FAQ's
Basic Information
Who is Wordeee Publishing for?

First and foremost, Wordeee is about community.  

Wordeee Publishing is a full-service publishing platform that includes robust promotional, marketing and social tools that enable emerging and well-established authors to unlock their creativity.

Wordeee is committed to authors who are committed to themselves.  

We believe that authors must be involved in their own success and that by using organic and consistent effort their goal will be attainable. Listed below are the qualities that make you the ideal Wordeee author.

  • Confident, progressive, forward thinking, no-excuses-artists determined to find your unique voice and audience.
  • You’re tired of receiving rejection letters from those whose subjectivity can determine your future as an author. 
  • You don’t have 5 million social media followers, but know you can change that if you could connect with your tribe.
  • You are not a celebrity.
  • You care about what you write, not what your editor says will sell.
  • You can really write!
  • You trust your readers' reviews more than the New York Times.

You’ve vowed to live your dream, by any means necessary, to be a writer, a really good writer!

Who can be on the platform?

Any established or emerging author can use the platform. Since Wordeee is not a print on demand (POD) site, your manuscript has to be accepted by Wordeee for publication. We do not publish unedited words in any way or format. Other than that, the process is simple.

  • Authors with completed manuscripts ready for publication: Create a Wordeee account and start uploading your manuscript now. It’s so simple you’ll kiss us! That's because on the Wordeee platform we have used the KISS principle in all our development. Keep it simple stupid. As your favorite editor says: less is more.
  • Authors with great ideas but who need to collaborate with a writer to get the work in print.
  • Authors who need a co-writer for their work.

 

Interested in working with ghostwriters and co-writers? Contact us here and an editor will get back to you.

 

Who we want to attract?

We are not elitist but we are adamant that the work we publish must be of good quality. We are looking for emerging and established authors whose life is defined by their art and who want to keep the integrity of their work pure. Wordeee Publishing is curated. We don’t take writing and reading lightly. We believe they are the bedrock of society.

What is all this about the transformation of Words?

Wordeee believes the word is the word and though it may begin on the page it can be transformed into any form of entertainment, be it a television show, a movie, a song or a play.

In its full capability, Wordeee will encompass all iterations of words from a library of movies based on books to producing original content, like movies or TV properties, from the books we publish. This is when the bi-directional offerings of Wordeee kick in. As members of the Wordeee community, Wordeeeans as we think of you, will be able to contribute and influence content.

Let me say that again: Wordeee is a community and as a community, we look after our own. It’s like a company that values its employees and promotes from within. We will stake our...well steak would be nice too…on the fact that in our community is every imaginable artist. When we make a call for scriptwriters, television producers, talent of any sort, we will first go to our Wordeee community to recruit. So with a Wordeee membership, you will have the opportunity of being paid to provide content for Wordeee. We are completely democratic. Here again is another way, bar none, that we differ from the competition - what competition?

 

If I am a previously published author, can I be a part of the Wordeee Community?

Absolutely. But the work you submit to Wordeee must be free and unencumbered, that is, it must not be signed to any other publisher or under contract with an agent, unless you terminate such a contract. As of this release we do not work with agents but that, we are sure, will happen in the future. We are about empowering all authors and readers so previously published or never published, you are in the right place. We connect both previously published and emerging authors to their readers and vice versa. We don’t do anything else. We’re just about the art of words.

Why such an emphasis on quality?

Simple: Bad books are bad for the world. Reading and writing are the building blocks of life. They must be protected at all cost. Wordeee is a curated publishing platform with the highest standards.

So what’s the process?
  • An Author uploads their manuscript on the platform.
  • The manuscript is reviewed by Wordeee Editors and is either accepted or not.  
  • If accepted, the works goes through the process machine – to determine needs: editing, fact checking, line editing, proofreading, layout and design. Your manuscript administrator sends you pricing information. You accept or reject. And the production of your book begins.
  •  If we do not accept your manuscript, an editorial letter will be sent to you and you may choose to work with the Wordeee team to get your manuscript up to specs….or you can choose to complete this work yourself or with your own editor. You may submit the manuscript again but you will need to pay a new editorial fee and there is no guarantee that the work will be edited to our publication standards.  
  • Upon acceptance and signing with Wordeee, the author is given permission to enter our super powerful dashboard where they can begin engaging their audience and create custom content such as videos, live streaming, communication. The author can track the progress of their books, look at current stats on book sales, royalty-payments, audience participation, and array of other important detailed information.
  • Trending authors and audiences who bubble up to the top of the Wordeee universe will have the opportunity to have their work translated into other entertainment properties on Wordeee TV or be eligible to participate in a Wordeee Original-Content Movie.

 

What is Wordeee’s competitive advantage to other platforms?

We are an online publisher not a print on demand portal. We know publishing from the inside. We know authors. We are authors. We know words. We write them. Our sole emphasis is on giving the power back to authors to create their best work and to earn a living doing, what for many, is their passion. Our entire platform is our competitive advantage.

Why did you Develop Wordeee?

The adage says, do what you love! We love authors and artists and people who appreciate them.

The founders of Wordeee themselves are authors, readers, bookstore owners, television personalities, filmmakers, traditional publishing professionals, and technologists - yes, they are artists too! We have a panoramic view of the world of words from its beginning to its end and through its transformation. Wordeee is about redefining the future of book publishing on the notion that the ever-enlarging digital playground and global economy offers new, exciting opportunities for authors and readers. 

A new economy requires new solutions that extract the value of the crowd economy, creates intimate, targeted and personalized services to the right audience. Wordeee is such a big idea around the transformation and integration of words. Wordeee is headed by a group of passionate, no-turning-back business and technology entrepreneurs who know that ideas are the easy part of a project. However, we not only stand behind our big idea, we are ready and committed to the successful implementation of our game-changing book ecosystem.

 

The world of big publishing has lost its relevance and vitality. There is a lot of noise and confusion in the industry and the voices that matter most are being crowded out. Independently published books are growing and so is the proliferation of really bad books. A growing non-traditional publishing market is a statement that change is needed and that authors need new options, especially in the ever-evolving digital and social media age.

 

In a future that is all about user-generated storytelling and content, Wordeee's open-ended system harnesses the power of the latest technologies to level the playing field for authors and artists and to promote them beyond the usual borders. Wordeee is all about you and the authors you love!

Imagine, just imagine, one place where the world of books come together for true connections, cultural exchange, communication, and most of all to have fun with words once again. 

Wordeee’s goals are to revitalize, socialize and revolutionize the world of books, over multi-platforms.

 

Another goal is to ensure that one of the most important life skills, literacy, continues to excite consumers.

Why is the platform called Wordeee?

Wordeee means electronic entertainment and engagement with words. The "eee" in Wordeee is the backronym for electronic entertainment and engagement. Remember, in the beginning there was the word.  We do not discriminate on word formats; we treat the world of words in all its forms of entertainment. The world to us is in the word.

Copyright & Registration
What about my Copyrights and Design rights?

You own the copyright to all your works. Wordeee will publish your book, assign an ISBN to any and all formats that you want - trade, hardcover, audio or e-book.

Wordeee’s professional team will design and make the final decision on your book, however, you will have input and be presented with appropriate options during the design phase.

What about my Movie and Foreign Rights?

You own your copyright.  Depending on the contract negotiated, you may have given Wordeee your movie or foreign rights options. Wordeee is an integrated platform dealing with the transformation of words so you should expect to have conversations with us around these topics.   

Costs & Fees
So if you are full-fledged publishing house why am I paying?

If you know your worth and care enough about your God-given talent, this conversation is a non-starter. The world has changed. The opportunity to experience your greatness, to leave your legacy, your way, is up to you.  Your are the catalyst of your own life.  Always bet on yourself.  

With so many barriers to entry in the old system, authors are being crowded out in preference for 'famous or popular authors. Wordeee's confident, fearless authors are betting on themselves; they are not afraid to invest in their own success.

The world of direct-publishing is far outstripping the world of old publishing but unfortunately, some very bad books are being published in both arenas. Wordeee is the new way of publishing. It is a hybrid between the old and the new. We do not pay advances and we ask you to bet on yourself. Advances are essentially loans you pay back before you see a cent in royalty. Ninety-five percent of books never earn back their advance. So it’s free money, right? No, it is not. Not earning out your royalty can affect your chances of ever getting another contract. At Wordeee, we love to know that you believe in your work and that you will enjoy getting paid for your effort from day one. So your royalty begins with the very first book you sell and continue for as long as your book is in print and you stand behind your work. We will never remainder your book. You will!

 

Post-Production Support

Post-production is when the real work begins. You now have a book so use your lounge creatively to find your tribe and gain their support. Your contract with Wordeee offers you a true partnership with all the bells and whistle build in for your success.

 

Galleys

Unless you request it, your books will be published in e-pub or e-book format. We will send the finished book as an e-pub. The galleys that are sent to reviewers will be in electronic format. Trade, hardcover and audio books are available for face-to-face events and will need to be ordered from the platform.

 

Book Sales

Once your book has been published, it will be available on the Wordeee platform for immediate downloadable sales. See below for further information on e-distribution and analog distribution support.

 

Editorial Evaluation Fee

There is a fee to receive editorial reviews because we are a curated site. If your manuscript is accepted, the fee is credited to you when you sign up for our services.

 

Copyright and Registrations

As part of the services you pay for, Wordeee will handle the ISBN, copyright and registration of your work with all necessary authorities. However, you will still own your copyright.

What will it cost to be a part of the Wordeee Community?

Nothing, if you just want to be a casual reader and engage with the exciting works we publish.  Just sign up, start browsing, buy your favorite works or engaging with your favorite artist. If we succeed in converting you to become a Wordeean, there are membership options that will allow you to engage more deeply with Wordeee and receive benefits and perks commensurate with your level of membership.

If you are an author looking to be published by Wordeee cost depends on the kinds of services you require and how you’d like to engage with Wordeee. We offer fees based services for editing, editorial review, ghostwriting, translating, proofreading, design, etc., plus an à la carte plan for marketing and public relations.

The typical cost for a publication varies depending on length and quality of your work. See our infographic, however, the Wordeee administrator along with your Wordeee team will determine the cost to publish your work depending on the choices you make.  

Book Pricing and Book Pricing Expectations

Pricing
We don’t have a one size fit all policy. The price of your book is dependent on several factors such as length of manuscript, size of your book, the kind of book..cookbook, coffee table book, novel?  The format of the book. Typical pricing for Hardcover, trade, table top, audio, Children’s paperback and e-books can be estimated on our infographics chart.


Expectations
Expect that services, no matter how minimal will be needed to bring your book up to Wordeee acceptable standards.  Again we can offer a general price guideline depending on the level of service you choose on our info graphics found here.  Your book can be customized the way you want it from plain text to animations and video links and highly specialized options.   Review our pricing charts and support models in the below  infographic to help you best understand your investment and how our platform works.

 

Kinds of e-books you can publish

Basic   (includes editorial, cover design, layout design, ISNB, CIP Registration, and US Copyright registration)
Interactive (all the above as well as embeded material, galerries, and basic interactive features)                                        
Custom interactive (all the above as well as custom made vidoes, illustraitons, icons, media, and advances interactive features)                       
Premium interactive with audio (all the above as well as the use of audio in the book)        

 

 

Wordeee Membership

You have the option to deeply engage with Wordeee as a member of our community.  As a Wordeeean we look to you as true potential contributors of Wordeee.

 

Wordeee is a community-driven platform and you are a member regardless.  There are three levels of membership each of which affords you different privileges.

Free: Browse, buy and enjoy specials on the Wordeee platform. See full list of benefits when you sign up.

General: $29.95 per year paid membership. Browse, buy, daily discounts, free stuff, early notifications and specials. See full list of benefits when you sign up.

VIP:  $49.95 per year paid membership.   You are part of the Wordeee inner circle.  In addition to all of the above, you are the group we hire from within and you can get paid to create content for Wordeee. 

 

How do Wordeee authors get paid?

Wordeee will outline this in the contract but you will get paid from the first book sold. Since you have no advance to pay back, nothing stands in the way of your success - the world will be your oyster.  Even better is the fact that from your lounge you can track your sales and release your accumulated royalty, any time you wish, with the click of a button.

What is your refund policy?

Our platform is an e-book platform with options to have hard copies of your work printed. If at any time you are dissatisfied with the production of your work you should immediately reach out to Wordeee’s customer service. If a resolution cannot be reached, Wordeee will defer to the terms and agreement clause’s refund policy statement. For any further questions or a refund request, contact us here.

Services
What is the Wordeee Artist Lounge?

Your lounge is your citadel. Build it and they will come. Upon signing up as a Wordeee Author, you will be given access to create your unique “Author Lounge” that is hosted by Wordeee. Your Author Lounge is your personalized space where you engage your audience through a variety of social options, be it video, audio, live-streaming, etc. It is also your lifeline to Wordeee services and to your personal state: the number of books you’ve sold, to whom and where, and the amount of royalty your work has earned.    

Sign up to be on our Speaker’s Bureau, teach a masterclass, and engage your audience in fresh and creative ways, and in ways that only you can decide. We make it possible, you make it happen. Your lounge is also where you can release your own royalty checks and examine your sales! No more waiting 6-18 months for your check. Did I say check on demand? I did. This alone differentiates us from every other publisher in the world, bar none. 

 
 
 
What Services do you offer?

Evaluation Services

 

  • Editorial Review: is mandatory for every manuscript.  An editor will review your book and give you editorial feedback. There is a one-time charge of $50.00 that is credited to you if your book is accepted for publication.
  • Marketing Review: If you chose a marketing option for your work, a marketing specialist will work through the author’s questionnaire to ensure we are maximizing your options. Reach out to us via phone, email or chat.

 

Editorial Services

 

  • Basic Editing: your manuscript is perfect…almost. We make small changes that can make a big difference to flow, clarity and pacing.
  • Proofreading: correct typographical errors, grammar, style, spelling, etc.
  • Copy Editing: more extensive editing to improve manuscript in general.
  • Fact Checking: making sure you got your facts right…Istanbul isn’t in Greece, right!
  • Developmental Editing: extensive work on the raw material of your work to develop plot, storyline and desired content.
  • Cover Copy: crafting the perfect sales pitch and copy for your book.
  • Translation Services:  Translating the work from one native language to another.
  • Ghostwriting: A person behind the scene who actually writes your idea into a book.
  • Collaborative writing/Co-writer: A person who works with you to shape your work and appears on the cover of your work with you.  

 

Book Formats

 

  • Basic e-Books: Plain Text formatted in e-Pub
  • Interactive e-Books: Contains action steps - audio, video, galleries.
  • Illustrated and animated e-books: HTML animation of book.
  • Trade paperback: soft cover book.
  • Hard Cover Books.
  • Audio Books.

 

Design Services

 

  • Interior Design: the layout of the book, running heads, font, chapter designs.
  • Layout: how the book appears in the page.
  • Cover Design: Wordeee has final approval on all covers.
  • Illustrations: design and inclusion of illustrations in book.
  • Animation: include animation in your e-book.
  • Video: include the use of video in your e-book.

 

Marketing Services

 

A Wordeee Author once singed will have access to our powerful Author’s Lounge. Inside your Lounge you will be able to request marketing services, monitor book sales, release you accumulated royalty among a myriad of other build-in services.  

  • Digital Marketing: marketing and advertising your work via the use of technology such as the Internet, mobile devices and display advertising.
  • Book Reviews: Wordeee’s marketing specialist will send your galleys to reviewers.
  • Virtual Book Signings: your global tour online.
  • In-Store Book Signings: meet your fans face-to-face.
  • Conventions: Wordeee conventions will be physical locations where Wordeee authors and their fans can mix and mingle.
  • Seminars: subject matter expert. Augment your income by teaching a seminar right from your lounge. Have your audience sign up right through your Wordeee portal. Wordeee will bill 10%.
  • Author Video: We encourage authors to get their fans to know who they are beyond their books, share their hobbies or talents. We can help you create your author’s video for your lounge.
  • Book Trailers: Our digital experts can create a savvy trailer for your book.
  • Get on the Bus: One a year Wordeee authors get on a bus and meet their fans.
  • Booksetters: For the discriminating reader who wants to live the book.   Join the author for a travel experience of a lifetime to the setting in the book.
  • Global Pop-up events.
  • Ancillary services such as Radio, TV, newsprint
  • Author’s speaker bureau: Sign up and book speaking engagements right through your lounge. Wordeee will bill 10%

 

PR in lounges

 

  • Online PR
  • Blog
  • Facebook/facebooklive
  • Twitter
  • Periscope
  • Email
  • Videos
  • Other Social media integration

 

 

Tell us more about Trending Authors

Wordeee is a community driven platform. Your readers decide how great you are. The more they comment the more you trend and that’s why it’s important to have great content in your lounge. Trending authors come to the attention of Wordeee by bubbling up to the number one or two spots. Wordeee will evaluate these authors for cross platform potential. For example the subject matter of your book sparks a national or international conversation. We may decide then that you would be a wonderful person to have your own Wordeee Television talk show….on Wordeee TV. Or your books is movie good…we may decide to make an original content movie of your book. The transformation of words in all its iteration is what the full vision of the Wordeee platform is all about. 

Marketing and PR with Wordeee

An array of additional specialized promotional services, such as the Wordeee Get on the Bus Tour and booksetters, can give wide exposure to you and your book. Wordeee TV and Podcasts can further enhance your visibility as an author. See all the services we provide here
 

What kind of support will I get as a Wordeee author?

Every kind of support you could imagine…and more.  From the moment you sign with us, we will provide you with the tools and services to allow your book to stand out and be counted.  Our social media platform (yes, we built our own) is strong and community oriented.  You can self-promote, cross-promote and decide on all the services that fit your needs and budget.  Wordeee will have frequent pop-up events, seminars and conferences and face-to-face opportunities for authors to leverage to their benefit. Keep up-to-date by visiting Wordeee's Lounge for the latest and greatest news on Wordeee.
 

What about hard copies of my book?

Our books are published as e-books with paperback and hard copy options. Wordeee offers authors the ability to purchase hard copies of their books for on the ground events and promotions.
 

Where do you distribute my book?

Distribution will be on the Wordeee platform, of course. We will also distribute on all platforms such as Google Play, iTunes, B & N online, Kobo and other online stores for wide exposure. We will also distribute to independent stores through aggregators, such as Ingram.

How long will it take for my book to get to market?

The average time to publication will be about 4 to 6 months depending on the length and condition of your manuscript. On the Wordeee platform, you will be able to watch and track the progress of your manuscript through our visual tools online.

Support
How to get in touch and how things work offline

Our work happen offline as well as online.
Our 24/7 customer support team is available to help you via.

  • Wordeee chat
  • E-mail
  • VoIP
  • 800 number
  • Other support staff you are likely to be in touch with.
    • Editor
    • Designer
    • Contract Representative
    • Marketing and PR specialists
    • Back office support team for pesky things.
    • Financial support

 

Our technology front-end is your portal to our robust back-end of the dedicated people working on your behalf to ensure your work has the best opportunity for success. There are editors and designers, marketers, PR, customer service people and of course the usual suspects.

What if I want to cancel my contract?

We hope you will never find a reason to, but if you really want do, you can cancel your contract at anytime. Just drop us a note here and your agreement with us will be terminated.