How does our crowd-funded publishing model work?
Titles are made available for pre-order for a period of 10 business days.
In this time, the title needs to meet a minimum pre-order number of 100 copies in order for work to commence.
If pre-order demand is not met, then the site will effectively act as a crowdfunding site and will forward all generated money (minus our $50 listing fee) to the Author/Venue. There are no refunds.
We will not upload a book for pre-order if we do not expect it to reach 100 copies, however, we cannot control demand for each title.
Turnaround time from approval to printed books in the mail is generally 8-12 weeks, though this may vary if we encounter unexpected delays in the manufacturing process. To check the progress of a pre-order title, click here.
Who are our pre-order partners?
The people who order the first 100 copies will be credited in the book as a thank you. If you do not wish to be named, please email email@example.com
What do we mean by profit share?
Contributors such as designers, editors, photographers, illustrators and writers work for a minority share in the profit of each title. This way, you’re not only helping venues, but also creatives in your community.
How do we handle payments and shipping?
All prices on our website are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) will apply to all orders. If you are purchasing from outside Australia, the GST will be deducted at checkout.
You may purchase products from our website using the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard or using the following third-party apps: Paypal, Google Pay and Shop Pay.
Please ensure that you provide accurate credit card details, billing address and other information that we request from you in order to process your payment. We may not be able to process your payment or deliver your purchase if the information you provide is incorrect.
Distribution is handled by a third-party operator and delivery times may vary. Please click here to visit our US store.
Where do we deliver?
Our standard method of delivery in Australia is Australia Post and its distribution channels. Orders made to an Australian address usually take 3–7 business days from point of posting.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, shipping worldwide is resulting in major delays, Somekind has decided to suspend worldwide shipping until further notice.
If you are interested in one of our titles and live elsewhere, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry and we will see what we can do.
It is your responsibility to provide accurate delivery details. Somekind is not responsible for orders that are not delivered if the delivery address provided proves to be incorrect.
Were you shipping over the Christmas period?
Orders made between 18th December and 8th January will be fulfilled in mid-January. Like many Australian businesses this year, we can't guarantee delivery times due to delays with Australia Post. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Do we offer gift vouchers?
Yes, you can purchase a gift voucher here.
For gift voucher terms and conditions, click here
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How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you and use your information, at anytime, either by unsubscribing from our emails or by emailing us.
Who do I contact if I have further questions?
If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact email@example.com