The Fine Print of Self-Publishing/ analyzes, dissects, and critiques the contracts and services of the top forty-eight self-publishing companies. Additionally, the book educates authors on how to decipher the legalese in self-publishing contracts. As a result, many authors have been able to intelligently negotiate their own book contracts without having to hire a lawyer.
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Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts and Services of 45 Major Self-Publishing Companies--Analyzed, Ranked and Exposed based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Invaluable for anyone seriously looking into self-publishing. Reviews of individual publishers likely to become dated, but one will definitely get a fuller picture of cost factors, administrative requirements, marketing considerations and more.
Two related phenomena are principally responsible for the tremendous growth in the numbers of self-published authors flooding the marketplace with their titles: the personal computer with word processing software and the rise of the publish-on-demand (POD) companies. Now Mark Levine (President of Click Industries, Led), an e-commerce company with 19 web sites that provide produces and services to small business entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, and artists) draws upon his impressive expertise, experience and research to create a kind of 'Consumer Report' style evaluation of 48 self-publishing companies and the services they provide (for a fee) to aspiring authors wanting to turn their manuscripts into books. The Fine Print Of Self-Publishing analyses and ranks the contracts and services of 48 different POD companies and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of taking a POD approach to self-publishing. Special attention is paid to publishing contracts, but the true value of this handy little compendium of practical information are the chapters devoted to: 'Outstanding Self-Publishing Companies' 'Some Pretty Good Self-Publishing Companies' 'Publishers Who Are Just Okay' and perhaps the most valuable chapter -- 'Publishers To Avoid'. No aspiring author contemplating signing up with a POD should ever put pen to contract paper without first carefully reading Mark Levine's The Fine Print Of Self-Publishing.