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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

On the right to publish and self-censorship

One can observe that in the 21 st century and more so in the preceding months, journalism in Pakistan has not only become more professional but has also innovated new ways to resist control. An antago...

Published:  Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:08:00 GMT



June Religion Bestsellers: Self-Help Continues to Reign; Kingsbury Tops

PW "All Access" site license members have access to PW's subscriber-only website content. Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. To find out more about PW's site license subscript...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:40:00 GMT



Engineering dropout founds Kashmir's first self-publishing house

Faheem Bhat, a 19-year-old engineering dropout who was in news for getting his first book published, has come up with a promising venture. After facing a lot of hurdles while getting his book publishe...

Published:  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:21:00 GMT



Here Are the 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People: How to succeed at self-sabotage

3. Give yourself a negative identity. Allow a perceived emotional problem to absorb all other aspects of your self-identification. If you feel depressed, become a Depressed Person; if you suffer from ...

Published:  Thu, 05 Jul 2018 03:26:00 GMT



Jillion R Rising's new Self Help book receives a warm literary welcome

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction - Self Help book "Are You Being Set Up To Fail ... They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, an...

Published:  Wed, 04 Jul 2018 16:53:00 GMT



Book review: Notes to Self is as personal as it is possible for writing to be

Her mother understood why she would want to write that book, she said, but to actually publish it That she did not understand. Given that the opening sentence of Pine's new non-fiction collection of ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:37:00 GMT



Adrian Piper's Show at MoMA is the Largest Ever for a Living Artist. Why Hasn't She Seen It

Such self-presentation was a defensive reaction to the dehumanizing stereotypes prevalent throughout the culture. "My parents' class and generation did not fight the stereotype by marching, staging co...

Published:  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:19:00 GMT



Nova Scotia man with MS publishes autobiography a decade in the making

His years of work have turned into My Piece of Paradise in South West Port Mouton, a 62-page self-published book that will be officially released July 11. Halifax author with multiple sclerosis dictat...

Published:  Sun, 01 Jul 2018 09:18:00 GMT



Success in self-publishing

Local writer Angie Gallion is thankful for the decision she made four years ago to self-publish her first three novels, "Intoxic," "Purgus" and "Icara." Though small press and independently published ...

Published:  Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:01:00 GMT




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