FAQ

What More Do I Need To Know To Publish With Emotion Press?

From copy editing to promotional press releases, you have the flexibility to create a custom project plan for the submission, production, and promotion of your book.
You can submit your completed manuscript to us as an electronic format. Our preferred file formats are Word or Adobe InDesign. Submitting your manuscript in electronic form gives you, the author, more direct control of appearance and content. To ensure that your manuscript is ready for publishing, please review your writing carefully and complete all final revisions before submission. Although you’ll be able to review an interior and cover of your book and make revisions before it is printed, you’ll have the first copy of your book quicker if final editing is done before the publishing process.

Our book publishing company also provides indexing and copy editing services. If your book contains an index, please send us a list of words you wish to include, and we will auto-create the index for you (there is an additional fee for this service). We cannot enter indexes by hand. You can also choose to use our copy editing services. When you do self-publishing, we recommend having your book edited to avoid embarrassing errors and typos.

How Am I Paid Royalties?

Royalties are calculated on a calendar quarter basis. Royalties due will be paid in Nigerian naira (NGN) within ninety (90) days after the end of each calendar quarter. The timing of actual receipt of the payment by the author may occur after these issuance dates, due to a variety of factors including, but not limited to, transit time in the mail. Royalties may be paid via check or electronic funds transfer (EFT). You must have a bank account to receive Royalties via EFT. We may charge you an additional fee per check if you elect to receive payments by check or draft when EFT is available. We may accrue and withhold payment until the total amount of Royalties earned equals or exceeds seven thousand five hundred naira. All held Royalties will be paid in full within ninety (90) days after the end of each calendar year.

How is my book price calculated?

Book price is determined by page count, which is influenced by your choice of book dimensions (6×9, etc) as well as font size, the word count of your manuscript, and other factors. For information and guidance on the price of your individual book, please refer to your Publishing Services Associate.

How Does Emotion Press Calculate Royalties?

Please note that Royalties are paid to you on all sales of your Work EXCEPT: (a) sales of used copies of the Work; (b) sales of the Work to yourself; and (c) copies of the Work given to any person or entity (e.g. the media) free of charge.

Emotion Press gives authors a royalty rate of forty percent (40%) through our distribution channels for print formats. Royalties are based on the payments we actually receive from the sale of printed copies of your book, less any shipping and handling charges or sales and use taxes. Also, we offer discounts to retail and wholesale customers, so the royalty amount you receive depends on what type of customer (i.e. retail or wholesale) bought your book and any discount they received. For each royalty-qualifying sale in print format through our website bookstores, you will receive fifty-five percent (55%) of the retail price.

Will I be able to see who ordered my book?

Unfortunately, due to privacy reasons, we cannot share this information. On your royalty statement, you will see how many of your books were sold through the retail channel and how many were sold through Emotion Press.

How Do You Market My Book?

We offer a variety of options to have your book marketed globally.

Cinema Advertising

Going to the movies has been a national pastime for over a century. Our Cinema Advertising service allows you to tap into this vast market of potential readers with a 30-second trailer that will be shown in one of over 200 domestic movie theaters.

Book Reviews

Credibility is an essential attribute that only a book review can provide. Reviews are a wonderful way to generate interest in your book because what trendsetters are to consumers, book reviewers are to readers. Book lovers rely on the opinion of experts to determine what new releases to consider reading or purchasing. Getting a favourable evaluation gives your book that sought-after stamp of approval every author wants. Emotion Press can allow you to gauge how the market will respond to your book by getting literary experts to critique it.

Publicity Services

Our team of publicity specialists provides you with the services and tools you need to enter the public spotlight.

Why Would I want Offset Printing?

There are several reasons why some of our authors choose offset printing. If you’re considering offset printing, ask yourself the following questions:
Do you have special print requirements—such as unique formats, paper options, binding or cover treatments—that are not supported or available through POD?

Do you have a large reach and ability to process a large number of orders? Do you want the opportunity to sell a large number of books directly to customers?

Do you want to lower your print cost to increase your return on books you sell?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, offset printing might be right for you. Call your Book Consultant to discuss your options.

Is there a minimum print run that offset is available for?

Yes. To benefit financially from your offset investment, we suggest that you plan to print a minimum of 1,000 units. Please contact us for more information.

How much does it cost to do offset printing?

The cost of offset printing is quoted on a case-by-case basis, depending on your book’s format and the volume you wish to print. Please contact your Book Consultant for more information.