Any book you write on Tablo can be published as an eBook, paperback book, or hardcover book. It’s in your hands. You decide when to publish, what prices to set, and which store categories your book belongs in.
There are two ways to begin:
When inside your book, click Continue to Publish at the top right.
Or, on your My Books page, click Publish to Bookstores that you see beside your book.
Select your plan
Select the plan that matches how you'd like to publish. Details on all plans here →
Confirm your book details
Title: Check your book's title, sub-title (if your book has one).
Author name: Check your author name. You can also add a co-author or illustrator.
Bookstore Description: Write or paste your blurb. This will appear on bookstore websites. Our tips for a winning blurb here →
Categories: Choose a primary and secondary book category using BISAC codes.
Share your cover files
Upload the book cover files you have, as JPEG or PDF.
Or, click the checkbox to say you'd like to publish with a Tablo-designed cover.
Prices & royalties
Choose your book's prices. Each format under your plan needs its own price.
Add your PayPal email address for receiving royalty payments.
Enter your payment details
Enter your billing name and address
Give your credit card details for your plan payment.
Publish your book
Take a moment to check all your book and personal details, and make sure you read and agree with Tablo's terms and conditions.
When ready, click Publish My Book.
I've published! What happens next?
Your book will be prepared by us. This takes 2-3 business days. We've emailed you just now, and we'll email you again when your book is ready.
After it is ready, your ISBNs will be assigned and your book will be distributed to the channels included in your plan. You'll be billed annually for distribution until you cancel, and can expect royalties once per quarter.
What is "proofing"? Do you proofread or edit my book?
Proofing is the step when we build your book. We put the pages together, check how they look, and decide how best to arrange the text. We number your pages and add a table of contents (if your book is to have one).
We don't read your book, or look for writing errors like typos and spelling mistakes. We do examine all the elements on a page, and ensure they are in the best possible arrangement.
Can you match me with an editor?
Yes, we have professional editors who can check your writing before publishing. To begin, send us a message or email us.
Cost: US: $0.014c per word, starting from US $199.
Turnaround: Two weeks.
What you get: A fully-edited manuscript, and a letter from your editor on the changes.
Can I see a proof of my book?
Yes, Tablo can share a digital proof of your interior pages as a PDF. This will be the actual PDF used to print your book, so it's exactly what your book would look like.
A print proof is also possible before publishing. Tell us in Additional Notes that you'd like a proof, and we'll reach out to you before approving your book.
Can I see a proof before paying?
No, we ask you to pay for a plan before we can prepare a proof for you.
Guarantees do apply. You can receive a refund of your plan fee if you are unsatisfied with your digital proof.
What size will my book be?
Books are prepared in 5.5 x 8.5 inches. If you have a preference for a particular size, tell us in Additional Notes when you publish.