Publishing System User Manual
+ - CHAPTER 1: THE PROPOSAL
+ - CHAPTER 2: THE BOOK
+ - CHAPTER 3: THE MARKET
+ - CHAPTER 4: MORE PROPOSAL DETAIL
+ - CHAPTER 5: CATEGORIES AND METADATA
+ - CHAPTER 6: THE CONTRACT
+ - CHAPTER 7: AUTHOR SERVICES
+ - CHAPTER 8: EDITORIAL
+ - CHAPTER 9: MARKETING
+ - CHAPTER 10: CONTACTS DATABASE
+ - CHAPTER 11: MARKETING ACTIVITIES
+ - CHAPTER 12: ONLINE SALES AND AMAZON
+ - CHAPTER 13: ONLINE MARKETING SERVICES
+ - CHAPTER 14: SOCIAL MEDIA
+ - CHAPTER 15: BLOGS
+ - CHAPTER 16: SALES & ORDERING
INTRODUCTION TO SELLING YOUR BOOK
AI/TIPSHEET/NEWSLETTER
ORDERING
REPORTING SALES
+ - CHAPTER 17: ROYALTIES AND FINANCE
+ - APPENDICES
+ - CHAPTER (to follow)
+ - CHAPTER (to follow)

Using the Author Forum

The Author Forum is the place for any questions you may have that don't appear to be covered in the Author Guide, or that need clarification. It is also a place for sharing ideas or suggesting improvements to the way we work.

The forum is split into four main sections: Technical Support, Marketing & Publicity, Editorial & Production, Sales & Distribution. Please ignore the sections Author to Author (we now used closed Facebook groups; see CHAPTER 14) and Bestselling Authors which have been closed down. Each of the four main sections is split into subsections, and each subsection has its own moderator from the JHP staff who will answer your question.

To add a query to the Author Forum, first click on "Author Forum" on the top right-hand side of the screen, below your name. Next, click on the main section most relevant to your query; and then take a look at the various subsections and decide which one fits best. Once you've clicked on the most applicable subsection, you can then post your question:

  • Go to the top of the page and click on "+ Add a topic here".
  • Enter the title for your question in "Topic Title".
  • Ask your question in the box below, labelled "Contents".
  • Once you're happy with the text of your query, click on "Save Topic" underneath the "Contents" box.
  • You can add a file to your post by clicking on "+ Add a file to this post" which will allow you to browse your computer's files.
  • We aim to answer all queries within 24 hours Monday to Friday, although some staff only work Monday to Thursday. Anything posted over the weekend will be answered on Monday.