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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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 Services

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.

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!

Self Publishing In The News

7 Ways Self-Publishing Can Make You 6 Figures

Join us Nov 9th in Los Angeles for a day of inspiration, networking and hear from Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jon Taffer, Carmen Electra, Apolo Ohno and more. Over the past few years, several individuals have told me effectively the same thing: "Books are ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Self-Publishing Spotlight with Sylvie Lee

Combining her playful, light-hearted artistic style with a desire to help people find time for a little self-care, Sylvie Lee's beautiful mood-journal, Feelings, offers people an easy, accessible way to track and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:43:00 GMT

Self-Published Author Lands Deal with HarperTeen

Grateful to the bloggers and readers who created such positive buzz about the self-published edition of Thorn, Khanani is eager to launch this new chapter in her publishing career. "It feels amazing and a bit surreal to see my novel move forward this way ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT

New Data: Self-Publishing ISBNs Climbed 8% Between 2015-2016

Since 2011, International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) for self-published titles have climbed 218.33%, according to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. A total of 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2016; in 2011, that ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:33:00 GMT

How To Self-Publish A Magazine In 30 Days

Last month I self-published my own 66-page digital magazine. How long, in truth, did it take me to complete it Eh, around 30 days. Do I recommend said timetable for anybody Just for the crazy people like me. Let's get right into it, shall we

Published:  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:17:00 GMT

BluBoot launches a publishing house to serve emerging Authors and self-publishing Writers.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 12, 2017 / -- BluBoot Publishing understands the difficulties and the disappointments faced by many independent writers to get their work published and accredited. Experienced self-publisher Sally Thompson ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:56:00 GMT

Flipboard launches self-service program for publishers

As most people have flocked in recent years to view websites and videos on their smartphones and tablets rather than on computers, many sites now get upwards of 90 percent of their traffic from mobile. That includes the social magazine app Flipboard ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Flipboard highlights mobile-friendly sites with "śRED bolt' symbol and launches self-service tools for publishers

Flipboard is today lifting the lid on two new features it hopes will make it easier for publishers to join, while also encouraging them to optimize their websites for mobile screens. The Palo Alto-based company, which develops the popular cross-platform ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:12:00 GMT

self-publish your book

Thanks for tuning into the Chris Stigall Show on 1210AM. You heard Chris talk about 5 Steps to Self-Publishing, and now's the time to take your first step in your journey. The road to successfully publishing your book is filled with plenty of twists ...

Published:  Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:43:00 GMT

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