Videos for Authors
How To Register As An Author
How To Set Up Your Storefront
What Happens After Registering As An Author
How To Upload And Sell Printed Books
How To Upload Digital Books (eBooks & Audiobooks)
Videos for Book Buyers
How Book Selfie Works For Book Buyers
How To Update Your Membership
How To Read eBooks on Our App
How To Update Your Personal Info
How Book Selfie Membership Works
How To Buy Print Books On Our App
How To Purchase eBooks
FAQ For Book Buyers
How Book Selfie Works
Book Selfie is developed to serve as a marketplace to connect Authors and Book Lovers. Authors are independent Self-Publishing Authors, as they are responsible for their content, and act at their own will.
When you purchase products on Book Selfie, you are directly buying from Self Publishing Authors.
If you have a concern or a question regarding any author or a book, please contact Book Selfie by using this link: Contact Book Selfie
How To Register As a Book Buyer
1. Click the icon in the upper right corner to go to the registration page.
2. Fill out the form by marking “I am a customer”
Why Do I Have To Become a Member To Read eBooks?
Book Selfie is a membership site for digital products, which includes eBooks. In order to read eBooks, you need to become a member of the site, where you automatically get a monthly subscription to pay for your plan.
Membership only provides unlimited access to the digital products. Printed books are excluded from your plan.
You can only access and read eBooks by using our app, where you can download from the following links:
How Do I Add FREE eBooks To My Reading Library?
You first need to become a member by purchasing a subscription for membership, and your subscription has to be active to be able to access our eBook library.
The only way to access our eBook library to read is through our app. You can download our app from the following links:
FIRST TIME REGISTRATION
- Register on our site.
- Purchase a subscription for membership.
- Once your plan is active, add the eBooks to your cart (on our site) and go through the purchasing process (don’t worry, you will not be charged for the eBooks. Since you are a member, the total will be zero!)
- Complete the purchasing process (this will ensure that your books will be in your account).
- Login to your app.
- Your eBooks will be available for you to read.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP
- Login to your Book Selfie account on our site.
- Add the eBooks to the cart.
- Go through the purchasing process (no worries, since you are a member, the total will be zero).
- Once the purchasing process is complete, you will see your eBooks on the app.
How Subscription for Membership Works
When you purchase your membership, you automatically purchase a monthly subscription, which enables you to read unlimited eBooks.
You will access to our eBook library as long as your subscription for membership is active. Once your subscription becomes inactive, you may not have access to new eBooks, however you are still able read the previously accessed eBooks.
What Does My Subscripton For Membership Include?
Subscription for membership includes downloadable digital products.
Subscription for membership DOES NOT include printed books.
Purchasing Printed Books
Your subscription for membership does not include printed books.
Printed books are sold directly from Self-Publishing Authors. In other words, when you purchase a printed book, the author will ship the book directly to you without the involvement of Book Selfie.
The printed book prices include the shipping cost, and following are the purchasing steps:
- You purchase the printed book.
- Your contact info is sent to the author.
- Author ships the book to you.
- Book Selfie has a strict rule for printed books to be new. If your book is not new or you are not satisfied with the quality of your book, please contact us.
- When you purchase printed books, you give your consent to Book Selfie to send your contact info to the author who is selling the book.
How To Update Membership / Subscription Plans
1. Login to your Book Selfie account on our site.
2. Go to My Account / Dashboard by clicking the icon.
3. Click the button you like, on the left side to update.
How To Update Your Personal Info
1. Login to your Books Selfie account on our site.
2. Click the icon to go to My Account / Dashboard.
3. You can update your address, Payment Methods, and Account Details.
NOTE: Book Selfie does not keep any information of your payment methods. This information is transferred to Stripe through an SSL connection.
What Happens With My Personal Info On Book Selfie
Book Selfie is developed to serve as a platform to connect Authors and Book Lovers. Authors are independent Self-Publishing Authors, as they are responsible for their content, and act at their own will. When you purchase products on Book Selfie, you are directly buying from Self Publishing Authors (sellers.) Therefore, authors (sellers) receive your full name, address, and email address as their customer.
If you have a concern regarding this matter, please do not purchase any products on Books Selfie.
FAQ For Self-Publishing Authors
How To Register As a Self-Publishing Author
You can get to the registration form by clicking either the “Start Selling Your Book” link in the footer.
or, clicking the icon in the upper right corner.
On the “Registration Form”, click “I am a vendor“ and continue filling out the form.
After submitting the form, you will see the “Registration Wizard“. Follow below steps to complete the Registration Wizard.
ALL ACCOUNTS HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE ADMIN PRIOR TO SELLING AS A SELF-PUBLISHING AUTHOR.
What happens after registration?
All applicants to become a seller as a Self-Publishing Author must be approved by the admin. Account owners will be able to put their eBooks for sale when their accounts are approved.
Applicants will get a confirmation email for their submissions, and an answer from the admin within 48 hours.
How To Set Up Your Account / Bookstore Properly To Sell Your Books
Your account has to be approved by the admin prior to setting it up.
Login to your self-publishing account.
Follow below steps to set up your account:
How To Contact Admin Regarding Your Self-Publishing Account
In order to contact admin from your account through Seller Dashboard, your account has to be approved. Otherwise, please use this link to contact Book Selfie: Customer Support
When your account is approved, login to your seller dashboard.
Follow below steps:
How Book Selfie Works as a Multi-Vendor Platform for Self-Publishing Authors
Book Selfie is developed to serve as a platform to connect Authors and Book Lovers. Authors are independent Self-Publishing Authors, as they are responsible for their content, and act at their own will.
When you are selling your books on Book Selfie to the buyers, you are directly selling them by using our platform. It is your responsibility to protect your copyrights, and you are solely responsible for any defects of your products.
What Format eBooks Can You Sell on Book Selfie?
You can only upload ePUB to Book Selfie.
How To Submit Your Printed Books To Sell on Book Selfie
1. Login to your Author Account, go to your Dashboard, and click Products
2. Click “Add new product”
3. Fill out the fields properly, upload your cover, select your category, and click “Create Product”
NOTE: YOUR BOOK PRICE MUST INCLUDE THE SHIPPING COST
4. Leave “Downloadable” and “Virtual” UNCHECKED
5. Submit your Printed Book info by clicking “Save Product”
Your Printed Book is submitted to the Admin, as it may take 24 hours to publish it on the site.
Requirements to Sell Printed Books
- Printed books MUST BE NEW. Used books MAY NOT be sold on Book Selfie.
- Your book price must include the shipping cost.
- When your book is purchased, you will receive the information of the buyer. You will have to mail the book WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS.
- We, Book Selfie, have the right to accept and/or deny any printed book at our own discretion.
What Is The Royalty on eBooks?
Book Selfie is a membership site and the eBooks are free to download for our members. Royalties are not calculated on a percentage bases of the eBook prices. We pay $2.00 for each downloaded book to the Authors.
What Is The Treshold On The Royalty Payments?
Royalty threshold is $50.00 (if the account does not pass the threshold, royalties will be paid at the end of the year)
When Do You Get Paid?
Book Selfie processes payments to the authors on the 10th of each month. If you have reached the royalty threshold of $50.00, your payment will be processed through PayPal.
Threshold is qualified as long as it completes the minimum $50.00.
Here are some examples:
Example # 1
If you have sold 25 eBooks, you have reached your $50.00 threshold (you get $2.00/eBook X 25 = $50.00)
Example # 2
You sold 2 eBooks + the total you received from your printed books is $32.00. This does not qualify because the royalty you get from 2 eBooks is $4.00 + $32.00 = $36.00 (which is less than the $50.00 threshold)
Example # 3
You sold no eBooks but you received $50.20 from your printed book sales. This qualifies!
NOTE: If the account does not pass the threshold, royalties will be paid at the end of the year.
What Is Book Selfie's Commission on Printed Books?
Our commission on the printed books is %25 and it is calculated on the total price of the books, which includes the shipping cost.
How Is The Shipping Calculated on Printed Books?
The printed book prices must include the shipping cost, as our platform does not calculate or charge shipping cost for the printed books.
What Languages Does Books Selfie Accept?
Currently, we only accept English language.