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Go to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedybookeditor.com/] and login. Select "Training Directory" (in small print along the top, directly beneath the banner that says Speedy Book Editor). If you are already signed in, the direct link for t...
You must first open an account with Kobo Writing Life which allows you to upload to the Kobo Ebookstore. That link is http://www.kobo.com/writinglife [http://www.kobo.com/writinglife]. For the step-by-step explanation, login into your account at http:...
We use CreateSpace and Lightening Source, leaders in the industry. For more explanation, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com]. Scroll down to find Colin's training session, Module 5.18, whic...
First thing to do is remove your book from CreateSpace completely. Second, remove their ISBN out of your manuscript. Now your book should be ready for submittal through SP.Co using a Speedy Publishing ISBN. If you do not wish to remove your book from C...
A paid books account means you will be able to upload your content and be paid for it. For a paid account you will need a valid U.S. tax id and a valid bank account. For a free books account you only need a valid credit card on file, and you will need a...
Yes! Go to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedybookeditor.com/] and login. Select "Training Directory" (in small print along the top, directly beneath the banner that says Speedy Book Editor). Then select the third video called Formatting ...
Yes! Go to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedybookeditor.com/] and login. Select "Training Directory" (in small print along the top, directly beneath the banner that says Speedy Book Editor). Then select the third video called Formatting ...
As a Speedy Publisher you have the option of saying "no returns" during the submission of your manuscript, but it may impact your sales negatively. Why? Because if you want to provide your book en masse, then it's important to give readers the opportunity...
You make this choice during the submission of your manuscript. If, however, you want to provide your book en masse, then it's important to give readers the opportunity to return your title. To understand Speedy's pricing strategy and wholesale prices, l...
No. You will need a Mac computer with version 10.6 operating system or later. For a detailed explanation of this process, login into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com/]. In Module 5.16, fast forward...
Yes, but if it's not selling exceptionally well it makes more sense to give it to us since we will increase it's marketing, promotion and distribution channels which will include Amazon.
Web PDF and EPUB are formats acceptable for digital distribution. Though, you may still be able to proceed with the digital distribution if you have just the Web PDF file and your digital Cover Art. However, having the EPUB file has its advantages. Let me...
This is known as a vanity ISBN - these are very difficult to obtain at reasonable prices - you can buy a block of 10 for $250 from Bowkers.
No reviews are needed to get listed with Overdrive or Axis 360.
Hello, We do not currently offer that service but you can look in Writers Market or Literary Marketplace, they have service listings and are trusted resources. SCBWI is also a wonderful resource for illustrators ( Society of Children's Book Writers ...
Typically NO - there is word count requirement - however the most important thing is quality of content. If the quality is sub-par then Libraries will not buy.
No we are only responsible for marketing, promotion and distribution.
This is something you would have to do or we would have to outsource as we have no one on staff to handle that.
No this is something you are responsible for...we market, promote and distribute your books.
Ebook Niche Explorer Installation Errors This is the most current version of EBE. You do have to uninstall the old version to install the updated one or use this to reinstall the program if it is having issues installing. https://www.dropbox.com/s/22r...
Hello, We have had 2 lessons out on this since January - and the latest video since July. Watch the 2nd Training carefully it teaches you exactly how to do it. 1.) http://members.speedypublishing.com/category/module-4/enhanced-2/ [1] 2.) * ...
I'm getting the following error message when I upload the various files to Title Manager: "Your file has not been uploaded. Please make sure it does not have any special characters in name." This message indicates that there are spaces in the title ...
For DIGITAL Distribution: a) a Valid Epub with no Errors or Warnings, b) Valid Mobi file, and c) PDF (in your MS Word doc, do a "save as" to PDF) -- For PRINT Distribution you need a valid PDF/X compliant file. NOTE: If you've ordered a Speedy Book, th...
We will distribute for you. But understand that no marketplace is going to allow for duplicate books being sold from different distributers. They're going to accept the "latest" submission and kick out the former. So if you want to keep your books wher...
To add an image use our template guide. It is on the templates page in the members area. Never copy and paste always use the insert picture feature.
To adjust book templates for zero content books: Export to Word Adjust your page size to what you want and save. Set the Margins to .6 all the way around In that same section select Mirror margins for Multiple Pages Select Apply to Whole Document. Hit...
Go to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedybookeditor.com/] and login. Select "Training Directory" (in small print along the top, directly beneath the banner that says Speedy Book Editor). If you are already signed in, the direct link for t...
When in Word save as a PDF and then open it in Acrobat and go to File....Save As Other...Optimized PDF
Please watch this video for guidance: http://www.speedybookeditor.com/create-print-pdf-files/
Go to speedybookeditor.com [1] and watch the video. Links: ------ [1] http://www.speedybookeditor.com/
The distribution process takes time as it depends on the retailers as to when your books actually goes live. "In Distribution" means that your book has been sent along with your metadata out to the various retailers; but we don't control which retailer wi...
Go to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedybookeditor.com/] and login. Select "Training Directory" (in small print along the top, directly beneath the banner that says Speedy Book Editor). If you are already signed in, the direct link for t...
Go to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedybookeditor.com/] and login. Select "Training Directory" (in small print along the top, directly beneath the banner that says Speedy Book Editor). Then select the third video called Formatting Your ...
You can generate your barcode for free once you have the ISBN: http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/index.php
Very simple. Speedy Publishing's suggestion is to donate a hardcopy copy of the book to the library (send it via FedEx with an attached cover letter and business card), then request that library to put it on their shelves. while simultaneously uploading y...
This is critical in order to boost your discovery on Amazon.com. To watch Colin go through the step-by-step process, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com]. In Module 5.15, fast forward to min...
This is critical in order to boost your discovery on Amazon.com. To watch the step-by-step process, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com]. In Module 5.15, fast forward to minute 16:30.
You must first open an account with Kobo Writing Life which allows you to upload to the Kobo Ebookstore. That link is http://www.kobo.com/writinglife [http://www.kobo.com/writinglife]. For the step-by-step explanation, login into your account at http:...
The software is called Inkling. Inkling Habitat is web-based software that allows you to compile your ebook in the proper format, then submit it to an aggregator so they can post it. For a detailed explanation, login into your account at http://members....
You are paid through Speedy Publishing Distribution, you can visit the Sales Report in distribution site to see exactly what our payment schedule is and our different payment methods.
Sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com/]. In Module 5.15, watch Colin's second of three videos. In the beginning of this video he explains the step-by-step process for Author Central.
While your book is in SpeedyPublishing.Co, it is being distributed via wholesale; not individual publishing. So there is no free promotion you can offer. However, Amazon does their own promotion of wholesale books, which yours is a part of now. Yes, ...
We price content and not formats that means regardless of the price you place on your manuscript, this is the return you will get regardless of the formats you upload. We make your content available to retailers at 45% of your list title price which is th...
To purchase photo credits for 123RF please use this link:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4WK2NPYN4K2HQ Once you have purchased credits we will create an account for you under our membership so we can apply your cre...
Go to this link and watch the video: http://ezwp.tv/V5AVedlR [1] Links: ------ [1] http://ezwp.tv/V5AVedlR
Please go to this link for the actual Press Release video and template: http://members.speedypublishing.com/press-releases/ [1] Links: ------ [1] http://members.speedypublishing.com/press-releases/
To setup your US footprint. First you can contact the IRS and obtain what is known as a personal EIN over the phone. You would then visit the website theDelawareCompany.Com they will be able to provide you with an LLC and company EIN for your US Based C...
Upload your content to their specific template. The company that gets the most books into the library system is called Overdrive. For more info, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com/]. Select...
Inkling Habitat is web-based software that allows you to compile your ebook in the proper format, then submit it to an aggregator so they can post it. For the step-by-step explanation, login into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http...
You may include links to your other books but not to any specific retail outlet. That would make it unacceptable to all the other retailers.
When you have your book in KDP Select and you set your book to "free", Amazon -- as a sales engine --considers your title in KDP Select to be a sale even as a free download. The more sales you have, the higher your ranking by Amazon. BUT, remember that yo...
You must convert your content from an EPUB format into an App format. Watch Module 5.25 on Ebooks To Apps Made Easy where Colin explains everything you need to about the process. Note the links immediately below the video for further and more specific i...
Hello, Are you a part of 12 x 12 steps. You can learn more here: http://members.speedypublishing.com/category/module-10/12x12/ Follow this lesson and this should help tremendously. Hope this helps
You will need an ISBN for each format, so one for EBOOK, one for PRINT, one for ENHANCED EBOOK, one For Large PRINT etc.
Sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com]. Scroll down to find Colin's training session, Module 5.18. Fast forward to minute 15:00 for specific information on pricing. Be sure to visit the links im...
It's free! For the step-by-step explanation, login into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com/] and select Module 5.16. Fast forward to minute 18:00 for the full tutorial on Inkling Habitat.
The typical price - is 7.99 to 9.99. This is the best range of prices on paperback sales in general. The best price in depends on what you would like to get in turn per sale. So assume you price the book at 4.99 on our platform, then we will do ...
To move your books to Speedy Publishing from KDP and keep the reviews intact you will need to assign the ISBN to the book you are publishing with Speedy. Then when both books are showing up you will delete the KDP book and the reviews will remain intac...
The same place you uploaded your front cover.
Once your book is in Approved Status, your title is approved for distribution and you can begin selecting distribution partners. This means, you may start selecting distribution partners whether you choose digital, physical and/or audio distribution. Exam...
There is no difference in the ISBN's, that is how Google Play reports the earnings in the sales sheets.
If you're having a problem contact the help desk.
Yes there will be overlaps as retailers will pull in from the least expensive source available.
Absolutely. An app with no images is bad. Go to http://members.speedypublishing.com/category/publishing-your-mansucript/apps [http://members.speedypublishing.com/category/publishing-your-mansucript/apps] and watch Module 5.25 on Ebooks To Apps Made Easy...
Sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com/]. Select "TOOLS." Watch Module 5.25 on Ebooks To Apps Made Easy. Colin explains everything you need to about the process. Note the links immediately below ...
Yes, you can get an ISBN before distribution however you must submit your title within 6 weeks of obtaining the ISBN.
No just a MOBI, a validated ePub and a PDF for print versions.
1. Be sure to put an excerpt from your book here in the Description! 2. Mention that "popular chapters include." 3. Mention "this is the ultimate solution for dealing with ( )." 4. This is also where you would enter names of contributors. For more info,...
No, there is a monthly fee but it is a great way to market! If you are pushing notifications, daily blogs, etc., you will need a mobile conduit account, but it's easy! Sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypub...
Yes for a digital book you should always use 72 DPI images.
You can download the latest version of Jutoh here: http://www.jutoh.com/download.htm [http://www.jutoh.com/download.htm] You will need to complete the page on the SpeedyPublishing.com website to receive your activation code. 
Please note if your book is in an Approved Status you have not submitted your book correctly. Please select Distribution channels again and this should solve the issue.
We will insert the ISBN after you have uploaded it and it has been accepted.
Hello, Please go to this page and complete the required details so we can add your books to the system. http://members.speedypublishing.com/your-isbn-order/ [1] Please note you must be logged into your account to access this page. Kind rega...
In each of the ready made recipe books there are at least 30 recipes. There are not photos of each individual recipes in the books.
The best option for creating your own KF8 File is to use http://aerbook.com/site/ . We are not fans completely of KF8 as it really is an ONLY Amazon feature and we personally don't do a lot of Childrens books that require the 2 page spread on the screen....
The site is: validator.idpf.org
These are the standard trim sizes for the various formats: PAPERBACK: 6" x 9" (mostly used trim size) CMYK EBOOK: 1563 x 2500 pixels RGB AUDIO: 2500 x 2500 pixels RGB
Content that is used for interactivity that is interactively used by the reader, such as journals, diaries, calendars, address books, planners, etc., which only has limited & repetitive content.
Books that are shorter than full-length novels. Content must be at least 4,000 words and must have an existing audiencetypically something that is short and sweet. For more, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.spe...
These are the sub categories your books are assigned to. You choose them from the drop down menu in the upload section.
1. metadata, starting with the TITLE that is searchable 2. cover art, the visual of the title 3. compelling book description 4. reviews: remember you'd rather have none than bad ones. 5. About the author: who are you? For more, sign into your account at h...
Audio -audio visual -zero content -the written word: is the most common type of content and is the most popular and therefore the most expensive.
Please visit this link to see a list of our imprints: http://www.speedybookeditor.com/imprints/ [1] Links: ------ [1] http://www.speedybookeditor.com/imprints/
THERE ARE SEVERAL TIPS TO IMPROVE EARNINGS. PUBLISH IN ALL FORMATS: DIGITAL - EPUB, MOBI & WEB PDF PRINT – REGULAR, LARGE PRINT AUDIO – USE ACX.COM TO CLAIM YOUR BOOKS ENHANCED EPUB – ADD VIDEOS TO AN EXISTING BOOK MOBILE APP...
All you are required to do is input your book content in readable formats (which is ePub, paperback, mobi and pdf versions). You pay no fees for publish direct and we do all the marketing for you. Had you chosen to go with a different package, you would b...
Stacking and breaking down is one of the tools for discovery that Speedy Publishing teaches. It applies to every type of book. For a thorough explanation, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com]....
Content that is narrated. Just like a video you see on YouTube, but it would not be free for the reader
This is the audible version of your book. It allows you to put your book into Aubible.com, iTunes, etc., into all of the audio locations. For more info, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com]....
The AMAZON STANDARD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (ASIN) is a 10-character alphanumeric unique identifier [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unique_identifier] assigned by Amazon.com [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com] and its partners for product identification...
For full details and an explanation of each step, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com/]. Select "TOOLS" and watch Module 5.15. Here is the overall outline of the steps: STAGE ONE: Full Dis...
It is just as fundamental as publishing to libraries. It addresses why we create content and who we create content for. See Module 4.7 on Content and Data Mining: http://members.speedypublishing.com/category/module-4/content-profiling [http://members.sp...
Submitting to Audio websites means you must provide an Audio file. The main sites we work with include Audible, iTunes & Overdrive Audio. Even if we dont have the audio file your books are submitted to Amazon Retail, meaning that 'you' can claim that book...
This software is FREE for all Speedy Publishers. Please use this software to ensure that your keywords are in a niche that is selling. Use this tool to check keywords before you populate Number 3 in the KDP platform where it says "Target Your Book To Cust...
This is the process of ensuring that your title is uploaded to all possible platforms and fully distributed to the retailers so it is visible and available for purchase. The first step is to put your book onto the Kindle Digital Platform simply because it...
It is an option shown at the end of your upload to Lulu. You can select extendedREACH which is free. You may also select GlobalReach which uses the same method as Lightening Source -- which is the same exact thing as Expanded Distribution -- except that L...
Kindle Digital Platform For more info, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com]. Select "TOOLS." In Module 5.15, fast forward to minute 13:15.
The National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH) provides the NAVH Seal of Approval to commercial publishers for books that meet their large print standards.(Lighthouse International acquired NAVH in 2010). The standards call for: Maximum li...
This is the easiest platform onto which you will load your book. Lulu publishes your paperback book onto Amazon as well as several other places and will provide a URL for your book. For more info, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishin...
Recommended Retailer Price. To understand Speedy's pricing strategy and wholesale prices, login to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedybookeditor.com/]. Select "Latest Lesson On Pricing" to get a thorough understanding of Speedy's pricing ...
Sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com/]. Select "TOOLS." Watch Module 5.15 This set of videos explains Colin's 12x12 Step Program, everything you need to about the Three Stages To Discoverabilit...
You can use this site to check your file for errors. http://validator.idpf.org/
You use one or the other. The wholesale model means that the retailer sets the price for your book whereas the agency model allows you, the self-publisher, to set your own price in which case the retailer cannot discount your content. For more explanati...
None. For audio, digital or paperback books, one price fits all because you aren't pricing the format, you are pricing the content. To understand Speedy's pricing strategy and wholesale prices, login to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedy...
There are two ways to do this. You can use http://www.pagewash.com/ [1] to view google as if you are in the USA. Or you can use Hide My Ass to change your IP address. You can find that here: http://hidemyass.com/ [2] Links: ------ [1] http://www.pag...
One suggestion is to go through www.fiverrs.com because you could get someone to do this for you for five dollars. Watch Module 5.25 on Ebooks To Apps Made Easy. In this video, Colin explains everything you need to about the process. http://members.spee...
This is where you enter the book name, details and general information into the KDP Platform. You must verify your publishing rights, target your book to customers, upload the cover and upload the file. This is critical in order to boost your discovery on...
The software is called Inkling. Inkling Habitat is web-based software that allows you to compile your ebook in the proper format, then submit it to an aggregator so they can post it. For a detailed explanation, login into your account at http://members....
Please allow at least 60 to 90 days before reports are sent out. For example, if your books sold during the month of June, your Sales Report would be available at the end of August or during September. To get a better understanding of the sales report pro...
These options are shown at the end of your upload to Lulu. You can select extendedREACH which is free. You may also select GlobalReach which works the same way as Lightening Source except that Lightening Source only charges $12. GlobalReach is an up-sell,...
It is up to you. The ISBN in the form of a bar code is placed on the cover of the book which is where they cataloging is actually done.
You can download eBook Niche Explorer at this link: http://www.thenetresults.com/ebook-niche-explorer1337cyber/
Login to CreateSpace and select the correct template for your 6x9 print book. Large print templates are available as well. For more information visit: https://www.createspace.com/Help/Book/Artwork.do
Yes! Go to http://www.speedybookeditor.com [http://www.speedybookeditor.com/] and login. Select "Training Directory" (in small print along the top, directly beneath the banner that says Speedy Book Editor). Then select the third video called Formatting ...
Hello, If you would like to pay for the year at one time and save 20% on your membership please visit this link: http://www.speedypublishing.co/yearly-membership.htm [1] Kind regards, Links: ------ [1] http://www.speedypublishing.co/yearly-membe...
Sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing.com [http://members.speedypublishing.com/]. Select "TOOLS." Watch Module 5.15. This set of videos explains Colin's 12x12 Step Program, everything you need to about the Three Stages To Discoverabili...
Formax Printing http://www.formaxprinting.com/
We will determine the best price based on the genre, competition and your suggestion.
We will determine the best price based on the cost of printing, genre, competition and your suggestion.
Hello, Right now we are actually enhancing the pamphlets and make them longer, this will be at no further charge to you. By making them longer it solves a warehousing issue with Amazon, it also will obviously strengthen the purchase value for cus...
The commission reports are always delayed and sales can happen in channels that arent reported as retailers have different reporting times or periods so your payment might be a month or so behind based on when they get them to us.
The reason why we encourage you to submit the front cover is for two reasons. First we use that cover for marketing purposes, such as press releases which are free when you distribute the book. Example: https://www.prbuzz.com/books-publishing-literature/3...
Use it to get your book quickly into Amazon. CreateSpace is the method of fulfillment that works through Amazon -- it is first option that Amazon will select when selling your book. For more info, sign into your account at http://members.speedypublishing....
There are two ways that we distribute your books - first we use both CreateSpace & Ingram Content Group. We use CreateSpace from time to time to avoid Amazon putting "Available in 1 to 2 days" and to have the "in Stock" button which sometimes affects the ...
Because it adds no value to your book if it is freely available on the web. Unique content yields a much better feedback from the users and the readers because the concept is unique and they identify with it, thus it is more valuable.
This is what we do. You may create your own author sites, website, blogs, etc.
No all that is required is a valid EPUB and unique content.
Have you watched the Zero Content Training videos in the members section? The videos go over the whole process in detail and you can go ahead and order from that page as well. You can view the videos here: http://members.speedypublishing.com/category...
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