Can I publish elsewhere after publishing
through Diadem Books?
Our non-exclusive publishing agreement allows you to
pursue arrangements with traditional publishers.
When will my book be ready to buy?
takes around three months to complete the editing and
production process, depending on the degree of editing
required. Once you receive your first free copy this
will also indicate that we have submitted your book to
Ingram's book databases. We
always say to our authors that once you receive the first
copy of your book, you should then expect to see your book
coming for sale on retail websites within 4 to 6 weeks. Book
cover images can take longer to appear.
Why does the book not have a price on the
often want to put their own mark-up on a book, and will
therefore be reluctant to stock or display books that force
them to observe a specific price; also, if after some time
the price is increased, this will involve an expensive
revision in so far as a new edition will need to be brought
out. The author would then be required to pay at least
another £60 for a cover revision. The on-line bookstores
like Amazon will usually display the book at the RRP
(recommended retail price).
How is my book
goes to Amazon which is the largest internet book retailer
and will be listed via the Ingram’s distribution system, so
should be available to retailers Barnes & Noble and
Waterstones. Your Kindle e-book will appear on Amazon.
Your book will continue to appear on the Diadem website and
can be ordered by the author from our regular author
channel. Your Kindle e-book will be listed on Amazon.
Do I keep copyright?
as author keep the copyright.
quoting from other people's work?
You must be careful when
quoting from other authors. See our
Can I write
about real life people with impunity?
No. See our
How do I buy my own books?
your book, we need to open accounts on your behalf with the
book printer and Amazon. You will order copies of your book
directly from the publisher using the Log-In details we
If you prefer not to order online via Lulu you will be able
to order copies direct on the phone although a £5
administration fee per order is added (not per book).
Will you market my book?
is generally in the author's hands, though Diadem Books will
also promote your book from its own website at
which is included in the fee. You will receive marketing
ideas from us just before your book goes to print. We
recommend you do not plan definite dates for 'events' until
you have received the first copy of your book.
the steps you will take with my manuscript?
See our page
How it all works
which tells you step by step what will
How many books do you print in the first run?
You will get two free copies when your book is ready.
Thereafter you will be able to order as many or as few as
you like whenever you like since this is a ‘Print on demand’
be ordered by anyone through
the on-line bookstore Amazon or via the page we will make
for you on our web site. Bookstores like Amazon may
stock a few books in advance, to ensure quick delivery -
especially when it becomes clear that a book is popular.
However, if just one book is ordered through
Amazon, then just one copy will be printed to fill the order
- i.e. as many copies as required will be printed to order.
What does your editing
Please see our
previous authors have to say about your services?
We have very encouraging
feedback from many authors. Please see our
For news of what some of our
authors have been up to see our
testimonials from some of our
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