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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

New Titles from Self-Publishers: September 2018

Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 87 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:25:00 GMT



Self Publication: Things That Every Aspirant Needs to Know

Self-publication The Term Self-publishing has come as a silver lining for aspiring authors. With its growing popularity, now they need not wait for half the year, the usual time for evaluation of a ma...

Published:  Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:56:00 GMT



Tri-Ace Is Self-Publishing Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition In All Regions

While tri-Ace usually works with publishers such as Square Enix with the Star Ocean series and more, Siliconera learned from the developers that it will be self-publishing the recently announced Reson...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:15:00 GMT



Earthbound Games nets £750k to self-publish game

Dundee-based games developer Earthbound Games has successfully secured £750,000 in equity funding to self-publish a new product. The finance will support the development and distribution of its flagsh...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:15:00 GMT



Emerald Lake Books aims to be one-stop shop for self-publishing authors

"I cannot claim to have had a hard time publishing," Alice Walker once wrote - a rare claim indeed when it comes to authors trying to find a home for their work. But help may come for those ...

Published:  Sat, 15 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT



Expertise, Empowerment, and Energy: The 2018 Independent Authors Conference Returns to Philadelphia

Presented by BookBaby, the nation's leading self-publishing service company,... Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. Frankly and this Site mak...

Published:  Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:06:00 GMT



Traditional media cos form digital news publishers alliance

Eenadu and Malayala Manorama - are forming the Digital News Publishers Association, BestMediaInfo reports. "The organization is committed to providing the most credible news in all languages to the In...

Published:  Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:43:00 GMT



Feature: Velocity 2X Dev Opens Up About Publishing Woes And Chances Of A Sequel

It's a full-time job for a team of people to make a game, and it's an equally demanding full-time job for a team of people on the publishing side. We've self-published our games ten times, and it does...

Published:  Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:16:00 GMT




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