Are you serious about self-publishing? Want to know which services are reputable… and which to avoid?
This guide will tell you all you need to know about choosing the best self-publishing service providers, from the largest (Amazon KDP, Google and Apple Books) to your local freelance editor or designer.
Compiled by the illustrious watchdog team at the Alliance of Independent Author (ALLi), this is not just a roadmap that helps you to choose the most reputable services and companies.
You don’t need lose money by gambling on who to trust anymore. We evaluate the players, draw service comparisons and inform you what they do and don’t do, and whether they are value for money.
We trawl the small print for you, scrutinise the terms and conditions, compare the rates, and through ALLi’s worldwide membership of successful indie authors, check the experiences of real writers who have used these services.
It doesn’t shy from showing you who to avoid, and why.
Most important of all, it enables you to evaluate any publishing service yourself to see if it is good at what it does—and right for you.
Learn how to do such evaluations yourself, quickly and easily. Things to look out for, questions to ask.
The book is divided across the seven processes of publishing: editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion and right licensing. It deals with:
- print, ebook and audiobook distributors
- formatters and editors
- cover designers
- marketing specialists
- agent-assisted self-publishing
There is also a section on trade (traditional) publishing, vanity presses and hybrid publishers.
We know self-publishing is constantly changing, which is why this guide is updated regularly by ALLi’s watchdog team. So you can rest assured you’re getting the most up-to-date, accurate and trustworthy advice, recommendations and warnings.
This definitive guide is a must-have tool in every author-publisher’s toolkit.
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