Higher setup/design fees

Lower setup/design fees

100% royalties

Lower royalties

YOU will handle all the business aspects associated with publishing your book.

We will use our ISBNs, format your files, design your cover, submit to the printer, offer full distribution of the print book (including Ingram, Amazon,, etc.), and offer distribution of the ebook to Amazon, B&N, Apple and Kobo directly, handle customer service issues, process sales, provide fulfillment, collect/remit sales tax, and much more.

Example Cost Comparison

(basic black and white interior paperback and basic ebook conversion)
Setup $799 $675
Original Cover Design $300 $200
Simple ebook conversion $399 included in setup above
Annual POD file hosting fee included in setup above
TOTAL: $1498 $875

Choose if:

You want someone else to assist with print and ebook formatting and conversion, as well as cover design, but you want to do everything else yourself, including submitting your print book files and listing information to Spark (Lightning Source) and Ingram, and your ebook files to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple. Your setup fees will be higher but you will earn 100% royalties. You will also be responsible for maintaining your listings, keeping your accounts current at the firms above, any fees those firms charge, as well as processing credit cards if you choose to take orders for your books yourself.

NOTE: You will be responsible for purchasing ISBNs for the print and epub versions of your book. However, you will pay less when ordering copies of your own print book. You can also choose your own list price, and be limited only by what the printer or the ebook retailers charge you for each transaction.

If you choose, you can sign up right now as there is no vetting process.

It’s Easy!

Send us your text or word processing file . We’ll send a quote back to you. Once you sign up, we’ll take care of the rest and you’ll be involved every step of the way to ensure your book and cover are what YOU want.

Choose if:

You’d like to spend more time writing than running a publishing company, if you don’t have a website (we offer a specific book page for each book on for direct orders ), if you don’t want to take credit cards and collect/report sales tax when selling the book yourself, deal with customer service issues, assist buyers who are confused about ebooks/downloading, and other business and administrative aspects of publishing. If you prefer to just write and do online promotion, but want to let somebody else handle the business end, choose

In a nutshell, if you want someone else to handle not only interior and cover design but also distribution, order processing, fulfillment, customer service, etc., choose BookLocker. You will pay less for setup fees (half), but will also earn less in royalties, and pay more when you purchase copies of your own book. BookLocker has minimum list prices that must be adhered to.

NOTE: If you choose, you will not need to pay any fees charged by the printer because BookLocker will submit to them directly. Also, if you choose BookLocker, you will not need to purchase your own ISBNs. BookLocker will assign theirs at no extra charge. (ISBNs are $125 each or $250 for a block of 10). reviews manuscripts for quality and salability, and will reject manuscripts that do not meet their standards. You will need to SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT FOR CONSIDERATION before signing up. If your manuscript is rejected by BookLocker, you can still sign up with using the link in the section above.


$675 setup

$200 original cover design – optional

*Simple ebook conversion (see details below) – included in price above

$875 TOTAL

$0.00 ISBNs (BookLocker will assign at no extra charge)



35% of the list price for public sales of POD books sold through

15% of the list price for POD books sold through other distributors/retailers/etc.


70% of the list price for ebooks priced $8.95 or higher.

50% of the list price for ebooks priced under $8.95.


65% OF THE NET AMOUNT is paid for each ebook priced $10 or higher.

55% OF THE NET AMOUNT is paid for each ebook priced under $10.

If you prefer, submit your manuscript for consideration today using THIS FORM.