Do you have a manuscript ready for publishing?

Are you looking for a simple, streamlined solution that will make your book available in the world’s largest stores, with the option to print locally?

Yes!Press will help you in four easy steps.

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Why choose Yes!Press?

Professional service all the way

Yes!Press is an imprint of Quickfox Publishing, South Africa’s trusted, award-winning publishing brand. Yes!Press brings to the table Quickfox’s professional resources and expertise, which means you get the best services possible for your book publishing. You’re also assured design and production quality that exceeds that of other service providers in the package-based publishing market. We do not run a sausage mill. Our team is hands-on with every project, we provide excellent customer service just a local call away, and we get the job done! 

Publishing packages for better cost management

Yes!Press offers straightforward package-based book publishing at competitive rates. Our aim is to remove the ‘overwhelm’ from publishing and help authors who have a polished manuscript get to market quickly and easily. Our package fees are a once-off cost to perform the services needed to get you published and make your book available to buyers worldwide.

Full ownership and publishing freedom

With Yes!Press you enjoy full ownership and control of your distribution accounts. We also publish what YOU want. No rejections and no pushy salespeople trying to upsell, cross-sell or oversell you services. You retain full copyright of your manuscript and you own the files that we produce.

Once your distribution accounts have been set up, you can access your sales and royalty data any time you wish, change your book price, tweak your keywords for better SEO, run promotions, and more.

Maximum earnings

You keep 100% of net profit on every book that sells, in perpetuity, because you own your distribution accounts and are paid directly by distributors for all sales.

Local bulk printing at the print manufacturing cost 

Order books in bulk for your local sales and pay only the print manufacturing cost, plus local delivery. Don’t pay thousands of rands extra in hefty delivery costs by publishing overseas and shipping books to South Africa!

If you are a non-South African author, you can also order books in bulk at the print manufacturing cost through your author account portal on Amazon or Ingrams (we show you how).

Either way, we have local and international authors covered in the most cost-effective way possible.

Local print-on-demand sales 

Sell your book locally on a print-on-demand basis. No capital outlay. No piles of stock. And no unnecessary warehousing costs. Your book is printed and delivered to customers when they purchase your book online.

Hardcover printing

Certain book sizes are available in hardcover format. This is the perfect option for limited or special edition books. Simply activate the hardcover add-on service.

Editorial services

Still need editing or proofreading? No problem. We offer editorial options to suit your budget. Drop us a line to get connected with an editor.

Expanded global distribution

Expanded global distribution to all retailers, libraries and subscription services is included in all our packages except Ebook Express. Simply choose Ebook Express Plus to maximise your reach to include non-Amazon ebook retailers.

OTHER COOL FEATURES OF YES!PRESS

Quick turnaround for eager-beavers

Don’t wait months to see your book on Amazon. If your manuscript is polished and ready to go, our straight-to-market model will see you up and running in as little as 10 working days for ebooks, and roughly 1–2 months for paperbacks. If editing or proofreading are still required, it will take longer.

DRM-protection for your ebooks

DRM involves locking a digital file so that only the person who purchases your ebook can view it. DRM-protected ebooks are usually read on dedicated devices or by using specific apps.

DRM-protection is automatically applied to all ebooks published through Yes!Press; however, you are given the opportunity to choose your DRM preference when you complete our customer onboarding form.

Author earnings paid directly to you

Amazon, Draft2Digital and IngramSpark pay you directly. Once your book is available for sale, you are free to access you accounts, check your sales and earnings, change your price, and more.

Direct deposits are made into US bank accounts. If you don’t have a US bank account, you can obtain one from www.payoneer.com – it’s quick and easy to sign up, and funds can be transferred from there to your local bank account. There are also no minimum payment thresholds, which means you get paid whenever a sale is made, regardless of the amount.

Professional services backed by industry experts

As an imprint of Quickfox Publishing, we share the same production and distribution resources, piggybacking on the technology and systems already in place. This enables Yes!Press to deliver professional production, distribution and printing services for your project. Experience a cut above the rest.

Author support

Receive excellent service and author support for the duration of the project as part of the package cost.

If your project is more complex and you require high-level advice and specialised consulting, enjoy easy access to the Quickfox Publishing team of senior consultants and specialists at 50% off the normal cost. 

The option to publish under the Yes!Press imprint or your own name or imprint

As a Yes!Press client, your book will feature the Yes!Press logo on the spine. However, you can use your own logo or publish under your own imprint, if you prefer.

OUR PACKAGES

Yes!Press has been designed for manuscripts with relatively straightforward layout and formatting requirements. (For more complex formatting or design-heavy books, contact us for a revised package price.)

Our package costs assume that your manuscript has already been edited and is ready for publishing. Choose one of our five packages to get your book to market quickly and with minimum fuss.

  • Ebook Express – for authors who want to convert their print edition into an ebook and sell it on Amazon; it’s also suited to authors who have their ebook cover artwork ready and have prepared and formatted their manuscript for conversion. This is a simple convert-and-go solution. See your book for sale on Amazon within 10–12 working days. 
  • Ebook Express Plus – the same as Ebook Express, but with expanded distribution to Apple, B&N, Kobo, Booktopia, Gardners, and more.
  • Ebook Standard – this is a full ebook publishing and distribution solution. It includes all the services needed to publish an ebook, and make it available for sale worldwide using expanded distribution. 
  • Paperback Standard – this is a full paperback publishing and distribution solution. It includes all the services needed to publish a great-looking paperback and make it available for sale worldwide using expanded distribution. Amazon’s distribution partners form the backbone of this service, but distribution can also be done using Ingrams; simply activate the Ingrams package add-on and enjoy benefits unique to Ingrams.
  • Ebook and Paperback Combo – enjoy all the benefits of Ebook Standard and Paperback Standard in one convenient package at a discounted price. Make the most of your marketing effort and exposure by capitalising on every sale possible knowing that customers can purchase whichever format of the book they prefer, wherever they shop, no matter where they are in the world. 
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YES!PRESS PACKAGE OPTIONS

EBOOK EXPRESS / EBOOK EXPRESS PLUS

Straightforward ebook conversion service with Amazon distribution setup

Would you like to convert your print edition into an ebook and make it available on Amazon?

Or, perhaps your Word document is already properly formatted and your cover artwork is ready. Now you just need ebook conversion and distribution set up through Amazon.

Best for authors who:

Want to convert their print edition into an ebook OR have their own cover artwork and a manuscript that has already been formatted.

Earn:

  • 70% of the list price for books priced between $2.99 and $9.99
  • 35% of the list price for books priced less than $2.99 or higher than $9.99.

(The earnings above are stipulated by Amazon.)

INCLUDED IN EBOOK EXPRESS
R6,500
For manuscripts up to 100,000* words or 250 pages (includes B&W or colour images)
Ebook conversion into reflowable format with interactive hyperlinks and Table of Contents, searchable text, and copyright page
Distribution setup on Amazon for sales through all Amazon stores and marketplaces
Completing US Tax Interview form and inserting bank details for your royalty payments
Full ownership of your book and distribution account
100% of net earnings paid directly to you
Excellent author support

*Additional cost for every 1000 words extra.

INCLUDED IN EBOOK EXPRESS PLUS
R8,700
Everything in Ebook Express, plus ...
Expanded ePub distribution to all other retailers, libraries and subscription services, including Apple, Barnes & Noble, Rakuten Kobo, Baker & Taylor, Gardners, and more.

EBOOK STANDARD

Full ebook publishing and global distribution solution

This is a full ebook publishing solution that includes all the services you need to turn your edited manuscript into a professional ebook that reads well across a range of devices.

Enjoy global distribution through Amazon and other major retailers such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Rakuten Kobo, and more, to reach the widest audience possible.

Enjoy 100% of all earnings, paid directly into your own account, and full control of your distribution accounts.   

Best for authors who require:

  • a hassle-free solution backed by excellent service.
  • professional cover design and manuscript formatting for a superior look and easier read.
  • the broadest reach for both ebook formats (Kindle and ePub) through all major ebook retailers.
  • high-quality ebook conversion to provide an optimal reading experience across a range of devices.
  • an ISBN registered in their own name.

Earn from Amazon:

  • 70% of the list price for books priced between $2.99 and $9.99
  • 35% of the list price for books priced less than $2.99 or higher than $9.99.

Earn from Draft2Digital:

  • ± 60% of the list price.
INCLUDED IN EBOOK standard
R14,500
For manuscripts up to 100,000* words or 250 pages (includes 50 B&W and colour images)
Ebook cover design using an image supplied by you, with two design options to choose from and author proofs
Interior preparation and formatting
Ebook conversion into reflowable format with interactive hyperlinks and Table of Contents, searchable text, and copyright page
Kindle and ePub ISBNs registered in your name, plus legal deposit
Distribution setup on Amazon for Kindle sales through all Amazon stores and marketplaces
Draft2Digital ePub setup for distribution to all other retailers, libraries and subscription services
Completing US Tax Interview form and inserting bank details for your royalty payments
Full ownership of your book and distribution account
100% of net earnings paid directly to you
Excellent author support

*Additional cost for every 1000 words extra.

PAPERBACK STANDARD

Full paperback publishing and global distribution solution

This full paperback publishing and global distribution solution turns your edited manuscript into a beautiful, high-quality book that can be purchased through the world’s largest stores.

We set up global distribution for sales through Amazon and other retailers, libraries and subscription services; local sales through Publisher.co.za; and local South African bookstores for qualifying titles, offered through our local distribution partners. You also receive 25 printed copies of your book to get you started.

A hardcover format of your book is available as an optional add-on, as is expanded distribution using Ingrams instead of Amazon, with all of the benefits unique to Ingrams.

Best for authors who require:

  • high-quality paperback publishing backed by excellent, hands-on service.
  • professional cover design and manuscript formatting for a superior look.
  • the broadest reach possible through the world’s largest retailers.
  • an ISBN registered in their own name.

Earn:

  • 100% of the list price, less the printing cost, for your own direct-to-customer sales.
  • 60% of the list price, less the printing cost, for paperback sales on Amazon.
  • 40% of the list price, less the printing cost, for paperback sales through other retailers, libraries and subscription services using Amazon’s expanded distribution service. 
    OR
    45–55% of the list price, less the printing cost, for paperback sales through other retailers, libraries and subscription services using Ingrams instead of Amazon for expanded distribution (package add-on necessary).
  • 60% of the list price through local online bookstores.
INCLUDED IN PAPERBACK STANDARD
R24,400
For manuscripts up to 100,000* words or 250 pages (includes 50 B&W and colour images)
Paperback cover design with two designs from which to choose, and further tweaks until you’re happy
Editing and polishing back cover text
Paperback ISBN in your own name, with legal deposit, and barcode for the cover
Interior design, layout and formatting of paperback; inserting half-title, title and copyright pages
Two sets of author proofs of book interior
Printed and bound sample book (incl. local delivery)
Creating print-ready PDF files of cover and interior for Amazon, local printing, and Ingrams (if applicable)
25 printed copies of your book
Distribution setup on Amazon for sales through all Amazon stores and marketplaces
Expanded distribution to other global retailers, libraries and subscription services
Completing US Tax Interview form and inserting bank details for your royalty payments
Full ownership of your book and distribution accounts
Earnings paid directly to you by Amazon
Excellent author support

*Additional cost for every 1000 words extra

RECEIVE 25 COPIES OF YOUR PRINTED BOOK

EBOOK AND PAPERBACK COMBO

Full paperback and ebook publishing and global distribution solution

Get the best of both worlds by making an ebook and paperback version of your book available to readers around the world with one convenient ebook and paperback package. The combo option gives you all the services included in the Ebook Standard and Paperback Standard packages, at a discounted price, and 25 printed copies of your book.

Best for authors who:

  • prefer a one-stop ebook and paperback publishing solution that promises high-quality production services and a proven track record.
  • value excellent customer service and on-time delivery, without compromising quality. 
  • prefer to work with a smaller publishing partner they can trust and whose knowledge they can tap into to ensure maximum publishing success.

Earn:

  • 100% of the list price, less the printing cost, for your own direct-to-customer sales.
  • 60% of the list price, less the printing cost, for paperback sales on Amazon.
  • 40% of the list price, less the printing cost, for paperback sales through other retailers, libraries and subscription services using Amazon’s expanded distribution service. 
    OR
    45–55% of the list price, less the printing cost, for paperback sales through other retailers, libraries and subscription services using Ingrams instead of Amazon for expanded distribution (package add-on necessary).
  • 60% of the list price through local online bookstores.
INCLUDED IN EBOOK AND PAPERBACK COMBO
R35,200

Ebook services

For manuscripts up to 100,000* words or 250 pages (includes 50 B&W and colour images)
Adapting paperback cover artwork for the ebook
Kindle and ePub ISBNs in your name, with Legal Deposit
Ebook conversion into reflowable format with interactive hyperlinks and Table of Contents, searchable text, and copyright page
Ebook quality checks before publishing

Paperback services

Professional paperback cover design with two designs from which to choose and further refinements until you’re happy
Editing and polishing back cover text
Interior design, layout and formatting of paperback; inserting half-title, title and copyright pages
Paperback ISBN in your name, with legal deposit, and barcode for the back cover
Two sets of author proofs of book interior
Printed and bound sample book (incl. delivery)
Creating print-ready PDF files of cover and interior for Amazon, local printing, and Ingrams (if applicable)
25 printed copies of your book

Shared ebook and paperback services

Distribution setup on Amazon for Kindle and paperback sales through all Amazon stores and marketplaces
Expanded paperback distribution to other major retailers, libraries and subscription services
Draft2Digital setup for ePub distribution to all other retailers, libraries and subscription services
Completing US Tax Interview form and inserting bank details for your royalty payments
Full ownership of your book and distribution account
Earnings paid directly to you by Amazon
Excellent author support

*Additional cost for every 1000 words extra

RECEIVE 25 COPIES OF YOUR PRINTED BOOK

YES!PRESS PACKAGE ADD-ONS

Yes!Press package add-ons help you bolt on to your publishing package other services that fall outside our package parameters.

Editorial

  • Manuscript evaluation
  • Editing and proofreading

Production

  • Paperback formatting and ebook conversion costs for word counts higher than 100,000
  • Additional images over and above the 50 already included in your package
  • Complex or design-heavy fiction or non-fiction interior formatting
  • Scanning of artwork, photos, negatives, and positives
  • DTP artwork for graphs, tables and diagrams
  • Full-colour books
  • Hardcover artwork

Printing and distribution

  • Additional printed and bound sample books
  • Bulk book printing at the manufacturing cost, plus delivery
  • Split-consignment deliveries
  • Printing and distributing a hardcover edition
  • Expanded paperback distribution using Ingrams instead of Amazon (with added benefits unique to Ingrams)

Marketing

  • 3D book images, author website, roll-up banners, flyers, email signatures, and other marketing collateral
  • Beta readers and reviews
  • Marketing and social media campaigns

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Reach the world’s largest ebook retailers and libraries

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Expanded Ebook Distribution partners include: Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, Tolino, Smashwords, OverDrive, Bibliotheca, Baker & Taylor, Hoopla, Vivlio, BorrowBox, Palace Marketplace, and more.

Expanded Print Distribution partners (+39 000 outlets) include: Barnes & Noble, Foyles, Gardners, Waterstones, Books Express, Walmart.com, Target.com, Blackwell, Walmart, Target, Chapters/Indigo, Adlibris, Agapea, Aphrohead, Coutts Information Services, Designarta Books, Eden Interactive, Book Depository Ltd, Trust Media Distribution, The Book Community Ltd, Wrap Distribution, Mallory International, Superbookdeals, Wrap Distribution, Paperback Shop, Booktopia, Fishpond, ALS, James Bennett, The Nile, Peter Pal, independent bookstores, libraries, schools, e-commerce companies, subscription services, etc.