Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Notion Press?

    Notion Press is a publishing platform for authors from around the world. We make it easy for you to create, publish, and distribute your Print and eBooks.

  • Why should I publish with Notion Press?

    Notion Press is the largest publishing platform in India. We have published over 4,000 books by authors from over 65 countries. Our books are sold in more than 150 countries across 32,000 stores and we also manage an author community of 100,000+ writers. Most importantly, we’re passionate about your story.

  • What is the publishing process?

    Publishing with Notion Press is a simple process. Create an account with Notion Press, select between Guided Publishing or Xpress publishing modes to choose how you want to publish your book. Follow the instructions to publish your book with Notion Press.

  • What is Guided Publishing?

    Get your own dedicated team of experts who will work on every aspect of your book. From positioning to designing, editing to book marketing, you can sit back and relax as our team of experts create the best version of your book. Talk to our publishing consultant, select a publishing package, and submit your book for publishing. A project manager will be immediately assigned to assist you during the publishing process. After submitting a book, an ISBN will be assigned and the manuscript will be sent for cover and book interior design. The entire process will be managed by Notion Press with frequent inputs from your end.

  • What is the deal with Publishing Packages?

    There are two major costs associated with any book, the pre-publishing cost and the printing cost. Our Pre-Publishing Packages have been created to offer you the quality of a traditional publisher coupled with the independence you enjoy as a self-published author. To this extent, we only charge you only for the services we offer. You are free to choose from any of our publishing plans.

  • What is Xpress Publishing?

    Create your book from scratch, or upload your print-ready files to publish your book instantly. Use the Xpress publishing platform to write, design, promote and sell your book. You have complete control over the entire publishing process.

  • I want to publish using the Xpress publishing platform. But I don’t know how to create the cover and interior. How do I proceed?

    The Notion Press Xpress publishing platform helps you create professional looking interiors and covers for your book. The platform was created with the intention of making publishing a child’s play. Using it is very easy. However, if you think you aren’t tech savvy, you can take help from our In-App Guided Tours and tutorial videos or just email our publishing support crew that’s more than happy to help you.

    Alternatively, in the Resources page of this site, we’ve provided interior and cover templates that can be downloaded along with instruction manuals on how to use them. You also have the option of getting the cover and interior designed by our experts using our premium services.

  • What on earth is an ISBN?

    ISBN stands for 'International Standard Book Number'. It's basically a 13 digit identification number that book sellers and libraries use to identify books, magazines, newspapers or other publications. A separate ISBN is assigned for Paperback, Hardcover and eBook versions of your book.

  • Who owns the rights to my book?

    You retain all the rights to your book! We exist to help you reach the market via our distribution partners and act as a publishing label. We work with a non-exclusive publishing agreement meaning, we don't own any of your content and you can even publish it elsewhere if you wish.

  • How do I set the selling price of my book?

    The selling price of a book is dependent on its production cost. The Calculate Royalty feature on the Notion Press website helps you know the production cost of your book based on its page extent, size and format. With this you can set the retail price of your book and ascertain the royalty that you would receive.

  • How many copies of my book will you print?

    Notion Press offers managed inventory services. Stay in stock and never worry about paying for additional print runs of your book. Print more, sell more. It’s all covered.

  • How many books will I sell?

    Some authors sell one or two copies, some sell thousands. All our channels should be treated as distribution platforms, not sales platforms. Your book may be available via all our distribution partners, but in order to sell copies you should consider ways to promote or market it. This may be as simple as creating a blog or contacting people to review and write about your book. With a concerted effort, a good book can become a great seller!

  • Can I track how many books I've sold?

    You can track the sales of your book on your author dashboard. You can also see your earnings, track pay out and order copies of your book at a subsidised price.

  • How and when are profits distributed?

    Profits from your book are distributed monthly via Bank Transfer. You are required to submit an Indian bank account during the publishing process. Profits will be paid to this nominated account within 30 days of the end of each month.

  • Will I receive post publishing support?

    At Notion Press, we strive to keep all our authors completely satisfied with our services. You will receive support from our Author Support Team for all your post publishing queries over e-mail or phone, as applicable.

  • Will Notion Press create and distribute an eBook version of my book along with the paperback version?

    eBook creation and distribution is available in the Guided Publishing mode and can be taken as an add-on service if you choose to publish using the Xpress publishing platform. With the eBook creation and distribution service, we’ll create the epub and mobi files of the book and distribute it through Kindle, Google Play, Kobo and iBooks.

  • I’ve published my book using the Xpress publishing platform. But I’m not sure how to go about marketing it. Can you help?

    You can choose marketing services as add-ons even after publishing in using our Xpress platform. A Publishing Consultant can guide you through the process of choosing an appropriate marketing service for your book.

  • Where can I find good images to create my own cover design?

    It’s very important to source copyright-free images to create the cover of the book. If you’re looking for free sources of copyright-free images you can try a Google Image search with the filter ‘Labelled for reuse with modification’ turned on or sites like pexels.com, unsplash.com, pixabay.com and stocksnap.io. But make sure you check the licensing of each photo. You may be required to attribute the source in your book.

  • Anything else?

    We’re doing our best to make publishing as easy as possible. If there's anything you’d like to know, please get in touch by sending an email to publish@notionpress.com

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