The Fine Print of Self-Publishing used to take a more down-in-the- weeds approach, examining nearly every service by major self-publishers in detail. The book also has sections devoted to book marketing, ebook publishing and includes publishing checklists and other resources for authors. Read several complaints about iUniverse , , and , and 201 complaints about their parent company, Author Solutions,. Angela Hoy has already proven to be a good friend, as her husband also, and she writes a weekly e-zine called WritersWeekly that I highly recommend. I only promote those products and services I have personally investigated or used, and which I believe deliver value. Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90.
As an aspiring, first-time, wanna-be self-published author myself, I'm incredibly thankful that Mark Levine compiled and organized these aspects of self-publishing a book. Booklocker allows unlimited cover images and up to 50 interior images in print books at no extra charge! You can buy a copy of the fifth edition of The Fine Print at or from Mr. Other firms in partnership with Author Solutions, but not mentioned on this list, include: Archway Publishing, Palibrio, PatridgeIndia, Abbott Press, Inspiring Voices, Booktango, CrossBooks, and DellArte Press. Abbott Press, Archway, Balboa Press, and WestBow all take approximately a 61 percent net royalty after backing out the trade discount and printing costs. Two class-action lawsuits have been filed against Author Solutions in the past. And for me, the most powerful partners in promoting creative thinking are my fabulous puppet friends. Two class-action lawsuits have been filed against Author Solutions in the past.
See several complaints about Xlibris , , and 201 complaints about their parent company, Author Solutions,. The self-publishing world has developed so rapidly since Hillcrest was born in 2006 that our company has since launched several new divisions that provide services to authors at various stages of publishing, ideal for those who may not be looking for a typical publishing package. Look at the additional complaints in the links below. Sixty percent of people who purchased an e-book over the eighteen months of the study exclusively bought books in e-book format. But there is balance here. We will post an update if we ever hear from them.
No one had ever published a book that focused on the companies in the industry. Few of us really do it. Numerous complaints about AuthorHouse are published , , and , and 201 complaints about their parent company, Author Solutions,. Then I have a proofread after the formatting is complete and design team. Currently, Mark is working the relaunch of Fiction. A year or so earlier, the director of the conference bought a copy of my book online and found it helpful in his self-publishing process. You still have to find a way to reach consumers and convince them to take a chance on you and your unvetted work.
BookLocker gets black-and-white-interior books on the market in only a month. Read complaints at the link below. Printing in such small quantities is costly. But the opportunities to distribute and market your book have also expanded like never before. No extra charge for production files! No hidden fees or upselling.
When self-publishing companies mark up the printing costs signi cantly, the author has already lost the game—in most cases, before it even started. You still need physical stock to properly market and promote a book. I know what it feels like to hold a copy of my own nished book for the rst time. I was selling a lot of copies from my site, but it never occurred to me that people in the industry would nd out about the book. We gambled that authors would see the value we saw in keeping printing prices low and royalties as high as possible. However, I also realize that not everyone has the skills or inclination to do that and wants a bit of hand holding. Most self-publishing companies also take a piece of each sale, and so by the time they build some royalty in for the author, the retail price gets ridiculous.
In 2011, Mark Levine published the fourth edition of The Fine Print. More complaints about Outskirts Press are , , and. In early 2005, the president of one of the companies I covered in an earlier version of my book called me to complain about the way that I ranked his company. © Christian Editing Services 2013-2018. But when you sign with a self-publishing company, your legal fees to have the contract reviewed could in some cases exceed all or part of the cost to publish the book. I gured that if a professor from a top university would sign such a ridiculous contract just to be published, thousands of other authors might do the same thing. Despite what looks here like a laundry list of complaints, I do believe any author considering self-publishing should buy and read this book.
Luckily, there are many elements that I can utilize now because the landscape of self-publishing is forever changing. I spend most of my marketing dollars on creating and maintaining a search engine optimized website and advertising online. But the advances in e-book reading technology and continued price reductions in e-book readers and tablets make e-books a must for almost every author. As more and more books flood the market, being able to stand out is more important than ever. See the listing above for more about that firm. Most people want to write a book someday.
His non-fiction book, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing has helped more than 2,000 authors choose the right self-publishing company. One of the disadvantages of any book examining the current state of a market is that is can get outdated quickly. Read more here: Check your inbox now to confirm your subscription. In 2004 and 2005, e Fine Print was only available as an e-book through my website, BookPublishersCompared. For example, in 2009 we added a division that just provides book printing and distribution services to authors with press-ready les BookPrinting. With each year and with each edition, I sell more and more copies. In fact, he makes no recommendations.