Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
- Who can send documents to Oboulo?
- What type of documents can I publish?
- Will my documents be published immediately?
- What kind of contract governs my relationship with Oboulo?
- How can I track my document's downloads by users?
- Can I modify a published document to improve it?
- I do not want any of my personal details published on the website/paper
- Can I send an article living outside the US?
- What's is the 50:50 new payment system?
- Do I get a one time payment like before?
- When and How do I get the money?
- I am an ambassador, what is my payment?
- What will the author get for entering the ambassador code?
- What will happen to the documents submitted before June 11th 2009?
- What are net revenues?
Anyone can send us documents, as long as they are the author of the document. We accept documents with the following extensions: .doc, .ppt, .pdf, .htm, .zip and more.
Oboulo covers all type of subjects, from arts to zoology. So don't hesitate to send documents that don't fit in any existing categories. If your document is selected, we will create a new category for it.
The Oboulo selection committee reads all the documents that are sent and only the best documents will be selected for publication. It takes about 2 weeks for the selection committee to make a decision on a given document. Style, spelling and presentation are just important as content. Documents must include a bibliography. Finally, although length is not the most important factor, all other criteria being equal, it is also a plus.
As a contributor to the growing Oboulo.com database, you sign a transfer contract. Under this contract you remain the owner of the document and neither Oboulo.com nor its users can modify the document without your consent. We may however make changes in the presentation, spellings and grammar. IMPORTANT! The signature of the contract happens online, when you upload your documents. There is no hard copy of the contract that needs to be signed or sent to us.
You can log into your Oboulo.com account and go to "documents" tab. There you will find an option called "Submitted documents log" just click on it and you will be able to view the status of your documents.
You can modify documents that you have already published with Oboulo.com. The updating of the content of these papers can be done via the "update" option in "edit my documents" tab found under documents. Please be sure to log in to your Oboulo.com account to access these options.
We do not keep any personal details (phone number, email id etc.) in the paper or the website. We will only display your name, qualification, level etc so that the readers understand the level of the document.
You can send documents from anywhere in the world , but make sure to have a Paypal account to receive payments.
Effective June 11th 2009, you have the opportunity to partner with Oboulo.com and earn royalties for your published documents. Each time your document is purchased, you will be credited with 50% net revenues as royalties.
We do not offer the fixed pay system currently. Oboulo.com currently offers only the 50:50 system. This includes sharing of royalties each time there is a sale.
When your total royalties reach a min of $15.You will be able to request a payment. Once a payment is requested the amount will be credited to your account in 10 business days.
You as an ambassador will be paid $5 per published document. The reduction in the amount is to accommodate the revenue sharing system with the authors.
The author will be entitled to a 10% raise in the net revenues earned when they send us a document under the ambassador code. The author will earn a total share of 60% net revenues from each sale.
These documents will be reviewed under the old fixed pricing system. New pricing is effective for all the documents sent on or after June 11th 2009.
Net revenues will be the payment after deducting commission and applicable taxes.