What is an ebook?
eBooks can be read on e-reading devices like the Kindle, Nook, Kobo e-reader, etc. Or they can be accessed using e-reading apps on mobile devices like the iPhone or the iPad. For example you can read ebooks from Apple iBooks Store via the iBooks apps. Or read ebooks from I Love Books using their app. One of the major advantages of ebooks is that they provide readers the ability to change font size while reading, in addition to other simple functions like highlighting words or looking them up in the dictionary. eBooks are usually suitable for content with lengthy amounts of text and minimum images.
I want to publish my story as an eBook. What should I do?
The file you need to provide Tusitala is the PDF of your book. Followed by picking which ebook package is right for you. Click here for more information about the ebook packages.
Where will my ebooks be sold?
We will submit your ebooks to major ebook retailers: Amazon, Kobo, Apple iBooks, I Love Books and M1 Learning Centre. All the ebooks we publish will be displayed under the ‘Our Books’ section of our website. You can follow the links to buy them directly from the various platforms.
What about my rights to my stories?
Rights to the stories will belong to the writer.
What is an app?
An app is a software application to be used on the iPad or the iPhone. An app can contain a variety of content like illustrations, audio, animation, voice-recording and offer a greater level of interactivity than an eBook. This is why apps are suitable for children’s books or educational content. The young ones love using apps because the touch screen is intuitive and engaging and it displays colours and graphics beautifully.
I would love to create my story as a children’s book app. How do I go about it?
Write to the Tusitala team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to chat with you more about your children’s stories. We have mommies (one has four kids, the other has two girls) in our team who have a strong passion and deep understanding of what makes good quality children’s works.
Where will my apps be sold?
Apps are available for sale on the Apple iTunes store. Anyone with an Apple iTunes account will be able to use their iphone/iPad/iPod Touch to purchase your app. All the apps we publish will be displayed under the ‘Our Books’ section of our website. You can follow the links to buy them directly from the iTunes store.
Why publish with Tusitala?
Tusitala is your ebook publishing companion. We take care of your entire digital publishing journey so the writer can focus on writing and creating. We send your ebook to all the major ebook stores for distribution. They are: Amazon, Apple iBooks, I Love Books, Kobo, M1 Learning Centre. Your ebook thus reaches a worldwide audience including Singaporean readers. There is no need for you to submit your book to each store individually, on your own.
How much does it cost to publish an ebook or an app?
eBook pricing is provided here. For apps, please email us for a more detailed discussion at email@example.com.
What are the payment terms?
We practice a revenue-sharing model. We collect net sales from the ebook retailers and after they’ve made their cut, we split sales. Amazon, Apple iBooks and I Love Books takes 30% first, M1 Learning Centre takes 40% while Kobo takes 45% first. The balance revenue will shared Writer 70%: Tusitala 30%.
Administrator accounts on iBookstore, Amazon and Kobo provide us with tracking reports and eBook download analytics. Each time the revenue amount reaches US$200, we will mail your cheque, with the corresponding download data.
Lastly, what does the Tusitala logo signify?
Our logo is a fox with nine tails, commonly known as the kitsune. It casts a long shadow in Chinese, Japanese and Korean folklore, and often a dark one too. It is an enchanted animal that has the power to take on human form, each additional tail symbolic of its growing power and wisdom. The stories about it are endlessly complex but what we distil from them is a sense of the simple potency, intelligence and rebellion that the fox represents. At Tusitala, we believe in stories, in folklore, in tales. And we want to help writers by publishing their stories and tales digitally, for all the world to read.