eBook Dynasty: Recipient of Victoria's Multicultural Award for Excellence (Australia)

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eBOOK DYNASTY: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

Q: What kind of organisation is eBook Dynasty? What services do you provide?

A: eBook Dynasty is operated and owned by Australia's Solid Software Pty Ltd (ACN 084 786 498). Our aim is to provide software that helps people realize the full potential of their Personal Computer to be a powerful, useful and friendly servant around the home, school and office. Our products are designed to help people be:

  • organised in the use of their time
  • economical in the use of their money and resources
  • purposeful and effective in their decisions
  • creative in their work and leisure

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Our extensive records in serving clients around the globe since 1997 lead to the conclusion that we can do more for authors and readers in both English and Chinese worlds. We translate and promote English books to Chinese readers, while doing the same for Chinese books that are worthy of notice by English readers.

Since 2011, we have established a Chinese ebook store to actively enhance the publishing and promotion of Chinese ebooks, including those that are translated from English. This Chinese ebook store is now eBook Dynasty. We also offer print book publishing service since November 2014.

On December 3, 2015, eBook Dynasty was one of the recipients of Victoria's Multicultural Awards for Excellence. eBook Dynasty received the Victorian Multicultural Marketing Award, which recognises "a business that uses a multilingual workforce and innovative marketing and communication strategies to engage multicultural audiences and who use their brand or reputation to promote the benefits of cultural diversity". Please see HERE for details.

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Q: Why is eBook Dynasty doing this?

A: Because we love good books, and are willing to do all we can to promote them. Our goal is to help the best literary voices reach across all linguistic and cultural boundaries.

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Q: What does eBook Dynasty need to start promoting my book?

A: Please Contact Us and send a sample chapter of your book, together with a brief author biography and book introduction. Feel free to tell us about yourself -- awards, achievements, previous and present writings, visions, etc. Within 24 hours after we have heard from you, we will respond and initiate a discussion of further details. The full translation, publishing and promotion process commences after you have approved and signed a publishing agreement. For more details, please see For Authors.

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Q: Apart from ebooks, does eBook Dynasty provide Chinese print book publishing service?

A: Yes. Starting from November 2014, eBook Dynasty provides print book publishing service. Since November 2017, we have been collaborating with IngramSpark (print-on-demand, or POD). All our Chinese print books are distributed via the Ingram Content Group's Global Distribution Partners, including well-known retailers and wholesalers across North America, United Kingdom/Europe, and Australia & New Zealand. POD means a book will be printed only after a reader has purchased it. This service not only saves costs in printing and storage, but also meets the demands of both authors and readers. We can also apply for an ISBN for you. POD means a book will be printed only after a reader has purchased it. This service not only saves costs in printing and storage, but also meets the demands of both authors and readers. For more details, please see For Authors.

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Q: How much does eBook Dynasty charge for the whole project?

A: For the translation, publishing and promotion of your book as a Chinese ebook and/or print book in both Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese -- for readers in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and all overseas Chinese communities across the globe -- our fees start from US$300 (see "Professional Publishing" in our "For Authors" page).

For children's books, graphic novels, books of poetry and other titles with less words, please Contact Us for special deals.

If you are promoting your book as a Chinese ebook: Once your Chinese ebook is published, you as the author receive up to 80 percent (80%) of the net proceeds for each copy sold, while we receive the remaining 20 percent (20%). For Chinese print books, all our authors receive sixty percent (60%) of the net proceeds as royalties. For more details on how author royalties are calculated and paid, please see For Authors.

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Q: What is the difference between Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese? What about Mandarin?

A: Mandarin is the official dialect used in both China and Taiwan. As for writing, however, we translate and publish ebooks in both Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Here is an explanation from Wikipedia:

"Traditional Chinese characters are currently used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and in [China's] Guangdong Province... In overseas Chinese communities other than Singapore and Malaysia, Traditional Chinese characters are most commonly used, although the number of printed materials in Simplified Chinese characters is growing in Australia, USA and Canada, targeting or created by new arrivals from China... In contrast, Simplified Chinese characters are used in China, Singapore and Malaysia in official publications."

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Q: Will I still have all my rights as the author?

A: Yes. All your rights, including the Chinese digital and/or print rights to your book, will still remain with you. We only ask that when you promote your Chinese ebook elsewhere, you keep the price the same as that agreed in our contract. The standard term of a contract is five years.

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Q: Does eBook Dynasty use Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies?

A: The different ebook formats we use involve the use of different kinds of DRM mechanism. For example, the PDF format uses a minimum of DRM to prevent illegal modification and duplication. Our own SODA format is a propriety technology that uses DRM, but it can reach across different platforms.

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Q: How do I contact eBook Dynasty if I have more questions?

A: Whether it is to publish and promote your writing as a Chinese ebook and/or print book, or you wish to comment on any aspect of our operations, please feel free to Contact Us. We are always happy to hear from you.

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eBook Dynasty: Recipient of Victoria's Multicultural Award for Excellence (Australia)
 
eBook Dynasty is operated and owned by Australia's Solid Software Pty Ltd (ACN: 084 786 498)
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