January 29, 2012 in

Becoming a Published Author With eBookIssues

If your book is well-written, clearly focused on a set readership, and you own the rights . . . we will welcome your book as an addition to our lists.
We are interested in both fiction and non-fiction and will consider everything except literature of an explicitly sexual kind (pornography) and content that is either libellous or likely to cause offence.
Thrillers, romantic tales, short stories, anthologies of poetry, autobiographies and memoirs, detective stories, travel books, fantasy, textbooks, books for adults and aspiring adults (teenagers!) and, of course, books for children – you write it, we’ll have a look, and if we like it, we will tell you.

eBook Publishing

Have You Written It Yet?

We only seek submissions from authors who have completed drafts to show us. By all means get in touch if you are planning a book, or in the process of completing one, but any support offered would be of a general nature at that stage . . . and offered without charge.

We Format Ebooks

If you want to ensure that your book will look good and function correctly as an ebook when published, we can help. You will retain sole charge of your publishing rights, because you will be the publisher. Ebook publishing is excellent value for first-time writers. Income from sales can begin in days and is set against a much lower initial investment. The charges for preparing the book for publication are anything but excessive, they are reasonable and take account of the fact that there is always a budget that needs to be adhered to.

We can help you to publish your book by getting it ready for submission to the major distributors in terms of formatting, setting up your account and ensuring it will go through their review processes. Ongoing promotion of the book once published and beyond the initial ‘kick-starter’ package would then become your responsibility, but of course the upside would be you get to keep all the royalties and we can also help you create all the tools you need to promote your book(s).

We can prepare a quote for you that is proportional to the effort required for the preparation of the book and the associated promotional packages, so you send us a draft along with the promotional packages your are interested in and we will get back to you with a price for any required services.

We Encourage Our Writers To Submit To Major Publishing Houses

Bestselling ebooks on our list may well attract the interest of a traditional publisher and we encourage all our writers to seek deals for print versions of their books. As previously mentioned, you will be the publisher of your book initially, so re-assigning rights to a suitable publisher should never be a problem.

The Process

You contact us by email – someone will email you within hours

You explain what your writing project is all about – we indicate whether we can assist

You send us a one-page synopsis of your book, plus the first thousand words

We report back, indicating what we can do, when, and what we need from you

Once we agree to proceed, we:

  • convert your word-processed file to formats acceptable to Amazon and/or other major distributors
  • convert your graphics to prepare a ‘cover’ for the Kindle store listing
  • create two unique pages on our website devoted to you and your book/books
  • write two summaries for listing on Amazon, about you, and your book
  • prepare a pdf file of the book which you can send to family and reviewers
  • help you create a listing on the Amazon Kindle Store in the correct categories
  • identify keywords and tags for the listing to aid Search Engine Optimisation
  • list your new ebook on the front page of our website as a new release

Promotional packages

  • Twitter page design
  • Facebook page design
  • Google+ page design
  • Your own author website or blog using the WordPress platform
  • A free website or blog

Together We Then Seek To Promote Your eBook

Self-promotion can often be tricky, and many writers dislike blowing their own trumpet. As an eBookIssues author our website will do much of the trumpeting for you by implementing our kick-starter package! But writers will also benefit if they can find ways to promote themselves and their books over the Internet via social media sites or through press releases and or interviews etc. We are constantly on the lookout for novel ways of increasing sales.

For authors that understand the power of social media and blogging, we can help you register your own domain name, secure web hosting and publish your personal blog for you. As stated above, we recommend that you use the WordPress platform to do this and we can provide a turnkey solution to take you through the whole process up to the point of publishing your first post. 

There are free options you can use to publish a blog and you may prefer to do that, if you do then we can still provide assistance for a free WordPress blog or a Blogspot blog. This is not our recommended route, but for authors on a very tight budget it is an option.

If you have already done most of the above but you are struggling to get any sales, we can offer an analysis service for a fixed price. We will research the keywords that will help people find your book both on Amazon and via the search engines, then provide you with a written report. If you wish to include your author profile and a book page on our site then, for the right people, we can also look into creating the pages/posts in line with the format you will find already listed on our site. All you need to do is get in touch to discuss this option.

In Conclusion

We hope we have explained clearly how we help new writers become ebook authors and help promote their books.

But all this general information is purely background music until a writer gets in touch with us.

When you feel ready to enquire further, use the ‘contact us’ link on any page of this website, or use the form below now. An editor will be in touch within hours.

Getting Published Has Never Been Easier.

Comments or questions for our editors and technical support are welcome.

eBookIssues Contact Form


January 26, 2012 in

eBookIssues is an eBook Publishing and Formatting Service for Independent Authors

eBook PublishingHave you a book in mind, a manuscript to publish, or a book in print you would like to release as an ebook? Ebook publishing and formatting is our specialty, and we may be able to help. All our book advisers have written and published books themselves. Their expertise can be yours for the asking.

Unlike their printed cousins, ebooks can be uploaded and made available for sale online in a week or two. The Amazon Kindle store already offers a worldwide marketplace for ebooks, and other major players are now competing to meet the demand and are publishing the eBooks being written by thousands of aspiring authors.

Working with eBook Issues?

As soon as you get in touch (use the ‘contact us’ link at the top of any page), emails are exchanged with our editors as you explain what you would like to see published . . . and they respond by outlining the services you may wish to explore.

eBook PublishingAuthors who would like to publish with eBook Issues select the cost option that suits them best. Some prefer a nominal upfront payment, accompanied by an agreed royalty figure; other authors opt to retain all royalties but settle our modest formatting fees at cost. Either way, our writers know in advance what their total investment will cover.

* eBook Issues is only interested in publishing well written and professionally produced books that ideally have been both edited and proofread. As we actively promote our authors and their books we reserve the right not to proceed with manuscripts that are sub-standard in any respect.


eBook Commentary

when-sorrows-come-kdpWhen Sorrows Come – A WW2 Story of Ukrainian Oppression

Now available as both an eBook and a Paperback, this amazing story is based around the events that occurred in Ukraine during the Second World War. A people oppressed by the Bolsheviks and Stalin’s Russia in 1939 and again in 1941 when the German Nazi’s were driven out as their war efforts on too many fronts started to fail.

It was a period of merciless killing, deportations and the brutal suppression of any ambitions the people had for the country or of being able to govern themselves.

It won The Big Bingham Book Read in 2015 and was one of four finalists for the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016.

The Story

When teenager Anna’s family in Ukraine is torn apart by Stalin’s bullies, she and her mother must try to survive the Russian occupation of their village. But the violence intensifies in the Second World War when the Nazis invade, and as the Fascists’ cruelty affects those close to her, Anna’s resilience grows. She has the will to survive the occupying force despite the dangers.

When her lover joins the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, she decides to help the partisans in their fight against powerful enemies. Her courage does not fail as she loses those she loves…but being brave doesn’t guarantee survival.

Read More….. When Sorrows Come or visit Maria’s author page.


Out of Africa - The House Called MbabatiThe House Called Mbabati – A Novel Out of Africa by Samantha Ford

Now available, the second, long awaited, novel out of Africa by Samantha Ford, author of The Zanzibar Affair.

Set in the deepest wilds of Eastern Africa, there is a deserted mansion that refuses to give up its dark history without a fight.

In a magnificent music room on the top floor sits a Steinway Grand Piano, covered in years of dust, no longer played and neglected; the doors to the room boarded and nailed shut. It is worth a fortune, but the risk to the owners if they return to claim it and the house is just too big a risk to take.

One man stands alone, looking after ‘The House Called Mbabati‘, as he has for more than twenty years, protecting both the property and the secret past it hides.

With the house left empty and decaying for so long, an act of desperation leads to an attempt to contact the owner. But people start to ask questions about exactly who does own the house and why it was left deserted so many years ago, why would such a magnificent house with its highly valuable contents simply be discarded?

One man, a journalist called Alex Patterson, decides it is time to unravel the mystery that surrounds ‘The House Called Mbabati’ and the people that used to live there in conditions of such splendid privilege.

Read More….. The House Called Mbabati or visit Samantha Ford‘s author page.


Sci Fi BooksThe Fortress – A Sci Fi Adventure from Daniel Snyder

This is Daniel Snyder’s first science fiction book, a short story which is the founding member of a new series called the Win or Die series. Commander Daniel Stone finds himself to be the first line of defense against an alien invasion from the Delonian Empire. A ferocious alien species that are armed to the teeth with highly sophisticated weaponry capable of mass destruction. Not even a nuclear deterrent can stand up against the futuristic arsenal the Delonians bring and they only have one objective…. total control of the Universe and total annihilation of anyone or anything that tries to stand in their way.

A fantastic first book for a talented sci fi author, you can find it on Amazon in Kinde version and be reading it in minutes.

The book is competitively priced at only 99c in the USA and 99p in the UK…..read more

A reluctant heroes story

The Reluctant Killer – An HIV Story from Robert Durrant

The ‘Reluctant Killer’ is a story of a man, diagnosed as being HIV positive, who believes he has finally managed to get his life back together. Then, on a celebratory trip to New York, he finds himself at the centre of a hostage situation involving terrorists that have only one agenda – get their demands met or kill every hostage they have managed to capture.

They quickly demonstrate, in brutal fashion, that they have no regard for human life and will kill without hesitation.  An innocent victim pays the ultimate price for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Memories of 9/11 come flooding back for all those that experienced that terrorist attack either directly or through the media. New York was under attack again, but this time they are better prepared.

Along with many other innocent hostages, Mark Thorpe is now at the mercy of the terrorists but, realising that they have no mercy, he decides that he is not going to face this second life threatening situation without a fight. Now only 99p…………… read more here

Corporate greed in the banking world

The Latest Book from the Author of the Carcassonne Affair

Enter a world of corporate greed and a corrupt financial systems where banks are set to lose all credibility as their employees line up to feather their own pockets and increase their already enormous bonuses even further.

But some have had enough and set their store on revealing the corruption and bad practice. Customers being miss-sold products they don’t need, interest rates being fixed to secure huge profits no matter the cost to the public or the country. Someone has to speak out and a whistleblower is born…………read more

The Whistleblower Affair now available on Amazon





Also Susannah Carlton’s – Biting the Stick

Susannah Carlton is not an author to shy away from the important issues in life and her new book, out now, is no exception to the rule. Susannah takes on the topical issue of Female Genital Mutilation in her very latest novel……….. Biting the Stick. 

The book is going to be available initially as an exclusive Amazon offering in Kindle format and also as a paperback via Createspace.  The story describes the events and circumstances  surrounding the life of Tania, a support worker, who stumbles upon a cutting party (not sure party is a particularly appropriate term) taking place on a University Campus in the UK. Shocked and horrified Tania, who is already under tremendous personal pressures, struggles to come to terms with what she has discovered and even more importantly what to do about it………..Read More

Biting the Stick – Now available as a paperback on Createspace or Amazon

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