FAQ

My tales is a direct publishing platform for Indian languages means you can publish your stories, Poetry, Novels/Series and Books on our platform to reach to our valuable readers/customer directly.

We are offering our services in the following languages

  • Bengali
  • Kannada
  • Marathi
  • Telugu
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil
  • English

Time to time, we will be extending our services to different languages.

Direct publishing is a publishing process where Author/Writer can publish their writings directly on our platform services provided by us to reach readers directly.

We have four different Categories.

Paper Book By order Seller/Author will deliver
E-book Downloadable pdf format (IP restricted) from mytales.in
Digital format Can write/publish Stories, Poetry, Series and Books
Audio Can upload Audio files of Stories, Poetry, Series and Books

Yes, you can directly publish all four or any combinations of the four or any one category on my tales.

You can sell Books and Series on my tales.

For each sale you will be paid after deducting all the necessary deductions such as commission and other applicable Govt taxes if any.

You can choose as "FREE", the writings published under this, readers can read without purchasing your writings and also as platform owner we also will get not any money on this.

At present Stories and Poetry do not have option to sell.

Yes, you can publish all the form of books for free on my tales. Readers needs to pay to read such "FREE" items on my tales. For such “Free” items you will not earn any kind of money from readers or from my tales without spending on advertisement and agent commissions.

But "FREE" option is limited only to "Digital Format".

You can choose as "FREE", the writings published under this, readers can read without purchasing your writings and also as platform owner we also will get not any money on this.

At present Stories and Poetry do not have option to sell.

NO, Absolutely not even single paisa.

My tales is a free direct publishing platform. Our motive is low cost or No Cost publishing for the authors/Writers, so that Authors can earn money from the moment they finish their writings.

Yes, you can directly publish series/novels on my tales.

PAID :

You need to select "Paid" option to sell your series/novels on my tales which will earn money (based on the amount you had mentioned while publishing) upon purchase/Subscribing to your series/Novels by our readers/customers on my tales.

FREE :

You can also select as "FREE", which will not fetch you any money at the same time readers can read that series/novels without paying, without paying single penny to my tales or to you.

Yes, you can directly publish paper or Digital books on my tales.

You need to select "Paid" option to sell your books which will earn money (based on the amount you had mentioned while publishing) upon purchase/Subscribing of your books by our readers on my tales.

We do not have "FREE Paper Book" option available on my tales, as Author has to deliver the book in physical to customer by sending physically to you.

You can also select as "FREE –Digital Book", which will not fetch you any money at the same time readers can read that series/novels freely, without paying single penny to my tales or to you.

Yes, you can write as many as languages you want to write.

My tales encourages writers to collaborate and coordinate with other language writers.

As an original Author you can publish in any number no.of languages. In case of translations, my tales requests you (AUTHOR) to take appropriate approval from the original owners for translation and selling the book by individual Author

Yes, Please suggest us, we are always open to experiment and willing to learn things form you that will benefit for the community.

Sorry, currently we are not able to provide this service. Anyhow please follow our blog to create Pictures and Cover pages for your writings, we will be advising you to create free Cover pages/images by using few free websites which will not take more than 30 mins.

High-quality images or cover pages of your writings and crisp product descriptions for your product catalogue. A good catalogue gives your customers a better understanding of your products and helps boost your sales.

SELLING

No. Writing, Publishing and listing books on www.mytales.in is absolutely free.

My tales do not charge anything for listing your writings online.

You only pay a small commission for what you sell on my tales.

Anyone selling new, old and his/her own and genuine writings/books are welcome.

In order to start selling, you may have to submit the following :

  • Bank account and supporting KYC documents (Address Proof, and Cancelled cheque)
  • PAN Card (Personal PAN for business type "Proprietorship" and Personal + Business PAN for business type as "Company")
  • GSTIN (If Applicable)
  • GSTIN/TIN Number (not mandatory for few categories)
* Documents list may varies time to time, we will be requesting you to submit documents as on when required.

After all the required documents have been verified and your seller profile is complete, you can start listing your writings and start selling.

Yes, you can sell all four or any combinations of the four or any one category on my tales.

Four Categories are :

Paper Book - By order, Seller/Author will deliver

E-book - Downloadable pdf format (IP restricted) from mytales.in

Digital format – Can write/publish Stories, Poetry, Series and Books

Audio - Can upload Audio files of Stories, Poetry, Series and Books

At present Selling option is not available for Individual Stories and Poetry on my tales but you can Stories or poems in the book form.

We are encouraging Authors for publishing stories and poetry by conducting contests at different intervals and on different topics.

To bring transparency and to analyse writings by Authors/Writer, We have provided a consolidated information centre called "Dash board" which is very useful for the writers to know their Writings popularity and to know how much money they earned for each book wise and also as on date sales info and receivables from my tales.

As on when Author/Writes "SIGN IN" to my tales, the "My Dashboard" appears automatically.

Author/Writer can find his writings information and the views gained by each writings on "My Dash Board" as live information.

Author/Writer can find his writings information and the views gained by each writings on "My Dash Board"

Author/Writer can find his/her sales information and money earned on each Book/Series "My Dash Board" and this information is up to date.

* A pictorial View for Author’s understanding with test data.

Author/Writer can find his/her Draft/saved copies of his writings under "My Dash Board". Refer above Snapshot.

PRICING AND PAYMENTS

As a seller/Author, you will set the price of your products.

Delivery charges are only applicable to "Paper Book" which has to be courier to you by Seller/Author/Writer.

It is completely depends on Author’s/Seller’s decision.

Commission is a small percentage of fee that we charge on Selling of products on our platform which is pre-defined before publishing the any writings on our platform.

Commission fee is a certain percentage of the order item value of your product. It differs across categories and vertical/sub-categories.

E-Books – 35%

Digital - Books and Series : 40%

Audio - Books and Series : 40%

Paper Book : 70%

We will be communicating to you time to time.

The following deductions are made from the order item value :

  • Commission fee: A percentage of the order item value vary based on vertical/sub-category
  • GST (If Applicable)

Final price has to be decide by the Authors. We request you to consider the below expenses before you finalizing the price.

Example :

Paper Book, E-Book, Digital, Audio

Please give an example to show the cost calculation.

Here’s an easy example, which illustrates a sample the above calculation :

ITEM AMOUNT (RS.)
Selling Price (decided by you) 1000
Commission Fee (varies across sub-categories/verticals)-Considering Paper Book-30% 300
Shipping Fee (To be decided by Author/Seller)
*GST ( 18% on Marketplace fee deduction, I applicable needs to be calculated)
Total deductions 300*
Settlement Value (Amount credited to you) 700

Special price is the price that Author can directly offer to our readers/Customers. Usually it has to be less than the Normal price.

Author will have complete control over this price, he/she can offer at any time or can remove this price at any time.

All payments are made through NEFT transactions (online banking). The payment is made directly to your bank account within the next 7-15 business days from the date of order dispatch.

To get direct payments you need to submit the required documents and your account details.

There are NO hidden charges, when you make a purchase on my tales. List prices are final and all-inclusive. The price you see on the product page is exactly what you would pay.

Delivery charges are not hidden charges and are charged (if at all) extra depending on the Seller's shipping policy.

My tales offers you multiple payment methods. Whatever your online mode of payment, you can rest assured that My tales’ trusted payment gateway partners use secure encryption technology to keep your transaction details confidential at all times.

You may use Internet Banking, Credit Card and any other payments which are accepted by our Payment gateway service provider to make your purchase.

My tales also accepts payments made using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express credit/debit cards in India and 21 other countries.

There are NO hidden charges when you make a purchase on my tales. The prices listed for all the items are final and all-inclusive. The price you see on the product page is exactly what you pay.

Delivery charges may be extra depending on the seller policy. Please check individual seller for the same.

We are extremely sorry to inform that currently we don’t have Cash on Delivery (COD) on www.mytales.in

We accept payments made by credit/debit cards issued in India and 21 other countries.

Credit cards

We accept payments made using Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards.

Your online transaction on my tales is secure with the highest levels of transaction security currently available on the Internet. My tales uses 256-bit encryption technology to protect your card information while securely transmitting it to the respective banks for payment processing.

All credit card and debit card payments on my tales are processed through secure and trusted payment gateways managed by leading banks. Banks now use the 3D secure password service for online transactions, providing an additional layer of security through identity verification.

Yes. My tales offers you the convenience of using your bank's Internet Banking service to make a payment towards your order. With this you can directly transfer funds from your bank account, while conducting a highly secure transaction.

Yes, you can make credit card payments through my tales mobile site and application. My tales uses 256-bit encryption technology to protect your card information while securely transmitting it to the secure and trusted payment gateways managed by leading banks.

The 'Cashback' offer is instant and exclusive to www.mytales.in. You only pay the final price you see in your shopping cart.

At present, Cash on Delivery option is not available on www.mytales.in.

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY

Paper book delivery responsibility with the Author/Seller.

E-book can be directly downloadable from website, Digital formats can be directly read on website and Audio formats can be directly listen on website, hence delivery of these categories are not required.

No, my tales do not provide any kind of packaging materials. Also we don’t have any tie ups with any vendor for packages supply.

No, at the moment my tales do not supporting delivering your products to customers. Paper books shall be couriered by Author/Seller directly to users. It is Author/Writes/Seller responsibility to dispatch/deliver the ordered Paper Books to users. My tales do not take any responsibility to delivery your products unless otherwise you have agreement with my tales.

E-books can directly downloadable from my tales. Digital writings can only read on my tales, Audio format can directly listen my tales.

No, as of now, my tales do not deliver items internationally. For specific case you can reach out us : telugu@mytales.in

E-books are downloadable, Digital and Audios formats, can directly read or listen on out platform based on its format.

You will be able to make your purchases on our site from anywhere in the world with credit/debit cards issued in India and 21 other countries, but please ensure the delivery address is in India.