Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Self Publishing?
Self-publishing is the new model for book publishing. In this model, the author is the publisher of his/her book. Self-Publishing allows you to publish your book at your own terms. It allows you to be in control of the entire process.

Who owns the copyright?
The copyright is always yours. We are just a facilitator to realize your dream of publishing a book.

What is ISBN?
ISBN stands for 'International Standard Book Number'. It's basically a 13 digit identification number that uniquely identifies your book. A separate ISBN is assigned for Paperback and eBook versions of your book.

What is the Mobi format?
A MOBI file is specifically designed for mobile or eReader devices. The current Kindle formats (AZW3, KF8, and KFX) are based on MOBI and is a proprietary format exclusively used on Kindle devices. And, in fact, you can still open files with the MOBI format directly on your Kindle.

What Is an EPUB?
A file with the .epub file extension is a popular file format used for storing eBooks and other types of content. EPUB, short for electronic publication, was named the official standard of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). EPUB files can store words, images, stylesheets, fonts, metadata details, and tables of content. They are considered layout agnostic, meaning that screen size doesn’t affect the formatting.

What is the difference between EPUB and Mobi?
The main difference between EPUB and MOBI is that EPUB is widely supported across all platforms whilst MOBI is predominantly a Kindle format. The EPUB standard is maintained by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), a global trade and standards organization.

What is Print on Demand?
Print on Demand is basically a service which means a book is printed as and when it is sold.

What is Interior Design or Manuscript Formatting?
We will format your manuscript to make it print ready.

What is Basic and Premium Cover Design?
In Basic cover design, we will select suitable image from our stock or from online sites. For Premium cover design, we will design taking inputs from you and full customization will be provided. You can always send your own design or photo to be included in the cover design.

Which languages do you support?
We currently support English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali languages in Paperback and eBook publishing.

What is 100% Royalty?
Author gets 100% profit share on each book sold. Profit is calculated subtracting expenses (printing cost and distribution cost) from Selling price as: Royalty = Selling Price - (Distribution Cost + Printing Cost). Selling price can be equal to or less than the MRP.

How is Royalty Paid?
We credit royalty on monthly basis. You can track live sales reports via author's dashboard and the amount is directly credited to your bank account registered with us.

What is Minimum Selling Price?
Minimum Selling Price is calculated taking into account printing and distribution costs. You can set Selling Price (MRP) of your book either equal to or higher than this amount.

How do I set the Selling Price (MRP) of my book?
You can set MRP as anything higher than the Minimum Selling Price of your book. Type an MRP and click on calculate button to see how much profit you will make on every sale of your book. This is just an estimate, actual profit per book sale will be calculated in real-time and shared with you transparently.

How much is Distribution Cost?
eCommerce websites usually charge upto 50% of MRP on the books sold through them.

Where will be my book sold?
Your book will be available for sale at ClassyPublishing.com and other stores as per the distribution agreement.

How I can order my copies of my own book?
You just need to pay the printing cost and shipping cost to get copies of your book. It generally takes 3-5 working days for printing.