PublishNation, UK self publishing books & Amazon Kindle ebooks

Self publishing, marketing and editorial support for UK writers

Terms and Conditions

By contracting PublishNation to publish your book onto Amazon, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions which are mainly covered by the two organisations we use to publish your book. You do not need to sign or in any other way acknowledge your agreement with these terms. You may wish to read these terms and conditions to ensure you agree with them.

Paperback books (where applicable)

These are printed by a company called Lulu. You must agree to their terms and conditions
http://www.lulu.com/about/legal

Kindle ebooks (where applicable)

These are published and managed by Amazon. You must agree to their terms and conditions
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=APILE934L348N

PublishNation terms and conditions

The following terms apply to qualify for our publishing offers:

  • Your book must be sent to us in an electronic format
  • The size of your book must be limited to 150,000 words. Larger books can be published for an additional fee
  • Your book is in text only. Graphics and/or photographs may be included, although an additional charge may apply
  • Our standard package does not include the supply of paper version books or proof copies. These must be paid for separately. At least one proof copy must be purchased

Proofing your book
Once we have formatted your book, we will email you the first drafts. At this point, you can make corrections and other amendments and email your book back to us. We will then send you another email with an updated draft. Again, you can make changes and send your book back to us. This process can be carried out up to four times as part of our standard package. An additional charge may apply if more than four drafts are required.

You may have your drafts sent to you in a paper format and have us make corrections on your behalf. However, an additional charge of at least £20 may apply.


Corrections
You can make corrections to your work when we email you back drafts of your book. We can make corrections for you, but a fee will apply of at least £20.


Post-published revisions (re-publishing)

If you want to make changes to your book AFTER publication, the cost for this service is £50 in each format (paperback and Kindle). Therefore, to re-publish in both formats, the cost would be £100.

This cost applies to one draft only. If any subsequent draft is required, an additional cost of £50 in each format (paperback and Kindle) will apply to each additional draft in each format.

If your re-published book contains images and a Kindle version is required, then an additional cost of £2.95 will apply to each image to be placed within the ebook.

These prices are offered on the basis that you are able to carry out any changes to the most recent and fully formatted version of your book that is or can be provided to you by PublishNation.

Change of book title and/or author name AFTER publication

If you wish to change the title of your book and/or the author’s name after your book has been published, then this will mean a new book will have to be published and our standard publishing prices for new books would apply.


Marketing
Although every effort is made to contact media outlets and reviewers, we cannot guarantee any kind of response.


Chapters
We individually format all chapter headings within a book and the maximum number of chapters we will format as part of our standard package is 35. Books with more chapters will require more work and therefore an additional charge will apply, normally £20.

Poetry

Our standard prices will normally include work up to 35 verses. If additional verses are included in your poetry collection, or if any other additional work is likely to be involved in the publication of your book, then further costs may be incurred and you will be informed of this in advance.


Front covers
You can supply your own front cover design to us, but this must be in JPEG format at 300dpi and fits the size of your book (normally A5) and allowing for appropriate bleed space.


Payment
Invoices are normally raised and payment requested after a book is published or when the service has begun or been completed. Certain services may require pre-payment. This includes inputting (typing) text and proofreading.

If a project is taking considerably longer than is usual, then a partial or full payment of our services may be required in advance.

If you reside outside the UK, and certainly the EU, you may be required to pay for all of our services in advance.


Proofreading
Although every effort is made to ensure our proofreading service is as accurate as possible, we are not liable for any errors that do occur and will not make any refund in relation to any errors that do appear after proofreading.


Scanning items
We can scan and save items such as photographs and artwork into a computer. The cost for this service is at least £5 for up to 5 items, then £1 per item more than that (ie, 10 items to cost £10).


Website
The website we create for you will have a maximum of three pages.
You will provide content (text and images).
Your website will include a link to this website, although this can be removed for an additional fee.
Your website will operate for one year upon receipt of payment. An additional charge will apply to maintain the website in additional years.


Controversial content
You must inform PublishNation if you intend to publish anything that may reasonably be regarded as controversial or may result in the possibility of legal action being taken against you based on what you have written.

Manuscripts are accepted by us in good faith and if we have legal concerns about any book we assist in the publication of, we will take all reasonable measures to withdraw that book from public sale without necessarily providing advance notice of this to the writer.

Please note that simply changing people’s names may not prevent the possibility of legal action.

If in doubt, contact a legal specialist such as BM Nyman & Co, Solicitors/Publishing Lawyers.


Special formatting
Please let us know if your book contains certain formatting features, such as tables, charts or the use of bullet points or tabs.

Ebooks are published in one format for all digital platforms and there may be differences in appearance on certain devices, which is outwith our control.


Account
We will create an account for you for free with an internet retailer to control the publishing of your book. This account can only be accessed via the internet.

We are happy to provide additional services to cater for different publishing requirements, although this may incur added charges.


Nationality declaration (American tax requirement)
In order for us to complete the publication process on your behalf, you must agree that:

  • You are not an American citizen
  • You do not live in America
  • You have not resided in the USA in the last 3 years
  • You do not have an American Tax Identification Number (TIN)

Please let us know if any of these issues does not correspond with your own circumstances.

Confidentiality
PublishNation values the confidentiality of all editorial material sent to us and we will ensure that all such material remains the intellectual property of the writer and your rights will not be compromised during the publishing process.
Date Protection: All customer contact details shall be retained for an indefinite period unless we receive a request to delete this information from the customer.

By continuing to work with PublishNation, we assume you agree to the terms and conditions referred to above.