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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.

Start Your Self Publishing with Outskirts Press Today! Thankfully, times have changed. Today, anyone can have their work professionally printed, marketed, and distributed through a variety of self-publishing services.

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.

Best Self Publishing Companies

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!

2017

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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Amazon launches £20,000 literary prize for Kindle authors

Kindle Storyteller award is open to authors writing in English who launched their books on its self-publishing platform Kindle Storyteller award is open to authors writing in English who launched their books on its self-publishing platform A £20,000 ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:17:00 GMT



Learn about self-publishing children's books at Lakewood Library

Author Donna Seebo and illustrator Carol Ann Johnson share their experience with self-publishing children's books, 2-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road S.W. 98499 " 253-548-3302. The two recently published "The ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMT



Give a Gift That Endures With a Fully-Illustrated Custom Children's Book!

Christmas may be over, but gift-giving is a year-round enterprise, with birthdays and spring holidays and just-because-we-wanted-to days cropping up every few weeks. It can be a challenge keeping up, especially when we find ourselves wanting to put some ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:05:00 GMT



Amazon Introduces Self-Published Book Prize

Almost any aspiring author will tell you they've looked into the self-publishing option. It's a modern, attractive alternative to the lengthy, stressful process of getting a book published traditionally, and these days, more and more writers are ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:17:00 GMT



Self-Publishing Profit Plan: 24-Hour Nonfiction Ebooks

If you're a self-publisher, chances are that nonfiction ebooks are part of your plans for 2017. I've received many queries about them from self-published authors. Sometimes these queries are anguished pleas for help. The authors have given up on an ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT



Self Publishing Advice Center

An inspiring interview with Irish novelist Susanne O'Leary packed with top tips on how to build up a successful long-term career in self-publishing. What is the secret of your success? Finding my voice and sticking to a genre I'm good at. But it's ...

Published:  Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:13:00 GMT



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