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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 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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2 stars


Xlibris is the most expensive of the self-publishing services we reviewed, but many of their author customers would say you don't necessarily get what you pay for in terms of quality. Packages are spendy and royalties are low, so you may get more for your money with a higher-ranked service.
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1.5 stars
Breezeway Books


Breezeway Books, formerly Llumina Press, is not a service we recommend for your self-publishing needs. A clunky website, negative customer reviews, and misleading information regarding royalties are just some of the reasons we recommend you look elsewhere.
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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!

How to Self-Publish in France

Today's guest post is by translator Laure Valentin (@LValentin_trad). Since 2011, more books have been translated in France than in any other country. In fact, one out of every six books in France has been translated from a foreign language. Among these ...

Published:  Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:02:00 GMT

Self-Publishing a Book for Fun and Profit

I wrote and self-published a book called Atomic Design, and I'm really pleased with how the whole thing turned out. I want to share my experience largely because I think the process has a lot to offer other authors who are thinking about self-publishing ...

Published:  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:42:00 GMT

Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing A Book

Ever thought about writing a book Well, you're reading this, so odds are: yes. With the rise of self-publishing stars like Andy Weir ("˜The Martian') and E.L. James ("˜Fifty Shades' series), we now fully realize that you don't need a book deal ...

Published:  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:17:00 GMT

Write and Self Publish a Bestselling Kindle Book on Amazon

Kindle self publishing allows you to publish complete kindle ebooks & audiobooks. Write and publish a kindle ebook and be the best seller on amazon. Every year it gets harder to be seen on Amazon's crowded platform. For this reason, if you haven't ...

Published:  Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:38:00 GMT

Self Publishing Your First Branded Book is Easier Than You Think

Establishing a trusted personal brand starts with great content. Writing about your expertise is more possible than ever with a self published book. While traditional publishing is still a good option you, as an author, do not have the availability of ...

Published:  Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

New Titles from Self-Publishers: November 2017

Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 94 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided by its author. Some of these writers are waiting to be ...

Published:  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:21:00 GMT

Book Publishing, 21st-Century Style

Although printed books have experienced steady growth and digital books are holding their own, much of it is through the auspices of independent titles online (a third of the bestselling ebooks on Amazon are self-published). Trade publishers must keep ...

Published:  Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:55:00 GMT

Want to get published Manitowoc author shares tips on publishing a book

As a Manitowoc Public Library employee, and a published author, I'm here to help writers navigate their way through the world of publishing. I'm self-published as well as published traditionally - a "hybrid" author. After writing your manuscript ...

Published:  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:32:00 GMT

Pronoun Self-Publishing Platform Closes Its Doors

Yet another self-publishing service has closed its doors, but in the case of Pronoun, it's not the usual "get rich off authors' dreams" story that so many other sites have fallen victim to. Originally created as an arm of multimedia publishing ...

Published:  Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:29:00 GMT

How I Self-Published My First Book with Blurb

Books are a ton of work and the opportunities with publishing companies are few and far between. There is also a lot less freedom in producing a book about what you want, the way you want. So, when Blurb reached out to me about their new self-publishing ...

Published:  Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:23:00 GMT

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