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   All the information about the POD publishing process and the relationship between authors and the publishing house are in the sections of this website and in the documentation an author receives after registration (the POD Operating Manual and the Publishing Contract).
   You can also read the answers to Frequently Asked Questions below. If you still cannot find the answer to your question, please forward it to us through the contact page.

   Frequently Asked Questions

   What requirements should the proposed material meet for being published traditionally?
   What is the average percent of rejection of the proposed materials?
   If my material has been accepted for traditional publishing, can I choose the POD publishing?
   What does POD mean?
   Can I publish any kind of book?
   Can I publish in any language?
   Can I publish a translation of another author's work?
   How can I calculate the total cost of publishing my book?
   How much will it cost me to publish in ebook format?
   So I pay the fees once and the book will be printed forever?
   Can I publish my book content through other publishers or in other formats?
   I have a book published. Can I publish that title in English through INFAROM?
   Who makes the formatting and editing of the interior?
   Who makes the cover?
   Can I insert color images in the interior of my book?
   How do I send the materials?
   Who establishes the list price for a book?
   Where will the book be printed?
   How long does it take until my book is released on the market?
   My book appeared on Amazon. Why are the cover image and description missing
   How much is the author compensation and how are payments made?
   Is author's income subject to taxes?
   Who distributes the book?
   Can I order copies to distribute on my own?
   How can I influence the growth of sales?
   How can I make a change in the text of a book that has already been published?
   A reader posted a bad review on an important website. What can I do?
   Can I change the title of my published book?
   Can I withdraw a published book from the market?
   How can we convince foreign publishers to publish the book in other languages?
   For what period is the publishing contract active?

   

   What requirements should the proposed material meet for being published traditionally?
  
First, it should meet the basic requirements described in Author guidelines section. In addition, the title should bring something new and be valuable from literary or technical/scientifical point of view. The decision is made on the basis of several marketing factors by the editorial team.   Top 

   What is the average percent of rejection of the proposed materials?
   The average percent of rejection of the proposed materials that don't meet the basic editorial requirements is about 20%.   Top

   If my material has been accepted for traditional publishing, can I choose the POD publishing?
   Yes, at author's request, any title can be published in POD system.   Top

  What does POD mean?
   Print on demand is a publishing, printing, and distribution system based on one-book-at-a-time printing technology. The system has an integrated information-based system that receives and distributes digital content into a distribution network (aggregator, distributors, wholesalers, retailers). See the section titled What is POD.
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   Can I publish any kind of book?
   As an author, you may publish any literary genre in any field, provided you agree to minimal editorial requirements described in the section titled Author guidelines.
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   Can I publish in any language?
   Yes, you can publish in any language, in English or your native language. POD distribution is global, but you must be aware that titles in languages of low worldwide circulation will have a smaller market exposure than those in English, Spanish, German or French.
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   Can I publish a translation of another authorís work?
   Yes, you can publish a translation as an author or co-author, if the original authorís rights to the work have entered the public domain in the countries where the book is to be distributed as well as in the country where the original work was published. Where an author's rights are not in the public domain, you still may publish the translation as a co-author as result of a written agreement between you and the author of the original work. See the section titled Publishing translations.
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   How can I calculate the total cost of publishing my book?
  POD publishing costs are much lower than for traditional publishing because the investment in an initial printed stock is waived. The total cost depends on the book type and the number of pages as well as the pre-press services selected. The median investment in a new title setup is between 100 and 400 euros in our fee schedule (compared with a few thousands euros through a traditional publisher), and these fees are unique (you pay once). See the section titled
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   How much will it cost me to publish in ebook format?
   Ebook title setup and POD publishing assumes the following costs: ISBN assignment fee: 10 euros; plus digital catalog fee: 12 euros yearly.
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   So I pay the fees once and the book will be printed forever?
   Yes, the setup fees for a new POD title are paid only once (except for the annual digital catalog fee), and the book is produced (printed on demand and distributed) continually, as long as your publishing contract is in effect.
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   Can I publish my book content through other publishers or in other formats?
   As an author, you keep all the intellectual property rights to the materials proposed for publishing. By signing the publishing contract, an author cedes the author's rights to INFAROM Publishing for the period of the contract on an exclusive basis. Therefore, you may cede the content rights to any other publisher after the
termination of the contract with INFAROM.   Top

   I have a book published. Can I publish that title in English through INFAROM?
   If you are under a contract with another local publisher, you may translate and publish that title in English through INFAROM only if your publishing (cession) contract states that cession only of the rights for the original language to the respective publisher (you own the English rights).
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   Who makes the formatting and editing of the interior?
   In the POD system, it is author's job to put the initial manuscript into finished form for publishing by creating the final DOC or PDF file, according to the
Technical specifications. You may choose to work with a qualified person to edit the interior in Microsoft Word or other software, or you may request the PDF conversion from us.   Top

   Who makes the cover?
   You may create the cover of the book (either traditional or virtual) on your own, according to the
Technical specifications and book trim sizes if you are competent in using a good software for editing images, or you may work with a designer. You may also request that we create the finished cover file.   Top

   Can I insert color images in the interior of my book?
   When you send the form with the final data for the title, you must state whether it is a standard (black and white) book or a color book. If the interior contains color text or images, then it is considered a color book, and its finished files must be created according to the
Technical specifications for color books.   Top

   How do I send the materials?
   In the first stage, you must send the material proposed for publishing through the form on the Submission page. After you receive acceptance for publishing and you create the finished files, they are sent through another form we will provide you.
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   Who establishes the list price for a book?
   The publisher establishes the list price for each book. Still, we will suggest the list price to the author, depending on the market position of the title, content, number of pages, trim size, etc. Still, the list price is subject to author's approval.
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   Where will the book be printed?
   Our POD printing locations are in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Romania. 
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   How long does it take until my book is released on the market?
   From receipt of the finished files, it takes about 10 to 15 days until the proof is generated, and another 2 to 12 days until you receive the proof (depending on your location). Then the book goes into production in 1 to 3 days from proof acceptance. The editorial information is spread progressively through distributors' catalogues and the title appears on Amazon in about 3 to 5 weeks. So, from the completion of corrective verification (which can take from 3 to 30 days), your title appears on retailers' lists in a maximum of two months. See the section titled Publishing steps.
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   My book appeared on Amazon. Why are the cover image and description missing?
   Amazonís website hosts over 7 million titles (books and other products) and posts hundreds of new entries daily. This is why the listing of a new title is done progressively, according to Amazonís listing system and criteria. First the title appears with its identification data, then the images and other description data appear. Publishers may contribute to the completion of the listings of their titles through a separate system for sending data.
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   How much is the author compensation and how are payments made?
  
Author compensation is 8% of the list price for traditional publishing and 12% of the list price for POD publishing, coming from the book sales. For the participation of authors to publishing projects under a co-author status, these royalties may be splitted with other co-authors or translators. Payments to authors are made monthly, within 120 days following the end of each month in which a sale occurs.  Top

   Is author's income subject to taxes?
   According to the legislation of the territory in which INFAROM operates its business, an author's income represents income from intellectual rights and is subject to a 10% tax, retained at the payment source. Beyond this obligation, the author is responsible for any tax liability incurred, based on the tax legislation of his or her own country. See the section titled Resources.
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   Who distributes the book?
   Global distribution is made by Ingram Book Group, the world leader in book distribution. Other major distributors such as Baker & Taylor, Gardners, or Bertrams may stock and resell your titles. Wholesalers and retailers order books through these distributors. Books are also sold through affiliates of online retailers (websites affiliated with Amazon or Barnes & Noble). Besides global POD distribution, direct orders may come from independent booksellers. The distribution of the titles published under P.A.M. imprint is made exclusively under author's management. See the section titled Distribution/Marketing.
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   Can I order copies to distribute on my own?
   Of course you can. Through the direct order service, authors may order any number of copies of a published book at any time at the unit cost price (printing plus shipping). Delivery is by post and you may distribute the ordered books on your own.
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   How can I influence the growth of sales?
   You can run an online marketing campaign independent of the publisher's. The aim is to make as many references to your title as possible and to the websites selling it. For this, you may use all the posting means that the Internet offers: forums and discussion groups specializing in a field related to your title, reviews and comments on Amazon and other specific websites, publishing articles, direct offers to bookstores, and so on. See the section titled Resources.
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   How can I make a change in the text of a book that has already been published?
   If you want to make a change in the interior of your already published book, you must notify us by email. Once we receive such notification, the respective title will enter the revision process. This means that you must create another PDF file of the interior, then send it through a special form we provide you. The new file will enter the same setup process as for a new title and will be subject to the same operations and turnaround times.
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   A reader posted a bad review on an important website. What can I do?
   To counterbalance a bad comment or a low rating, all you can do is post a positive one on the same website. You can ask acquaintances of yours to post positive reviews as well.
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   Can I change the title of my published book?
   No, the book title cannot be changed after setup. Such a change would require withdrawal of the title from the digital catalogue and the setup of a new title.
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   Can I withdraw a published book from the market?
   Yes, you may withdraw your title from the digital catalogue and production upon 30 days prior notice to us. This period is necessary for effecting this removal and notification of the operators from the distribution network.
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   How can we convince foreign publishers to publish the book in other languages?
   This marketing effort is justified only when a title sells very well and this is observable on the Internet. (No publishing house will translate a work about which it is unsure there is market potential.) In this case, the author and the publisher project a campaign to offer the licensing of translations in other languages, which targets publishers in other countries as well as those in which the book is currently distributed. With respect to this aim, the main promotion and exposure means are book fairs at which your title can be shown and proposed for translation. Authors are asked to participate in the costs of such a campaign.
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   For what period is the publishing contract active?
   The publishing contract is signed for an open-ended period with the possibility of being terminated by the will of one party upon 30 days prior written notice.
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