October 24, 2017

Self Publishing


Self-Publishing Raises Questions

Your book may be a fictional story on which you have worked most of your life. Or, it may address a nonfiction subject that is currently abuzz.

You have tried to crack into publishing by locating a literary agent, approaching medium-sized publishers directly, or spending too much time on researching all the confusing options.

Or, you have heard from friends about others who have paid way too much—especially when the typical new book sells 50 copies and accrues fewer than $500 in its lifetime.

  • Let us interview you about your goals and options.
  • Then, let us offer you options for production as well as strategies for achieving your sales goals.
  • We have done the research and winnowed the field of self publishing or print on demand services. Each is best at delivering a particular kind of book to a specific sales channel. Some are better with basic black-and-white; others are best at full-color interiors.

We have winnowed the field of self publishing or print on demand (POD) services. Each is best at delivering a particular kind of book to a specific sales channel.

Get a picture of your options at the start. Many authors sign-up with a deluxe service and then are surprised at the costs … and sales pitches to increase the number and size of services.

We charge a reasonable management fee so that you get the book you want at the price to which you have agreed.

How? You set the budget and the goals; we deal with the sales calls for “special charges” and “add-ons.”

See Mark Levine’s The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know about the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing, 4th edition (Minneapolis: Hillcrest Media Group, 2011).

We recommend that you get your manuscript professionally edited by us or another reputable service.  Read about our levels of copy editing and our rates.

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