Self-publishing is the publication of any book or other media by the author of the work, without the involvement of a traditional third-party publisher. The author assumes all financial risk for the publication, and owns the copyright. In self-publishing, the author is responsible and in control of the entire process including overseeing design (cover/book insides), price, and doing their own distribution and marketing.
Just select one of our Packages and we will do the rest.
Once you select and pay for the Package you will get an email notification with a link to send us your files online. Once received we’ll start crafting your book as an e-book for sale on Amazon, complete with cover design.
Yes absolutely! We will send you a digital proof of your book before putting it on Amazon. We’ll send you a sample layout of the cover by email first, then finalize the design based on your feedback, please note there shall be only one revision to the Cover page after your input has been taken into account.
If Dreamline Publishing did the layout and design of your book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sending revisions. Revisions are billable at $80/hour.
For Print Ready PDFs, please send a new PDF of the entire book and/or cover. We will email you a new digital proof.
As a self-published author, you will open an account on Amazon KDP and send us your login information to enable us to upload your first book on KDP. You will receive instruction on how to open KDP account when we send you the notification with a link to send your file to us.
However, if this seems like a daunting task then Dreamline Publishing would be happy to set up an Amazon account for your eBook sales. Please contact us for a quote.
You may pay through PAYPAL or by sending us a cheque or even by an interac e-transfer.
When you accept and pay for any one of our packages it becomes binding on us to honour our commitment to you and also for you to submit your work to us in due time and make yourself available for review and feedback on the final design and layout of your book. Any additional services shall be quoted to you through an email.
Royalties are only for you, the author. You sell the books and keep all profits from sales. We do not administer book sales or royalties. You are free to work with another publisher or printer at any time, for any form of the book.
The rights to your work stay with you, the author. You can publish it elsewhere at any time, in any form. We will place a copyright legal notice in the book for you, listing you as the author, along with any other credits, such as for any illustrations and photographs used in the book.
It can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks for it to be ready for sale on Amazon. Your timely feedback is essential during this process to get the book and cover ready for publishing.
Yes! Since Dreamline Publishing did the layout and design of your book, we can also create Printed edition of your book. We will format your Print version so it looks just like your e-book, including a cover page that matches your e-book cover. The base price for Print Edition created from a Dreamline Publishing layout is $295.
Or if you feel comfortable you may choose to do it yourself at Amazon’s Print-on-demand service.
While PDFs are electronic versions of your book, they are meant predominantly for printing. All parts of the book file are set: the text and images cannot be changed in any way. EBooks, however, allows the readers to change the font size and overall look of the book on their eReaders. This means the text flows and reflows on the eReader device (Kindle, Kobo, iPad, etc), changing its look continuously with each “page.
Yes. Images can be inserted into eBooks, and be read on any recent eBook reader. Books that are entirely images, like a children’s illustrated book or a photography book, can be formatted for e-Books
Yes! Dreamline Publishing can produce an eBook for you using your files. Send us the files and we’ll assess them for what it will cost to convert to an eBook. Charges would apply and shall be quoted to you after looking at the files.
Your eBook can be read on Amazon Kindle, the Nook, Kobo, iPhones and iPads.
Yes! Dreamline Publishing packages are setup for Amazon sales, we can set up your Amazon account for you at an additional charge. Once set up, you monitor the sales and keep 100% of the Royalties.
Yes! We can set up your eBook for sale on Kobo , Nook and others at some additional charge.
Amazon takes a 30% royalty on eBook sales. For example, if you sell an eBook for $10, Amazon takes $3, and you take $7. Amazon pays quarterly, and sales can take two months to post.
The price of your eBook is up to you. The minimum price is $2.99. To encourage sales, it is recommended to set the price as low as possible. You may make more money this way over time, instead of discouraging potential readers with a higher price.
Dreamline Publishing does not offer translation services at this time.
When Dreamline Publishing does the layout and cover of the book for you, we do some minor copy editing, including fixing common errors with spacing and punctuation. For higher levels of editing please see our Services section for more details.
Yes! Dreamline Publishing offers proofreading, please see our Services section for more details.
Yes. We can supply you with the high resolution, print quality PDFs that were used to print your book. There is a $50 charge for these. If you would like the layout files for the book, we can supply these as well. Files will be sent via file transfer. ($150)
- I have a photograph or illustration that I’d like to use for my cover, but I don’t know how to design a cover. Can you do that for me?
Yes! We love designing covers. Send us the image (high resolution JPG or TIFF), whatever text you would like on the back (about the book, about the author, rave reviews), and the title of the book, and the author’s name exactly as it should appear, and we can take it from there. We’ll send you a sample layout of the cover by email first, then finalize the design based on your feedback, and mail you a printed proof. Cover design starts around $80-175, depending on complexity.