It is every writer's dream to publish a book. It takes a lot of imagination, sleepless nights, queries, discussions, criticisms, and encouragements, to make that dream of becoming a published author come to reality.
But after you have come to put your book into one perfect piece comes a dilemma of choosing a publisher and sometimes, this is not even a matter of financial capability. When choosing a publisher, it all boils down to trust. You would not want to end up losing both of what makes up your writing career: dreams and financial investments.
So, when you're finally done with your book, it is best to do a comprehensive research on self-publishing companies. For one, you can check on credible websites that have reviews on publishing companies that you are eying to work with. You can check out the Better Business Bureau's website at BBB.org to verify a certain company's credibility.
Another way of reviewing your potential publisher is to participate on author forum discussions. It is through these online forums that authors meet fellow authors who have published books and gained full experience on the publishing industry. Be clever enough to choose whom to believe though. There's a thick line that between critics who makes sense and the ones that are plain tormentors giving filthy-biased feedbacks.
Below is a list of self-publishing companies that feature out of the box specials apart from the basic publishing services:
Trafford Publishing Offers a program called InspireABook for authors who need help organizing their book for publication.
Infinity Publishing Offers The Author's Gazette, a free monthly newsletter covering topics on promotion and marketing for self-published authors.
Outskirts Press Offers a recycled paper option and a free e-book entitled "Self-publishing Simplified".
BookSurge Acquired by Amazon.com in 2005, BookSurge enables authors to access the world's largest online network of sales channels and use sophisticated tools to reach acquisition editors of large publishing houses.
Instant Publisher Manuscripts are submitted through the company's unique online software that enables authors to proofread before the book is sent out for printing.
Bookstand Publishing Bookstand does not charge extra for e-book services. What's more is that they allow unlimited number of photos; illustrations and charts for any book publishing package.
Red Lead Press This company is does not offer editing or proofreading services. They basically print and ship the books to its buyers within 48 hours.
Omega Publications Each book goes through 10 quality control checks to assure quality and superiority.
Morris Publishing The company has a separate division specializing in cookbooks.
48Hour Books This company features 48 hours of total production time. Authors are also given the chance to convert their files to PDF by downloading their free software.
BookMasters BookMasters offers biodegradable inks and chemistry, Forest Stewardship Council certified paper mills and, 10%, 30% and 100% post-consumer waste papers.
BookMobile BookMobile is 100% wind powered and offers a wide variety of post-consumer recycled papers.
Wheatmark Offers a Great Expectations program where books with promising initial sales receive the company's financial investment and resources for marketing.
Innovo Publishing Innovo is a Christian-based, family-owned publishing services provider.
Xulon Press Xulon is a Christian publisher and has a statement of faith. It does not accept books dealing with the occult, New Age belief, pornography, homosexuality and other subjects condemned by Scripture.
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