Writers' frequently asked questions....

 

Writer: If I am already registered as a writer, do I also need to register as a reader?

CUT: No, your writer account enables you to buy ebooks, and your writer account also contains all the functionality of a reader account.

 

Writer: What type of image should I load for my ebook cover and my portrait?

CUT: The ideal file type is a jpg, produced as standard by most digital cameras and smartphones. We can also accept gif or png. For website and ebook purposes, there is no advantage to using a very large file – in fact it can cause problems. The ideal file size is between 250k and 1Mb. Please do not try to load anything larger than 3Mb. For their portrait, many of our writers use a photograph taken by a professional. That usually looks better, but is not essential. For your cover image, you may choose to take a photograph yourself, or source one from one of the copyright-free image websites. Some are completely free of charge. Note that before loading your cover image, you must first select the background colour you would like to use, to ensure that the cover is assembled correctly. You may find it useful to refer to our blog about sourcing copyright free images. 

 

Writer: How do I change the selling price of an e-book?

CUT: You have the ability to change pricing yourself
Just do the following:

  • Log in
  • Click on your name at the top right of your screen to get the drop-down menu
  • Click My submissions
  • Find the story you want to change
  • Double click Edit story
  • You will then be taken through the steps you went through when you uploaded the story
  • You only need to enter any fields that you want to add or change – in this case the price
  • Continue through steps until complete
  • Log out
  • Go to your Writer Profile Page and click on the ebook listing you've amended to check that you're happy with the result

You will receive an email to confirm that your change has been received

 

Writer: How do I change the genre in which my story is listed?

CUT: Simply follow the instructions above, as for changing the selling price

 

Writer: How do I get my e-book listed under more than one genre?

CUT: Currently, when you upload your work, you have the option to select one genre. If you feel that your e-book should be featured under more than one genre, please email writerhelp@cutalongstory.com and tell us the name of the story, and the additional genre(s)

 

Writer: How do I change the cover image of one of my e-books?

CUT: Simply follow the instructions above, as for changing the selling price. When it comes to the cover image section, simply browse the files on your computer, and select the new image, just as you selected the original one.

 

Writer: How do I change the background colour of the cover of my e-book?

CUT: Simply follow the instructions above, as for changing the selling price. However, as well as selecting a new background colour, you will also have to reload your cover image. This will enable us to recreate the whole cover for your e-book, by combining the image with the new background. Please select the new colour before re-uploading the image.

 

Writer: How do I change the body text of my story, if I have made changes?

CUT: Simply follow the instructions above, as for changing the selling price. When it comes to the story upload section, simply browse the files on your computer, and select the new Word file, just as you selected the original one. You will receive an email to confirm that new text has been submitted.

 

Writer: How do I change the details on my Writer Profile Page?

CUT: To change any of these details, including your portrait, biography, 60-second interview, writer tags, simply do the following:

  • Log in
  • Click on your name at the top right of your screen to get the drop-down menu
  • Click Update my details
  • You will then be taken through the steps you went through when you registered as a writer
  • You only need to enter any fields that you want to add or change
  • Continue through steps until complete
  • Log out
  • Take a look at your Writer Profile Page to check that you’re happy with the results

You will receive an email to confirm that your change has been received

 

Writer: If I want to change the picture or biography which appears in the back of my e-books, do I need to edit the story?

CUT: No, you don’t. The biography and portrait in the back of your e-book are picked up from your current Writer Profile Page. If you want to update any of these items, you should log in, and use Update my details, as described above.

 

Writer: May I upload and sell work which has been published elsewhere?

CUT: Yes. Our writer’s agreement is non-exclusive. We are happy to publish in CUT’s exclusive format, work which is already published elsewhere, as long as you have the right to use it in this way. When you load your work, you have the opportunity to state where it has been published previously, and this will appear on the inside cover of your e-book.

 

Writer: I have lost my password and cannot log into my account. What can I do?

CUT: At the log-in entry screen there is a password reminder option. If you select this, we will email a reminder of your password to the email address registered against your account.

 

Writer: May I use a CUT-formatted e-book of my work elsewhere?

CUT: No. The specially formatted CUT e-books are for sale only through the CUT website. When you register and upload your work, you are agreeing that they are not for distribution or circulation through any other means. However, as above, our agreement with you is non-exclusive, so you are at liberty to publish your creative content elsewhere.

 

Writer: How do you pay me for sales of my e-books?

CUT: We make payments to writers at the end of each month. If the outstanding balance on your CUT writer’s account is over £20, we will pay that amount into your nominated Paypal account. (The admin costs involved in making payments, mean that it is not feasible to pay you after every single sale. It is by keeping our admin costs to a minimum, that we are able to convert your work into e-books completely free of charge).

 

Writer: How do I make a video for publication on CUT?

CUT: To record a video of yourself reading an extract from one of your CUT ebooks may be easier than you think. The first step is to read through our useful guidance notes, then if you need any further assistance, please email us at writerhelp@cutalongstory.com 

 

 

Can’t find the answer to your question?

Check our Reader FAQs, or contact us at: writerhelp@cutalongstory.com 

 
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