Self-Publishing Online : how to make and print a book or publish an ebook

Internet > Practical
2012-08-03 23:05:45

Publishing and printing a book is now easy and affordable for almost everyone. The cheapest solution is usually to sell ebook version via online distribution.

Here is a comparison chart of self-publishing services to print and sale your own book.

CreateSpaceDog Ear PublishingiUniverseLuluOutskirts PressSmashwords
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Price$199 - $1099
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Printing Services
CopyeditingYesYes Service Timeline: 2-3 weeks Cost: $0.02/wordNoNoYes
Custom coverYesYesYesYesYes
Interior layoutYesYesYesYesYes
Back coverNoNoYesNoYes
EbookNoYes ebook conversion: $399YesYesYes
Kindle, eReader readyNoNoNoNoYes
Author services
Email supportNoYesYesYesYes
Phone supportNoYesYesYesYes
Complementary copies1520110
Access to design teamsNoNoNoNoYes
Sales services
ISBN designationYesYesYesYesYes
Library of congress filingYesYesNoNoYes
Third party reviewsNoNoNoNoYes Kirkus Indie, Blue Ink, ForeWord Clarion
Amazon listingsYesYesYesYesYes
Online book searchNoYesNoNoYes
See insideNoNoYesNoYes
Retail distributionYesYes Barnes &
Worlwide distributionYesYesYesYesYes
Marketing services
Author website creationNoYes from $395 to $695NoNoYes
Marketing consultationNoNoNoNoYes
Email marketingNoYes email marketing campaign for $195NoNoNo
Press release campaignYesYes
Press releases packages
  • 100 Media Outlets - $299.00
  • 500 Media Outlets - $499.00
  • 1,000 Media Outlets - $599.00
  • 5,000 Media Outlets - $1,299.00
  • 10,000 Media Outlets - $1,999.00
The Book Blast package ( includes a Custom Press Release and distribution and the PR Publicist campaign along with three other popular book marketing services.
Promotional materialsYes bookmarks, posters, business cards, postcards...Yes
Search engine marketingYes PPC Marketing Campaign: $595
Book video trailerYes Cost: $799Yes
Audio bookYes
Returns policy serviceYes $200Yes
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