Reasons Not To Use Us
We’re not going to give you some sales bull about how we are the best for every author. Here are some reasons why BookLocker, and POD publishing in general, would not be a good match for you:
1.) If the primary way you want to sell your print book is through bookstores, please understand that is unlikely, whether you self-publish or land a traditional contract. Most books are purchased online now anyway.
More than one million books are published each year now and bookstores don’t stock the vast majority of those, including traditionally published books. There simply isn’t enough shelf space. However, people can walk into their local bookstore, and order one of our books. They can also order a copy from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillon.com, Powells.com, Chapters.ca, and many other online bookstores across the globe. Ebooks can be purchased from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, Apple and Kobo (Canada’s popular ebook retailer).
BookLocker authors who are making the most money are selling their books directly to the customer through BookLocker.com, Amazon.com, and/or their own websites.
2.) If you are not comfortable interacting entirely online, we are not the company for you. All our interaction is done via email and our author messaging system. We find it the fastest, most efficient way to get a book up for sale. In large part, only interacting with authors online is why BookLocker can get books on the market faster (4-6 weeks max) and can pay better royalty rates than our competitors.
3.) If you don’t like to market your book, we are definitely the wrong company for you. Our entire business is built around helping authors cost-effectively find their market. Epublishing (POD and ebooks) combined with the Internet offers the best way for new authors to do this without dishing out thousands of dollars. For a lot less, our authors can get a book published and into the market to see what its potential is. And because BookLocker takes no rights and has a cancel-at-any-time contract, books with potential can easily be taken to the next level – whether that is a bigger and better marketing effort or the sale of the rights to a traditional publisher.
4.) We, unfortunately, don’t work with jerks. If you are a jerk, you’d be better served by one of our competitors.
5.) If are you are located in one of the following countries, or any country in which Paypal.com does not offer their services, we will not be able to work with you.
Countries that U.S. Companies are Forbidden to Do Business With:
See Paypal’s list of accepted countries HERE.