More Exposure & Sales For The Art You Create
by Max Zhiltsov
4 months ago
You read this post because you love photo books and likely have published one (or many) yourself.
We love books too! A lot. That's why we created The Phooks to let photo books & zines shine brightly. We treat every title as a treasure, which must be seen by as wide as possible audience and sold to those who really care and love it.
To help self- and indie-publishers reach the right audience For Free and sell their books at a Minimum Fee.
The Main Rule:
You Do Really Have the books you submit.
No print on demand books (Blurb, Amazon books, etc.) are accepted. Pre-order is possible, but when the edition is on a printing phase and this fact is proven.
- We do everything for you to receive an order and money.
- YOU make sure your book comes to a collector.
As soon as we add your book to the store you will be granted with "Seller's Account" access where you can edit products, control stock, receive orders and be paid for your sales.
Order Payments & Payouts
We receive the payment from the customer and make a payout to your PayPal account as soon as the order is fulfilled.
The customer's payment will consist of a Product cost & Shipping cost.
The payment transaction fee of 0.5% will be applied to the total amount, but our commission is applied only to the Product cost and doesn't touch the Shipping cost.
There are two rates for the moment:
For products priced $15 and above
5% from the order total amount w/o shipping cost + $3 fixed commission.
For products priced $14.99 and below
5% from the order total amount w/o shipping cost + $1 fixed commission.
Shipping Your Orders
All the orders are shipped directly from Seller to Collector. Shipping cost calculation is based on your location (shipping origin), the shipping provider rates, destination zones and the weight of a parcel. We will set up everything for you.
Shipping methods & providers
For now, we use the cheapest trackable shipment methods. It will likely be International Registered Post Shipment (trackable parcels) provided by the national Post services in the country you live in.
Regular untrackable postage option is coming soon.
Keep in mind:
- Always specify the weight of your book packed for shipping.
- Strictly use the shipping provider and method specified in your Seller Account when sending your order.
- A working tracking number is required for every order fulfillment — you need it to be paid fast and stay calm.
So, that's it for now. We keep working on everything and appreciate your interest, support, and trust!
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