The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing

Chapter 2: The Book Publishing Service Landscape

Indie publishing is a rapidly evolving industry, with new author services coming onto the market all the time. To understand how to evaluate new offerings or packages, it is essential to understand the underlying principles that are at play in the market. This chapter will help you make smart and economical decisions when considering questions like whether to hire a full-service publishing provider or pay for a la carte marketing and service offerings. The most popular service providers will be discussed, with specific recommendations on how to use them.


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The full article INCLUDES:

Deconstructing book publishing services and packages

Including writing and editing tools, e-book design, editorial services, and more.

The biggest danger: Marketing and promotion packages

Be extremely cautious in purchasing any marketing and promotion package, no matter who is offering it. We’ll discuss some of the most common offerings you’ll find.

Choosing the self-publishing service provider that’s right for you

Including Amazon, Nook Press, Apple Books, Kobo Writing Life, and more...

And more…

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