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Self-Publishing FAQs

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a platform through Amazon that allows authors to publish their work online with no up-front cost. Find in detail about publishing your work on Amazon from our blog, Publish with Amazon Kindle.

After printing your book, your book needs to be made available for readers around the world. Our distribution team can help to list both your print books and eBooks on leading online platforms.

Yes, self-published books can be found on bookstores. IngramSpark is connected to many independent and other book chain stores, libraries, and online platforms like Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and more.

Authors who have self-published their book have found success in traditional publishing as well. Once you find success with self-publishing, you can always send your book to traditional publishers for publication emphasizing the success your book has gained.

General FAQs

Certainly not. You don’t have to be a professional writer to get published with us. We are open to publish books of entrepreneurs, life coaches, trainers, budding writers, and more. If you aren’t quite sure about language, vocabulary, and syntax, our editors are here to help you.  

We generally don’t start the publishing process before the payment. But, we can always show you sample templates of books we have previously worked on. 

It’s not necessary for you to know anything about it. Our team of professionals will help you from the beginning till the end. If you already have a rough idea as to what you want, we will help you develop it.

Once you finish writing and rewriting your manuscript, you can contact us. Our Publishing Consultant will get in touch with you and help you choose the publishing package. 

After choosing the Publishing plan, a Publishing Manager will guide you through the entire process.

Every package/plan has its unique features. You can choose a plan that has all features suitable for your book instead of choosing one in which a few features are unfit. Our Project Consultant will help you choose the ideal one.

Payment FAQs

After the publishing plan is confirmed, we will forward you a link through which you can pay. You can either pay the full amount or make the payment in instalments. 

We accept all kinds of payment methods.


ISBN is the short form of International Standard Book Number. It is used for listing, ordering, sales records, and stock control purposes. With the help of the ISBN Number, you can also identify the specific title, format, edition and the registrant as well. 

To know more about ISBN and how to get one for your book, read our blog, How to get an ISBN.

Yes, ISBN is mandatory for every book as it helps recognize the book. A unique ISBN is required for both print book and eBook.

An ISBN is not the same as the barcode. The barcode is derived from ISBN and is seen on the back cover. A barcode is used to read the ISBN by the computer by scanning it.

eBook Formatting FAQs

A well-formatted eBook is a key to selling more. No reader wants their eBook to be unreadable due to poor design, lousy font, or lack of white space. PDF can’t be used to sell your book as it’s not reflowable, and all aggregators and publishers don’t accept it as eBook format. EPUB and MOBI are the standard reflowable eBook formats used by leading online eBook stores and publishers.

Once you send us your final manuscript online, we usually take 7 working days to send the first draft.

We have two packages for eBook formatting: Basic & Advanced. The Basic package will cost $99 for 50,000 words, and $129 for 50,000 – 70,000 words.

If you have changes in the manuscript, please mail the file to us.


In terms of accessibility and popularity, there are three main formats: PDF, EPUB, and the Kindle MOBI formats. In terms of features, there are no clear winners since most of these formats have very similar functionalities.

eBooks don’t have page numbers. The view of the pages changes with the device it is read on, and the font size chosen by the reader. 

We start the formatting process, step by step, from the beginning to create your eBook. So, if we take the file done by another formatter, we consider it as a new job, and start from the beginning.

Yes, you can format an eBook using Word. But any published author will tell you how difficult it is to format an eBook. It takes a lot of time and effort, and the process can be stressful. It is best to hire a professional to get your eBook formatted.

Read more about how to Format an eBook in Word here.

We can’t send you samples of other eBooks since they are all copyrighted. However, we can do a free sample of formatting for you. You can find screenshots of eBook formatting here.