The royalty process at UK Book Publishing

This article explains how our royalty processes work at UK Book Publishing. Publisher compensation As a publisher, we receive “publisher compensation” payments from our distributors such as Amazon and Lightning Source. These are the ‘gross’ or total royalties covering sales for all titles we have published. This is paid to UK Book Publishing after (net […]

Tracking changes to your book manuscript

When an author sends their finished manuscript to us, this is the start of an exciting process – publishing your book. And the first stage is usually copyediting or proofreading. First, let’s explain the difference: Proofreading a manuscript covers grammar, spelling, and punctuation but doesn’t generally include rewriting – although we may suggest better phrasing […]

Preparing to spend money

Before you consider publishing a book, you must get comfortable with the idea of spending money. It is expensive, but worth it to produce a published copy that reflects the time you spent writing it. Don’t give in to temptation and cut corners – spend the money and make it the best it can be […]

How to market your book

We’ve come up with a nice little analogy about your book being on Amazon. Imagine your book as a product available in a shop on a shelf somewhere; it exists but it’s not out in the open for everyone to see. Sure, people might stumble across it by chance at some point but it will […]

What are the ‘Legal Deposit Libraries’?

In the UK, it’s every publisher’s obligation to send at least one copy of a published book, free of charge, to the British Library. This has been in English law for printed books and papers since 1662 (and for electronic publications since 2013). Since then, five more libraries have been added to the list, making […]