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The all-inclusive OZ POD™ (short for Australian Print-On-Demand) Publishing Package options listed below will get your book into print or Kindle eBook format within weeks! All manuscripts will be screened prior to a publishing agreement being offered, and should be edited and complete when submitted. Equilibrium Books will include basic typographical corrections as part of our Kindle, Silver and Gold packages, however, any additional proofing and editing may incur additional costs.

Our Publishing Services will be discontinued in 2016. However, submissions for our 2015 Commercial POD/eBook Publishing Program will remain open until August 31st 2015. All our published titles/editions (including Kindle) will be removed from sale by 15/03/2016.

Kindle eBook editions are now available as a separate package option, or as an add-on to our Silver and Gold print publishing packages, from only AUD$39.00. It is important to note that some layouts and special formatting are not supported by Kindle however.

If you are considering publishing with Equilibrium Books, please ensure you download our PDF Sample Agreements (requires Adobe Reader) and read the additional information detailed below. Our new Publishing Agreements mean you only have to assign us Australian POD Rights for a minimum 6-monthly period. We also only ask for six-month Kindle Format Digital Rights, meaning that you are free to offer other, non-Kindle, digital formats elsewhere.

It is important to note however that should you choose to release additional editions in any format, either by yourself or through another publisher, any artwork we may have licensed, ISBNs or layout and formatting etc. cannot be used for editions that are not published through us.

Once your Digital Agreement with us expires, we will continue to offer your Kindle eBook for sale through Amazon, unless you request that we withdraw it, or until business ceases trading.

Further information is also provided on our Submissions and FAQs pages, which should be read thoroughly prior to submitting a manuscript for consideration.

OZ POD™ eBook and Print Publishing Packages Features and Inclusions: OZ POD Kindle OZ POD Bronze OZ POD Silver OZ POD Gold
  • Fee-Free Publishing cross tick cross cross
  • Minimum 25 copy purchase requirement (pre-paid) cross tick cross cross
  • Maximum manuscript word count 50,000 (poetry excluded) tick
  • Maximum manuscript word count 120,000 per book or volume cross tick
  • Maximum manuscript word count 150,000 per book or volume tick cross cross tick
  • Internal layout and formatting (typesetting) and/or digital conversion as applicable3 tick tick tick tick
  • Amazon Kindle eBook edition with full colour digital cover3 tick cross cross cross
  • Amazon Kindle eBook edition add-on option cross tick tick
  • Perfect-bound, A5-sized (148 x 210 mm / 5.8 x 8.3 inches) printed book cross tick tick tick
  • ISBN assignment and scannable barcode cross tick tick tick
  • 300 gsm Silk Matte Gloss Laminated, full colour cover, Sustainable Forest FSC cross tick tick tick
  • 80 gsm Alpine Laser internal print stock, Sustainable Forest PEFC, EMS ISO 14001 cross tick tick tick
  • Optional two-sided internal page insert for colour printing1 cross cross cross tick
  • Electronic PDF format proof tick tick tick tick
  • Basic typographical error proofing tick cross tick tick
  • Inclusion of author supplied, b/w (or colour for Kindle editions)3 illustrations or graphics tick cross tick tick
  • Ready-to-print, full colour, 300dpi PDF promotional A4 flyer proof cross cross cross tick
  • Ready-to-print, full colour, 300dpi PDF promotional postcard proof cross cross cross tick
  • Title listing with Equilibrium Books and Amazon Online Book Stores tick cross cross cross
  • Detailed web page per title with secure online ordering links and Book Store listing cross tick tick tick
  • 15% retail discount offered for 2+ books/titles purchased to help boost sales cross tick tick tick
  • National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication [CiP] entry cross tick tick tick
  • National and WA State Library Legal Deposits [Section 201 (3) Copyright Act 1968] cross tick tick tick
  • Title registration with BowkerLINK/BIP/Nielsen BookData/BookFind cross tick tick tick
  • Title listing with James Bennett/ALS Library Services etc. cross tick tick tick
  • Order fulfilment and quarterly royalty statement cross tick tick tick
  • Royalties @ 13.5% of sale price, including author purchases cross tick tick tick
  • Royalties 50% of net receipts from Amazon Digital Services tick cross cross cross
  • Up to 33% discount for author copies (discount includes author royalty) tick
  • Up to 40% discount for author copies (discount includes author royalty) cross tick tick
  • Free within Australia only delivery for author purchases of 25 copies+ 2 cross cross tick tick
  • 1 free book included in package cross tick
  • 5 free books included in package cross cross tick
  • Completion in 4 to 16 weeks, subject to format, size, and work required etc. tick tick tick tick
  • ½-year Kindle Format Only Digital Rights Agreement (Non-exclusive for other formats) tick cross cross cross
  • ½-year Australian POD Agreement tick tick tick
  • Author retains all other legal rights in their entirety tick tick tick tick

Maximum word count per book or volume is 150,000 words for a Gold or Kindle eBook package, 120,000 words for a Silver package and 50,000 words for the Bronze option. All submissions must be written in English. Minimum size for a printed book is usually around 15,000 words or 50 pages to allow for perfect binding.

Author purchase discounts listed above for printed titles are inclusive of the 13.5% royalty advance for author-purchased copies. (See FAQs page for details.) Our fee-free, OZ POD™ Bronze packages require a minimum author purchase of 25 copies but there are no minimum purchase requirements for our Silver and Gold publishing options.

OZ POD Kindle Kindle Packages / Add-on*
*Add-on with Silver or Gold Packages
OZ POD Silver Silver Packages
Print Edition
OZ POD Gold Gold Packages
Print Edition
Mini eBook
>25,000 words
AUD$99.00 / 39.00 Booklet/Novella
>25,000 words
AUD$199.00 Booklet/Novella
>25,000 words
Small eBook
25,000 - 50,000
AUD$129.00 / 59.00 Small Novel
25,000 - 50,000
AUD$299.00 Small Novel
25,000 - 50,000
Medium eBook
50,000 - 75,000
AUD$149.00 / 79.00 Medium Novel
50,000 - 75,000
AUD$399.00 Medium Novel
50,000 - 75,000
Large eBook
75,000 - 150,000
AUD$199.00 / 99.00 Large Novel
75,000 - 120,000
AUD$499.00 Large/Epic Novel
75,000 - 150,000

Book Pricing Guide - Per Copy / eBook Download
A5 Page Count   Print Edition RRP   Cost to Author   Kindle eBook
 50 - 74  AUD$23.95 AUD$14.35* AUD$2.99
  75 - 124 AUD$24.95 AUD$14.95* AUD$3.99
125 - 199 AUD$25.95 AUD$15.55* AUD$4.99
200 - 224 AUD$27.95 AUD$16.75* AUD$5.99
225 - 244 AUD$29.95 AUD$17.95* AUD$6.99
250 - 299 AUD$31.95 AUD$19.15* AUD$7.99
300 - 325 AUD$32.95 AUD$19.75* AUD$8.99

* Plus any applicable delivery costs. Cost price listed appplies to authors with Silver or Gold packages only,
when purchasing additional copies of their own printed books. Discount for Bronze packages is slightly less.

1 Note: increased book price may apply. 2 Single delivery point to street addresses only.

3Note: Some Kindle devices/applications do not support colour. Kindle internal layout/formatting may differ from print editions.

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (inclusive of GST if applicable) unless stated otherwise.
Prices and Inclusions as of 01/06/2015. Equilibrium Books reserves the right to amend pricing and inclusions as required.
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