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Booktype Pro is a cloud-hosted version of our open source software. Let us take care of install, hosting and security.

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PriceInfo What are my payment options? Billing is monthly. You can cancel at any point and you will only be billed for the current month, and not again after this point. Users can easily upgrade and downgrade package elements without cost.  
$15.95 USD / month
$49.95 USD / month
from $299.95 USD/month
Perfect for...Info Who can use it? Publishers, print-on-demand services, businesses, social enterprises, universities, start-ups and media organisations all use Booktype Pro to change the way they and their readers engage with books. Small group, community, organisation, independent publisher or school Medium-sized organisations, communities, businesses and open education networks Large publishers, businesses, universities, and NGOs
Number of books Info Where are my books stored?We store your books in the cloud, which means anyone from your team can access them at any time via the web. This removes the need for you to maintain a dedicated storage server and gives your entire operation 24/7 access to your archive wherever they are. Of course there's no lock-in, you can download your archive at any time. 50 1000 Unlimited
Number of users Info How many people can access the books?Very simply, this number refers to the amount of people who can register to your Booktype instance and start contributing. User permissions help you keep these people organised and productive. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Domain name Info What does this mean?This is the address at which your team or community can log in and start editing books. Do you want your own web address for the installation or are you happy to have a personalised one? your domain your domain
Look and feel Info Can I design Booktype Pro to match my branding?Yes. Booktype Pro allows you to customise the book-writing environment to tailor to your in-house design and branding via a dashboard. Change logo and colour Change logo and colour Full customisation
Print, epub, iPad, Kindle export Info Which formats can I export books to?When it's time to launch your book, Booktype can natively export to print pdf, ebooks (epub format), iPad and Kindle (mobi). In addition, we can work with you to build special export functionality with the Enterprise package. Yes + customisable formats
Social tools Info How do I collaborate with other users?As standard, Booktype Pro features in-built messaging systems. Chat in real time or use a Twitter-like status update to work effectively and track who's working on what
Revisions and history Info Can I track changes?Yes, with Booktype Pro both books and chapters have revisions, allowing you to look at versions and rollback changes if need be.
Choose your license Info How will my books be licensed?Entirely as you wish. You can customise the license list in order to restrict or open your content as much as you want
Advanced administration Info What if I'd like access to the server?If you need to get server administrator access, our enterprise packages allow you full SSH access via a Django dashboard. If you don't know what this means, you probably don't need it! Django and SSH access

Need something extra?

If you need something more than the options offered, talk to us about custom design, installation, format import/export and more.


Is Booktype Pro secure?

Sourcefabric utilises state-of-the-art encryption, protection and network security. All data is triple backed-up. Your instance is encrypted and employs secure identification through HTTPS.

How long does set-up take?

You’ll have your Booktype Pro account set up in 24 hours without any installation or customisation requirements on your part. During that time you can read our great documentation to make sure you’re getting the most out of your service.

Am I tied to a long term contract?

Booktype Pro is a rolling contract service. You pay month-to-month and if you cancel, you will only be billed for the current month, and not again after this point.

Can I easily upgrade my package?

Booktype Pro grows with your publishing enterprise, allowing you to upgrade your package without cost and without long term contracts. You can downgrade too of course, free of charge. If you downgrade, your billing will be updated at the next cycle. If you upgrade, your billing and new services will be updated immediately.

How do I manage my account?

You’ll get a personalised, secure account dashboard upon sign up where you can manage everything related to your account, from contact emails to payment methods. Booktype Pro contains a Control Centre that allows you to easily manage and configure your installation.

What happens if I need help?

Sourcefabric’s global team of experts is there for you. Every package comes with free email and forum support.

How do Booktype Pro packages work?

Booktype Pro consists of four hosting packages. Simply select the package that fits your needs and click Set Up My Booktype Pro to go to the store to configure your own package.

Why do you need my credit card or Paypal details?

For free trials and free packages, we ask for your credit card or Paypal details. Why? Should you wish to upgrade to a paid account at any time, this allows us to upgrade your service immediately without any interruptions. It also allows helps us to reduce fraud and to keep costs down by only providing free trails and packages to genuine customers.

Your credit card will not be charged at any point during your free trial or your free package. If you are on a 30-day trial, you will be informed at the end of your trial and then charged. You can cancel anytime, both during and after your trial.

Can I make my Booktype Pro account private?

Plus, Premium and Enterprise packages allow you to use Booktype in a closed business environment for the production of inhouse materials, online for the production of open educational resources, or on the 'open web' for community based production - and any point in between.

What will my books look like?

Booktype effortlessly renders beautiful fonts, illustrations and tables to pdf, epub, mobi, odt, html and more  for digital distribution or print services. Advanced options allow you to choose from preset book formats, set ISBN numbers or even apply web-friendly CSS templates for personalised layouts and styles.

How does licensing and DRM work?

You can give any book any license you wish and you are free to distribute where and how you wish without restriction. No platform or data lock-in, no hidden fees, no sneaky reselling costs, no restrictive service agreements. Global settings allow you to control the licences and formats your collaborators may use and export.

What is Booktype Pro?

Booktype Pro is a hosted version of our open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books within minutes. Individuals and organisations collaborate on writing books via a web browser, and then export to pdf, epub, mobi, odt and html ready for Amazon, iBooks, and other print-on-demand or ebook stores.

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