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What's the best self-publishing company? Whether you've already tried the big publishing houses and gotten rejection letters or you just want to jump right in and take the do-it-yourself approach, self-publishing can get your books on people's shelves - both digital and traditional.

One of the first questions you'll need to consider is whether you want to publish your book in print, as an eBook, or both. Some services cater strictly to one or the other, so you'll want to give that decision some thought before you dive into selecting a self-publishing provider.

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Draft2Digital is our first choice among self-publishing services that focus strictly on eBook distribution. Although they're a little newer on the block, the company has already made a name for itself. Why?

Draft2Digital may shock you - in a good way - when it comes to pricing. They'll charge you exactly zero for the formatting, conversion, distribution and sales tracking on your eBook. You'll still have to pay 15% on every sale, but the rest is yours to keep.

Yes, you read that correctly: you'll submit your .doc or .docx, and D2D's automated tools will detect your chapter breaks, headings, and anything else you may have, returning to you a perfectly-formatted eBook in epub, .mobi, and PDF formats. Compared with some of Draft2Digital's eBook-only competitors, who have lengthy style guides you'll have to follow in order to publish your work, this service tries to be as convenient and user-friendly as possible.

Of course, no automated system is perfect, so Draft2Digital has support staff in place to make any tweaks needed: call them during regular business hours or email anytime.

At the time of our review, D2D offered a distribution network of more than a dozen partner stores, including Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Scribd, and OverDrive.

What if you want print versions of your book? During our most recent visit to the site, we learned that D2D Print was in the beta testing phase, which will eventually offer print distribution through Amazon, other retailers, and libraries. In the meanwhile, Draft2Digital creates paperback-ready PDF files - still for free! - that you can take to any Print-on-Demand service of your choice.

So, while Draft2Digital isn't as comprehensive as the highest-ranked self-publishing services we evaluated, the convenience and affordability of its eBook services can't be beat. This is definitely the first company you should look into if you're focusing strictly on self-publishing your work as an eBook.

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A related question is your budget. How much are you able - and willing - to spend to publish your work? If you're starting out on a shoestring, you may want to give more attention to the self-publishing companies that will format, publish and list your book at absolutely no cost; you'll just pay out of the royalties on whatever you actually sell. On the other hand, if the sky's the limit and it's your dream to see thousands of copies on the shelves at your local bookstores and beyond, you'll find many services that will give you everything from full-color packages to marketing and beyond.

The good news is that technology has made it possible to get your work published with very few of the costs formerly associated with the process. There's no need for a warehouse stocked with your books when Print-on-Demand publishing has made it easy and economical for copies to be made whenever needed. You can still access any add-on service you may want, like professional editing or book covers designed by graphic artists, but most of the process of self-publishing takes out the guesswork and hassle - which saves you time and money every step of the way.

As you evaluate the many self-publishing companies available today, you'll quickly see that they vary widely in terms of services offered, costs, and reach for prospective readers of your work. Here are several handy criteria to bear in mind, to help you make your decision:

  • Anticipated Costs and Fees. While some self-publishing services are "free", almost all of them take a percentage of your profit when you sell copies of your book. What will you expect to pay upfront, and what will your royalties be?
  • Range of Services. What does the self-publishing company offer you as an author? How much work will you need to do with your manuscript before you submit it for publishing? Are these services included with any fees paid, or will you pay a la carte for each one you need?
  • Reach. Where will your book be made available for sale? Will your work be listed on some of the most well-known online bookstores, or just within the self-publishing company's internal bookstore?
  • Reputation. What do other authors say about the service? Did they have a smooth experience getting their book self-published? Does the company have a good track record of client service, including knowledgeable, friendly reps who can answer your questions along the way? has reviewed and ranked the best self-publishing cmpanies available today. We hope this information helps you narrow down your options and find the perfect fit for getting your book published!

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