Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is the Marketplace?

The PubLaunch Marketplace allows writers to browse and hire Suppliers (editors, illustrators, cover designers, etc.). Any writer on PubLaunch can build a team of Suppliers for their publishing project using the Marketplace, see the price for each Supplier and the overall project, and pay for services.

Once you’ve hired your project team, PubLaunch administrators will open up your project chat and guide you and your Suppliers through the process.

I’m looking for a specific service that I don’t see listed in the Marketplace. What do I do?

Do I have to copyright my material before sharing it on your site? Is there a danger that my work will get stolen?

What’s the advantage of using PubLaunch instead of just going it alone?

What is “Guided Publishing”?

Do I need to hire an entire team, or can I use the PubLaunch Marketplace for just one service?

How much does it cost to use PubLaunch?

How do you calculate the cost for each service?

I’ve paid for my project. Now what?

I am a professional writer and I’d like to claim any taxes I’ve paid. Does PubLaunch provide a tax breakdown on invoices?

Help! I got an error message. What do I do?

Why can’t I see my project chat yet?

Who can sign up as a Supplier on PubLaunch?

Why can’t I sign up for some services listed?

What do I do if I don’t see my service on your list?

I’m not in North America. Can I still use your site?

What are your fees?

Do I have to complete my profile right away, or can I save my progress and complete it later?

What kind of rate do I set as a Supplier?

How do I set my rates?

Why does PubLaunch have a minimum rate for each service?

How do you estimate a book project based on my hourly rate or per page rate?

I’m waiting for PubLaunch to approve my profile. What am I being vetted for?

How do I edit my profile or adjust my rates?

What is the optimal size for a profile picture?

Do I need to work on every book project that I’m selected for?

How and when do Supplier get paid?

How much time do I have to respond to a service request from a writer?

I need to collect sales and/or income taxes in my country. Does PubLaunch provide a tax breakdown?