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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is BUUKS?

BUUKS is a self-publishing company that simplifies the author’s journey by providing an easy to use publishing platform. Headquartered at Chennai, we help authors publish, print, distribute and sell their books globally and offer 100% royalty.

2. Why should I pay to publish my book?

While the author creates the manuscript, there are a host of other things that need to be done to get a book market-ready. For example, an author who only has the manuscript ready will require services such as cover designing, typesetting, eBook creation, print and distribution services to successfully sell his/her eBook & print. If you chose BUUKS, you need to pay only for the services that you choose to buy.

3. How is the royalty calculated?

You can use our Royalty Calculator here to determine how much royalty you’ll make on successful sale of a printed book in India. We will be able to provide you with a detailed working of the royalty calculation, when you choose to publish with us.

4. Difference between self and traditional publishing?

In traditional publishing, the publisher will hold copyrights for your work, pay a royalty up to 15% on an annual basis and will take about 1 to 2 years to publish your book.

 

In Self-Publishing, you will hold 100% copyrights for your work, earn 100% net royalties on a monthly basis and can publish your book in less than a month or two.

5. How much time does it takes to publish my book?

Your book will be published in about a month or two, based on the services/package that you choose.

6. How can I track my book sales?

Once your book/eBook has been made available on our partner book stores, you will be able to track the sales of your book under “Dashboard” section of the BUUKS platform.

7. Who owns the copyrights of my book?

You will own 100% rights of your work and a certificate will be issued by the Registrar of India, Copyrights Registration Department if you choose to buy Copyrights service.

8. How many copies of my book will you print? Do I have to invest in printing?

At BUUKS, we work on a Print-On-Demand model where we print books based on customer demand. You don’t have to pay for printing up-front as printing charges will be deducted only after a sale is complete. Based on the package that you choose, you will get a fixed number of free copies.

9. How many copies of my books will be sold?

The sale of a book is completely dependent on the merit of the content and effective marketing.

10. Who decides the price of the book?

Authors have the complete authority in pricing their book. Few things to consider before pricing your book will be:

  • Your target audience’s affordability
  • Printing & Distribution Cost
  • Price of other books in the same genre and category

Our Project Managers compare price of other books in the same genre to the price of your book to arrive at an ideal MRP. This will help your book to be priced competitively in the market.

11. How will I get the return on investment?

Self-publishing is not a business that has a fixed timeline for ROI and it works differently for every author. Few authors take months and few authors take years to meet their ROI. Despite all that, we will support our authors by offering marketing services to drive the sales of your book.

12. What is the difference between distribution and marketing?

Marketing means creating awareness, visibility and publicity for your book and Distribution means making your books available on leading eBook and Print book selling platforms for your readers to buy.

13. Will I be able to see a sample before the book goes for print?

You will receive the Print Ready Files of your book, before your book goes for print. Only on your approval, the files will be sent for Printing. This way we can avoid errors in the book and produce the book the way you desire it.

 

Have more questions? Please write to us at hello@buuks.com to get them answered.