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FAQs

Q: What do you advertise on your website ?

A: We advertise Books and related businesses like Bookstores, Book Reviewers, Cover Page designers, Literary Agents, Writers, etc.  For books we accept Fiction, Non-Fiction, Technical, Textbooks, Poetry, etc. The books could be published in any manner like Traditional, E-book, Print-on-Demand, Self-Published, Subsidy, Small Press, Audio books, and other formats.

Note: We do not advertise books that promote pornography, racism, hate, child abuse, homosexuality, illegal drugs and religiously explosive material that can spell trouble.

Q: What will the advertisement consist of ?

A: The advertisement will consist of your book cover, author photo, synopsis, reviews, and other details as outlined below in the advertisement details question.  We offer one FULL WEB PAGE for each advertisement. The text material and author photo will have to be provided by you by email.

Q: How long will the advertisement be online ?

A: All advertisements are listed Permanently.  No Recurring fee, No Hidden charges, No Pay-Per-Click and other hassles to keep it online. However, if there is a time bound advertisement it will be removed. But you will have to inform us to remove the advertisement.

Q: What are the advantages of your advertisement?

A: Please see the benefits you get here

Q: How much do you charge for advertising ?

A: We charge a One-Time, Non-Refundable fee of US$29.95 for a Book, Manuscript or Writer advertisement, and US$39.95 for a Business advertisement.  In case we have to collect the book details from various online sources we charge $2 (Two US dollars) extra per book.

For books published in Indian Languages, you get a FLAT 20% discount per advertisement - which means it is US$23.95 for a Book, Manuscript or Writer advertisement, and US$31.95 for a Business advertisement.

Q: Is there any contract to be signed?

A: There is no contract or agreement to be signed. We operate on trust. We trust authors and they trust us.

Q: How do we send our advertisement details to you?

A: Please send the following details in an email to us on editor@abillionstories.com. In your email write the subject as Advertising for Book-Title to make it easy for us to filter out spam/junk mail. If you are advertising multiple books, please remember to send separate mails for each book.

  • Book Title

  • ISBN (Don't have ISBN? Please read this)

  • Author Name

  • About the Author

  • Cover Image in GIF or JPG format - (If your book is on some website we can grab it from there - if not, please scan it and send)

  • Author Photo in GIF or JPG format - (If your photo is on some website we can grab from there - if not, please scane it and send)

  • Book Synopsis

  • Author website (if you have one)

  • Where to buy

  • Price

  • Number of Pages

  • Reviews

  • Links to sample chapters

  • Your contact details, address,  phone numbers, email ids, etc.

  • Any other details you wish to share.

We normally upload the advertisement within five to seven working days after you provide all the required details correctly. For Writer and Business advertisements please send a query first with some initial information. 

If you have any queries, please email us at editor@abillionstories.com.

Q: I have published many books and would like to advertise all or several of them. But I am too busy to collect and send details for each book.

A:  In such cases we can collect details of your books from various online sources, including your website, and upload the advertisement. Just send us the names of the books, their ISBN numbers and a photo of yours in jpg format. However, there will be a nominal fee of US$2 (Two US Dollars) extra per book for the data collection.

Q: How do we pay you ?

A: We have two easy methods of payment as follows.

Option-1:  

If you have a PayPal account you can send your payments to the email address editor@abillionstories.com. PayPal is an easy and highly secure method that allows people in many countries to send money to anyone with an e-mail address. You don't need to reveal your credit card info to the person or company you're sending money to.  PayPal accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

How to Send: Log on to https://www.paypal.com . Click on Send Money and follow the easy instructions. Enter editor@abillionstories.com as the recipient's email. Also enter other details, including optional details. After you complete the transaction the payment will automatically be credited into our PayPal account, and we will not see your credit card details.

Option-2: You can also send it from here:


Option-3:  If you don't have PayPal then you can use the traditional bank route. Please write a Bank Cheque for the required amount and we will let you know the address to send it. We operate from Bangalore, India.

It may take a couple of weeks to reach us, but that is okay with us. We can upload the advertisement if you confirm the order and send us the book details through email.


Q: Can I pay in INR instead of Dollar?

A:  When you use your credit/debit card through PayPal, it automatically converts your payment to equivalent INR for that day. Payments by bank cheque are in INR only.

Q: I am a Publisher/Publicist/Author-Promoter and would like to advertise our Books and Authors on your website. What are your terms?

A:  We welcome such opportunities and your authors get good publicity with low costs. If you have several books to advertise we could also provide a separate exclusive section to host all your books. You can earn a referral fee by introducing your authors and get their books advertised with us.  We could also explore discounts for bulk and continuous business. Contact us anytime.

Q: Will you allow changes and modifications for our advertisements later?

A: Yes. We do allow reasonable modifications and updates without any extra charges. But, there could be some time delays for making the modifications. However, if there are major changes it will be classified as a new advertisement and full charges are expected. Or, if there is a time bound advertisement we will remove if you inform us. However, the fee is non-refundable.

Q: Do we need to send you a sample copy of the books being advertised?

A: Not necessary.  But we would love to receive a free autographed copy mailed to the above address if you can spare a copy.

Q: Will I see an increase in book sales after advertising?

A: Maybe yes, maybe no is the honest answer. It is very difficult to predict the success of a book, even an extremely well written one. Always remember - Writing a book is a passion, selling it is a business. Do not mix the two. Publishing a book is relatively easy, but making it sell is the hard part. It also depends on the book subject. For example, if you have written a very complex book that only very few people can understand, then you will probably sell only two or three copies in its lifetime. Alternatively, if you write a highly useful book that has wide audience, then you may sell thousands of copies a day.

Secondly, less than 2% of the world's population read books as a hobby. As you walk on the streets you see people carrying mobiles, mp3 players, cigarettes, walkmans, etc. But very rarely will you see people carrying or reading a  good book. However, A Billion Stories provides you with the perfect platform to reach out to a very diverse population increasing your chances of sales. We do not provide a sales platform yet, but soon, we will do so to enhance your chances of a sale. For those of you who advertise your books with us now, the sales platform will be provided for free when it gets operational.

Q: So how do I promote my book?

An author has to relentlessly promote his or her book to the intended audience it was written for. Very rarely will a book sell on its own. If you are shy about promoting your book it will die a quick death. However, the more places your book is visible you have more chances of it becoming popular. A Billion Stories provides you with great platform to be visible. Also, A Billion Stories will soon provide a platform to sell online too. Those of you who advertise with us now, will get this service free of cost permanently when we launch the service.

Q: Can we put your website details and link on our websites ?

A: Absolutely. We would appreciate if you mention our website details on your websites.