Self Publish Books with Online Services

Studio 5 Contributor, Jessica Foust, a technology specialist with TopTenREVIEWS shares her picks for the best self-publishing services.

You don’t need a professional publishing house to get your book into print. Online book publishing services can give you access to everything you’ll need to affordably publish, promote, and sell your book. They are affordable because they use a different printing method called print-on-demand (POD) publishing. It’s where books are printed and shipped as they are ordered, eliminating the need for large print runs and warehousing costs that come with traditional publishing methods.

With POD publishing, you keep all the rights to your book, whereas with a traditional publisher, typically you are required to give up at least a portion of them. But perhaps the best advantage that comes with using an online book publishing service is the greater chance your book will be accepted and published.

At TopTenREVIEWS we evaluate each online book publishing service according to their publishing packages, book selling reach, additional paid services and support.

1. iUniverse Select

Price: $599.00

We’ve chosen it as the best online book publisher because it’s fast, affordable and gives you more amenities than any other print-on-demand service.

2. Author House

Price: $599.00

This service gives you total control over the publishing of your book, including the freedom to set your own royalty rates.

3. Outskirts Press

Price: $699.00

It’s a well balanced, affordable approach to book publishing – offering fairly robust publishing packages, a decent bookselling reach, and a strong help/support system.

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