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  3. iUniverse
  4. Trafford Publishing
  5. Xlibris
  6. Breezeway Books

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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!

Self-Publishing The Last Thing You Need Is A Proofreader

When I say the last thing you need is a proofreader, I mean it literally. Proofreading is the final stage in the editorial process prior to publication. The self-publisher who moves straight from writing to proofreading is trying to win the race by ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:46:00 GMT

Outskirts Press Giving Self-Publishing Authors Extra Love in 2018

Writing a book is often a solitary pursuit - but there's no reason a new author must finish the publishing journey alone. Outskirts Press, named No. 1 self-publishing service provider by Top Consumer Reviews, is showing its authors lots of love in the new ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:10:00 GMT

Outskirts Press Giving Authors a Sweetheart Deal on Self-Publishing for Valentine's Day

Outskirts Press is showing self-publishing authors lots of love with a sweetheart of a deal this Valentine's Day. The company, rated the No. 1 self-publishing company by Top Consumer Reviews, has announced a 20 percent off flash sale on its popular Full ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:58:00 GMT

30 Publishing Houses Said No, Black Women Said Yes - Making a #1 Best Seller

After overcoming her initial hurt and lack of support from the book-publishing industry, Dr. Venus Opal Reese openly shared the challenge with her audience of over 100K Black Women on Facebook, who encouraged her to self-publish. When she released her book ...

Published:  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:32:00 GMT

Hopkins North Jr High Students Offered Chance to Publish Books

The teen authors are also paid royalties for books that sell online and in stores. Justin's first taste of the publishing world came in 2015 when his mother helped him self-publish the book, "Saving Stripes: A Kitty's Story,"which tells the true story of ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:54:00 GMT

Self-described 'friend' of neo-Nazis won't join the New York Times editorial board after outrage

In December 2013, she self-published an essay about John Rabe ... just weeks after The Times faced flak for temporarily doing away with its editorial page to publish a selection of letters from supporters of President Trump.

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:47:00 GMT

Radio New Zealand and Scoop Publishing Content Partnership

Scoop Publishing and Radio New Zealand today announced a content ... Once proudly independent and self-reliant, we seem to have been reduced to client states of Facebook, fretting about the social network's move away from news. Facebook has now realised ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:40:00 GMT

Learn details of the self storage software market forecast to 2025

The Self Storage Software Industry analysis is provided for the ... Asia Self Storage Software Development Status and Outlook Category: Market Research Publishers and RetailersCompany profile: Orian Research is one of the most comprehensive collection ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:10:00 GMT

E.L Discipline is Helping Individuals Master Self & Mental Discipline

His new book, "The Importance of Discipline," (Published by Andrea Johnson Books Publishing) is a resource of mastering ... "The Importance of Discipline" is a self-help, and mental guide that gives factual based discussions on the information we know ...

Published:  Sun, 11 Feb 2018 04:39:00 GMT

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