If your book is on the net
or in a bookshop but
needs more exposure:
Perhaps your book's on Amazon. Or it may be a self-published paperback in
local bookshops. You've done what you can to promote it and have decided that you need a more exposure. Book
Booster then becomes an extra promotional and/or selling platform.
You'll have a dedicated page displaying your cover, plus blurb about contents and author. And this can link to other outlets. For instance, to your email, website, bookstore or blog. Cost for the extra boost? Just
for continuing exposure.
If you don't
have an eBook publisher but have computer skills and are willing to do some
It's your first book. It's not yet on the net and you are prepared to do a bit yourself. Once your text is as good as you can make it, use the Buzzword
to strip out all unnecessary formatting so that we can easily adapt it to ePub and PDF. Then your book will appear on this site, properly formatted, for just
you're not technical and want us to do the donkey work
If you can't face the learning curve needed to format your book, produce a cover and upload it,
then we do the lot: formatting, cover, landing page, shopping cart
and the rest - all for just $100
. Note that our costs in this area represent a return of less than four dollars an hour.
- Simple placement for book already on net or printed:
- If you do the basic formatting: $60
- Everything provided: $100
- Editing: Our costs vary with the length and condition of the text. But yes, a professional editing service is available for a moderate charge.
First step - polish and check:
Make sure your book is as good as you can make it. Good writing is rewriting. Eliminate
clichés, sloppy descriptions, unnecessary words and phrases. If you are new to such refinements, read the article WATCH YOUR TONGUE on the
. Or the article on writing fiction. See link
this page. Once you can't improve your text further, use Word's grammar-checking feature, find/replace and spell check as proofreading aids. With that done, we suggest that you download the
Bookbooster Style Manual
and work over the file again, formatting it as shown. This will save you money.
Later, we'll ask you to write a 'blurb'.
Write a 150-word ad for your book - the kind of promotional copy you would read on the back cover of a printed book. If you don't feel confident, look at examples on published books, then try. Your razz should hint at the content in a way that intrigues and entices. So don't give away the ending or over-describe. Yes, we'll edit it for you.
And we'll need a short author profile.
Write a 150-word
summary of your writing history, awards won and previous books published, if any. Add skills, academic or other qualifications - anything that could interest a reader enough to consider your book.
Plus a cover illustration, if you have one.
And head shot.
This should be a JPG file at least 500 pixels wide in portrait format (usual book aspect ratio). If you can't manage that, try to provide a JPG file of picture or art which does not infringe any third party copyright. Failing that, we'll manage something. But try. And add a headshot of yourself if you want your face on the site.
Note this warranty:
Only send your book if you can warrant that you are the sole owner of the work, that it does not infringe any existing copyright including picture or illustration copyrights, or breach the confidence or moral rights of any person, or, in the case of fiction, represent any living character - and that you indemnify Book
Booster against any injury, loss or damage occasioned by any breach of that warranty.