GENERAL

HOW DO I CREATE AN ACCOUNT?

Creating an account on Authors Time is as easy as ABC! All you need is a valid email address, signed documents granting us permission to print and distribute, and payment details, and we will get you started.

WHAT ARE THE FILE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BOOKS?

You will need to upload two separate PDFs for cover and interior content in case of print books. An EPUB file of the content and JPEG of the cover will be needed for eBooks.

HOW DO I GET MY BOOK PUBLISHED WITH LINCOLN PUBLISHERS?

After you sign up at Authors Time, you'll be ready to start publishing in minutes! You’ll need your book’s cover, interior content files, and an individual ISBN for each format to enable distribution. We can help arrange ISBN once you have created an account with us.

DOES Authors Time OFFER ANY CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE?

Before proceeding with any order, please go through the Terms & Conditions available on the website. They are legally binding and provided for your protection. Please read them carefully and make sure you understand everything before moving ahead with any purchase order or performing a financial transaction.

IS IT NECESSARY TO AVAIL ALL THE SERVICES GIVEN IN THE PACKAGE?

You can pick and choose the service options that you want. If you decide to drop any of them, we’ll give you a customized quote best suited for your needs. Our online consultants are available round-the-clock and will guide you in choosing suitable options

DOES Authors Time OFFER ANY CONSULTATION SERVICES?

Our Editing and Consultation services can help improve the quality of your work. We can give a critical review of the structure and concept of your book, as well as on how to improve the flow and transitions in it. Our editing services can address specific issues you may have in your work and compile a better book for your readers.

DO I NEED TO BE ENGAGED DURING THE PUBLISHING PROCESS?

While we encourage full participation in the publishing process, you are also welcome to leave it entirely to us. You may dictate the terms of your collaboration with us. We’ll customize the process to fit your schedule and preferred working style. While some people love working side by side with their ghostwriters, others prefer to do everything themselves; therefore, it’s totally up to you to decide the level of engagement. As for us, we’re here for you every step of the way, through every stage of your remarkable journey.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO MEET WITH THE GHOSTWRITER IN PERSON?

We do not entertain walk-ins as we are running an online business. However, our friendly customer services team is always there to help you navigate through the process via call and chat sessions. Besides, you can always schedule a time with us to visit our office and have coffee if you'd like to see the place.

HOW LONG IS THE AVERAGE PROCESSING TIME FOR Authors Time?

The average processing time partially depends on the author. Authors Time is flexible. You decide what level of involvement you want and how often you'd like to be in contact. We'll email drafts, let you see the book throughout, and – if you want – we'll work with you on editing or marketing materials before publication.

HOW ARE WRITERS SCREENED FOR ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE NETWORK?

We test and screen all applicants, checking their credentials. Writers and developmental editors need to have published books under their belts, based on which the work is being assigned.

HOW DO YOU ENSURE OUR INFORMATION STAYS CONFIDENTIAL?

Your information is safe with us! We will treat your book with care and respect. We take confidentiality seriously as if it were our own. We will never sell or distribute any of your information to others, including addresses and email addresses. This way, all of your contact information remains private and secure. Moreover, a privacy policy is being shared on the website. If you'd like a deeper explanation of any items on the policy, please get in touch with us, and we would love to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to working with you!

DOES THE GHOSTWRITER RECEIVE ANY CREDIT OR CO-AUTHORSHIP IN THE FINISHED PRODUCT?

Our process is 100% confidential. We do not hold any rights or ownership of your words or story. Credit is always appreciated but never required.

13. I HAD A GREAT/BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THE WRITER I CHOSE FOR MY PROJECT. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT?

Yes. If a writer or an editor becomes unresponsive or refuses to perform the services outlined in their agreement, you may inform the relevant coordinator. They will be monitored and may be removed from the network in case several legitimate complaints are received.

PUBLISHING

WILL YOU HELP ME IN REVIEWING AND PUBLISHING MY MANUSCRIPT?

Yes, we will help you review and publish your book. We can assist you with self-publishing, traditional publishing, eBook publishing, print-on-demand (POD) publishing, etc.

HOW DO YOU FIND A LITERARY AGENT?

While traditional publishing can be daunting, self-publishing is relatively quicker and easier. You can avail both services at Authors Time.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT BOOK PUBLISHING OPTIONS AT Authors Time?

There are many options for publishing a book. It totally depends on you what process you choose. Traditional publishing involves various publishing houses and literary agents that represent your book to different publishing outlets request them to publish your book. This process can be daunting especially for first-time authors. In the end, you will find a publisher that purchases the rights to print your manuscript. It is a really time-consuming process and normally takes several months and years. Self- publishing is the easiest and popular nowadays. Just format the book and upload it on any platform with a cover motif. Now, it’s up to you whether you prefer self-publishing or traditional publishing. We offer both services by providing the right consultation and recommendations.

HOW IS TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING DIFFERENT FROM SELF-PUBLISHING?

Traditional publishing is best suited for authors who want to reap significant profits and publicity from their books. Self-publishing platforms are advisable and beneficial for first-time authors.

IS IT OKAY TO SEND THE SAME QUERY LETTER TO MULTIPLE PUBLISHERS?

Yes. To better your chance at getting an agent or publisher to respond, you may send the same work to a number of different agencies and publishers. But the most effective way to get noticed is to write your own customized query letter for each.

DOES YOUR SERVICE GUARANTEE THAT MY BOOK WILL BE PUBLISHED?

If you decide to self-publish, we can guarantee your book will be published. For those who prefer traditional publishing, we can help you select appropriate publishers to print your book.

MARKETING

HOW WILL A BOOK MARKETING CAMPAIGN AFFECT MY SALES?

While we cannot precisely predict the numbers, our marketing strategies can help boost sales as we only accept books that have the potential to garner good media coverage.

CAN Authors Time HELP IF I NEED CONSULTATION ONLY?

We offer professional guidance to authors at all stages of the publishing process. We help you develop a great book title, design a cover that attracts readers, secure a book deal, etc.

CAN YOU ARRANGE FOR ME TO BE INTERVIEWED ON MAJOR NATIONAL SHOWS?

Getting an author on a major TV show is never easy; however, we assure you that we will make every effort to interest its producers.

CAN YOU HELP IN MARKETING CONTROVERSIAL BOOKS?

Yes, we do. However, we do not advertise books that contain hateful messages, encourage violence, or encourage other illegal acts.

DO YOU PROMOTE SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS?

Of course, yes! We have a long track record of promoting self-published works from new authors and we are one of the best self-publishing companies in the industry.

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