FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: What do you advertise on your website ?

A: We advertise Books and related businesses like Bookstores, Book Reviewers, Cover Page designers, Literary Agents, Writers, etc.  For books we accept Fiction, Non-Fiction, Technical, Textbooks, Poetry, etc. The books could be published in any manner like Traditional, E-book, POD, Self-Published, Subsidy, Small Press, Audio books, and other formats. 

Note: We DO NOT advertise books that promote or glamorize pornography, racism, hate related, child abuse, homosexuality, illegal drugs and religiously explosive stuff that could land both of us in trouble.

Q: What will the advertisement consist of ?

A: The advertisement will consist of your book cover, author photo, synopsis, reviews, and other details as outlined below in the advertisement details question.  We offer one FULL WEB PAGE for each advertisement. The text material and author photo will have to be provided by you through email.

Q: How long will the advertisement be online ?

A: All advertisements are listed Permanently.  No Recurring fee, No Hidden charges, No Pay-Per-Click and other hassles to keep in online. However, if there is some time bound advertisement it will be removed. But you will have to inform us to remove the advertisement.

Q: What are the advantages of your advertisement?

A: Please see our unique benefits http://www.author-world.com/benefits.htm

Q: How much do you charge for advertising ?

A: We charge a One-Time, Non-Refundable fee of US$9.95 for each Book, Manuscript or Writer advertisement, and US$14.95 for a Business advertisement.  In case we have to collect the book details from various online sources we charge $3 (Three US dollars) extra per book.

Q: Is there any contract to be signed?

A: There is no contract or agreement to be signed. We just operate on trust. We trust authors and they trust us.

Q: How do we send our advertisement details to you?

A: Please send the following details in an email to us on wittybooks@yahoo.com  . In your email write the subject as Advertising for Book-Title to make it easy for us to filter out spam and junk mail. If you are advertising multiple books remember to send separate mails for each book.

  • Book Title

  • ISBN

  • Author Name

  • About the Author

  • Cover Image in GIF or JPG format - (If your book is on some website we can grab it from there)

  • Author Photo in GIF or JPG format - (If your photo is on some website we can grab from there)

  • Book Synopsis

  • Author website (if you have one)

  • Where to buy

  • Price

  • Number of Pages

  • Reviews

  • Links to sample chapters

  • Your contact details, address,  phone numbers, email ids, etc, if you wish to share

  • Any other details you wish to share.

We normally upload the advertisement within ten to twelve business days after you provide all the required details correctly. For Writer and Business advertisements please send a query first with some initial information.

Q: I have published many books and would like to advertise all or several of them. But I am too busy to collect and send details for each book.

A:  In such cases we can collect details of your books from various online sources, including your website, and upload the advertisement. Just send us the names of the books, their ISBN numbers and a photo of yours in jpg format. However, there will be a nominal fee of US$3 (Three US Dollars) extra per book for the data collection.

Q: How do we pay you ?

A: We have two easy methods of payment as follows.

Option-1:  

If you have a PayPal account you can send your payments to the email address wittybooks@yahoo.com . PayPal is an easy and highly secure method that allows people in many countries to send money to anyone with an e-mail address. You don't need to reveal your credit card info to the person or company you're sending money to.  PayPal accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

How to Send: Log on to https://www.paypal.com . Click on Send Money and follow the easy instructions. Enter wittybooks@yahoo.com as the recipient's email. Also enter other details, including optional details. After you complete the transaction the payment will automatically be credited into our PayPal account, and we will not see your credit card details.

Option-2:  If you don't have PayPal then you can use the traditional bank route. Please write a Bank Cheque for the required amount payable to WITTYBOOKS PUBLISHERS and we will let you know the address to send it. We operate from Bangalore, India.

It may take a couple of weeks to reach us, but that is okay with us. We can upload the advertisement if you confirm the order and send us the book details through email.

Q: I am a Publisher/Publicist/Author-Promoter and would like to advertise our Books and Authors on your website. What are your terms?

A:  We welcome such opportunities and your authors get good publicity with low costs. If you have several books to advertise we could also provide a separate exclusive section to host all your books. You can earn a referral fee by introducing your authors and get their books advertised with us.  We could also explore discounts for bulk and continuous business. Contact us anytime.

Q: I sent an ad enquiry to your mail id, but never received a reply !!!

A: This is happening mainly to some AOL users. Most of our replies to AOL users are bouncing back for unknown reasons. So we suggest you provide a different Non-AOL email id to reply to.

Q: Why are AOL mails bouncing back ?

A: Something to do with the way AOL handles emails. For more information read Why are they bouncing back ?

Q: Will you allow changes and modifications for our advertisements later?

A: Yes. We do allow reasonable modifications and updates without any extra charges. But, there could be some time delays for making the modifications. However, if there are major changes it will be classified as a new advertisement and full charges are expected. Or, if there is a time bound advertisement we will remove if you inform us. However, the fee is not refundable.

Q: Do we need to send you a sample copy of the books being advertised?

A: Not necessary.  But we would love to receive a free autographed copy mailed to the above address if you can spare a copy.

Q: Will I see an increase in book sales after advertising?

A: Maybe yes, maybe no is the honest answer. It is very difficult to predict the success of a book, even an extremely well written one. Always remember - Writing a book is a passion, Selling it is a business. Do not mix the two. Publishing a book is relatively easy, but making it sell is the hard part. It also depends on the book subject. For example, if you have written a very complex book that only very few people can understand, then you will probably sell only two or three copies in its lifetime. Alternatively, if you write a highly useful book that has wide audience, then you may sell thousands of copies a day. Secondly, less than 2% of the world's population read books as a hobby. As you walk on the streets you see people carrying mobiles, mp3 players, cigarettes, walkmans, etc. But very rarely will you see people carrying or reading a  good book.

Q: So how do I promote my book?

An author has to relentlessly and shamelessly promote his or her book to the intended audience it was written for. Very rarely will a book sell on its own. If you are shy about promoting your book it will die a quick death. However, the more places your book is visible you have more chances of it becoming popular. Authors are recommended to purchase a book called "1001 ways to promote your book" By John Kremer to explore the numerous ways in which they can promote their books.

Q: Can we put your website details and link on our websites ?

A: Absolutely. We would appreciate if you mention our website details on your websites.


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