Q: What type of books do you work with?
A: We work with both Fiction and Non-Fiction books. There are multiple genres/categories that we work with, here are some examples:
- Business and niche books for you to build your brand.
- Children's books
- Crime Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Hobby Non-Fiction
- Leave a lasting legacy for your loved ones. You’ve always wanted to see your idea or story in print, now you can. Don’t keep it in your head, put it on paper.
- Niche Non Fiction
- Personal brand building and expertise or your business brand
Q: What types of books do you not work with?
A: We can’t be everything to everybody. As such there is some work we don’t do. This includes but is not limited to:
- Cookery books
- Projects we choose not to work with due to their theme or content
Q: What is the process when we work together?
A: Here is our Process and how we work with you: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success
- 1. Initial Contact: Reach out to us via email, form, or telephone to kickstart the conversation.
- 2. Initial Assessment: We'll reply with a few straightforward questions to gauge your specific needs.
- 3. Feasibility Check: Once we have your responses, we'll assess whether we can effectively meet your requirements and move on to the next step.
- 4. Needs Analysis: We discuss your goals and identify the services or solutions that best align with them.
- 5. Service Selection & Timeline Agreement: Choose the services you'd like us to perform, and we'll settle on a timeline. A 25% deposit of the total cost is required at this point to secure your spot.
- 6. Collaboration Phase: This stage often involves back-and-forth communication to fine-tune your project to perfection.
- 7. Final Payment & Delivery: Once your project is complete, you'll make the remaining payment, and we'll deliver your project files.
- 8. Feedback Loop: We value your opinion and will request feedback on both the final product and your overall experience with us.
Your dream project deserves a meticulous approach, and we're committed to walking you through each step to ensure a seamless and satisfying journey.
Q: How long will it take?
A: This all depends on the type of project and complexity. We believe in giving each project the care and attention it deserves.
- Due to current workloads and demands, there may be a waiting period of up to 4 weeks before we can commence your project.
- Depending on the complexity and type of your project, completion could take an additional 6 weeks.
- In essence, quality work isn't rushed. We're committed to delivering the best, and we appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to make your literary dream a reality.
Q: Do you do a needs analysis?
A: Yes, this is the first step. To ensure we're the right fit for each other, we begin our partnership with a thorough needs analysis. This step-by-step evaluation helps us identify exactly what services will best support your project. It's important to us that we align with your vision, so we're selective about the projects we take on.
Q: My project is confidential, how do you protect my privacy?
A: Every project we work on we ensure privacy is a priority.
- We understand that some projects and partnerships call for confidentiality. Rest assured, your privacy is important to us, and we'll always respect your wishes in this regard.
- On the other hand, if you're open to it, publicizing our collaborative efforts can bring mutual benefits. Either way, our focus is on creating a working relationship that's as effective as it is enjoyable.
Q: Can you give examples of the packages & services from SHP Books?
A: Sure, here are examples of packages and services from us. Remember, we can tailor the services and solutions to you based on your needs.
Package 1 - Ebook Front Cover + Interior:
- In this package, the customer needs both a front cover and interior layout suitable for an Ebook, formatted in EPUB.
- The customer provides the specific dimensions and book details, and SHP Books brings it all to life.
- The customer then takes control, selling and distributing their ebook on platforms of their choosing or even their own website.
Package 2 - Paperback Front Cover + Interior:
- Here, the customer is looking for a print-ready front cover and interior layout for a paperback edition.
- After supplying SHP Books with the book’s specifications, we create the necessary files.
- The customer is then free to sell and distribute the completed paperback through their chosen platforms, utilizing either Print On Demand (POD) or traditional printing methods.
Package 3 - Hardcover Front Cover + Interior:
- In this option, the customer requires a front cover and interior specifically formatted for a hardcover edition.
- Just like in the other packages, the customer provides the details and SHP Books takes care of the rest.
- These print-ready files then serve the customer's needs, whether selling through their own website or other platforms.
Package 4 - Combination of Packages 1, 2, & 3:
Package 4 offers an all-inclusive solution for authors seeking multiple formats of their book.
This package combines the features of Packages 1, 2, and 3, providing the customer with front cover and interior layouts for Ebook (EPUB), Paperback, and Hardcover editions.
Customers provide the necessary specifications for each format, and SHP Books delivers print-ready and digital files.
Upon completion, the customer is free to sell and distribute their work across various platforms or their own website, in whichever formats they choose.
Package 5 - Bespoke Tailored to Your Needs (Non-Fiction Business Management Book):
- This package offers an end-to-end solution.
- Ideal for a well-known personality looking to spotlight their expertise through a non-fiction business management book.
- It includes all features of Package 4, plus extended services like printing, selling, and distribution consulting.
- We help the customer choose the most effective channels for sales and royalties, including specific online platforms and their own website.
- They may also opt for physical book runs, from small batches to quantities over a million, allowing for distribution to independent bookstores or direct sales from their website.
Package 5 - Bespoke Tailored to Your Needs (Fiction Historical Action Crime Thriller):
- Another turnkey offering, this time suited for an author who’s written a fiction book with cinematic potential.
- The aim is to eventually get the book optioned for a screenplay or series on platforms like Amazon Prime or Netflix.
- This package includes the full scope of Package 4, as well as services like ISBN registration, Print On Demand setup, author copies, and legal deposits.
- Like before, we collaborate with the customer to strategize on sales and distribution, using both online platforms and their own website for maximum profitability and exposure.
By tailoring each package to your unique needs, SHP Books ensures that you not only bring your literary vision to life but also maximize its potential in the market.
Q: What files and formats do you work with?
A: We can work with any file, format or operating system. To give you an example here are the file formats:
- Epub, PDF, Mobi, Kindle
- Doc, DocX, GDoc
- JPEG, PNG, SVG
- MacOS, Windows, Linux
Q: Where can I sell or distribute the files and get printed books?
A: This all depends on your overall goal.
- If you have an ebook you can choose to sell this file as a digital book download on your own website.
- You can also sell this via Worldwide major platforms like Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo and many more.
- If you want to use the output files to sell print books in the form of paperbacks or hardcovers you again have a choice based your goals.
- If you only want a few copies for you, family, friends and colleagues the best choice may be Print On Demand (POD). Using the Worldwide major platforms like Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo and many more you will also be able to sell your books as POD and have these sold and delivered to your customers.
- If you require a large print run of books, this can work out more cost effective per book in comparison to POD. This could be a good option if you want to physcially sell the books in book stores/shops and or send the books yourself to customers or use a fulfilment service.
- Again, this all depends on your overall goals and intentions. This can be discussed when you have a needs analysis with SHP Books.
Q: What services and solution do SHP Books provide?
A: From formatting the interior of your eBooks and print books in Epub digital format and PDF, to crafting eye-catching front covers, we've got the expertise to make your book shine. Plus, we deliver your final product in a range of file formats to suit your needs.
- Once your book is ready, you're free to sell or distribute it however you choose—be it on your own website, or through major platforms like Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo and many more.
- You can also opt for distributing printed copies to bookstores, indie shops, or your own personal network.
- Remember, we're not a publisher; you maintain full rights to your work.
- If you ever find yourself at a crossroads on how to proceed, we're always here for guidance.
- If you're looking for a comprehensive package that includes cover design, formatting, and even author-specific website creation, we offer that too.
- For those who require a truly bespoke experience—complete with ISBN registration and print runs ranging from 5 to a million copies—we're fully equipped to meet your needs.
- Whatever your publishing journey entails, we're here to make it seamless and successful.