Frequently Asked Questions

Publishing at Pothi.com (eBook)

Pothi.com sells eBooks primarily in PDF format. So, you must submit a file that can be sold as a PDF. It can be submitted in PDF format itself, or in MS Word or Openoffice formats. You can also submit an EPUB file along with the PDF. Buyers will get access to the file(s) you upload when they purchase the eBook.

Specific instructions for file preparation are available here.

Once your file is ready according to our specifications, it takes one-two business days for approval, after which you will receive an email. If the book has been approved in review, it will be published on our platform.
The price of the eBook on Pothi.com can be zero or Rs.5 and above. The exact price is decided by you.
Author Margin/Royalty is 75% of the MRP when eBook is sold through Pothi.com's store. If sold from other stores, it will be 25% of the MRP. However, at this time, we are not selling eBooks through other stores.

To update your eBook, log into your account and go to your "Author Dashboard". Click on the "My eBooks" button. You will be able to see all your eBook projects here. Click on the "Update" button for the eBook you want to update.

Once you start an update, you can work on it in multiple sessions. You will find Resume and Discard buttons on the listing page once you start an update. Using "Resume", you can go back to working on the update, while you can use "Discard" to start afresh. Once you submit the update, depending on the changes, it will either be updated immediately or be sent for Review.

If your book is "Pending Review", you can click on the "Cancel Review" button to cancel the review request. Then select "Resume" to make additional changes or click on the "Discard" button to discard all changes made, including the ones which put your eBook in review in the first place.

Please follow these steps to remove your eBook from sale on Pothi.com:
  • Log in to your account and go to your "Author Dashboard" from the menu in the top right corner.
  • Click on "My eBooks" to see all your eBook projects.
  • Click on the "Update" button, change the visibility to "Private", and Submit. Your book will no longer be available to others.
Please note that anybody who has already purchased the eBook will continue to have access to the files.