FAQ

 Digitalibook is happy to announce the reintroduction of electronic format for books published under the Black & White publishing service packages. With the advent of great new reader technology like the Amazon Kindle and iPhone, e-books have made a strong comeback and look to be the future of publishing.

An e-book, or electronic book, is a digital format or a soft copy of a printed book. It makes a traditional book readable through various electronic devices like computers, portable readers, PDAs, mobile gadgets, phones and more with the help of various e-book reading software.

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There is no set turnaround time for e-book conversion and production. We work on a first-come, first-served basis. Rest assured, however, that we are committed to helping all our authors get their e-books out there in a timely manner so they can tap into the continuously growing market of e-book readers as quickly as possible.

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There is no set turnaround time for e-book channel submission or distribution. We work on a first-come, first-served basis. Rest assured, however, that we are committed to helping all our authors get their e-books to all the relevant retailers in a timely manner so they can tap into the continuously growing market of e-book readers as quickly as possible.

We do not provide a set list of channels as we work with multiple partners and each partner maintains a very dynamic list within its network. While we submit your e-book to as many channels possible, please understand that each channel or retailer reserves the right to refuse listing. Among our list of vendors are Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, Rakuten Kobo Inc., and Google Play Books. There is no guarantee though that your e-book will appear on each of these sites. To see where your e-book is being sold, please use a search engine to see which vendors are carrying your e-book.

No. Digitalibook e-books will be distributed to as many vendors as possible within our network, including future partnerships that we and our partners acquire. It is then at the vendors’ discretion whether or not they list the e-book titles we submit to them.

Electronic book publishing is fast becoming the “now” in the industry, and with the launch of the Amazon Kindle and other e-readers, it opens up a whole new universe of readers to you as an author. By upgrading, your black and white title gains automatic distribution to the following digital devices and eRetailers:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • BN.com/the nook
  • Scribd.com
  • Google Play Books

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Yes, the format for the e-book will change subject to technical limitations. Its version is not the same as the printed version. Therefore, differences in appearance are to be expected. For example, not all font types are supported by all e-book readers. Our team of able developers will take the liberty of picking font types that will work for most readers in the market.

No, all changes, if any at all, will only be done on the e-book file and not on the original and actual file.

No, the e-book does not require a password.

Yes, Digitalibook e-books are supported by, and are compatible with, most ebook readers across all platforms. This includes, but is not limited to, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry,  Amazon Kindle, and BN Nook.

Unfortunately, we are not able to entertain postpublication corrections /resubmission updates at this time due to the large volume of work to be processed.

Your digital work or e-book is protected by the same laws that protect your printed book. As for DRM or Digital Rights Management, our vendors exercise their individual prerogatives to further protect your e-book.

The author receives 50% of the digital net payments received from sales of the e-book. Royalties will not be paid on copies provided free of charge or sold to the author. You will always receive 50% of the digital net sale when sold. (Therefore, if sold on Digitalibook,com at $3.99, you will receive $2.00. If sold in the retail channel at $3.99, the channel discount [varies by partner] will be deducted from the sales price, and you will receive 50% of what is left.)

All e-books have a default price of $3.99. $9,99 For the e-book Opt-In Initiative, no price change will be allowed.

E-book sales and royalties can be tracked through your My Digitalibook account, just like the printed version. Royalties for both printed and electronic book will be lumped together and sent to you via ONE royalty check.

Digitalibook recognizes that e-publishing is an important market for ourselves, and our authors, to branch into. For this reason, we have decided to offer free e-book conversion to help our authors reach as many potential readers as possible. This initiative may change in the future, but at this time, we would like to facilitate the entrance of as many of our Black and White titles as possible into the e-book market.

All authors who have purchased publishing packages that do not have e-book availability have been sent an e-mail. The e-mail serves an Opt-In invitation to the digital conversion project.

We require the signed agreement form authorizing Digitalibook to convert and distribute your title(s) to as many e-book distribution partners as possible. The signed agreement form must be sent back to us through one of the following methods:

The Opt-in e-books Customer Service Team entertains questions regarding e-book conversion and status update requests. Our e-book Customer Service Team is available from Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. You can e-mail  Due to the high volume of messages that we receive, please bear with us if you experience a delay in our response.

Contact the Opt-In e-books Customer Service e-mail. Note that to take advantage of the e-book availability offer, your book must have been published under a package that did not have such availability. If you have not ordered a publishing package yet, kindly contact your Publishing Consultant or call the Digitalibook Customer Support Hotline. A Customer Support Representative (CSR) will be happy to assist you.

Digitalibook offers conversion and distribution to authors who received the e-book Opt-In Initiative e-mail invitation at absolutely no extra cost.

Digitalibook continues to grow and strives to further enhance its host of services. In the process, we have changed our policies, so instead of charging for the conversion to and distribution of e-books, we are now offering this at no extra cost. This is only offered for a limited time.