Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ebook?

It is an electronic copy of the book.

What is ebook self-publishing?

Self-publishing is DIY (Do it yourself) publishing by which an author can publish and sell his/her ebook without worrying about the process of traditional publishing. is an ebook self-publishing and distribution platform to publish, sell and distribute globally on different platforms such as Apple’s ITunes, Apple’s Ipad, Google Play, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Kobo, Gardeners Books, Ingram, Rockstand, Book Ganga, Amazon Kindle and etc.

What is an epub?

It is a standard file format for the ebook distribution. EPUB is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). More information can be found at

What kind of ebook I can publish on

On Kartindo, there is no restriction on the ebook category. Anyone can publish their ebook as long as it is their own work. We do not accept intellectual property infringement. It means you should have sufficient rights for the ebook you are submitting on Kartindo or you are an author of it. For more information please reach us at

What is is a digital self-publishing platform for ebook publishing and global distribution. We offer hassle-free and fast distribution services at affordable prices.

How can I publish ebook on

First, register your account on Kartindo (which is free) and then submit ebook (Microsoft word file format .doc/.docx) and cover (please see below note for cover requirements). Next, it gets reviewed by our team of professionals (24-48 hours) and hence goes into publishing and distribution. Note: Upload cover in JPEG or PNG format. Image should be at least 1,400 pixels wide with a height greater than width

Why Kartindo is different from other self-publishing platforms or service providers?

1) No setup fee or upfront cost for account setup
2) Sign up and publish option (no wait for reply and manuscript approval)
3) Online cover creator
4) Free Self-publish option
5) Global ebook distribution
6) Live sales dashboard to track sales
7) Hassle free and fast distribution services at affordable prices
8) We offer best priced publishing options compared to our competitors
9) No overstated promises

How you can publish ebook with

We offer two options to author: free publishing and paid publishing (Standard, Deluxe, and Premium) with online cover creation services and live sales board.
In free publishing, authors can submit their ebook in doc, pdf, or epub and get selected distribution. But, in paid publishing they get epub conversion, Global distribution on our retail partners, royalties' up to 70% on net sales, social media setup, online press release, author website, author page, book video trailer, etc.
It means anyone can publish their ebook on our platform free of charge and can upgrade their package anytime. Our process is hassle free because author can register and upload their ebook for publishing. There is no wait for reply and approval.
Note: Authors will get services based on the package purchased. Also, individual services such as android application creation and ebook cover designs are charged separately.

Can we publish ebook for free?

Yes you can. Please refer our package chart for more information.

How many ebook publishing packages you offer?

We offer Standard, Deluxe and Premium package. Please refer our package chart for more information.

Can I make ebook cover for free?

Yes, we provide free online cover creator for our customer. But, if you want professional help in designing ebook cover then choose from our ebook cover package.

How can I pay for services?

You can pay by PayPal, Payumoney (India only). It means we accept all the debit cards/credit cards/net banking from India based customers.
For international payments we only accept payments via PayPal.
You will get Invoice for the services once payment has been made.

What is the publishing process at Kartindo?

Register -> Select Package -> Pay Charges -> Publication of Book -> Availability on Sales Channels. It takes between 15-30 days to complete the process.

Can I choose other services apart from the package deals?

Yes, you can avail other service by paying separately for them.

How long will it take to publish my book?

It will usually take from 15 to 30 days.
*Note: This is the expected timeframe to cover any delays but in the past we have delivered our services before deadlines.

Where do my ebook get sold?

Once reviewed by our team it gets submitted to our distribution network of ebookstore, e-readers, and digital libraries etc. which sell eBooks in more than 200 countries.

How can I market my ebook?

You can spread word about your ebook by blogging, article writing, social media campaign, PR release, Pod Cast, Promo, audiobook etc. However, we do offer marketing services such as social media setup, online press release, animated video trailer, ebook android app, author website, author page, author banner creation etc. Please reach us at for pricing details.

What is priority publishing?

In priority publishing, author's ebook will get published in 15 days.

What is 'Turn ebook into android app'?

It is our unique service to convert ebook into an android application, which can then be published on android appstores such as MoBango, Socio-io, Googleplay, etc.

What is book video trailer?

In this, author will get animated video trailer for their book. It is designed by the professional video makers and later we published them on video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo etc. This service is currently available in the premium package but can be purchased separately. Refer publishing service page for more information.

How can I track the sales of my book?

You can access online sales dashboard to get up-to-date sales information at your fingertip. Just login to your account and check the sales figures.

How do I get royalties?

We currently offer royalty payments by Check / Demand Draft (India) / PayPal (International). Authors get quarterly payment cycle – Sept, Dec, March, and June. Our minimum royalty threshold is 500 Indian Rupees or $ 10. Once your minimum royalty threshold we send royalty to authors. Our cycle is at the end of each month

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