IN WHAT FORMAT DO WE PROVIDE ELECTRONIC BOOKS?
We provide electronic books in a compressed file .zip format which makes the title available for download in three different formats. In a .mobi format for book readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, in a .pdf format for PCs and Pads, such as the iPad or Android tablets or in case the buyer wants to have a hard copy of the title printed and of course in a .pub format for the most of e-books readers, such as Sony Reader, Koko, Bebook, Binatone, Displex.
HOW EASY IS IT FOR ME TO PUBLISH AN EBOOK?
The publication of electronic books includes only two steps.
1. Filling out the Publishing Application form.
2. Depositing the amount of 270 Euro and/or the amount of optional additional services. Further details can be found on our Publish Your eBook page.
WHAT DOES THE AMOUNT OF 270 EURO COVER?
This amount of 270 Euro includes the issuing of a unique ISBN by Biblioteca Națională a României or Editura OSIM, the set-up for the electronic edition under the professional specifications of a printed edition, and the creation of appropriate electronic files for publication and sale of the title.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES AND WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL SERVICES FOR?
There are additional charges, should you choose to take benefit of them. If upon completing the Publishing Application form, you also select copyright protection by Biblioteca Națională a României, an extra 150 Euro will be added. If you wish to have your book cover designed by us, you should add an additional charge of 120 Euro.
WHAT CAN I DO IF A WANT TO PUBLISH A PHYSICAL COPY?
We undertake the publishing of printed editions of books following a very simple 5 step procedure. These steps include completing the same Publishing Application form as in the case of eBooks in which the author may suggest the size of the book, the colour or quality of the paper and include a deposit of 270 Euro and any additional amounts for optional services. Also, there are 3 simple additional steps for the print-on-demand edition. Further details can be found on our Publish Your Book page.
CAN I TRANSLATE MY BOOK?
We are able to translate books from any of the listed languages. GREEK ROMANIAN ENGLISH The process follows a written agreement via email to the author regarding the cost of translation. An author interested in translating his or her work must contact us for any further details.
IF I HAVE A BOOK IN TWO VOLUMES OR IN TWO LANGUAGES DO I HAVE TO PAY TWICE?
Unfortunately, the cost for a book divided in two volumes or of a book issued in a second language is doubled. This is because a second volume is considered a different book, let alone a book in a different language. Thus, each book receives its own ISBN and the set of volumes receive an additional second joint ISBN called SET ISBN so that when sold together (as in an offer) the joint ISBN and not the volume have specific ISBN’s automatically selected. Thus, for each additional volume or any translation of a book, a separate set-up is required; so a separate Publishing Application Form should be completed online followed by a separate deposit of the sum of 270 Euro and/or by any additional amount in case of additional optional services.
WHAT FILES SHOULD I SEND USING THE PUBLISHING APPLICATION FORM?
When completing the Publishing Application form, you select the cover creation option for your book then all you have to do is upload only the file with you text in .txt, .doc, .docx or .rtf format. If you already have a book cover saved in a .jpg or .png format, then you should upload both text and image files together in a compressed file format (.zip).
CAN I SELL MY EBOOKS USING HEPHIKLIS PUBLICATIONS?
Of course you can! Once we prepare the appropriate files for the electronic edition of your book, it will automatically and immediately become available for sale on our website’s bookstore.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE MY BOOK PUBLISHED?
With respect to electronic books once we receive the electronic files and the required deposit it will need approximately 7 to 15 working days to complete the set-up procedures to issue the ISBN, register the title with the Biblioteca Națională a României and the creation of the appropriate files for sale. If you choose for us to create the cover of your book more time may be needed according to your demands. For the printed edition, time will depend on the issuing of the first printed sample and the initial approval of the author as well as on the time of approval in conjunction with the final cost approval. When all these procedures are completed and the required down payment towards the total cost made by the author, printing and shipping of the other to the author will require 15 to 40 working days.
CAN I SELL MY PRINTED BOOKS USING HEPHIKLIS PUBLICATIONS?
Of course you can! We can also sell your physical copies through our website, though it does add to the final cost. That is because we do not just sell your book, we also advertise it. Once a book is printed it can either be sent directly to the author or we can simply keep hold of it for you.
AT WHAT PRICE CAN I SELL MY BOOK?
The selling price of each electronic book will be chosen by the author when completing the online Publishing Application Form. We automatically set a 4 Euro minimum price for each book we have on our store.
WHAT WOULD THE PROFITS BE FROM MY SELLING MY BOOK AND HOW WILL I RECEIVE THEM?
We will deposit 20% of the total net profit from the sales of the eBooks in Euro. In other words, this is the commission of the respective online retailer that manages the sales online on Hephiklis Publications. We recommend that all our authors that intend to submit their works to be published by us to create a PayPal account, so that the company can easily deposit their profits. This will avoid the process of issuing cheques or other forms of money transfer which are time consuming and burden the author with additional costs. Your profits are calculated twice a year (January to June and July to December) where by at the end of each period, profits will be deposited in your account.