How to list your books for sale at the Escape-Books Bookstore
Like any online bookstore, we invite authors to list their books for sale in our store. For us it's all about increasing your distribution and sales channels and reaching more readers.
We sell your book(s) in eBook format, meaning ePub, PDF and/or Audio book. You can opt to sell one or all formats - it's entirely up to you. We'll create a landing page in our store for each format you provide.
We also provide readers with links where they can find other versions of your book such as Amazon Kindle, paperback, etc.
Probably the best place to start is to read our FAQs at FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and then, if you're ready to list your book(s) in our store, just follow the easy steps below.
Read the Terms & Conditions below. It's the boring stuff and just takes a minute.
Send in the Submission form below. Note: Please send one book per submission form. You can submit as many forms as you want if your are going to list multiple books.
Convert your book to ePub and/or PDF format.
Converting to ePub format is easy. There exist many free book conversion apps online, such as CONVERTIO or TOEPUB. We recommend converting to ePub as this is a popular format for eBooks, along with Kindle, Nook and other commonly used eBook formats.
Email us the converted book, whether ePub or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include in your email the price you wish to sell your book for and your PayPal email address as this is the address we will use to send royalties from book sales.
Note: If you are sending an MP4 file for your audio book, please use a file transfer service such as SPREND, as MP4 files are too large for email attachments.
If your book is already listed on Amazon or another major bookseller, we'll download the cover, author bio, book description and reviews from that page. If your book is not listed on Amazon or another site we will ask you to email us this information along with the book cover image so that we can create a landing page for your book(s) in the store.
That's it. Your book(s) will be listed in our store within 24 hours and we'll notify you when they are live!
Author Terms and Conditions
(Updated 24 September 2023)
To list my book(s) in the Escape-Books Bookstore I have read and agree to the following Terms & Conditions:
I understand that by listing my book(s) in the Escape-Books Bookstore that Escape-Books does not retain any ownership or rights of my works. Those rights are solely the property of myself, the author.
If the book or books I want to list and sell in the Escape-Books Bookstore are currently contractually published through a publishing house (not another store such as Amazon) I have coordinated with my publisher regarding listing my book(s) for sale at the Escape-Books Bookstore. Escape-Books cannot be held accountable for any disputes arising at a later date between my publisher and myself regarding listing of my books in the Escape-Books Bookstore - and in the event of such unresolved dispute, Escape-Books retains full rights to summarily remove my book(s) from its store without incident or repercussions until I have resolved the matter with my publisher.
Note: This clause does not apply to independently published books.
3. I understand and agree that by listing my book(s) for sale at the Escape-Books Bookstore that I am authorizing Escape-Books to:
Sell my books in the formats I have provided
That Escape-Books is at liberty to increase the sale price on my book(s) to provide a more equitable return on sales.
That Escape-Books is at liberty to offer my book(s) as part of discount packages, special deals and discounts coupons.
That Escape-Books is authorized to promote and advertise my books through their sites, using any legal and available promotional and social media channels they choose to engage.
4. I understand and agree that the Escape-Books Bookstore offers discount offers and packages to shoppers, consequently the remittance from sales of my books will be in proportion to the value of the discount offered at the time of sale.
5. I understand and agree that the Escape-Books Bookstore will transfer the revenues from sales of my books to my PayPal account at the end of each month based on sales between the 1st and last day of that month. The net sum transferred to my PayPal account will be:
minus a 10% service fee to Escape-Books
minus the transaction fee charged by the credit card handling agency which is automatically deducted by them at the point of sale
minus taxation at the point of sale.
the sum transferred to my account will be based on US dollar value. I understand there could be minor variances in the final amount received in my PayPal account due to fluctuations in currency exchange values between countries and that Escape-Books is not accountable in any way for variances caused as a result.
6. I understand and agree that the Escape-Books Bookstore does not alter or change anything regarding my works, and that it only lists and sells the formats as delivered to them by myself; and that it is my responsibility to ensure that updated versions of my works are provided to the store.
8. I understand and agree that the Escape-Books Bookstore is in no way responsible for any copyright infringements or illegal copying or pirating of my book(s) that may occur after the point of sale and delivery to the end customer.
9. I understand and agree that it is entirely within my rights to request that the Escape-Books Bookstore remove my book(s) from their site at any time I choose.
10. I understand and agree that the Escape-Books Bookstore store retains full rights to remove my book(s) from their site if they deem it is necessary, without repercussion whatsoever.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Is the Escape-Books Bookstore a publishing house/agency?
The Escape-Books Bookstore is NOT a publishing house. It is an online bookstore.
2. My books are already listed for sale on Amazon, is that a problem?
Amazon has no exclusive rights to sell your books unless you opt in to do so, such as with their Kindle Unlimited program, which binds you to Amazon for a certain time period. Otherwise you are free to list with us.
3. My books are published through a publishing house/agency, is that a problem?
Check with your publishing house - most of them will be interested in expanding distribution channels. Moreover, we will do our best to adapt the royalty payouts from sales of your books in accordance with your contractual terms with them.
4. I am an Indie/Self-published author, is that a problem?
We love Indie's - bring it on!
5. How do I get paid for sales of my books?
At the end of each month, we forward the proceeds from sales of your books directly to your PayPal account.
6. Is there a fee to list my books in the Escape the Box bookstore?
We retain 10% of the sale price for each sale, and the rest, barring the transaction fee charged by the credit card company or PayPal, and taxes, goes to you. In fact, we pay out some of the best royalties anywhere.
7. What is ePub and is it easy for readers to use?
ePub or electronic publishing is simply another form of digital eBook, like Amazon's Kindle, or Barnes & Noble's Nook. ePub is one of the most popular formats of eBooks in the world, which can be opened and read on free eBook reader apps which are easily downloadable from iPhone or Android app stores. ePub provides readers, who do not necessarily shop eBooks in other formats, with an alternative format to read.
8. How do I convert my books to the eBook formats you offer?
9. Are my books protected from copyright violations?
We make it very clear on our shopper policies that all books are intellectual properties owned and protected by the authors who authorize us to sell their works. If shoppers violate copyright laws, they do so at their own risk.
10. Are my books secure with your site?
Yes. Your works are safely stored on a secure server provided by our website provider and are inaccessible unless purchased by a customer.
11. Do I have to purchase one of your features to be eligible for the store?
No, not at all. Our Feature Book Spotlight is a separate service for authors and is not requisite to listing your book(s) for sale in our store.