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 10 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…
  • Discount coupon codes to boost sales…
  • Customer or media reviews for your book page…
  • The option to add your book launch or special event news to our blog…
  • Automatic membership to the Publisher Club…
  • Friendly, personal service when you liaise with us…

 

What kinds of products can you list?

  • All printed books
  • Audiobooks on CD or DVD
  • Music on CD or DVD
  • Board games
  • Card decks
  • Educational and training resources

 

How much money can you make and when do you get paid?

When your product sells, you earn 70% of the retail price. This is an awesome return when compared with 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.

When sales are made, we pay you within the first 14 days of the following month.

 

How does the service work?

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 10 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 access to sales tools such as discount coupon codes for your mailers, social media and promotional campaigns.
  • Receive the Publisher.co.za logo for use on your website, social media, and other promotional items to help drive sales to the store.
  • 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 during the warehousing period at no extra cost
  • Receive your own book sales page with description, price, author information, reviews and awards
  • Receive customer reviews
  • Enjoy access to sales tools such as discount coupon codes for your mailers, social media and promotional campaigns
  • Receive the Publisher.co.za logo for use on your website, social media, and other promotional items to help drive sales to the store
  • 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

Complete the Booklisting Application Form. You can do this online, or by downloading and completing the form in Word doc format or PDF format.

Send us copies of your book as per the service chosen above. We will load your book information onto the Publisher website. You will be notified when your listing has been uploaded. Your listing goes live usually within 1–3 working days after we receive your book stock. We advise you when stock levels are low so that you can replenish your stock. You may replenish your stock as often as needed at no extra cost (the cost of getting your books to us is for your account).

 

Easy Booklisting Application Form links

COMPLETE THE BOOKLISTING APPLICATION ONLINE

DOWNLOAD THE PUBLISHER BOOK LISTING FORM (WORD DOC)

DOWNLOAD THE PUBLISHER BOOK LISTING FORM (PDF)

 

Is there a way to track my sales?

We provide a supplier statement when a payment has been made into your account for books sold. Your statement will detail the sales made. Statements are not issued if no sales have been made. However, you are always welcome to call our office or email us to request a sales update at any time. Sales summaries are usually supplied within 2-5 working days of your request.

 

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

Absolutely not! You can (and should) list your book in as many online and physical bookstores as you can. It would serve you, however, to direct as many customers as possible to the Publisher.co.za store using click-through links from your website and social media posts, 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 actively promote your title. 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 excellent 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 and mention that we are your preferred retailer. 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.

We do promote the store to potential book buyers, however, and we also publicise new titles on our social media pages. Furthermore, if pushing your book is appropriate to a campaign that we are running, we will do so. And don’t forget to use our discount coupons to encourage sales. To receive a coupon code that you can pass on to potential customers, or to find out more about what coupon codes are and how you can use them, speak to one of our consultants. There is no charge for our coupon code service.

 

What must I send to Publisher.co.za?

To list your products, we need the following (you will be asked to supply these items when you complete the booklisting form):

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

Delivery address for physical products:

Quickfox Publishing, c/o CBB, Unit B4, Milnerton Business Park, Racecourse Road, Milnerton, 7441, 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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