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Electronic Publishing Service

We are offering the following services:

1. Linking

If you have a book in electronic format (preferably using the Ebook Publisher from Fugue Software), email us the URL for your page and we'll include it in our bookshop page so people can download your ebook. Currently there is no charge for this service.

2. Hosting

We host your ebook on our web site, but you package it and supply us with the file for download. You also supply a single paragraph describing your book, its pricing etc, and a "teaser" page containing excerpts from your publication. If you use passwords to protect the file, or parts of it, then you would need to supply us with these so we can forward them to customers once they pay. We can process checks, cash or credit cards. You can send a file in any format you wish, but of course people need to be able to read the format. I.e., you could publish your word processor document if you desired.

The fees are: Hosting fee $1 per month for files less than 2 Megabytes, $2 per month for files less than $5 megabytes. Larger files would cost more.

Sales: You get 50% of the selling price. Please note that the minimum credit card transaction is $5 (this is a bank requirement) so your pricing should take this into consideration. You also need to specify what currency you have set the price in - the internet is international.

3. Publishing

As for hosting, but we arrange to package your files into an ebook, using any of the following formats: (you can nominate which one(s))

  • html (as zip file)

  • ebk (html published with our publisher program)

  • Word 6 or Word 97 format (doc file, zipped)

  • WordPerfect (v9 or earlier wpd file - zipped)

  • RTF format (zipped)

  • Text (zipped)

  • HLP (Windows help file)

  • CHM (Windows HTML Help)

There should also be a "teaser" chapter that will be loaded as html for readers to peruse prior to downloading. You can write your own teaser, or we will use your first chapter.

Not all material is suitable for all formats.

You would need to supply your ebook in largely finished format - either word doc format, rtf format or html format for us to process.

The fees are: Hosting fee $1 per month for files less than 2 Megabytes, $2 per month for files less than $5 megabytes. Larger files would cost more. If you nominate several formats, the hosting charge is levied for each format.

Set up charges: $35 for preparing the ebook format. If you nominate several formats, this will be levied for each format.

Sales: You get 35% of the selling price. Please note that the minimum credit card transaction is $5 (this is a bank requirement) so your pricing should take this into consideration. You also need to specify what currency you have set the price in - the internet is international.

 

The fine print:

Set up charges are payable in advance. Hosting fees are payable 6 months in advance. This means that for a typical ebook you would have to pay $6 in advance. If your ebook sells, we will deduct future hosting fees from your royalty checks. If your royalty check is more than $10, we pay monthly. Otherwise we accumulate until either you reach $10, or 6 months passes. If there isn't enough to cover your next 6 month hosting fees, we will invoice you instead. If you don't pay within a month, we will remove your files. You can cancel this arrangement on one month notice, but the balance of any hosting fees will not be refunded. Any outstanding royalty amounts will be forwarded as a check,

We will not host anything that is illegal, anything that is deemed pornographic, anything that incites racial hatred, anything that is deemed libellous, or anything that is deemed insulting to other cultures or religions. This will be based upon our own opinions, plus the opinions of our legal advisers if we think their opinion necessary.

You will need to own copyright to the material you publish, or to have permission from the copyright holders. You also must agree to indemnify us against any legal claims arising from publishing your content. In other words, you wrote it, so you take responsibility for any legal repercussions of what you wrote. If you try to pass someone else's work off as your own then you wear the legal consequences of doing so.

If you didn't want to host your ebook with us, but did want to use our service to package your files into an ebook, please contact us about a quote.

Submissions

Via Email

Submit your files via email to sales@FugueSoftware.com. If there is more than one file in your publication please zip them into a single file - it's easier for us. Please tell us what service you want. If you are happy to email credit card details, you can include an authorization to debit your credit card. We will email you confirmation of the charges that will apply. If you haven't yet paid, we will include an invoice with instructions about how you can pay. Once we receive your payment we will process your request.

Via Snail Mail

Submit your files on diskette or CD. Please tell us what service you want. If you are happy to mail credit card details, you can include an authorization to debit your credit card. Please include your email address if you have one. We will email you confirmation of the charges that will apply. If you haven't yet paid, we will include an invoice with instructions about how you can pay. Once we receive your payment we will process your request. If you do not have an email address, we will send confirmation via snail mail.

Send mail to sales@FugueSoftware.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 1997 David Noakes
Last modified: September 8, 1999