Once you’ve written your story, it’s time to share it with the world. Publish and promote your book on 70+ platforms worldwide with expert help from StoryTerrace.
Despite its name, self-publishing is not a DIY job. It takes real expertise to optimize your book for e-readers and create an eye-catching commercial cover — not to mention navigate all the details of writing descriptions that sell, creating a winning bio and getting your book to rank.
Our expert self-publishing coach guides you through every step of this complex process so you can successfully sell your book online. You’ll learn how to run your author dashboard to self-publish, promote, and collect royalties from your book — skills you’ll be able to use for your next book, too.
Publishing is only half of the picture — promotion is what sells your book in a highly competitive market. We offer personal coaching that gives you the knowledge and skills you need to expand your audience and boost sales.
Our book promotion expert will provide an overview of the process as well as in-depth tips for your genre. You’ll also learn how to harness the power of reviews and other specialized marketing techniques to reach as many readers as possible.
We make your book available for purchase on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. Perfect for authors who want to get it distributed and sold on Amazon, but aren’t concerned with how much marketing exposure they get.
This package is for authors who would like their book published on Amazon but also require basic Amazon-focused marketing support from an experienced book marketer for 1 month in order to increase their book’s visibility in the marketplace.
MULTICHANNEL DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING
This package gives authors a huge boost in exposure across multiple book retail platforms via IngramSpark,, Amazon-focussed marketing for 3 months with an experienced book marketer, and support with targeted mailings of your book pdf to relevant book review platforms
StoryTerrace Self-Publishing Packages packages start from $700 for basic online distribution. Get in touch to find out more about how professional self-publishing and promotion can boost your readership today.
On Amazon, you set the price you want to charge customers and Amazon calculates the rate you will be paid (the royalties) after printing costs, distribution costs, download costs for e-books, and Amazon’s fees.
Please note that the final price depends on the printing costs and you may have to set a higher price to cover printing and distribution costs.
Amazon KDP offers print-on-demand, which means that the book is only printed as and when a customer orders it. Their offering is “cheap and cheerful”, so the print quality isn’t amazing, but it is for a low cost and therefore means you can increase your royalties or offer books at a lower price. However, please note that the quality will not be as good as the books printed by Story Terrace. There is also very little we can do about printing quality issues with Amazon (such as alignment issues or inconsistent colours on the cover).
Customers can order your book as soon as it’s live in Amazon’s system and you’ve had the approval email. However, you may wish to order a “proof copy”, which Amazon will send you, and check you’re happy with it before you tell people to start ordering. If there are any issues with the proof copy formatting, please let us know and we will look into this for you. As such, it’s better to leave 1-2 weeks after your book has been approved by Amazon before you start informing people that it’s available. Any changes will have to go through Amazon’s approval process again, and will be subject to a 24-72 turnaround by them.
KDP stands for Kindle Direct Publishing. This is Amazon's self-publishing platform. It is the best-known and most-used self-publishing platform in the world.
IngramSpark is a self-publishing platform and distribution hub through which authors can publish their books and have them distributed worldwide via the Ingram book distributor – to book retailers (including Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, and Apple Books), libraries, schools, and universities.
ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. This is typically the number you see in the bar code on the back of most published books. The ISBN is your book’s unique identification number. It is the number by which most book retailers (including Amazon) inventory your book. KDP provides free ISBNs to customers but these are exclusive to Amazon and cannot be used if you wish to have your book available with other book retailers. We recommend you purchase a packet of 10 ISBNs because it is cheaper to purchase them in bulk than individually. You will need 3 in total – for the ebook, paperback, and hardcover. For clients in the US, please click here for more information and to order: https://www.myidentifiers.com/identify-protect-your-book/isbn/buy-isbn.
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"I wanted to inspire and motivate my readers in finding their purpose and passion for their career and personal journey. StoryTerrace was able to assist me in sharing my personal journey and professional experience in my book, "Don't Stop Now." If you've been thinking about sharing your personal journey and leaving a legacy for others, then I strongly recommend StoryTerrace to assist you in bringing it all together."