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Publishing a book used to be an expensive chore both in terms of time and money. You had to submit your work to a major publishing house, hope that it was accepted by their editors and review boards, and pay exorbitant publishing fees. After all that, there were extensive marketing and distribution methods and fees - all of which conspired to force many would-be authors to abandon their craft.

Thankfully, times have changed. Today, anyone can have their work professionally printed, marketed, and distributed through a variety of self-publishing services.

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5 stars
Outskirts Press

OUTSKIRTS Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

Outskirts Press is the best self-publishing company you'll find to publish your work. They offer a variety of exceptional value programs that start as low as $199. You can choose the services that you want and still keep 100% of the royalties from the books you sell.
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4 stars
Virtual Bookworm


Virtual Bookworm provides good customer service, quick printing turnaround, and a large publishing package. Their impressive list of services is lengthy and includes items to help ensure your success.
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3.5 stars
Books Just Books


Books Just Books is not an on-demand book printer; instead, you must purchase a minimum number of books to resell. While this means a larger outlay of cash, it reduces the printing cost per book.
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3 stars


iUniverse has a professional, clear, appealing website. They offer several publishing packages that will meet the needs of most authors, and offer a bookstore buy-back feature that makes your book more attractive to booksellers. Read More... Visit

2.5 stars
Trafford Publishing


Trafford Publishing offers similar options to other on-demand publishers. You'll pay high prices to get what we consider basic publishing services, and their website leaves something to be desired.
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Self publishing companies create books for thousands of authors every year thanks to advancements in computer technology and a concept called Print-On-Demand (POD) publishing. This concept allows for books to be quickly printed and shipped as they are ordered, which eliminates the need for large upfront costs and storage.

However, not all self publishing companies are created equal. There are a wide range of services that are (or are not) offered by these companies, including professional editing services, custom graphic work, book cover options, personalized photos, marketing methods, distribution services, fees, and perhaps most importantly, royalties paid to you, the author.

There are a number of self publishing companies that exist today. They all have different fee structures and specific services that they can provide. You should consider important aspects of each self publishing company before you decide to choose one. Some of these aspects include:

  • Cost and Fees. What is the cost to self-publish your book? Will they keep a percentage of each future sale?
  • Included services. Does the company provide a wide range of self-publishing services for one set fee, or do they provide a list of services that you can choose from?
  • Turn-around time. How fast can the self-publishing company produce your book? has reviewed and ranked the best self publishing companies available today. We hope this information helps you start your publishing career right away!

StreetLib is a viable self-publishing solution for Independent Authors

Streetlib is an online self-publishing solution that is geared towards independent authors. When you register for an account you can upload your e-book use a free ISBN that they give you. There are a ton of distribution options, but Amazon, Apple, Kobo ...

Published:  Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:36:00 GMT

Beginners' Self-Publishing Salon: Writing Tools, Styles and Challenges

What else could we talk about in our first beginner's show, but writing! It's foundational for being an author. If you don't get words down on a page you'll never reach your self-publishing goals. In this 30 minute broadcast Michael and I chat ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Self-Publishing to Traditional Publishing: A Guest Post by David Jester, Author of An Idiot in Marriage

I'm so pleased to welcome David Jester, author of An Idiot in Marriage, to Linda's Book Bag today. I do intend to finish writing my own novel one of these days so I'm always really interested in hearing how other writers have come to be published.

Published:  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:20:00 GMT

Things to Know When Self Publishing a Book

Robert Sullivan is a self-published author dedicated to bringing you the best information possible in writing and personal finances. So you finished your manuscript and it's time to get that bad boy out there and making some money" But, it can be a ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Take it from these local authors: Self-publishing requires more than just hitting send

Today's generation can easily upload and publish a book for free online. But with so many potential authors, those who choose to self-publish face the challenge of standing out from the ever-growing online crowd. It's not enough to just self-publish a ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:34:00 GMT

How The Other Half Successfully Self-Publish

Uncle Mike has some things to say, people, and you're not prying this karaoke mic from his hand until he's done. Is this thing on? Right, okay. Hello. My name is Michael McClung, but for the duration of this little talk, you can think of me as Uncle Mike.

Published:  Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:00:00 GMT

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