Selling in this store

There are THREE important questions you should be asking yourself …

  1. Can my book be ordered online?
  2. Is my sales and distribution process seamless and effortless?
  3. Am I making enough on the sale of each book?

Going the traditional sales and distribution route is a costly, uphill battle for most small publishers, which is why we decided to create a different kind of system – a system better suited to smaller-scale publishing in terms of profitability and ease of use. As long as you’re out there marketing and promoting your book, we’re ensuring that the sale can take place and that you earn more than you would anywhere else.

What does Publisher.co.za offer you, the author?

  • Earn 70% of the retail price on all sales…
  • Warehouse up to 5 of your books for FREE…
  • No time wasted managing couriers or standing in post office queues…
  • Sales statements when books are sold…
  • Payment in local currency, directly into your bank account…
  • Quick and easy registration…
  • The platform to sell your products locally and internationally…
  • Convenient and safe payment options for your customers…
  • Automatic membership to the Publisher Club…

What kinds of products can you list?

  • all printed books
  • audio books on CD or DVD
  • music on CD or DVD
  • board games
  • card decks
  • educational and training resources

How much money can you make?

When your product sells, you earn 70% of the retail price. This is an awesome return when compared to other online or bricks-and-mortar stores. In fact, with such great returns on the sale of each book and local payment in ZAR directly into your bank account, it pays you to promote www.publisher.co.za as your retailer of choice in all your marketing material, your email banners, on social media, and in your book reviews and promotions.

How does the service work?

You complete our online booklisting form and attach an image of your book cover plus inside sample pages (optional). You can also attach logos of awards your book has won.

You then send us 5 or 30 copies of your book, depending on the service chosen (see below). We load your book up onto the Publisher website using one of our two listing services: Basic Listing or Full Listing. You are also loaded up as a Supplier on our bookkeeping system.

When we receive an order through the site, we package and deliver the parcel to the customer, doing whatever following up is necessary to ensure safe receipt. We also advise you when stock levels are low so that you can replenish your stock.

Finally, we do royalty calculations in the first week after the end of each month for all sales made during that month, and pay you your royalties by the 15th of the month.

How do I list my book?

First, you need to choose whether you want a Basic Listing or Full Listing.

Basic Listing:

  • R250 once-off administration and account setup fee
  • FREE warehousing of up to 5 books with the option to replenish stock as and when stock sells out at no additional cost
  • Receive your own book sales page, with description, price, author information, reviews and awards
  • Receive customer reviews
  • Enjoy free membership to the Publisher.co.za Club and receive news pertinent to indie authors, such as book award notifications, marketing tips and advice, handy templates, and items of interest that will help you improve the sales of your book

Full Listing:

  • R250 once-off administration and account setup fee
  • Warehouse up to 30 books on our premises: R240 for 6 months OR R400 per year
  • Replenish stock as and when needed with no additional warehousing fees
  • Receive your own book sales page, with description, price, author information, reviews and awards
  • Receive customer reviews
  • Enjoy free membership to the Publisher.co.za Club and receive news pertinent to indie authors, such as book award notifications, marketing tips and advice, handy templates, and items of interest that will help you improve the sales of your book

DOWNLOAD THE PUBLISHER BOOK LISTING FORM (WORD DOC)  |

DOWNLOAD THE PUBLISHER BOOK LISTING FORM (PDF)

When do you receive your earnings?

Royalties are paid before the 15th of every month for sales generated in the previous month. We transfer your earnings into your bank account.

Is there a way to track my sales?

We provide a Supplier Statement when payments are made. Your statement will detail the sales made for that sales period. If you have any queries regarding your sales, you can email our office or give us a call and request a sales summary. Requested sales summaries are generally supplied within 5 working days of your request, or slightly longer if the request is made during peak business periods; our consultants will confirm the lead time when you call.

Am I limited to selling only through Publisher.co.za?

Absolutely not! You can list your book in as many online and physical bookstores as you wish. It would serve you, however, to direct as many sales through the Publisher.co.za store as possible because this is where you will make the most money!

I live abroad. Can I still list my book on Publisher.co.za?

Yes you can, PROVIDED you have a bank account in South Africa. At this point in time, we regretfully do not make payments to non-South African bank account holders as all payments are made using EFT (electronic funds transfer).

 

Does Publisher.co.za market authors’ books?

No we don’t. As a self-publishing author you take on the role of the publisher and, as such, marketing and promoting your book always remains your responsibility. There are many helpful online resources to help you with this – they offer great marketing and promotional ideas. What you MUST remember is to direct potential buyers to this online store because this is where you’re going to make your greatest profit. So always include Publisher.co.za in your list of available outlets. When you list with us, we will also provide you with our logo for use on your marketing material, social media pages such as Facebook and Instagram, and your email banner.

Book Listing Application Form Word format

Book Listing Application Form PDF format

What must I send to Publisher.co.za?

To list your products, we need the following:

  • Completed booklisting form
  • Proof of payment (bank details are on the form)
  • Full size images of your product or book cover in either .jpg, .tiff, .eps or pdf format
  • The electronic files if your product is downloadable
  • Products for warehousing if you are listing a physical product

Delivery address for physical products:

Quickfox Publishing, Office G4, WBHO House, 9 Logan Way (entrance on Glen Roy Road), Pinelands 7405, Western Cape

Email address for all other electronic documentation and product files:

info@publisher.co.za

Customer contact number: 0861 234 256 or 021 531 1913

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