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ADDING BOOKS

Can I add as many books as I like free?

Yes! Your books doesn’t have to ever be in a project or shop offer to be on BooksOffice, we are happy for you to promote your work regardless. Add as many books as you like it is completely free of charge.

Do you charge any commission for my books sales?

You can link to your sales channels and all the revenue you usually receive for them is yours, we don’t charge fees or commissions where you are linking books to externall distributors on your main profile page. When you add your books to an offer in our readers deals offer shop, we take 30% commission from the total value of each customer purchase and distribute the remaining 70% to authors in proportion to the book sales they have made.

Can I change the sales links?

Yes! You can update your general book information at any time, only the Movie Deck and Series Bible information is locked when you submit to a project

THE OFFER SHOP

MOVIE DECKS AND SERIES BIBLES

What is the difference Between a Movie Deck and a Series Bible?

A Movie Deck requires you to present a single story arc for a single film, whereas a Series Bible requires you to present the story divided into episodes with a brief description of the part of the story that will be presented in each episode.

Can I make a Movie Deck and Series Bible for each book?

You can only submit a book as either a series OR a movie in each project, but you can submit in a different form in different projects. So for example you might decide to submit you book as a movie in Project Alpha and as a series in Project Beta.

If I have several books that I think make a series, do I have to submit them all?

No. If you think you have material for a series based on several books, you need only submit the book that represents the beginning of the story.

VIDEO PITCHES

Should I do a Video Pitch?

It’s optional but we recommend you do. It’s a powerful way to appeal to your readers and to encourage them to support you by voting in a project.

What should I put in my Video Pitch?

Whatever you think will encourage people to vote for you! You could make it a personal appeal, storyboard of your book, a text and music based presentation of your work. Just make sure you own or have permission to use the material within in it

Can I make a longer video pitch?

Not on the BooksOffice site, you are limited to 30 seconds.

Can I promote my video outside BooksOffice?

Absolutely! Your video will be automatically uploaded to our Vimeo channel, which is public, so you can promote it anywhere you like.

PROJECTS

How do I decide if my book is right for a project?

Each project will be described in terms of what stories we are looking for – we might launch a project looking for a specific genre or genres – like Crime and Thriller, or we might just be looking for a film in any genre. Your story should fit the type of project well to submit.

How many projects will be launched?

We can’t answer that except to say as many as we possibly can. The more writers we have on the site, the more readers and viewers who sign up to support, the more projects we can make. It’s as simple as that. We also have our ear to the ground to know what the industry is looking for.

What do I have to pay for the Project?

You pay a submission fee each time you submit a book to a project. It costs from £29 to £39 per book depending on how many submissions you purchase. If you win a project, you do not pay anything for the costs of your production, that is paid for by BooksOffice.

SUBMITTING BOOKS TO PROJECTS

Can I submit more than 1 book to a project?

As long as the type of project is right for the books, you can. submit as many as you wish. For example if we launch a project looking for a Romance Film and you have 3 romance novels each of which you think could make a film, then you can submit all three.

How long does a project take?

Generally speaking a project timing will be 2 months for submissions, 1 month for voting, 2 weeks to announcement of winners. From there the winning story will will be optioned and a treatment prepared in an industry standard format

How many books will there be in a project?

At this point, we have not placed any limits on the number of books allowed to submit to a project, so we are unable to give any indication of how many will be submitted.

INVITING FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS

Is there a limit to the number of people I can invite?

No! Invite as many people as you like. There is an easy to use form on your profile page that makes it easy for you to invite people by entering their email addresses and we will automatically send the email, or you can just tell them about the site and they can sign up that way. Everyone who registers and sets up a profile gets 5 free tickets and they can use them to vote for you in your projects

Can I keep track of my invitations?

If you use the BooksOffice Invitation system it shows you how many invitations you have sent out and how many people have signed up.

Can I see the people who have signed up?

We are committed to privacy on BooksOffice, so we tell you the numbers but not the names of the people. If they use the ‘Like’ button on your pages for you and your books, you will see their icon images pop up on your profile page.

VOTING

How are Votes Counted?

BooksOffice has a fully automated auditable system for votes. Every person who votes is able to keep track of their votes and what they voted for within their dashboard. We do not publish votes, but each project is independently verifiable and you can request details about winners.

Who can Vote?

Everyone except registered writers and anyone connected with BooksOffice Limited, who are ineligible to vote.

What if more than one book has the same number of winning votes?

In the event that two or more books tie, we will re-open the votes for a further 3 days with only those books competing. At the end of that period, the winning story will be selected.

PRODUCTION

Is Optioning a Guaranteed Process for Production?

 No. The production environment is highly competitive and only the very top stories that are being sought in the genres the industry is looking for get made. To give you an indication, only a tiny number (much less than 1%) of authors get their work in front of production companies. Only a few on their books are successfully pitched and even when they get to pilot stage, audience research means less that 5% make it from pilot to full series.

Will I be involved in production?

This will depend on the production company. 

What is involved with production?

Pre and post production and production itself are complex. If your story is successful, we will provide you with a full brief of all the steps involved.

APPROACHES FROM PRODUCERS

What if a producer approaches me about my film or TV rights?

If you are approached after you have submitted to a project or for a period thereafter, you are obliged under our terms and conditions to let us now. We will have first right of refusal on your work, but ultimately our intention is to fairly represent you and help you develop your story so we will aim to help you successfully place your work in the interests of all parties concerned.

Are there ways my story could be produced even if I don't win the vote?

Yes. There are many .

What is involved with production?

Pre and post production and production itself are complex. If your story is successful, we will provide you with a full brief of all the steps involved.

MY PROFILE

Is my profile public?

Your profile stays private within BooksOffice. If you ‘Like’ a writer, they will see your profile Icon in their profile and can visit yours. In the future we may introduce messaging and group services for you to interact more, but you will always have the choice to keep your profile private from anyone else.

LIKING AUTHORS AND BOOKS

Can the author see I have liked them?

Yes. When you like an author your profile picture will appear in their fans section on their profile page. It’s a good way to let them know that you are supporting them.

What happens if I unlike?

Once you have liked a book or author, the button for that specific writer or book changes to Unlike. If you click this, the book and the author will be removed from your Likes panels on your profile page. An author is not notified when you have unliked them.

VOTING AND TICKETS

What's the difference between Tickets and Votes

A Ticket has two values. Firstly, every ticket gives you a Free Vote.Secondly, Tickets can count towards our Rewards system, which earns you special opportunities

What is the difference between Green Tickets and Orange Tickets?

Your Green Tickets are the free ones. for example when you register, we give you 5 free Tickets which show up as green tickets in your profile. Orange Tickets are the ones you can buy. theses tickets also give you free votes, but they also count towards your special rewards. When you vote, you can either use green tickets or orange ones, but they all carry the same single vote.

How can I get more Tickets?

You can get Free Tickets to vote with by inviting your friends to join the website. For every 5 friends who sign up, you will receive 5 free tickets. Alternatively you can purchase tickets. and earn rewards as well as getting free votes.

REWARDS SYSTEM

How do I earn Rewards?

You earn rewards when you purchase tickets and books. Your tickets can then be used to download books free of charge. We may, from time to time, offer additional rewards.

Can I exchange my rewards for other things or money?

No. We don’t offer any exchange of rewards and they are not transferable to another person. We don’t assign a monetary value to them although they may be used in the exchange of goods. Tickets are exclusive to Booksoffice.

When will I get my rewards?

Some of our rewards are instantly available – like books – so long as you have acquired sufficient tickets to exchange for the reward.

INVITING FRIENDS

How many friends can I invite?

As many as you like! There is no limit. For every 2 friends who sign up we will give you 5 free tickets to vote with or exchange for books.

How do I keep track of my friend invites?

On you profile page there is an invite box that makes it very easy for you to invite friends. You simply add their email addresses and we send them an email on your behalf automatically. It shows you how many invites you have sent and how many have accepted.

What if they are already registered?

If their email address is already on the system, a notice will pop up to tell you they have already joined.

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