There are many full-service self-publishing companies ready to assist you with publishing your book, and I don’t envy the author who has to navigate the vast array of publishing packages and optional services. As you are comparison shopping, one area you want to be certain you are comparing apples-to-apples and not apples-to-oranges is your per book author cost and your per book royalties. To make sure you understand what the different companies are offering, make sure your per book pricing and royalties comparisons use these same parameters:
- Same Trim Size
- Same Estimated Page Count
- Same Distribution (i.e. Amazon only, all major online retailers, offline retailers etc.)
- Same Quantity of Author Copies
These basic guidelines will help choose the company that is best for you.
|ABOUT JODEE THAYER: With over 20 years of experience in sales and management, Jodee Thayer works as the Manager of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Jodee Thayer can put you on the right path.|