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

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2015-07-24 12:30:32

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 PressSmashwordsStreetLib
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Price$199 - $1099
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Printing Services
CopyeditingYesYes Service Timeline: 2-3 weeks Cost: $0.02/wordNoNoYes professional partners
Custom coverYesYesYesYesYesYes 45€ for 2 proposals timeline:2-3 weeks
Interior layoutYesYesYesYesYesYes
Back coverNoNoYesNoYesYes
EbookNoYes ebook conversion: $399YesYesYesYes free ebook conversion platform for user. or professional sevices 0.6/1€ per page
Kindle, eReader readyNoNoNoNoYes Checked by ePubCheck
Author services
Email supportNoYesYesYesYesYes
Phone supportNoYesYesYesYesYes
Complementary copies1520110
Access to design teamsNoNoNoNoYesNo
Sales services
ISBN designationYesYesYesYesYesYes Free
Library of congress filingYesYesNoNoYes- coming soon
Third party reviewsNoNoNoNoYes Kirkus Indie, Blue Ink, ForeWord Clarion- coming soon
Amazon listingsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Online book searchNoYesNoNoYesYes
See insideNoNoYesNoYesYes
Retail distributionYesYes Barnes & almost a hundred local and worldwide online stores
Worlwide distributionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Marketing services
Author website creationNoYes from $395 to $695NoNoYesNo
Marketing consultationNoNoNoNoYesYes
Email marketingNoYes email marketing campaign for $195NoNoNoNo
Press release campaignYesYesNo
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...YesNo
Search engine marketingYes PPC Marketing Campaign: $595No
Book video trailerYes Cost: $799Yes
Audio bookYesNo
Returns policy serviceYes $200Yes
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