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 PDF. It can be submitted as PDF itself, or in MS Word or Openoffice formats. Optionally you can also submit an EPUB file. Buyers will get access to both the files 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. You can then set the MRP and make the book public.
The price of the eBook on Pothi.com platform 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.

If you want to make any changes to your eBook, then you should log in from your account and go to your "Author Dashboard". Click on the "My eBooks" button and you will be able to see all your eBook projects here. Here click on the "Update" button for the ebook in which you want to make changes.

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 "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 top right corner.
  • Click on the "My eBooks" button to see all your eBook projects.
  • Click on the "Update" button, change 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.