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Do you accept Public Domain books for publication?
Do you accept Public Domain books for publication?

In the past we did. But after careful consideration, we made the decision to discontinue publishing Public Domain books as of June 11, 2014. Please note that all Public Domain works previously published through BookRix will remain unless the sale of these books is stopped by the author. You can still edit, modify and amend existing Public Domain books published through BookRix the same way you always have.

What does “In progress” mean?
What does “In progress” mean?

“In progress” means you are still working on the book or that you do not want it visible to the public. You must publish the book for sale or offer it for free on BookRix if you wish your book to be visible for public view.

What does “In progress” mean?
What does “In progress” mean?

“In progress” means you are still working on the book or that you do not want it visible to the public. You must publish the book for sale or offer it for free on BookRix if you wish your book to be visible for public view.

Additional sales channels: libraries and flat rates
Additional sales channels: libraries and flat rates

If you wish, your eBook can also be sold through several flat rate and library services.

In detail, these are currently the following services: DiViBib (digital virtual library), Overdrive, Skoobe, 24Symbols, Scribd and Legimi and others.

 

When will my eBook be offered in these sales channels?

When creating the book, under the field “Where would you like to publish your book?”  You have the corresponding checkboxes for the selection of library services and / or flat rate providers.

Note: By selecting this checkbox, you accept an additional passage in the author's contract that relates to the conditions of these flat rate and library services. This states, among other things, that - as with sales - you will also receive 70% of the net proceeds from the respective service.

 

Library services

By checking this checkbox, you opt in to have your books delivered to several library services. At this time (December 2016), these services include Divibib (Onleihe) and Overdrive

  • Divibib (Onleihe): Your book can be bought by public libraries using Onleihe service. If they decide to buy your book, they can offer their customers to rent the book. You receive the usual royalties for book sales. Any book bought by libraries can only be rented by one user at a time. So, if Berlin Public Library buys six copies of your book, up to six customers of this library can read it at the same time.
  • Overdrive: Your book can be bought by public libraries using Overdrive service. If they decide to buy your book, they can offer their customers to rent the book. You receive the usual royalties for book sales. Any book bought by libraries can only be rented by one user at a time. So, if Berlin Public Library buys six copies of your book, up to six customers of this library can read it at the same time.

 

Flatrate services

By checking this checkbox, you opt in to have your books delivered to several flatrate services. At this time (December 2016), these services include Skoobe, 24Symbols, EBSCO eBooks, Overdrive, Scribd and Schweitzer.

In particular, this means:

  • Skoobe: The book will be listed with flatrate service skoobe.de. Skoobe users can read your book. You get a share of any revenue we receive.
  • 24symbols: Your book is offered in the reading flatrate of 24symbols.com. Any customer can read your book. You get a share of any revenue we receive.
  • EBSCO eBooks and Schweitzer: Your book is listed in the catalogues of these information services. If a customer of these services wants to use the book, it will be licensed. Royalties depend on the kind of licence bought to make the book available to EBSCO or Schweitzer users.
  • Overdrive: Your book can be bought by public libraries using Overdrive service. If they decide to buy your book, they can offer their customers to rent the book. You receive the usual royalties for book sales. Any book bought by libraries can only be rented by one user at a time. So, if Berlin Public Library buys six copies of your book, up to six customers of this library can read it at the same time.
  • Scribd: Your book can be read at scribd.com. If at least 20% of the book are read, this counts as a sale.

Your share is always 70% of the net margin, which refers to the proceeds BookRix receives from the Distribution Partner less sales tax, other domestic or foreign taxes, and the cost of delivery.

Groups
Groups

Join groups

Groups are a great place to share ideas, give and receive support and engage with the BookRix community. To view available groups, you can click on the Community page, select All Groups and you’ll see a listing of all the groups BookRix has to offer.

Joining a group is easy. Select a Group that interests you and click Join Group. This button will immediately change to You Are a Member, and you will be notified of new group discussions and group news. Feel free to browse through current topics and add your own comments.

You can resign from a group the same way you joined. Simply click You Are A Member once and you will see Resign from Group. Clicking this will remove you from the Group and you will no longer receive notifications associated with it.

If you want to be a member of a group, but you don't want that group to appear on your profile page you have the option to hide it.  Also, you have the option to stop receiving notifications from any of your groups. Simply go to Groups from your profile page and access the Settings tab.


Create a new post

Public Groups: If you are on the group page and you are able to leave a comment immediately, then the group is open to posts from non-members and you can go ahead and start typing your message in the comment box.  If you can see comments, but there is no box to create one, then you must first join the group.  As soon as you click the Join Group button, you will immediately be a member and have access to the group.

Private Groups:  If the group is listed as private, you will not be able to post a comment as a non-member.  You must first click the Join Group button which will then change to ? Request Sent.  Your request to join the group is sent to the group’s Administrator who will decide if you are able to join the group (pending age restrictions, etc.).  If the Admin accepts your request, you will get a notification and then you will be able to access the group.

To create a new post, all you have to do is click inside the comment box (where it says “Write a new post…”) and start typing.  When you’re finished, hit Send.  You can also leave a comment under another user’s post by clicking inside the box (where it says “Add a comment…”) and typing in your text.  At this time, you will not be able to edit your posts or comments, but can easily delete them by clicking on the settings tool icon to the right of your post and then clicking on Delete.  After confirming that you want to delete your post, it will be immediately removed.

If you want to include a link to your book, an external link, or an image into your post, all you have to do is paste the link (URL) into the comment box and then hit enter.  The thumbnail for your link will immediately appear and if you don’t want to show the image, simply click on No Thumbnail.  Then click on Send and your link will be displayed.   If you insert the link and hit Send without first hitting enter, you will not be given the option to display an image beside your link.


Start your own group

Each BookRix member has the option to create a group of their own. You can invite BookRix members, host group contests and discuss topics that interest you.

You can invite BookRix members, have group contests and talk about anything under the sun. Your group is your group so do what you wish and have fun!

To create your group, you need to go to the Groups listing page.  On the right hand side, you will see a button that says Create a New Group.  After you click on this, you will be asked for the group name and a description of what the group is all about.  On the left, you can also upload a group picture, decide the status of your group (Public or Private), choose your language, and also (for Public groups) you can decide if you want to allow non-members access to posts and comments.   Then click Create New Group.  Now you’re the Admin of your group and have full access to all features of the group.

Once you have created your own group, you are now the Administrator and have access to all features of the group. Feel free to get comfortable with the features.

Posts: After members start creating posts and comments, you can use the settings tool icon to monitor all posts.  By clicking on the icon, you can (1) Delete the post, (2) Create sticky threads by clicking on Mark Post as Important (This will move the comment to the top of the posts, where it will stay unless you choose to click Remove “Important Post” Mark) and (3) You can also Disable Additional Comments so that other users can’t comment on a specific post (this button will then change to Allow Comments, in case you change your mind).

Members: You can also monitor the members of your group by clicking on the Members tab.   You can search for members and you can also edit a member’s role (as Administrator, Moderator, or Member).  If you decide to upgrade a member into an Admin, you are giving them the same rights as you have.  If you upgrade a member into a Moderator, that member will be able to access all the features in the Posts tab, and search through members in the Members tab, but nothing more.

Settings: If you select Administrators and Moderators in the drop down, you can search for a member and appoint them (using the drop down) as either a Moderator or an Admin.  You can also remove a member from their role as Moderator or Admin by clicking on Remove next to their name.  If you select Block User from the drop down, you can search for group members and block them.  Blocked members will not be able to create posts or comments and will not be able to rejoin the group.  You can also use the same tab to Unblock members.

If you want to edit the group details, just click on the Edit button at the top of the group page.  There, you will have access to all the information you filled in when you first started the group.

Tip: ALWAYS remember to save your changes.

Keep in mind that BookRix reserves the right to delete your group if it's not active within 4 months. In addition, all groups must follow our Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions about your group, please email us at support-en@bookrix.com anytime. We are happy to help you out.

Creating a New eBook on BookRix
Creating a New eBook on BookRix

Creating an eBook on BookRix is easy! Log into your BookRix account and click the Create New Book button highlighted on the upper right hand side of your screen. You’ll be prompted to enter a book title. But don’t worry, this can be changed at any time. After you enter the title, click Create Book to get started.

On the book editing page, there are three options to choose from: Edit Book Content, Edit Book Info, and Edit Cover. Completion of all three fields is required to share or publish your book, but you can decide which section to fill out first.

Please note: There is a 2000 word minimum to publish and distribute your ebook.

After you have filled out all the information in the 3 required fields (content, book info, and cover), please select whether you want to sell your eBook in the external shops or publish your book for free, only on BookRix.

If you select Only on BookRix  and determine who is allowed to view your book (All Users or Friends) you can now click Publish Book. If your book is missing information, you will receive a notification directing you to the section(s) requiring your attention with a pink outline around the fields. If your book is published for free on BookRix you can edit it an any time. If you wish to remove the book from public view you can undo the publication by clicking Undo Publication when you are in the Edit Book section.

If you select All shops, you are agreeing to sell your book in the shops that we distribute to (Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Kobo, iTunes...). From here, click on Sell Book and then choose your price from $0.00 to $49.00.  Check the box that you have read and understood the Author Agreement and then click Sell Book.

If you have already published your ebook on Amazon, we can still move forward. But to do this, we will need the ASIN number associated with your ebook on Amazon. Currently, Amazon is the only exception we can make. If your book was published and sold on iTunes, we would be unable to accept your ebook for publication. To move forward with BookRix, you would need to remove your ebook from iTunes completely. Once removed, you would be able to use our services.

If you haven’t filled all of the required fields of the necessary areas (Content, Book info, Cover), you will receive a notification alert.  Then you will know which area is missing content because a pink line will appear around the Edit Book ContentEdit Book Info and/or Edit Cover button(s).

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