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.
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.
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.
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.
Self-publishing a book can be challenging, what with so many options and decisions to make. Here are 5 things to do that help ensure success.
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.
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.
Self-published author Kathy Hendershot-Hurd explains what she did right and wrong with her book. Learn from her mistakes in this guest blog.
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.
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.
Confused by the jargon tossed around by self-publishers? Here are definitions of standard, self, DIY, assisted, hybrid, POD, and other self-publishing terms.
Are you familiar with the warranties (promises) you’ll be agreeing to when you sign a self-publishing contract? If not, read this article.
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.
If you’re self-publishing your book, you may run into the digital versus offset printing question. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of each.
If you’re DIY self-publishing, you’ll be dealing directly with a printer. Printers have their own terminology, so you’ll need to understand short run, POD, print broker, web offset, and other terms. Here’s a discussion of 10 printing terms, plus a link to a list of printers who print books.