Our price includes all the costs for:
This includes formatting the text to the size of book chosen, usually chargeable by other publishers. They require a formatted text file that is correct in every detail. This is a costly and difficult job if you are not familiar with the requirements of setting up a book.
Again a properly designed and formatted book cover is a requirement by other publishers and this can be a difficult and costly process.
The ISBN remains the property of emp3books in common with publisher practice. You may provide your own ISBN number if you wish. This is expensive if bought by an author. £99.00 for a single ISBN is the lowest cost but bulk buying makes them cheaper per ISBN. See Nielsen ISBN
There are no catches, no hidden charges. And the author retains the copyright.
We also offer a number of packages to get your printed books to the market. These include manuscript editing and proof reading as well as the normal service of taking your manuscripts direct to press and distribution through online channels.
Book Size Choices
216 x 140
229 x 152
203 x 127
216 x 140
229 x 152
234 x 156
235 x 191
244 x 170
246 x 189
210 x 297
254 x 178
Size conversion to inches:
5 x 8" (203 x 127mm)
5.06 x 7.81" (198 x 129mm)
5.5 x 8.5" (216 x 140mm)
6 x 9" (229 x 152mm)
6.14 x 9.21" (234 x 156mm)
6.69 x 9.61" (244 x 170 mm) (Pinched Crown)
7 x 10" (254 x 178 mm)
7.44 x 9.69" (246 x 189mm)
7.5 x 9.25" (235 x 191mm)
8.25 x 11" (280 x 210mm)
8.268 x 11.693" (297 x 210 mm) A4
Examples of costs:
To calculate the cost of a paperback book, take the page count, multiply by 1p per page, add £2.20, and there you have it!
180 page paperback. (All page numbers must be divisible by 4.)
£2.20 plus £1.80 (180 x 1p) = £4.00
208 page paperback, £2.20 plus £2.08 (208 x 1p) = £4.28
It is said that 'you can't tell a book by its cover', but it was Marshall McLuhan who stated, "The Medium is the Massage".
Somebody else said, 'sell the sizzle, not the steak'.
The cover of your book is what entices people to buy it and to read it. Cover design is important so we offer a design service that is second to none at prices that are very affordable.
Bespoke cover design is available at £100 and that includes front, back and spine designs. This is when the author needs something that is beyond the norm and requires a graphic designer to create the unusual.
For more information, please contact us.
To calculate how much you will receive as royalties, you set the retail price and allow a discount percentage (typically 25% for amazon).
Take away the cost of the book and the balance is your royalty payment.
Examples of royalty payments:
Retail price for a 208 page book, £9.95
less 25% for amazon and other retailers (£2.49)= £7.46
less the cost of producing the book, £4.28 = £3.18 royalty paid to the author.
Royalties are paid to the author 90 days from the end of the month plus 2 weeks for administration of figures. (This is when emp3books receives payment from the retailer.)
We live in a fast digital age. Publishing has moved on. The reason that we charge reasonable prices is that we use the most up-to-date technology to produce your books.
No stock purchases for the author, unless you want copies at cost price. When a title is bought from one of our online retailers (including amazon), stock replacement orders are printed. This is the beauty of print-on-demand. Orders are fulfilled without stock being held.
The author only has to write the book
The process is straightforward. The set up is done with minimum charges for the author. High charges by other publishers only benefit their profits! We want authors to have their books carefully published and sold at a minimum cost to them.
emp3books was set up by authors who had been frustrated by the cost and lack of access to traditional publishers. We have been there and now we can do it for you!
Where our books are sold
Using the distribution strength of the Ingram Book Company, your book always appears in stock and available to all Ingram customers.
With over 30,000 wholesalers, retailers and booksellers in over 100 countries your titles will gain the maximum exposure in the market today.
With print to order, your book is printed and ready for shipment in 12 hours or less.
Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble
Espresso Book Machine
Eden Interactive Ltd.
I.B.S - STL U.K
Terms and Conditions
Full terms available on request.