Welcome to our “Publishing” page, which is where you’ll find our blog articles on publishing and self-publishing books. Enjoy the articles and if you’d like help ghostwriting your book, give us a call!

what does it cost to edit a book

What Does It Cost to Edit a Book?

A look at 10 different editing/proofreading firms, with a breakdown of their charges. On average, you can expect to pay between $0.015 and $0.06 per word for editing services.

70-plus book printers, printers for books

70+ Book Printers

If you’re planning to publish your book on your own, you’ll find this list of book printers helpful. Some are strictly printers, while others offer additional services such as editing.

the cost of book self-publishing packages

Self-Publishing Packages: What They Cost

Are you thinking of self-publishing your book? Here’s a quick comparison of the prices of self-publishing packages at 10 self-publishing firms – including AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Dog Ear and Lulu.

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Premade Book Covers – An Interesting Option

Not sure about hiring a designer to create a cover for your book? Using premade book covers is an inexpensive yet popular alternative. Here’s an explanation of process, with links to several designers.

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35 Publishers Who Welcome Unsolicited Submissions

Most standard publishers will not look at your manuscript unless an agent sends it in. These 35 publishers will, so you can send to them on your own. Here’s a listing, complete with links to the sites and descriptions of what they are looking for.

which is better, standard or self-publishing

Which is Better: Standard or Self-Publishing?

Which is the better approach for your book, standard publication with a major New York publisher, or self-publication? Both paths can be beneficial, but which is better for you? A look at the pros and cons of each approach.

100 literary agents to contact, agents accepting submissions

100 Literary Agents to Contact

Literary agents are your entrée into the world of standard publishing, to editors at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and other mainstream publishing houses. Here’s a list of 100, complete with links to their sites.

calculating self-publishing royalties

Calculating Self-Publishing Royalties

Figuring out self-publishing royalties can be surprisingly complex. It depends on several factors, including type of book sold (softcover, e-book, etc.), the size of the book, and the sales channel in which it was sold. A look at how these royalties are calculated, with explanations from the contracts of iUniverse, Xlibris, and WingSpan Press.

a look at self-publishing contracts, what's in self-publishing contracts

A Look at Self-Publishing Contracts

Self-publishing contracts vary widely in length, scope, detail, and other aspects. To help you sort through them, here are links to the contracts from 8 self-publishing firms. Plus, a list of items to look for in these contracts.

self-publishing definitions

Self-Publishing Definitions

Confused by the jargon tossed around by self-publishers? Here are definitions of standard, self, DIY, assisted, hybrid, POD, and other self-publishing terms.

who own your work, you or the self-publishers?

Who Owns Your Work, You or the Self-Publisher?

As a general rule, you retain the rights to your book when you self-publish. But “general rules” can be bent this way and that, so it pays to read the self-publishing contract very carefully. Here are links to several self-publishing contracts, along with a discussion of some items to look for.