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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is publishing?

Publishing is making your work available to the public. To make it widely available it requires appropriate registration and distribution of the material in a format such that the public can access and read the work.

For books this mean registration with the National Library of Australia through providing an ISBN and obtaining Cataloguing-in-Publication data. Distribution means having your book available in retail outlets, either bricks-and-mortar and/or online, libraries and direct to the public.

How much does publishing cost?

Boolarong Press, like a number of book publishers in Australia, is a commercial trade publisher. This means if Boolarong believes the work is of sufficient quality and will sell enough copies the cost to the author is zero in terms of dollars. There will be a cost in terms of the author’s time.

The determination of whether a book will be commercially published is based on financial risk and future opportunity.

How much does an author get?

Royalties on each sale will vary depending again on financial risk and opportunity. You could take as a guide 10% of the Retail Price or the net price. The net price is what the publisher receives from the book store. For ebooks the royalty is larger owing to the reduced financial risk to the publisher.

How much does the book store get?

Owing to the high cost of retail rents the book store will want 40 – 50% of the retail price. In many cases books are a sale or return business. This means if the book store does not sell the book in a given time they will be returned to the publisher for a credit.

Can I publish without a publisher?

Yes you can self publish. Many books are sold direct to the consumer without the need for an established publisher, distributor or book store. This is the case in niche markets and where the author is prepared to work very hard do all of the work in marketing, selling and distribution.

What is an ISBN?

International Standard Book Number is available through www.thorpe.com.au . This is a requirement if you wish to sell through book stores and place in libraries.

What is CIP?

Cataloguing-in-Publication is available through the National Library of Australia. It is the process of reviewing the book for the purpose of cataloguing. The Dewey Number is where the book will be placed on the library shelves.

What is Legal Deposit?

The finished book must be lodged with the National Library, State Library and Parliamentary Library according to the law.







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