This page was last updated October 2020
Fiction4All has 4 distinct ways to sell your paperbacks.
First – our UK Mail Order catalogue
Second – Our online shops
Third – Direct Sales from our printers through their own marketing catalogue
Fourth – Paperback editions for suitable titles created in the Kindle print platform
With very few exceptions, our paperbacks use a standard Format B layout.
That is12.9 cm wide x 19.8 cm tall.
This requires a word count of at least 17000 words (and ideally 30000 to 150000 words) to provide a decent sized book.
Our UK Mail Order catalogues are issued usually on a monthly cycle, and mailed to our subscribers early in the month. The exception to this are December and in most years August, when we do not produce new catalogues.
Cut-off dates for inclusion in a catalogue are approximately the 12th of the month for the digital publication.
This gives us time to get books into print and the catalogues printed.
All suitably sized books associated with our imprints on Fiction4All will be created at our printers with an ISBN so it can be included in their marketing catalogue – and thereby achieve global sales from their marketing catalogue.
Where you opt to join our own paperback program, Fiction4All will provide an ISBN and cover one year’s fee for inclusion in the printer’s marketing catalogue. After the year, Fiction4All will, at it’s own discretion either withdraw the book from the catalogue or pay for a further year’s subscription. This decision will be based on sales. This applies to all new titles published in the imprints in the Fiction4All author suite from July 2020.
If you have older titles not yet in print or which have been assigned an SKU for a past print edition, you can use the Market Boost program in the author suite to have these included in the program at your own cost. Where a book is older than 4 years and you pay for an ISBN, we will also create a 2nd edition to make that book also appear in our next available Mail Order catalogues.
We are also starting to use the paperback program associated with the Amazon/Kindle platform. This will apply to suitable books (at our discretion) published by us on the Kindle Digital Platform.
For non-UK customers buying from our own sites we ship books direct from our printers.
To allow authors to decide what is appropriate for them, we have the following options:
1) Author decides not to have any paperbacks published.
2) Author opts into our own paperback program
For authors opting into option 2, for works published under the imprints available in the Fiction4All author suite, you have the additional option for opting into the Kindle paperbacks platform. If you opt into it, then we will, as time permits, and for suitable books, create a separate edition of your paperback directly in Kindle, which will make your print edition appear on Amazon as always in stock. This edition can only be sold through Amazon. Please note, from October 2020 if you opt into the Kindle print program, you will automatically be opted into our own print program.
The Extended Paperback package is entirely opt-in. With effect from October 2019 and because we now have a number of channels from which royalties can be received, and the sales achieved direct from our printers will also have different rates applied depending on the country where the books are sold into, we will be splitting any royalties received with the author on a 50/50 basis. If you have opted into the Fiction4All affiliate program, please note different rates apply to books sold through affiliates – see the affiliate program for more details.
Paperback sales on Amazon from Amazon editions will be included in our existing 3rd party reports and the royalty to the author will be 50% of payments made by Amazon.
To opt into our paperbacks program, please go the AUTHORS tab when logged in and follow the instructions there. If you need to change your existing options please email us.