• Do I have to buy an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) to publish my book?

    No you don’t. The following aggregators provide you with a free ISBN.

    • Smashwords
    • Kindle 
    • Xinxii (will publish to xinxii website / Barnes & Noble / Kindle and Casa del Libro without an ISBN. You will be required to pay for an ISBN to make use of the rest of their distribution network)
    • Pothi
    • Lulu
    • Scribd
    • Google Play
    • Apple iStore
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Kobo

    Should I buy an ISBN (International Standard Book Number)?

    You can buy your own ISBN – this is more about vanity than necessity.

    Note: you need an ISBN for each book format and book size (book size is applicable when printing on demand). You cannot use the same ISBN for all of them).

    Where do I buy an ISBN (International Standard Book Number)?

    You can buy an ISBN number from – http://www.isbn.org/

  • Does Triomarketers require a book cover when formatting my book?

    You do not need to send us the book cover if we are formatting for:

    • Smashwords
    • Kindle 
    • Xinxii
    • Lulu

    We require a book cover if we need to format an epub document for you:

    • Pothi
    • Xinxii
    • Scribd
    • Google Play
    • Apple iStore
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Kobo
  • How do I pay for the formatting services?

    You can pay via paypal or payfast (you can also request a paypal invoice if you require one).

  • If you receive an epub or mobi document you will need specialised knowledge to unpack, edit and repack the document. You would need to contact us to make the edits for you.

    You can edit the DOC documents that you receive from us HOWEVER if you break any bookmarks / links while doing the edits then we will not be held responsible. It would be preferable for you to talk to us first and we can deal with the edits together.

  • eBooks

    • Smashwords requires 1 format only – DOC (.docx is not a recognised format for Smashwords) . You can load an epub instead of an DOC HOWEVER your book will not be converted to other formats and will therefore not ship to all available stores.
    • Kindle requires 1 of the following formats – DOC, HTML or HTML – note HTML is the best option if you have many fonts and images – the images are mopre likely to stay exactly where you want them when you use HTML.
    • Pothi requires 2 formats (an EPUB and a DOC or PDF)
    • Lulu requires 1 of the following – DOC, PDF or DOCX
    • Xinxii requires an epub  
    • Scribd requires a DOC or PDF
    • Google Play requires a PDF and an EPUB
    • Apple iStore requires an EPUB
    • Barnes & Noble requires an EPUB
    • Kobo requires a DOC or PDF

    Print On Demand (POD)

    For print on demand one requires a book formatted to the correct industry sizing. You can submit a DOC or PDF formatted document.