1. Will my books be automatically available online for sale once I've uploaded them?
Ans: No, it won't be automatically available online. After you register with retail.mylocalbazaar.com and upload your book(s), our admin will screen your works as per our policy, and once approved, it will be available in the store.
2. Do I need to format my books before uploading?
Ans: We offer to format your books for you as an additional service, should you ask us to. However, even if you don't ask us to format your books, we recommend that you follow a few basic rules. One, submit your book either as a Word document (.doc or .docx) or as a PDF. Two, do stick to some basic formatting standards when you write your book (consistent text alignment, page numbers, headers and footers, using page breaks instead of just hitting the enter key repeatedly, and so on).
3.How long will my books be online for sale?
Ans: As long as you, the author, wish it to be there. However, after a period of five years, you may have to pay a nominal renewal charge, to keep your book(s) on our site. We will consult you before we proceed though. Top selling books will get fee waivers.
4.Can I upload books I have published elsewhere?
Ans: You can only publish a book on the site if you own ALL rights to the book. So if you have published a book elsewhere and still retain ALL rights to it, you may publish it here. In other words, you must be holding the full copyright.
5. Whom do I contact if I have a problem or a complaint?
Ans: You can contact our admin at any time for any kind of problem. There is a 'contact admin' space on all relevant pages.
6. Will any personal information given to you be kept confidential?
Ans: Of course! All personal information given to us will be kept confidential (unless you don't want it to be confidential, for whatever reason). We may disclose your data to Govt. or Law keepers, if there is any legal notice served.
7. Why do I have to wait for admin approval?
Ans: We put the books through a basic screening process before approving it for sale. This is to ensure a couple of important things. One is of course to make sure any and all works submitted are original materials. Plagiarism is unacceptable. We also would like to make sure that no work is defamatory, libelous, pornographic, or intended to hurt religious sentiments. In short, we want to make sure that any books sold align with basic, decent human behaviour.
8. >How do I get paid for my book sales?
Ans: For every book sold, the amount due to you will be transferred directly to your account, the details of which you have given us. You will see your earning on the page, "see my account balance". Once you click on 'transfer', the balance will be transferred to your bank account.
9. Why am I unable to upload my book?
Ans. The most likely reason may be because your file's size exceeds 60 MB. To check your file's size, right click on the file and click on 'Properties'. The size will be displayed in the new window that opens up.
10. Will you ship me a physical copies (hard copy) of any books I purchase?
Ans: Since this site is dedicated to ebooks, we are not printing hard copies of any books we sell at this point in time. We might change this particular policy in future, but for now, it's a definite no.
11. Why can't I review any books?
Ans: You can only review books after you have purchased them.
12. How do I know about the book before buying?
Ans: Please check the preview. Preview will contain synopses or excerpts from books. Do check ratings and reviews from other buyers. You may check critics' reviews as well. Don't forget to post a review and rate the book(s) you buy. This will be useful to other buyers.