published in a language other than English use the same
international distribution system, the target being
the communities of your nationality from the U.S. and
from European countries. An author can independently
distribute books in his or her country of origin by
generating stocks in any quantity at the production
costs (printing plus shipping) through the service
called direct order.
course, the market for a title published in another
language will be smaller than the market for the same
title published in English. The target consists of the
communities of your nationality from the U.S., the U.K.,
and other European countries. A
non-English title will be harder to sell to physical
bookstores for placement on their shelves in the U.S.
and U.K., except for regions
having large communities that use that language, but it
will benefit from the same exposure on Amazon and
affiliated websites (see the section titled Distribution/Marketing).
At present, INFAROM can only process and publish English,
Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Romanian
titles under its main imprint. The titles setup in
other languages will carry the imprint
"I.A.F.C.R." (Infarom's author full-content
responsibility). I.A.F.C.R. means the book is printed
and distributed through INFAROM, but its content was not
read, checked, or reviewed by us, but only by its
author; this provision is clearly stated on the
copyright page of each non-English language title.
The I.A.F.C.R. status of a book is not the same as
P.A.M (published on author's management). P.A.M. books
are not put in the POD distribution network (they are
just printed and sent to the author), while I.A.F.C.R.
books are distributed through the POD distribution
INFAROM encourages non-native
English authors to
publish in English even though this approach assumes
additional expenses for translation and correction of
the material. The reason is financial—the
international POD system ensures a very large market for
Of course, if professional criteria take
precedence and the author wants to see his or her book
printed sooner, the first option may be publishing in a
native language, followed by a new edition in English to
be published later at the author's request.