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Why should I choose Amnet for self-publishing?
Amnet has been in the self-publishing domain for over thirteen years and has closely partnered with CreateSpace for an equally long period of time. We have worked with over five hundred thousand authors to create more than three million titles containing seven hundred million pages. Creating stunning book cover designs is part of our full-service offering for authors. With our deep expertise in publishing and 24-7 support, we are a preferred partner for authors to transform their manuscripts into market-ready books at economical prices.

How will you protect my manuscript?

You can be assured that the data and the contents are in safe hands and will not be misused under any circumstances. Amnet as an organization is certified for ISO/IEC 27001, the international standard for Information Security Management System (ISMS), and we are compliant toward the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What is an ISBN?

An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number that is assigned to all books published in the United States. An ISBN is essentially a product identifier used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, Internet retailers, and other supply chain participants for ordering, listing, sales records, and stock control purposes.

ISBN for Paperback (KDP)

KDP can provide you with a free ISBN to publish your paperback. This free ISBN can only be used in KDP for distribution to Amazon and its distribution partners. It cannot be used with any other publisher or self-publishing service.

ISBN for eBooks (KDP)

You do not require an ISBN to publish an eBook with KDP. Once your content is published in KDP, Amazon will assign a 10-digit ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number), which is unique to an eBook.

To publish through other retailers/publishers, you can buy your own ISBN/barcode from “Bowker” (USA/Australia) or through your local ISBN agency.

Does a new edition of a book require a new ISBN?
Yes, you require a new ISBN for a new edition.

 How do I get an ISBN number from KDP?

Please follow the below steps to get an ISBN from KDP (for paperback)

  1. Sign in to or sign up for your account.
  2. Click paperback.
  3. Fill in the paperback details.
  4. Go to the paperback content.
  5. Click “Assign me a free KDP ISBN.”

What do I need to know about Barcode (to publish in KDP):

Please refer https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201953020#barcode.

How do I get copyright for my book?

We will include the author name on the copyright page of your book. In addition to this, please find below a few links that will guide you on how to get the copyright for your book in the United States.

https://www.copyright.gov/

https://www.wellsiplaw.com/how-much-does-a-u-s-copyright-registration-cost/

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200672400 (about copyright)

Please briefly describe your editing process.
All our editing services include one round of regular editorial service. Once we receive the manuscript in MS Word format from the author, we edit the manuscript according to the service level requested. The edits are tracked and indicate the editor’s interventions. The edited manuscript is sent back to the author for review. At this stage, the author can accept or reject the editor’s interventions and address all manuscript-related queries raised by the editor.

What is the difference between copyediting and proofreading?

The copy editor works on the MS Word manuscript prepared by the author. Regular copyediting includes checking the text for grammatical accuracy, spelling, style, syntax, and punctuation issues and aligning the manuscript to our house style unless a preferred style is communicated by the author. If the copy editor has to rewrite or rephrase sentences, improve word choices, reorganize the presented content, fix problems with transitions, wordiness, jargon usage, etc, the service level of the manuscript will be upgraded to line editing.

After the manuscript is formatted or paginated, it is sent to a proofreader for checking typographical errors. The proofreader works with a facsimile of the finished product (PDF), or a proof (hence, the term “proofreading”). Proofreaders also check to see if any basic grammatical errors or inconsistencies remain in the manuscript and if any conversion issues have occurred during the formatting/typesetting process. The proofreading process entails a final review before the material is considered ready for publication.

How do I choose ink and paper type and trim size (to publish in KDP)?
Please refer the following link for more details:

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201834180.

Do I receive a PDF file (paperback) and an eBook file that I can upload directly to Amazon?

Yes, you can upload the delivered output directly to Amazon. If you have any challenge during the uploading process, we will offer support till the completion of a successful upload.

Will all of the URL links be clickable/live in the Kindle version of my book?

Yes.

 What is the mode of payment?

Currently, we accept payment through PayPal and Bank. We will share the PayPal payment link via your e-mail ID. This is a simple process. For UK and Indian authors, we accept payments only through Bank.

How can I contact Amnet quickly?

Please e-mail us: authorservices@amnet-systems.com. We provide 24-7 support to our authors.

Can I speak to an Amnet representative?

Yes, please write to us: authorservices@amnet-systems.com with your phone number and a convenient time to speak. We look forward to talking with you!

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