Book publishing recommendations for unknown and known authors? Look Out for Overly Expensive Services: There are a lot of self-publishing scams out there that will “publish” your book and never do a thing with it. There are also a lot of publishers that offer “turn-key” services. Be sure you do your research and utilize recommendations from trusted industry publications, self-publishing associations, and your fellow authors.
Editing: Often overlooked, it is vital to have a professional editor review your book. One of the biggest criticisms of self-published books is their lack of editing. We have provided a list of editors for your convenience. Pay for professional cover design: In this day of “do it yourself,” many self-publishers do not consider the negative impact a poorly designed cover may have on sales. Professional cover design will get you noticed as a legitimate player in the industry.
Use your limits. Self-published author and founder of ALLi (Alliance for Independent Authors) Orna Ross told us that the key to productivity is to use the limits that life imposes on you: “If you say to someone ‘here’s a blank page, go write something,’ you’re frozen. The limit allows you to do it… People who think they could write if their circumstances are otherwise—that’s wrong thinking. You finish after a few hours anyway.”
POD Submission 6 x 9 Perfect Bound or smaller – includes ISBN, LCCN, Bar Code, Interior Layout / Formatting (Black and White or Color), Cover finish in full color gloss or matte, client can provide high res art (we will provide a template for your designer) or we will create a custom cover for you (see custom book cover option), Perfect Bound, Worldwide Distribution, Bibliography Cataloging, Meta Data, Key Word Tagging, Book Order Fulfillment, Page Count between 18 -1200 pages, White Stock (50lb or 70lb) or Cream Stock (50lb only) Stock, Unlimited Wholesale Printing, Non-Exclusive Contract, Author Maintains All Rights, Author Support via Phone, Online Chat and Email, One Revision After Proof on Layout, Print to Author, Print to Customer, Print to Warehouse. 6×9 is an average size, however we will size your book for the optimal binding size. See extra info on Book Distribution.
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