November was National Novel Writing month. Three published authors gave talks on how to get your novels into print, and these were very well received by a good attendance of over 50 people in total at libraries in Heysham and Preston, in Lancashire.
If you would like to attend a future presentation, please get in touch via Inca at the domain name, or through Facebook or Twitter.

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, you must have a small stock of your work ready for sale (or be working on a book you need us to help you with). You might have 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, from this site, you will be able to satisfy the customer order directly, and ship from your own home.
We assist 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 masterpieces gradually get used up.
When they're gone, the products can be delisted, or you can reorder another batch.
If you are a reader after something specific, you should grab the books while they are here if you want signed copies ahead of the time when the author achieves massive fame, and your investment pays off.

Can we publish your book?
We can certainly help. If you already have a stock of books, we will list them on our site at no cost for you. If you are still working on your manuscript, we can help you get it 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 for you to sell from home, either via this site, or to distribute to outlets such as bookshops, libraries, etc.
If you don't want that hassle, the formatted book can be submitted directly to a retailer instead, and they ill publish it for you. 

So, what's in it for the Incas?
* We help you authors with your problem of a stock of unsold masterpieces gradually dissolving in loft or garage, by giving you an extra outlet to move the books on.
* We minimise the risk and outlay of self-publishing for you buying your own stock.
* We help you improve the standard of your self-published works, with free advice and help with formatting and presentation.
* And for the Incas, we hope you will consider our extra 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 are still 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 our email, Inca at the full domain name. For general enquiries, or to contact the Team, use the same address.

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.
Sorry we have to say this, but the world is going increasingly mad, and disclaimers are getting larger than the sites they refer to. With that in mind, please remember not to flush large household items down the toilet, don't litter, and do clean up after your dog.