Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does it take to publish a book?
Elite will support you throughout your writing process, publishing, and after your book launch. The length of time depends on where you are in the book process, whether you have a finished manuscript or in the development or editing phase. We like to tell our clients from the time we get finished edited manuscript it takes about 60-90 days to publish your book. This time can vary. Ideally, we start to work with you before the book is finished so we can maximize your publishing experience.
How many books do you have to sell to become a bestseller?
It only takes a book, launched correctly, to become a bestselling author on Amazon. We pride ourselves on making all our authors bestsellers, by using a combination of strategies including researching the right keywords, categories, timing and launch strategy for your particular book. Sales will vary depending on the niche and categories.
Do I get my input on the book cover?
Yes, we will have our book cover designers come up with some options for you based on what you are wanting, so you can choose the one that fits your book best.
How long have you been doing this?
Elite Online Publishing was founded in 2015, Jenn and Melanie have been experts in the fields of digital marketing, TV broadcasting, and website design long before that.
Do you have editors?
Yes, we have a team of experts to make sure your book, author page, and descriptions are professionally edited.
What’s the difference between you and traditional publishers?
Traditional publishers publish a book through their publishing house, meaning the publishing house maintains some rights and profits of your book and ask you how you are going to market your book. Instead, we help you self publish and market your book using our expertise to turn you into a bestselling author, while you keep 100% of the rights and profits from your book. The other biggest difference is the time, going the traditional publishing route can take anywhere from 2 -3 years to get your book published. We take your book from finished manuscript to bestselling published book in as little as 8 weeks. To learn more, check out our book
How much royalty will I make on my book?
Elite Online Publishing takes absolutely nothing from your book sales! All you have to worry about is the print cost and the small amount that Amazon charges to produce and sell your books. On Amazon, authors receive 60% of their paperback royalties. See the Amazon Royalties page for more information. IngramSpark allows publishers to offer between a 30% and 55% wholesale discount, which will directly effect the royalty they make. IngramSpark pays authors 90 days after the end of the month in which your book generated sales. Payments are made to the publisher, via direct deposit or PayPal, 90 days from the end of the month in which the sales are reported. *If there were no distribution sales, you will not receive a compensation report email and will not be able to generate a compensation report online.
Do I retain all the rights to my book?
Yes, you retain 100% of the rights to your book.
What is the total cost?
We have a variety of publishing package options to fit your needs. Publishing packages range anywhere from $7,997-$149,000, depending on the options.
What services will you provide as my publisher?
We will provide everything needed from book creation to marketing. Depending on the package you choose, the services will vary. You will be getting anywhere from 15-50 expert services to ensure your success as an author.
Will I get book sales reports?
Yes, you will be set up with your own account on Amazon and IngramSpark that you can continue to use. This includes sales reports, author ranking, the ability to edit descriptions, reviews, and more.
Who will promote my book?
Our Marketing team will post on your Social Media 3-5x per week. We also have a bestseller campaign that will run the week of the launch. This may include a press release, Instagram blitz, blog blitz and more.
How many authors and titles do you manage?
We work with around four clients per month. This allows us to give one on one attention to each client and each book launch.
Can I contact a couple of authors who you currently are working with?
Absolutely! We have so many successful authors who have provided testimonials of their experience. You can see them on our YouTube Testimonials Playlist.