I want to publish a Print book

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Publishing your Print Book is simple! Here are the steps involved:

Write the Book

We assume you are here because you have already written one! So, let’s move on.

Finalize the Content

Make sure you have dotted your i's and crossed your t’s. Do you need to revise your manuscript again? Fix any grammatical or other errors. Make sure that the content is as it should exactly be in the final book. You can either do it at your end or opt for our professional editing services.

Format the Interior

Before a book can be printed, it needs to be formatted so that it is in the right page size (typically smaller than the default letter or A4 size your manuscript is in), has the right margins, good fonts for body and headings, correct placement of images and tables, table of contents, page numbers, headers and footers etc. The exact choice and design of elements depends on the genre, length, target audience and production options of the book, as well as your own aesthetic choices. You can use our specifications to create the files at your end. Alternatively, you can opt for our professional formatting services.

Design the Cover

Like it or not, a book is judged by its cover. The cover needs to be aesthetically well-designed, and sized to fit our technical specifications. Once again, you can use the specifications to design the cover at your end. You can also use our free Cover Creator tool to create a cover from our templates. Alternatively, you can opt for our professional cover design services to get a unique cover designed for your book.

Upload the Book

Once you have the interior and cover files ready with you, just go ahead and upload the book!

Final Approval & Updating Details

If the files are correctly created, they will be approved within 1-2 business days. You will then receive the relevant links and other details by e-mail.

You can set your book to private by selecting "Only Me" under the "Who Can Buy" setting when updating the book details.

You can also estimate the price of your book, get an ISBN number or add copyright information to your manuscript.


Print on demand & Selling on Pothi.com

The minimum print run is ONE! We use the print-on-demand technology to print exactly as many copies as have been ordered. So there is no need to invest in inventory. The book will be available on our website for online purchase.

Keeping track

How do I know how many copies have been sold? What about royalties? All this information is available on your Author Dashboard. Ensure that your remittance information is entered there, and your royalties will be automatically credited to you.

Extended Distribution

If you choose to opt for our Extended Online Distribution Service, then your book will also be available with other online retailers such as Amazon.in and Flipkart.