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chinyere r brown

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New to Self pub
Posted: Jul 21, 2017 1:57 PM
 
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I'm under a publisher but looking into self publishing and stumble upon createspace and KDP. I have so many question and was hoping to speak to a rep but haven't been fortunate to find customer service number on the site.


-Can ebooks be purchased to own as well as kindle unlimited.

-do each book has to be copyright

-when formatting, who adds the rights reserve, is it something I do or its added through KDP

-Initial payment is after 60 days, how often is payment is deposited after that.

Thanks

cdalebrittain

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Re: New to Self pub
Posted: Jul 21, 2017 2:35 PM   in response to: chinyere r brown in response to: chinyere r brown
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If you click on the link to the Help pages (near the top left of the main Community page), you'll find a wealth of information on publishing on KDP. Remember, just do ebooks on KDP. Choose CreateSpace for paperbacks. They have their own Help pages.

To answer your questions briefly:

Ebooks can certainly be purchased.

If you write a book all by yourself, you automatically own the copyright and should put the "all rights reserved" slug (along with the (C) ) in the front yourself. KDP doesn't add anything to your book. It's all yours.

If you have sales every month (or borrows through KU) you'll get paid every month, 60 days after the end of the month in which you earned the royalties. That is, if you have direct deposit/EFT in a North American or western European bank. (And maybe Australia, though there it may still be via wire.)

Good luck!
Ward Rogers

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Re: New to Self pub
Posted: Jul 21, 2017 2:36 PM   in response to: chinyere r brown in response to: chinyere r brown
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chinyere r brown wrote:
I'm under a publisher but looking into self publishing and stumble upon createspace and KDP. I have so many question and was hoping to speak to a rep but haven't been fortunate to find customer service number on the site.

-Can ebooks be purchased to own as well as kindle unlimited.

-do each book has to be copyright

-when formatting, who adds the rights reserve, is it something I do or its added through KDP

-Initial payment is after 60 days, how often is payment is deposited after that.

Thanks


  • Yes, customers can purchase ebooks
  • You cannot publish a book it you do not own the copyright; additionally, if you are under contract you may not have the right to self-publish your own books.
  • You are responsible for all formatting in your e-book.
  • If you have EFT (direct deposit) payments are sixty days after the month in which sales occur.
Really, everything you need to know are found in the simply written and logically arranged help pages. You should not ignore them.
chinyere r brown

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Re: New to Self pub
Posted: Jul 24, 2017 7:38 AM   in response to: Ward Rogers in response to: Ward Rogers
 
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thank you, this was very helpful, im just waiting for my contract to be termed and will start the process.

thanks again
Ward Rogers

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Posted: Jul 24, 2017 7:51 AM   in response to: chinyere r brown in response to: chinyere r brown
 
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chinyere r brown wrote:
thank you, this was very helpful, im just waiting for my contract to be termed and will start the process.

thanks again


Be sure to have a digital (PDF) copy of that contract. If your rights to publish are questioned, you will need to provide a copy ... only if You are asked.
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