Deciding which self-publishing company to go with can be a real challenge. To assist you with this process, I’m beginning a series of posts where I do the legwork for you! I’ll prepare a side-by-side comparison of two similar publishing packages from two self-publishing companies. I’ll strive to keep it as simple as possible to help cut through the vast amount of information out there by giving you an easy to read chart and a brief summary of my impressions on the comparison.
I’ll start this series with a comparison of two of the most robust self-publishing packages available: The “One Click for Coaches & Speakers” from Outskirts Press (which you can enjoy even if you’re NOT a coach or speaker, by the way) and the “Total Design Freedom” from CreateSpace. The information shared here is current as of the date I completed the comparison (18 November 2012).
|Outskirts Press One-Click Publishing For Coaches & Speakers||CreateSpace Total Design Freedom Marketing Pro|
|Production Options||Expedited Service||✓|
|Enhanced Interior Formatting||✓||✓|
|Cover Scribing / Promotional Text||✓||✓|
|Library of Congress Control Number||✓||✓|
|Your ISBN/ Imprint or ours||✓||✓|
|Interior Elements||Up to 20 images||Up to 10 images (add’l @ $15 each)|
|Copyediting||Up to 75,000 Words||Up to 60,000 Words|
|Additional Formats||Amazon Kindle Edition||✓|
|Secure EBook Edition||✓|
|Espresso Book Machine Edition||✓|
|Marketing Services||Publication Press Release||✓||✓|
|Custom Topic Press Release||✓|
|PR Publicist Campaign||✓|
|Electronic Clipping Service||✓|
After comparing these two self-publishing services side by side, the winner looks to be Outskirts Press. For $137 less, you receive expedited service, official copyright registration with the US Copyright Office, the Amazon Kindle edition of your book, the Espresso Book Machine edition, electronic clipping service, a PR campaign, and five hours of personal marketing assistance with a professional book marketing expert, among other benefits.
See all the benefits and features of the One-Click Package for Speakers & Coaches by clicking here.
I’d love to know, which option would you choose and why?
|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.|