this issue.

What formats does each digital content device accept?

Our partners require ePub files. This is why digital formatting and distribution is now included in all Partridge Singapore Black & White publishing packages.