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  3. iUniverse
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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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Self Publishing Reviews

5 stars
Outskirts Press

OUTSKIRTS PRESSTopConsumerReviews.com 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

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

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

IUNIVERSE

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
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2.5 stars
Trafford Publishing

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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2 stars
Llumina Press

LLUMINA PRESS

Llumina Press offers a basic range of self-publishing resources. They also have a variety of add-on publishing services, but unfortunately come up lacking in the turnaround, marketing, and distribution areas.
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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?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best self publishing companies available today. We hope this information helps you start your publishing career right away!

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"How do I know that I'm doing it right?" This concern underlies every question my writing students ask about self-publishing. I respond with a variation of "if you published your book, you did it right. Fix it later if there's a problem."

Published:  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:22:00 GMT



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Published:  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:54:00 GMT



Celebrating Poets and National Poetry Month

All the tools you need to share your poems with the world can be found at IngramSpark. Self-publishing can be one of the most liberating forms of literary self-expression. IngramSpark follows suit by offering poets and writers a wide range of formatting ...

Published:  Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:04:00 GMT



A Good Book Is A Team Effort: Getting help with your Self-Publishing Journey: Jay Artale

This post is part of London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that showcases the best self-publishing advice and education for authors across the world - harnessing the global reach of the Alliance of Independent Authors's ...

Published:  Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:59:00 GMT



Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #78

Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for March, 2017. We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books. A collection of outstanding articles recently ...

Published:  Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:28:00 GMT



Book design for self-publishing authors

What is book design like when you choose to self-publish your work? Mathias Lord of Hewer Text fills us in. Book design is something readers appreciate but usually don't notice. However, if you are a self-publisher, it is crucial to know about book design.

Published:  Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:20:00 GMT



Get Paid to Blog: 6 Obvious Signs Content Marketing is A Fit For You

Your writing career has you pitching articles to print magazines and online publications, self-publishing informational ebooks and even earning some cash from your fiction writing. You've got all your bases covered, right? Wrong. There's one big ...

Published:  Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:15:00 GMT



It's National Poetry Month " Are You Ready?

National Poetry Month doesn't have to be a time just to celebrate other authors' successes-you can celebrate yours, too! And once you've published your volume of poetry, you'll necessarily need to market it, and effectively. So, how does one make ...

Published:  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:42:00 GMT



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