Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
In-order to give you the best service available online, we have compiled frequently asked questions (FAQ) from our clients so as to answer them and make your visit much more interesting.
Is this site trustworthy?
We are well aware of fraudulent activities that have been happening on the internet. It is unfortunate, but hopefully declining. However, we wish to assure our esteemed customers that we are genuine and duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the republic of Nigeria. Remember, fraudulent sites can NEVER post contact address which contains detailed information about our website
What will the readers getfrom Owander?
Owander gives a virtual playground for those who love the written word. Readers can sample most works for free (in many cases, readers read samples of the book before purchasing); create digital libraries of purchased and sampled works; publish reviews (including YouTube video book reviews); and “favorite” their favorite authors, publishers and works.
What is an ebook, and how do I read these books?
Ebooks are digital books which you can only read them on screens, they’re similar to print books.The ebooks on Owander can be downloaded to any reading devices such as the iPhone, android, windows or to other reading devices.
What is Beginning To the End Guarantee program?
Owander is graduallybuilding a base of millions of satisfied customers by being responsive to their concerns and acting quickly to resolve problems. We extend this valuable customer trust to publishers through the Beginning To the End Guarantee program.
The Beginning To the End Guarantee Program is for situations where a customer never download a book or download a book that is materially different from what was expected. We ask customers to first contact the publisher when they have a problem. If the publisher fails to resolve the problem, the customer can file the Beginning To the End claim. When Owander receives the claim, we send the publisher an email detailing the claim and requesting basic information from the publisher about the order and the fulfillment process. Owander will then determine how the claim will be settled, which may include reimbursement of the order to the customer, at the publisher’s expense.
How do I open a new account?
You can register today for the publishing account, without the need to contact a sales person by clicking on the Publish It buttons on this page.
Be sure to have the following information available,before you begin the self-service registration process
- Your business name, resident address, e-mail address and contact information
- A phone number where you can be reached during this registration process
Why can’t I log into my account?
This might be due to the wrong password or e-mail address you’re entered. If you’ve tried various combinations and spellings but still can’t log into your account, use the password reset button on your “log in” page.
How can I close my account?
If you want to close your account permanently, Support assistant can help you. Keep in mind that any account that didn’t have a sale in three months will be automatically close.
Vendor Account“Publish It”
We provide this answers for some frequently asked questions about your vendor account settings below.
What is “PublishIt” on Owander?
PublishIt on Owander is a program that enables author/publisher to sell the softcopy (eBook) of their material or books on Owander.com.
Why should I publish on Owander?
There are many reasons to publish on Owander, from the millions of Owander customers who can see your books is the ability to start selling fast without the need to create a new standalone website.
As authors and publishers,is it advisable to give part of their book away as a free sample?
Authors/publishers can determine the sample size of their bookwhen theyuploads their book to Owander. Our sampling controls how many words, from page one, the reader is allowed to sample for free. Free sampling increases the reader‘s interest to test drive your writing before they make a decision to purchase.
What other types of books cannot be publish on Owander.com?
Why should a publisher work with Owander?
Owander works with thousands of small independent presses. Owander makes it easy for you to publish and distribute your works via softcopy. Publisherswill receive up to 75% of the net sales price when they sells an ebook through Owander,(they receive 70% for affiliate sales). If check very well will know that Publishers receive only about 40 to 50% of the price of a print book sold through a bookstore or online retailer. That small number from traditional print book channels can drop to 20% or less once unsold inventory returns are factored in. With Owander, publishers have no inventory, no shipping expenses and no returns. Like authors, publishers can increase sales volume and profits by selling their books for lower prices.
Does Owander publish only self-published authors whose works are not owned by a publisher?
Owander publishes everyone’s content, provided the author or publisher is legally entitled to publish with us, and provided the work satisfies our strict standards for originality. We welcome the opportunity to publish self-published authors, unpublished authors, authors of out-of-print books for whom the rights have reverted, and authors under contract with big-name publishers. If you own the digital publishing rights to your works, we will like to publish it.
Prior to publishing with Owander Is there a need to copyright my work?
Most laws automatically give you copyright to the workIf you are the author – the creator – of an original work. To be in safer side, register for a copyright at copyright.gov. Check what Wikipedia says on copyright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyrights.
Owander compensate authors and publishers in what ways?
A primary mission at Owander is to help make publishing more rewarding for the world’s indie authors and publishers, and more affordable to the world’s readers. Owander authors and publishers earn 75% or more of the net proceeds from the sale of their works (sales price minus PayPal payment processing fees). Authors receive 70% for affiliate sales. Although the commencement for thedistributes of books to most of the major retailers, including Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and hundreds of smaller retailers from Owander have not started. If started, Sales originated by retailers typically earn 60% of the list price.It means if your ebook is priced at $10.00, you’ll earn about $7.50 if it’s sold in the Owander store and $6.00 if it’s sold at one of our retailers.
How do I get paid?
Payment gateway options available depend upon your country. For Nigerians, We pay direct into your bank account every weekday once you reach the minimum payout requirements. Sales are grouped and paid into your bank account seven days after being processed, and PayPal payments for other countries.
Will I sell a lot of books on Owander?
Probably not. How’s that for an honest answer? Some Owander authors don’t sell a single book while other Owander authors sell thousands of books each week. Many Owander authors have hit the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. Although ebooks have grown to account for 25% of industry book sales, the competition for readers fierce. There’s a glut of high-quality low-cost ebooks on the market, and every year the glut becomes more pronounced because unlike print books, ebooks never go out of print. Ebooks are immortal. In the old world of print publishing, most authors’ sales were concentrated in the first few weeks immediately following publication. With ebooks, you can look forward to an annuity stream of income. It’s also common that some self-published ebooks will sell poorly for months or years before they final break out.
What type of files can I sell?
Owander allows the sale of most file types. If you want to sell an item file type not included, send us an email with your item file type request and we may be able to add it for you.
How is my digital item delivered to my buyer?
When a buyer completes their purchase for a digital item, they will see a download window at the end of the checkout process, including their order confirmation number, the product purchased, and a download button.
Will Owander market my book for me?
Although hundreds of thousands of readers march through the virtual doors of the Owander store each month, the bulk of your sales will come as a result of your own marketing and promotion efforts. We provide you free tools to help you market your books more effectively, but it’ll be your hard work that makes sales happen. For authors who want to maximize their sales opportunities on Owander, we created Marketing tool bar where publishers can market their books by paying a certain amount.
Does Owander require exclusive publishing contracts?
Nope. You can use Owander as much or as little as you like, allauthor contracts with Owander are non-exclusive. We are the publishing platform, you (the author or publisher) are the publisher, here by retaining all ownership rights to your works. Which means you are free to publish your work elsewhere if you choose, and you can remove your works from Owander at any time.
If publishes all authors and publishers, how doseOwandermaintain quality?
How much doesit cost to publish on Owander?
It’s absolutely free to publish on Owander offers a per-item selling fees, which vary by category. There are no hidden fees. No setup fees, no change fees and no conversion fees. We earn our income by taking a small commission on all net sales. At Owander Store, our commission is 25% of the net for regular sales and 30% for sales that are originated by affiliate marketers.
How will I know when I have a sale?
Owander notifies you by email or text message when you receive a sale. You can choose either notification method in your account settings.
Can Authors Publish Partially Written Books to Gather Feedback?
No. Owander is a platform for complete, finished, and original worksthat are ready to be published. However, at the end of a complete book it’s perfectly fine to include samplers of your other work.
Does Owander publish public domain books?
No. You must be the original author of the work, or the exclusive electronic publisher or distributor of the work.
How does Owander work with traditional book publishers and university presses?
At Owander, we welcomes large and independent presses alike to list DRM-free ebooks of all their titles with us. Owander offers special accounts for publishers that make it easy for publishers to centrally manage the ebook publishing and distribution for all their authors from a single console.
We will never sell, rent or share our members’ contact information with any third party. We respect the privacy of authors who choose to publish under pen names. We also protect the privacy of book buyers by not revealing their purchases or identity to anyone. Read our complete privacy statement here.
- Any Materials bought at OWANDER.COM are strictly for guide purposes. Students are NOT encouraged to use our materials WORD TO WORD, as we do not encourage plagiarism, therefore it is advised not to submit any project materials form this website to any higher institution for academic awards without editing. They are solely meant to guide final year students on their various processes and methodologies of writing a research project.
- All research projects uploaded for free editing on this website are not uploaded for downloads. This feature is solely meant for students who face difficulties accessing their project supervisors.
- It is a complete research project. You will be able to download the complete project materials on our website once your transaction is completed (i.e. chapters 1-5, full references, and questionnaires/secondary). however OWANDER.COM is NOT responsible for corrections project supervisors may make on any material on this site. However, that why we said it strictly for guide purposes.
4.The system will redirect you to a page where you can download the material once your payment is confirmed.