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The Idea

The Inca (Incorporating No Conventional Authors) site is a free bazaar where any author who has a stock of their own books at home and wants to sell directly to the readers can have a link added. Conventionally, there is no contact between author and reader, but here, it becomes more personal. Author, in order to list your book here, you must have a stock of your work ready for sale. They might be a batch you have bought from your publisher, or you may have entered into a contract with an agency that charges you to have your books printed and have supplied you with stock. Either way, you should be able to satisfy the customer order directly, and ship from your own home.
We promote sales of listed books by encouraging the authors who use the site to purchase those from other authors on the site. This way, everybody wins, and those boxes of unsold works gradually get used up. When they're gone, the products can be delisted, so if you are a reader after something specific, you had better not wait!

Are we a publisher?
Not in the conventional sense. We can help you get your book into a perfect state ready for printing, and then link you with a short-run printer, who for a very reasonable price will produce as few as 20 copies of your masterpiece for you to sell from home, or distribute to outlets such as bookshops, libraries, etc.

So, what's in it for the Incas?
* Helping authors out of their problem of a stock of unsold masterpieces gradually falling apart in loft or garage, by giving them an extra outlet to move the books on.
* To minimise the risk and outlay of self-publishing for authors, buying their own stock.
* To improve the standard of self-published works. All the books for sale are checked via the Incas for a quality of both format and content.
* To promote our services. We provide formatting, editing, proof, design, and marketing advice for authors. You don't need to take any of these, though. If you already have a quality product, the listings will still be free. We take no commission on your sales; the contract is directly between author and customer.

Interested?
After reading the information on the Joining page, please contact us via the links at the bottom or through email, 'contact' at the domain name.

The Team

Disclaimer: In the event of you having problems, the Inca Project holds no accountability on any level. You visit this site on the understanding that you waive your rights to any attempt at litigation against us for any reason.
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