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OUTSKIRTS PRESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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!



Self Publishing In The News

Self-publishing grows and grows, despite the old stigma

The other day at lunch, my friend - a writer and former journalist - raised a palm toward me to stop my monologue and said: "I don't get it! Why would anyone self-publish a book" I had just described ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:09:00 GMT



What Is the Self-Publishing Network

Carl Moberg, Director of Technology for Cisco Network Services Orchestrator, talks to Ray Le Maistre about the self-publishing network and the next steps for service providers to take in their automat...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:28:00 GMT



Seen and Heard: Writers find self-publishing to be rewarding route

Last year, Minnesota libraries created MN Writes MN Reads as a resource to support writers, providing tools for authors and readers to share, create, and read ebooks. Last month, they announced the wi...

Published:  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:15:00 GMT



Writers to learn about self-publishing

In "The Self-Publishing Path: When and How" Friedman discusses the value of publishers, then reviews scenarios in which authors may not need those benefits. She shares invaluable advice on steps to ta...

Published:  Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:32:00 GMT



NRA rip of 'self-important' anti-gun docs draws wrath after Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting

The NRA's suggestion that "self-important" physicians who support banning semiautomatic ... of Physicians and the professional journal Annals of Internal Medicine for publishing a series of articles s...

Published:  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:41:00 GMT



Glamour to Cease Publishing Regular Print Mag, in Conde Nast's Latest Digital Shift

Last year Conde Nast ended the print editions of Teen Vogue and Self. In addition ... Glamour will continue to publish special print issues, according to Barry. "We're going to use print ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:58:00 GMT




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