Frequently Asked Questions About Self-Publishing

Do any of the following statements resonate with you?

  • My self-published book is not selling.
  • I can’t make my title available on more platforms.
  • I want to solely focus on writing and promoting my work, not figuring out how and where I can sell my book.
  • I’m tired of bookstores not stocking my book because it’s only available on POD.
  • I’m an independent publisher, barely scratching the surface to get my book(s) published.
  • I’m a publisher and I need to focus more on expanding my catalog without having to worry about distribution.

We understand the struggles you’re going through and we are here to help you improve your book’s visibility and generate more revenue.

Who is W. Clark Distribution and Media Corp?

Established and directed by four-time New York Times Best-Selling author and CEO Wahida Clark, W. Clark Distribution & Media Corp helps authors and independent publishers navigate the world of distribution and marketing to get their books noticed.

As an author and publisher, Wahida has experienced all the struggles that come with getting your literary works recognized, and profitable while navigating through the publishing maze. We will help you generate revenue from your titles, making your book available in various formats throughout the market to broaden your reach.

How does it work?

Once your novel is approved, you will receive our “Partnership Publishing” packet, which will allow us to collect your book’s details such as title, description, target audience, ideal price point, etc. Afterwards, you’ll upload your validated e-pub files, and final covers using instructions provided by our processing team, and the heavy lifting is over!

From there our self-publishing experts will carry out a quality check then upload your titles into the distribution queue. Once approved your title will be released across multiple platforms such as Walmart, Amazon, iTunes, E-Reatah, Barnes & Nobles, Books-A-Million, and more!

Is every novel approved?

We do not approve all authors and publishers. Our partnership with book distributors is based on bringing them quality, professional works. To meet our criteria your title must be well written and plagiarism-free.

Why do I have to pay for your services?

A lot of work goes into publishing and distributing titles, and these are real individuals working on your behalf, not bots. Our publishing assistants are required to manually enter the details behind your book into various databases, for multiple countries. For example, your metadata, keywords, book description, pricing and more for the United States may differ from the information entered for the UK, Germany or France.

Our experts will also troubleshoot any formatting issues inside your manuscript for any platform, making sure your novel is readily available for purchase.

How soon before my book begins making sales once published?

That depends on how much you’re willing to invest into marketing and promoting your title. You have to remember that books do not sell themselves and be willing to explore different avenues to promote them. In short; no marketing, no sales!

What percentage will I get from sales generated by my titles?

That depends on how often you want to get paid. Our generous pay scales are offered in the same way major publishing houses pay.

They are as follows:

  • Monthly Payments (65/35) – you get 65% of the net sales.
  • Bimonthly Payments (70/30) – you get 70% of the net sales.
  • Quarterly Payments (75/25) – you get 75% of the net sales.
  • Biannual Payments (80/20) – you get 80% of the net sales.

All royalty statements are to be generated, calculated, printed, and mailed.

How will I be paid?

You will get paid via EFT, check, or PayPal approximately 60 days after the end of the month your published title makes sales. We will then disburse your payments every 30, 60, 90, or 180 on the 30th of the month according to your pay structure.

I already published my book. Do I have to close my Amazon or CreateSpace accounts?

No, you don’t have to. In fact, you’re ahead of the game because we require each of our authors to have an Amazon Seller Central page.

Which genres do you accept?

Self-help books, poetry, fiction, religious titles, cook books, erotica, and more. We partner with mainstream book distributors who accommodate all genres.

I want to have my eBook distributed. Does it have to be printed too?

You can choose to stick solely to eBooks, get your book printed, or better yet, do both.

Who do you consider an ideal author or publisher?

  • Don’t have time to spend trying to figure out how to format and upload your files?
  • Need to solely focus on writing and promoting your title?
  • Got a published book that’s just not selling and need help promoting your work?
  • Have an amazing title and have sold quite a few books but sales have dropped and you need help getting more exposure?
  • Overwhelmed by acting as both a publisher and promoter for your titles that are just gathering dust in shelves, not making you money?

If one or more of these questions describe your situation, W. Clark Distribution & Media is here to help.

Do I have to provide an ISBN for W. Clark Distribution to distribute my title?

No, an ISBN is included in each of our packages for independent authors and self-publishers.

Will my book be sold to all 38,000+ retail partners?

No. Each reader is unique and they are inclined to different genres and ways of reading. Some prefer reading on their iPad, Kindle, or tablet while others prefer reading print copies or Large Print.

While not all 38, 000 retailers may purchase your book, with W. Clark Distribution & Media, you get better visibility and a broader reading audience. 

Which formats should my title(s) be in?

It can be in the basic word, e-pub 3.0, Mobi, Web Optimized PDF, Basic Interior Print File, Large Print File, Enhanced e-pub, Audio, Braille format, and various translations.

To get your title published in various formats all you need to do is provide us with the correct files, and if you ever need help converting your titles, we are always happy to help.

Do you work with prisoners who have published books?

Absolutely! You just have to provide us with the correct files.

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