The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know about the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing

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The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its 4th edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as a "must-read" for any author considering self-publishing. The Fine Print (3rd edition) was awarded the Gold Medal for the best writing / publishing book in 2009 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The Fine Print has helped thousands of authors understand self-publishing companies' services, including contract terms, printing markups, ...

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Overview

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its 4th edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as a "must-read" for any author considering self-publishing. The Fine Print (3rd edition) was awarded the Gold Medal for the best writing / publishing book in 2009 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The Fine Print has helped thousands of authors understand self-publishing companies' services, including contract terms, printing markups, and royalty calculations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935098553
  • Publisher: Bascom Hill Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/24/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 The Basics of Self-Publishing 1

Chapter 2 Choosing a Self-Publishing Route 7

Chapter 3 Self-Publishing Essentials-Stuff You Need to Read Over and Over 9

Chapter 4 Why You Need to Read This Book 19

Chapter 5 The Nine Qualities of a Good Self-Publishing Company 21

Chapter 6 The Fine Print of Publishing Contracts 43

Chapter 7 Analyzing the Fine Print of Each Publisher's Contracts and Services 59

Chapter 8 Outstanding Self-Publishers 65

Aventine Press 65

BookLocker 69

BookPros 76

Dog Ear Publishing 87

Infinity Publishing 94

Tate Publishing 101

Wasteland Press 107

Xulon Press 113

Chapter 9 Pretty Good Self-Publishing Companies 123

Create Space 123

Outskirts Press 133

Chapter 10 Publishers Who Are Just Okay 143

Lulu 143

Magic Valley Publishing 153

Wordclay 156

Chapter 11 Publishers to Avoid 163

Arbor Books, Inc. 164

AuthorHouse 170

CrossBooks 179

Dorrance Publishing 187

iUniverse 194

Llumina Press 206

PublishAmerica 213

Trafford Publishing 220

WestBow Press 228

Xlibris 235

Chapter 12 The Worst of the Worst 247

WinePress Publishing 248

Conclusion: You Found a Publisher-Now What? 261

Acknowledgements 267

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