We offer all authors the chance to publish their book as an eBook.
With prices starting at £195 you could have your book available to purchase for reading on: Kindle, iBook, iPad, android tablets and phones, Nook, Kobo etc.
- If you have already published a printed book with us: £195
- If you just want to publish an eBook: £495
What are the advantages of publishing an eBook?
eBooks are very popular as they cost less to produce than a physical book, with no printing nor shipping costs involved, and can be purchased and downloaded within minutes of payment being made. Your eBooks will be made available globally and it gives you another chance to promote your book if you have already published a print version.
How much will it cost me to publish an eBook?
If you have already published a printed version of your book with Grosvenor House Publishing, conversion to an eBook will cost £195. If you haven’t published your book with us it will cost £495, which includes professional typesetting of your book and publication in two separate formats so that it is available to purchase from all major international retailers to be read on all eReader devices. (If you then decide to publish a print version, we can offer this at a reduced rate of £495 instead of £795).
What does the eBook cost include?
This is a one-off cost for converting your pdf or Word file into epub and mobi eBooks which are then globally distributed by our aggregators Faber Factory and Nielsen Book Data and includes the allocation of an ISBN numbers.
Will I be charged anything else?
Only if you have any amendments post-publication. There is no eBook renewal fee.
Can I include images in my eBook?
Yes. Interior images will need to be sent in image format (preferably jpeg or tiff) in a minimum of 300 dpi resolution and at the same physical size as they would appear on the page. You can give instructions for their placement within the text by using their identifying file names. Please bear in mind that colour images will be displayed in black & white on some eReader devices.
How do I get started?
If you have previously published your title with GHP, you will need to complete two copies of our ‘eBook Order Form for published authors’ (download below) and post them with payment back to Grosvenor House Publishing. Alternatively scan and email a copy back to us and request our bank details to carry out a transfer. On receipt, we will send you an email acknowledgement, post or email back a counter-signed copy and instruct our typesetters to start work.
What do I need to do if I haven’t previously published my book?
If this is a new book that you only want published as an eBook, you will need our ‘eBook only Publishing Agreement’ (download below), print out and complete 2 copies for each title and post them and payment back to Grosvenor House Publishing. Alternatively scan and email a copy back to us and request our bank details to carry out a transfer. On receipt, we will send you an email acknowledgement with instructions about how to submit your book materials. You will need to send your manuscript to us as a MS Word document along with your cover instructions, any images and any other materials. These will then be sent to our typesetters for conversion. We will also need a book description of about 100 words to be used on e-tailers’ websites.
How long does it take to produce an eBook?
On average it takes our typesetters approximately 10 working days to complete the conversion depending on the complexity of the book. Once we have your permission to distribute, it will take about a week for it to appear on Amazon’s Kindle store and 2-3 weeks to filter through to all other global e-tailers.
What royalties will I get for my eBook?
You will get 25% of the net value of your eBook. For example, if you priced your eBook at £5.99, you will get £1.50 per sale.
Where does the rest of the money go?
After your 25%, 50% goes to the e-tailer and the rest to the aggregators Faber Factory and GHP.
When will I get my royalties?
Any royalties due and a sales report will be sent to you every June and December.
Why do I need to supply Keywords for my eBook?
These are used by wholesalers and retailers to categorise your book. If, for example, you have written a book about sailing, such words as: sailing, yacht, boat, ocean, crossing, navigation could be used.
When should I aim to promote my eBook?
We would suggest that you don’t start any marketing or promotion until at least 4 weeks after your eBook has been distributed to ensure that it is available from all global websites.
What price should I give my eBook?
This is entirely up to you but we normally recommend 50% – 70% lower than your printed book price. See the following advice from Faber:
‘Our general advice is to price the eBook no higher than the RRP of the cheapest print edition. The primary danger is of over-pricing eBooks so much that you price yourself out of the market. Some publishers choose to price it a pound or two lower than the print version in order to be bullish, others have a standard price such as £3.99 for all of their eBooks. It’s up to you how competitive you would like to be.’
Can I see a proof of my eBook before it is distributed?
If you have previously published your book with us, we will use the final approved proof so this shouldn’t be necessary. In order to send you a proof of your eBook you will need to download eReader software and we will send you a link to this. All authors submitting new eBooks, i.e. previously unpublished, will receive an eBook proof and eReader link automatically.
Do I own the copyright for my eBook?
Can I sell my eBook from my own website?
You can but we would not recommend this. It is perfectly legal to do so but without Digital Rights Management your eBook is at risk of being pirated. Please see the statement below from Faber:
‘You can but please note that the files you’ll be selling will be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and it would be both very difficult and expensive for an individual author to apply DRM to eBooks on their site. It is very technical, and programs such as one from Adobe to apply DRM to files can cost up to £10,000. Currently, retailers apply DRM to files they sell so it is not something Faber can do on your behalf.
‘You will also need to supply your customers with technical help desk support if they encounter any problem downloading or using the files.’
For published authors, you can download the eBook order form here:
For non-published authors, you can download the eBook order form here: