FAQ

WHAT IS VALMEEKI

Valmeeki is a virtual publishing house that caters exclusively for first-time writers and self published authors. The books published under the banner of Valmeeki Publishers are made available on a smartphone/tablet based application from where readers can download, read and save their e-book purchases.

WHAT DOES VALMEEKI DO

Valmeeki represents works of original writing and in addition, provides paid editorial and design services for budding writers. Every year, five of the top rated books will be published in print and marketed across leading book stores.

HOW DOES A WRITER BENEFIT FROM VALMEEKI

Since Valmeeki promotes only first-time writers and self-published authors, those who publish their works on our APP are able to hit the target audience looking for fresh writing talent spot on. Additionally, first-time writers get upto 60% of the selling price of their books (after deducting transaction and service cost from selling price) as compared to print publishing wherein they receive only 10-15% of the profit margin.

WHAT IS THE VIP PROGRAMME

The Valmeeki Intelligent Programme is a value added scheme aimed at promoting e-books published on Valmeeki, and at the same time keeping the writers contracted exclusively to the platform made available at Valmeeki. Writers need to be contracted exclusively to Valmeeki for a period of 150 days as part of VIP.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF VIP

Writers stand to earn upto 75% of the selling price of their books as compared to 60% otherwise. In addition, basic proofing, cover design and video shoot services are extended as a free bonus to improve quality and visibility of final product. Improved market reach and visibility is also assured and writers contracted under the VIP scheme are eligible for the year-ending VBP programme. Read more about the VIP programme here.

WHAT IS THE VBP PROGRAMME

The Valmeeki Bestseller Programme is the biggest recognition of talent provided to the writers who publish their works on Valmeeki. Five of the top selling books every year will be published in print (provided they have not been self published earlier).

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF VBP

Valmeeki will act as a publishing house and print 1000 copies as a first edition release. The selected writers will be contracted with revised contracts, upfront commissions and a chance to become a full-time writer by providing funding for their second book.

WHAT VALUE ADDEED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY VALMEEKI

Valmeeki understand the need for first-time writers to ensure that their work makes a good first impression. For the same value added services such as editing, proofing, cover designing etc are provided at a nominal charge. Read more about the services offered by Valmeeki here

WHAT GENRES ARE ALLOWED

Any genre that can challenge the human mind is welcome to be published on Valmeeki. Extremely sensitive matter if any will be notified to the writer and will be suggested for modification, in order to avoid unnecessarily hurting public sensitivity in the name of literary freedom. The author though can take the final call on whether to accept the suggestions or not. In either case, Valmeeki will not be held responsible for any after-effects. In the case of authors contracted under VIP, the right to publish lies solely with Valmeeki.

WHAT ARE THE CHARGES FOR PUBLISHING ON VALMEEKI

Valmeeki is a free app for uploading of works. Authors are not charged anything, and there are no hidden charges of any sorts. The app is presently available on Android platform.

AS A WRITER, WHERE SHOULD I UPLOAD MY WORK

Upload your works by following the PUBLISH link on our website. Writers need to sign in with a unique username and password. This will enable them to track and monitor their work, as well as share info to other social media platforms for the sake of self-marketing. Books once uploaded cannot be edited. Alternatively, works can be e-mailed to [email protected]

WHAT IF A WORK IS FOUND TO BE PLAGIARISED

Valmeeki does not endorse plagiarised works in any manner. Works found to be plagiarised will be immediately removed and all payments to be made to the writer will be forfeited. In the event of any further legal proceeding between the book’s original author and the author accused of plagiarism, Valmeeki will not hold any responsibility of handling the dispute or acting as witness for or against the claimant/accused in any manner or under any court of law within or outside India. This will hold true irrespective of the writer being contracted under the VIP programme.

CAN READERS DOWNLOAD AND VIEW THE BOOK ON PCs/DESKTOPS

Presently, e-books are available for reading only on the APP. The book cover, synopsis, rating and other details can be viewed through website as well.

HOW CAN I REMOVE MY WORK FROM VALMEEKI

If a writer wishes to remove his/her book from Valmeeki, he/she needs to intimate the same at [email protected] The book will be removed within 72 hours. Valmeeki will not be responsible for downloads that have already been completed. The author will be paid the full pending amount pertaining to his earnings at the time of receiving the mail.