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Directory of Self-Publishing Companies

Categories: Completed Multiple Manuscripts, How to Publish a Book, Get Published, Writing Your First Draft Tags: self-publishing.

NOTE: With the fast pace of the publishing (and self-publishing) world, all contact information, prices and general information provided below is subject to change at any time. Please visit each company’s website for up-to-date information.

1. Author House

1663 Liberty Dr., Ste. 200
Bloomington, IN 47403
888-519-5121
www.authorhouse.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Paperback/hardcover: $598 – $1,198
Children’s/Color Book Publishing: $549 – $798
Poetry Books: $399 – $898
• Standard products/services: One-one-one author support; custom full-color cover; custom interior design; ISBN assignment; electronic proof; online distribution; bookstore availability; complimentary author copy; image insertion;
• Additional services: public relations; direct marketing pieces; co-op advertising custom domain name; personalized back cover
• Details: Standard packages include one author copy. Copies are available for order at more than 25,000 retail outlets worldwide; on Amazon.com; BarnesandNoble.com and through the AuthorHouse online bookstore.


2. Trafford Publishing

2657 Wilfert Rd.
Victoria, BC, Canada V9B 5Z3
250-383-6864
www.trafford.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
The Entrepreneur package: $547 – $1747
The Novelist package: $1,497
The Best Seller package: $1,397 – $2,797
The Signature series: $6,497
The Artisan Signature series: $6,997
• Standard products/services: All packages include core legal and administrative work; cover and text design support; ISBN/EAN assignment; library cataloging; order fulfillment; webpage; one printed and bound proof; bulk discounts on author orders
• Additional services: advanced distribution; international book fair displays; Clarion book reviews; eBundle online listings; co-op advertising; personalized business cards; a Trafford Book Catalog listing
• Details: Depending on the packages; min. of 4 to 50 free author copies. Trafford offers the InspireABook(tm) program for authors who need help organizing their book for publication.

 

3. Infinity Publishing

1094 New Dehaven St., Ste. 100
W. Conshohocken, PA 19428
877-BUYBOOK (289-2665)
www.infinitypublishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
$499 for basic package
• Standard products/services: ISBN assignment; custom-made barcode; custom-designed cover; one hard copy of book; registry in “books in print” database; basic distribution
• Additional services: copyediting; extended distribution; marketing packages; translation to Spanish; CD in a Book(tm) Program; advanced reading copies
• Details: Infinity Publishing offers The Author’s Gazette; a free monthly newsletter covering promotion and marketing for self-published authors. More than 4,500 titles by 3,500 authors since 1997. Infinity books are guaranteed returnable from bookstores.

 

4. Outskirts Press

10940 S. Parker Rd – 515
Parker, CO 80134
888-OP-BOOKS ext. 703
www.outskirtspress.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks; offset print runs
• Set-up fees:
Emerald Package – $199
Sapphire Package – $399
Ruby Package – $699
Diamond Package – $999
Pearl Package – $1,099
• Standard products/services: wholesale distribution to Ingram and Baker & Taylor; listings with top book retailers; marketing support; fulfillment; author determines pricing; author webpage; local radio producer contacts
• Additional services: ISBN assignment; custom covers; interior formatting; manuscript evaluation; Outskirts Press bookstore listing; wholesale distribution; marketing coach; listing in Books-in-Print
• Details: Bills itself as the “fastest-growing full-service publishing provider.” Offers a recycled paper option and a free e-book; “Self-Publishing Simplified.” Author receives 1 to 10 free copies; depending on package.

 

5. BookSurge

address N/A
Charleston, SC
866-308-6235
www.booksurge.com

• Type: print-on-demand and offset print runs
• Set-up fees:
Total Design Freedom program: $799- $5,999
Express Plus package: $299 – $1,538
Genre-specific packages: fiction – $4,599; Spiritually Speaking – $4,076; The Expert – $4,307; Biography & Memoir – $4,200; Kid’s Choice – $1,846; Kid’s Choice Plus Illustrations – $4,846
• Standard products/services: Formatting and design options; ISBN assignment; barcode placement; online listings with retail and wholesale booksellers
• Additional services: editing services; publicity kits; review services; Kindle-compatible file conversion service; posters; press release services; sell sheets; hard copy upgrades
• Details: BookSurge was acquired by Amazon.com in April 2005. The company provides authors access to the world’s largest online sales channels and uses tools like the Content Acquisition Program to reach acquisition editors at large publishing houses. BookSurge uses Amazon.com’s Buy X, Get Y book pairs to increase visibility.

 

6. Xlibris

International Plaza II, Suite 410
Philadelphia, PA 19113
888-795-4274
www.xlibris.com

• Type: print-on-demand; CD-Rom
• Set-up fees:
Basic: $499
Professional: $899
Custom: $1,599
Premium: $2,999
Executive: $5,999
Platinum: $12,999
• Standard products/services: text and layout formatting; image adjustments and placement; up to 25 images; one author review copy; ISBN assignment
• Additional services: leather bound editions; expedited service; image enhancement and manipulation; custom cover upgrade; Library of Congress Card Catalog Number; Bookstore Returnability Program; marketing
• Details: Xlibris also offers specialty publishing packages for poetry; science fiction and Christian books

 

7. InstantPublisher

P.O. Box 340
410 Highway 72 W.
Collierville, TN 38027
800-259-2592
www.instantpublisher.com

• Type: short-run press
• Set-up fees: Price is quoted per book based on selected options. There is a minimum order of 25 books.
For example:
5.5” x 8.5”, 200 pages : from $8.75/book for 25 to $1.86/book for 5,000
8.5” x 11″, 200 pages: from $12.82/book for 25 to $2.79/book for 5,000
• Standard products/services: perfect binding; text formatting; black and white images; first 20 pages listed on www.YourBook.com
• Additional services: ISBN assignment plastic lamination; custom cover design services; double wire wraparound binding; hard copy proof; marketing assistance
• Details: Manuscripts accepted through the company’s unique software that gives authors the ability to proof online before the book is sent to press.

 

8. Bookstand Publishing

A Division of FastPress Publishing Inc.
7790 Elgleberry St., Suite B
Gilroy, CA 95020
866-793-9365
www.ebookstand.com

• Type: print-on-demand; e-books; CD-ROM
• Set-up fees:
$499 for paperback
$699 for hardcover
$299 for children’s/full color trade paperback
$225 for JUMPSTART trade paperback
• Standard products/services: Packages vary; but most include: copies of book; full-color cover; electronic proof; one free round of corrections; ISBN number and bar code; book posting on Amazon; BarnesandNoble.com; Baker & Taylor and more; e-commerce page
• Additional services: Editing; marketing; graphic design; custom illustrations
• Details: Bookstand allows an unlimited number of photos; illustrations and charts for the cost of your book package. No extra charge for e-book.

 

9. Red Lead Press    

701 Smithfield St., Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
800-695-9599
www.redleadpress.com

• Type:  print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
$295
• Standard products/services:
Professional page design; full-color cover from template; perfect binding; copyright; ISBN; barcode; listing on Red Lead Press’s online bookstore
• Additional services: See RoseDog Books if you need other services.
• Details: Books are not edited or proofread. Books are generally printed and shipped to buyer within 48 hours. Toll-free book ordering line staffed by company representatives.

 

10. Omega Publications

15826 Cherry Cove
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-202-4878
www.omegapublications.net

• Type: POD
• Set-up fees: $1,050.00 Basic Paperback Package
• Standard products/services: POD, Editing, Page Layout, Cover Design
• Additional services: eBook Setup, Hardcover and Paperback editions,MobiPocket and Kindle Editions. Full distribution. Author Web sites, PressKits, Copywriting.
• Details: When it comes to producing books, speed is not the only consideration and POD printers are as different as night and day. Attention to detail is job one at Omega Publications. From editing your manuscript to designing your book cover we work to make your book the best it can be. Our printer pays close attention to craftsmanship when producing your book. With 10 quality control checks on each book, sharp cover graphics and crisp text. You will find the quality of your book is superior to many of the books on stands today.

 

11. Tri-State Litho

71 Ten Broeck Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401
800-836-7581
www.tristatelitho.com

• Type: digital and offset printing
• Set-up fees:
Prices vary depending on type of printing, page count, etc. Digital printing is recommended for less than 1,000 books to reduce costs. Users must enter their name, email address, phone number, book title and estimated time until manuscript would be ready for printing in order to receive a quote.
• Standard products/services: Packaging and shipping.
• Additional services: test mailings; bulk mailings; direct mail pieces; mailing lists; ISBN; bar code; Library of Congress Catalog Card Number; copyright
• Details: Usual turnaround for camera-ready books is 15 to 20 working days. For “on-demand” digital printing; seven working days. Recycled paper available.

 

12. Goose River Press

3400 Friendship Rd.
Waldoboro, ME 04572
207-832-6665
www.gooseriverpress.com

• Type: short and medium runs
• Set-up fees:
Cost per book dependent on page count. But company says 50 copies of a 100-page book would be $4.53/book plus shipping.
• Standard products/services: ISBN; bar code; etc. if Goose River Press is the publisher
• Additional services: copyediting; typesetting; postcards; radio/TV interview report package; fulfillment; review copies mailed; mailing lists; Baker & Taylor set-up and maintenance; warehousing
• Details: Printing usually done within 10 days of proof approval by author. Can print as few as 50 copies.

 

13. Morris Publishing

3212 E. Highway 30
Kearney, NE 68848
800-650-7888
www.morrispublishing.com

• Type: short-run press
• Set-up fees:
5.5” x 8.5”, 201-210 pages: from $5.09/book for 100 to $1.75/book for 5,000
8.5” x 11″, 201-210 pages: from $6.29/book for 100 to $2.84/book for 5,000
• Standard products/services: free proof of press-ready covers and interior pages; free marketing guide;
• Additional services: plastic comb or coil binding; full-color custom cover; foil stamping; cover design packages; rush service; postcards; posters; bookmarks; sell sheets; brochures
• Details: The company has a separate division specializing in cookbooks.

 

14. WordPro

410 E. Upland Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
800-833-6601
http://wordpro.com/press

• Type: digital short- to medium-run
• Set-up fees:
5.5” x 8.5”, 200 pages: from $4.55/book for 100 to $2.40/book for 1,000+
8 ½” x 11″, 200 pages: from $5.80/book for 100 to $3.30/book for 1,000+
• Standard products/services: perfect binding; 50/60# paper; spot multi-color cover; first proof
• Additional services: full-color covers; ISBN; bar code; Library of Congress Catalog Card Number; CIP Data; reductions/enlargements; color interior pages; cover design
• Details: minimum 100 books; accepts only digital files for printing

 

15. Laredo Publishing

465 Westview Ave.
Englewood, NJ 07631
201-408-4048
www.laredopublishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Economy: $299
Superior: $899
Advanced: $1,999
Professional: $2,499
Executive: $3,499
Ambassador: $4,599
Children’s book packages: $699 – $4,899
• Standard products/services: ISBN; professional layout of inside pages; personal consultant; cover art creation with author photo; author review copy; CD archive; author copy
• Additional services: custom cover design; illustration; proofreading; transcribing; translations; ghostwriting
• Details: Number of free books and marketing assistance increases with package costs. Most books ready in 4 to 6 weeks.

 

16. Professional Press

P.O. Box 3581
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
800-277-8960
www.profpress.com

• Type: offset and digital
• Set-up fees:
softcover 5.5” x 8.5”, 224 pages: from $646 for 25 to $3,696 for 2,000
softcover 8.5” x 11″, 224 pages: from $829 for 25 to $5,728 for 2,000
hardcover 5.5” x 8.5”, 224 pages: from $1,832 for 100 to $5,924 for 2,000
hardcover 8.5” x 11″, 224 pages: from $2,198 to $6,587 for 2,000
on-demand books: $480 for 64 pages plus cover ($3.56 per additional book) to
$645 for 208 pages plus cover ($7.35 per additional book)
• Standard products/services: manuscript critique; manuscripts should come in via PDF; all hardcover books are sewn and include headbands and footbands; 80 lb matching endsheets
• Additional services: copyright; Library of Congress Number; ISBN number; inside cover; three-color cover; shrink-wrap; special trim; editing; marketing plans; talk radio interviews; Web sites
• Details: Production of offset print books can take up to 90 days.

 

17. 48Hour Books

2249 14th St. SW
Akron, OH 44314
800-231-0521
www.48hrbooks.com

• Type: offset; digital; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
varies according to a rate calculator on the site
5.5” x 8.5″, 220 pages: from $579 for 100 to $4,003.50 for 1,000
8.5” x 11″, 220 pages: from $966 for 100 to $7,142.70 for 1,000
• Standard products/services: PDF proof; black and white interior pages; black and white interior photos; full-color cover photos
• Additional services: cover design; IBSN; barcode; printed proof; file reformatting; color interior pages; case binding
• Details: “48 hours” is production time. Add shipping time to calculate true turnaround. Authors can convert their files to PDF by downloading a free converter. Minimum of 10 books. Other book sizes available.

 

18. Network Printers

1010 South 70th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53214
866-227-7072
www.network-printers.com

• Type: offset
• Set-up fees:
5.5 x 8.5″, 224 pages: from $3.93 for 250 to $1.53 for 5,000
8.5 x 11″, 224 pages: from $5.62 for 250 to $2.34 for 5,000
• Standard products/services: Printing on 50-lb. white offset paper; two-color cover
• Additional services: Rush turnaround; layout; design; imaging; file reformatting
• Details: Print quantities range from 250 to 10,000. Most orders shipped within two to four weeks. A 6″ x 9″ size is also available.

 

19. Arbor Books

244 Madison Ave., #254
New York, NY 10016
877-822-2500
www.arborbooks.com

• Type: book printing; ebooks; audiobooks
• Set-up fees: Free quotes via online form. Users must enter their name, email address and phone number to receive a quote. Company is a book packager; not printer; so it can work with printers all over the world to meet specific self-publishing needs.
• Standard products/services: full-color covers; manuscript evaluation
• Additional services: ghostwriting; editing; researching; press kits; press releases; TV/radio bookings; book signings; query letters; book proposals; bound galleys
• Details: Arbor Books is a full-service book packaging company with printers all over the world.

 

20. Aventine Press

750 State St., #319
San Diego, CA 92101
866-246-6142
www.aventinepress.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Basic package is $399
• Standard products/services: choice of interior templates; inclusion of author photo; cover photos and author biography; electronic proofs; bar code; indexing up to 25 keywords; two free trade paperback copies; listing with online booksellers; book and cover art on CD; submission to Ingram’s Ipage Registration and Database Listing
• Additional services: custom cover design; hardcover edition; copyediting; interior images; image scanning; alterations; Web sites; press releases; Library of Congress Number; Ingram Advance Catalog placement; copyright
• Details: Aventine Press is a relatively small publishing house but it partners with LightningSource Inc (a subsidiary of Ingram Industries Inc.) and therefore can offer delivery channels to more than 90% of all retail bookstore outlets in the U.S. Minimum of 108 pages.

 

21. Booklocker

P.O. Box 2399
Bangor, ME 04402
www.booklocker.com
phone N/A

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
$317 (includes $299 setup plus $18 first year annual POD file hosting fee)
• Standard products/services: ISBN; print proof; free marketing area and personal advice for authors; ebook
• Additional services: $175 for original paperback cover; $125 for template paperback cover; $189 for hardcover art template; $239 for hardcover art original design; Ingram catalog
• Details: Authors who use BookLocker for their second and subsequent books get $99 setup fees. Turnaround is about one month.

 

22. BookMasters; Inc

30 Amberwood Pkwy
P.O. Box 388
Ashland, OH 44805
800-537-6727
www.bookmasters.com

• Type: offset; digital; ebooks
• Set-up fees: Free quote through online form. Users must enter their name, address, phone number and email to receive a quote.
• Standard products/services: Products and services vary by product.
• Additional services: ISBN; Library of Congress Number; copyright; bar code; Standard Address Number; Web page; Web site; online advertising; editing; cover design
• Details: BookMasters offers biodegradable inks and chemistry; Forest Stewardship Council certified paper mills and 10%; 30% and 100% post-consumer waste papers.

 

23. BookMobile

5120 Cedar Lake Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
763-398-0030
www.bookmobile.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees: Free customized quotes for paperback; hardcover or color book printing through online form. Users must enter name and email to receive a quote.
• Standard products/services: color covers; perfect trim; gloss lamination; 50-lb paper; printed proofs; electronic file storage
• Additional services: shrink wrapping; editing; cover and interior design; full-service distribution
• Details: BookMobile is 100% wind powered and offers a wide variety of post-consumer recycled papers. As little as 10 paperback books. Price breaks on 300 copies.

 

24. Mill City Press

212 3rd Ave. N., Ste. 570
Minneapolis, MN 55401
888-MILL CITY
www.millcitypress.net

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
Basic publishing and distribution package: $1,497
Premium publishing and distribution package: $3,798
• Standard products/services: custom book cover; interior formatting; ISBN; LCCN; bar code; basic Web site and free year of hosting; marketing strategy sessions; print proof; 10 complimentary paperback copies; availability on all major online retails and 25,000+ retail locations
• Additional services: Premium package includes bookstore and library distribution; returns program; Web site order fulfillment; back cover sales copy; submission to search engines; yearly book ordering; ebook
• Details: Authors pay a membership fee to get the low rates; $297 for one book for one year or $397 for five books for five years. Offers paperbacks; hardback; color children’s books and coffee table books; among others.

 

25. YouCaxton Publishing Services

132 Frankwell Quay,
Shrewsbury SY9 5BE, England
0845 686 2665
www.youcaxton.co.uk

  • e-books and print-on-demand
  • from £95 (for e-books) through to £575Free advice from a professional writer’s perspective, then editorial, proof-reading etc., book and cover design to author’s specification including pictures, ISBN allocation, digital or hardcopy computer proof followed by a bound proof for print-on-demand books, availability through Amazon and other major UK providers and through the YouCaxton website. Hands-on professional consultation throughout the process
  • Marketing when appropriate
  • Standard offer includes ten personal copies plus distribution of copies to copyright libraries

 

26. Dog Ear Publishing

4010 West 86th St., Ste. H
Indianapolis, IN 46268
866-823-9613
www.dogearpublishing.net

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Basic package: $1,099
Professional package: $1,699
Professional PLUS package: $2,199
Masterpiece package: $3,499
• Standard products/services: paperback or hardcover; custom interior with up to 30 images; custom cover; 5 free books; book and author Web page on the Dog Ear Publishing Web site; registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors; registration with Books In Print database; ISBN; Inclusion in the Google Book Search program
• Additional services: copyediting; press releases; bookmarks; business cards; postcards; search marketing campaign; Web sites
• Details: Even the basic package is appropriate for all types of books; including fiction; poetry; illustrated children’s books; cookbooks and business books.

 

27. Destiny 11

P.O. Box 1986
Chesterfield, VA 23832
804-814-3019
www.destiny11.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees: $475
• Standard products/services: interior page design; full-color book cover using stock photo; ISBN; barcode; title registration with Bowker; copyright filing; news release sent to key organizations; author Web page one Destiny11.com; distribution through Destiny11.com and Amazon.com; one-year subscription to Writer’s Digest magazine (limited time offer)
• Additional services: custom covers; manuscript consulting; editing; postcards; brochures; galleys; bookmarks
• Details: Destiny 11 is a publisher of Christian faith-based works of fiction and nonfiction.

 

28. First Choice Books

Unit 2 – 460 Tennyson Pl.
Victoria, B.C.
V8Z 6S8 Canada
250-383-6353
www.firstchoicebooks.ca

• Type: digital and offset printing
• Set-up fees:
(Prices in Canadian dollars)
Rate quotes are available through a calculator on the site. Users must enter their name, address, publication date, phone number and email to receive a quote.
• Standard products/services: free printed proof with order of more than 100 books; ISBN; copyright; barcode and CIP are included in the price only for Canadian authors; listing in First Choice Books Bookstore
• Additional services: Web sites; brochures; posters; postcards; bookmarks; business cards; editing
• Details: Specializing in children’s hardcover books. Publishing generally takes three to five weeks. Minimum 25 books for digital; 2,000+ for offset. Best discounts at 200+ books.

 

29. Springboard Content & Publishing; LLC

10720 E. Sahuaro Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
602-432-3094
www.springboardpublishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
A-List Package: $829
Economy Package: $279
Co-Writing Package: $500 plus 25% of profits
• Standard products/services: Basic package (Economy) includes proofing; Desktop publishing; PDF; Express jacket design; press release; basic distribution through Cyberread and Lulu as PDF and bound (no ISBN)
• Additional services: editing; copyright procurement and submission; ISBN; ghost writing; feedback review; conversion of handwriting manuscript; Web site creation and hosting; print fulfillment
• Details: The Co-Writing Package includes the A-List package plus writing; co-writing or rewriting a book based on author’s subject matter expertise. Springboard shares copyright and byline. Flat $500 fee for Co-Writing Package.

 

30. E-Booktime

6598 Pumpkin Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36108
877-613-2665
www.e-booktime.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
$395 paperback
$695 hardcover and paperback combo
Authors pay a percentage of the book’s retail price. Author orders of 25 to 99 copies receive 5 percent off; 200 to 249 copies get 10 percent off; 250+ copies get 20 percent off
• Standard products/services: Five free copies; ISBN; books listed on Amazon.com; BarnesandNoble.com and other major online retailers; electronic proof; listing in e-booktime store; cover templates
• Additional services: copyright; $5 per interior image or illustration; Library of Congress Number; copyediting; customized covers; manuscript scanning
• Details: E-Booktime runs frequent specials; reducing the set-up fees to $395 (paperback) and $695 (hardcopy/paperback combo)

 

31. Foremost Press

7067 Cedar Creek Rd.
Cedarburg, WI 53012
262-377-3180
www.foremostpress.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
Plan A: $347 includes all standard products/services plus professional typesetting
Plan B: $197 includes all standard products/services
Author buys copies at 50% off retail. Minimum order is 10 books.
• Standard products/services: light edit; ISBN; 10 author copies; electronic version; promotes book in its Web store; book review; extended page to booksellers; search engine submission; book on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
• Additional services: custom covers; hard cover – though not recommended due to high costs; changes in author Web pages; changes to ebook
• Details: All trade paperbacks are 6 x 9″; perfect bound. Minimum of 104 pages.

 

32. JADA Press

1403 Shadowood Pkwy., SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
770-989-9070
www.jadapress.com

• Type: says “not print-on-demand service provider”
• Set-up fees:
Executive Program: $1,450
• Standard products/services: author royalties at 85% net; bookstore return policy; custom book covers; choice of sizes; copyediting; ISBN; Library of Congress Number; listed in Books In Print; listing in JADA Press Bookstore; 6 free copies; JPG file; distribution with Baker & Taylor and Ingram
• Additional services: $200 per year archive fee; press releases; advertising; professional press kits; Web site
• Details: Books are completed in three to four months. Books carry the JADA Press logo

 

33. U Build A Book

5217 Verdugo Way, Ste. F
Camarillo, CA 93012
866-909-3003
www.ubuildabook.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
6 x 9″ softcover: $13.95 for 20 pages plus $.22/additional color page or $.05/additional black and white page
6 x 9″ hardcover: $22.95 for 20 pages plus $.22/additional color page or $.05/additional black and white page
8.5 x 11″ softcover: $19.95 for 20 pages plus $.22/additional color page or $.05/additional black and white page 8.5 x 11″ hardcover: $28.95 for 20 pages plus $.22/additional color page or $.05/additional black and white page
(all orders of 1-5 books have a one-time $39 set-up fee)
• Standard products/services: 80# glossy paper or equivalent matte paper; full-color; laminated cover; text on spine; color pages mixed with black and white pages
• Additional services: custom sizes; paper options; special end sheets; matte cover lamination; binding options
• Details: other sizes (portrait; landscape and square) available; 25+ books receive discount; turnaround is 10 to 14 days

 

34. Wheatmark

610 E. Delano St., Ste. 104
Tucson, AZ 85705
888-934-0888
www.wheatmark.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Basic: $1,299
Level 1: $1,999
Level 2: $2,999
Level 3: $3,999
Poetry: $1,999
Color picture book: $1,999
Print-ready: $799
• Standard products/services: Basic level includes layout; cover design; electronic proof; title registrations; marketing sales sheet; 5 free copies; full returnability through booksellers; online bookstore pages
• Additional services: editorial analysis; custom cover design; printed proof; copyright registration; domain name; inside search package; index; CIP data
• Details: Offers a Great Expectations program under which books with promising initial sales receive the company’s financial investment and resources for marketing.

 

35. WingSpan Press

P. O. Box 2085
Livermore, CA 94551
866-SELF PUB
www.wingspanpress.com

• Type: print-on-demand; offset
• Set-up fees:
Standard Package: $499
Choices Package: $899
Custom Package: $2,499
Color & Picture Book: $899
• Standard products/services: ISBN; barcode; basic cover setup; interior layout; listing in Books in Print and all major online databases; Web page on WingSpanBooks.com; author copies at production price; Library of Congress Number; four free books
• Additional services: copyright registration; interior images; interior tables; indexing; footnotes; archive disk; press release; sell sheet
• Details: Screens manuscripts; English only. About 6 to 8 weeks from submission to publication.

 

36. Word Association

205 5th Ave.
Tarentum, PA 15084
800-827-7903
www.wordassociation.com

• Type: digital; print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Program A: $500  – author pays set price per book depending on print run
Program B:  $500 – author receives 45% discount off list price
• Standard products/services: basic cover design; ISBN; Library of Congress Number; listing in Books in Print; barcodes; bookstore and Internet sales/distribution; listing on Amazon.com and Word Association Web site
• Additional services: marketing; copyediting; advanced editing; photo scans; color interior pages; personal publicist; shrink wrapping
• Details: proof within 4-6 weeks; delivery of books within 4 weeks of proof approval; rates are for 5.5 x 8.5 softcover

 

37. Aachanon

HC5 Box 48C-2
Payson, AZ 85541
928-468-8405
www.aachanon.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Budget level: $195
Basic level: $295
Basic plus level: $595
• Standard products/services: limit of 10 black and white illustrations or photographs; standard, preformatted color cover design; printed proof; 3 free books
• Additional services: color pictures; printing of ISBN and price grid on back cover; copyediting and proofreading
• Details: Gloss or smooth cover; Aachanon lists its books for sale on its Web site.

 

38. Victory Graphics and Media

7707 E. 111th St. S., Ste. 104
Tulsa, OK 74133
918-394-2665
www.victorygraphicsandmedia.com

• Type: print-on-demand; offset printing
• Set-up fees:
$597 paperback
add $197 for hardcover design
• Standard products/services: cover design; front and back cover set-up; interior typeset; distribution through Amazon.com and bookstores; featured news release on company Web site; author Web page with unique domain and shopping cart; press release drafted and sent to 8,000 journalists and 700 newsrooms
• Additional services: editorial critique; copyediting; proofreading; transcription; data entry; copyright; SEO press releases; illustration; worldwide rights promotion; scanning; key bookseller account promotion
• Details: offset printing available for 1,000 copies or more; also offers several publicity packages

 

39. Innovo Publishing

3541 Waterford Cv N.
Collierville, TN 38017
888-546-2111
www.innovopublishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand; audio books; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
Innovo Basic: $679
Innovo Pro: $979
Innovo Blockbuster: $1479
• Standard products/services: choice of book sizes; full-color, deluxe custom cover; interior layout; barcode; ISBN
• Additional services: translations; book cover coffee mugs and t-shirts; book reviews; press releases; online book campaigns; domain names
• Details: Innovo is a Christian-based, family owned publishing services company.
Innovo sometimes runs specials for 50% off.

 

40. Fidlar Doubleday

1515 E. Kimberly Road
Davenport, Iowa 52807
800-248-0888
www.fidlardoubleday.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
8” x 11″ , 200 pages: $7.68/book for 25 books:; $5.71/book for 200 books ; $5.08/book for 1,000 books .
6” x 9″ , 200 pages: $7.69/book for 25 books; $5.74/book for 200 books; $5.15/book for 1,000 books .
• Standard products/services: Unlimited illustrations; perfect binding
• Additional services: postcards; bookmarks; posters; scanning
• Additional services: Binding options; postcards; bookmarks; posters; CD
creation; barcode; business cards
• Details: Other trim sizes available. Turnaround is 7 to 10 business days after proof approval and 5 business days for exact reprints.

 

41 PageFree Publishing

109 S. Farmer St.
Otsego, MI 49078
866-GO-BOOKS
www.pagefreepublishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
$399 for paperback up to 70,000 words
$459 for paperback 70,001 to 120,000 words
$519 for paperback 120,001 to 170,000 words
• Standard products/services: full-color, laminated cover; choice of 8 trim sizes; table of contents; up to 5 photos or graphics; ISBN; bar code; electronic proof; ten author alterations; basic edit; one free copy; one full year distribution through Ingram; Library of Congress Number
• Additional services: in-depth editing; index package; footnotes package; charts/table package; scanning; custom text layout; ebook; press releases
• Details: paperback returnability is $500/year; hardcover returnability is $750/year

 

42. Pleasant Word

1730 Railroad St.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-802-9758
www.pleasantword.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Blue Ribbon: $2,099
Red Ribbon: $1,599
Yellow Ribbon: $1,099
White Ribbon: $849
• Standard products/services: one free book; standard cover design; ISBN; barcode; Library of Congress Number; text formatting;
• Additional services: dust jacket; copyright; press release; campaign strategy; press kits; print/Internet campaign; radio/TV campaign; book reviews
• Details: Christian publisher; offers a “CAPTAIN”: Computer Automated Publishing Tracker and Information Network

 

43. RoseDog Publishing

701 Smithfield St., 3rd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
866-380-0923
www.rosedog.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
$1,400 Basic RoseDog Imprint
$2,400 Basic RoseDog Imprint with Promotion Supplement
• Standard products/services: custom cover; copyright; Library of Congress; ISBN; 3 copies; fulfillment and shipping; design of book pages
• Additional services: editing; illustration; expedited printing; direct mail; review copy distribution; press releases
• Details: RoseDog’s online bookstore sells books in printed format or as ebooks.

 

44. Spire Publishing

373 Baker Rd.
Salt Spring Island
British Columbia, Canada
Phone N/A
www.spirepublishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Spire Professional: $899
Spire Essentials: $699
Spire Print Ready: $499
Spire Print Ready Plus: $699
InSpired Cook: $599
Poetry Package: $799
• Standard products/services: ISBN; barcode; electronic proof; corrections to layout; color and image corrections
• Additional services: proofreading; in-depth editorial review; hard proof; images if not supplying a print-ready book
• Details: Also offers children’s color books.

 

45. Whitehall Printing

4244 Corporate Square
Naples, FL 34104
800-321-9290
www.whitehallprinting.com

• Type: short-run
• Set-up fees:
6” x 9″, 96 pages, perfect bound, two-color soft cover:$.74/book for 5,000 .
(Proofs and plates included)
• Standard products/services: perfect binding; laminated cover
• Additional services: specialty trim sizes; shrink wrapping; halftones; color separations; drilling
• Details: Other common trim sizes available; 250 minimum; page count must be divisible by 16

 

46. Virtual Bookworm

P.O. Box 9949
College Station, TX 77842
877-376-4955
www.virtualbookworm.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
For Softcover:
Level A: $360
Level B (basic plus Library of Congress and 3 books): $440
Level C (level B plus professional cover; 5 free books): $495
Level D (level C plus professional editing package): $790
Level E (level D plus Bronze Marketing Package): $1,110
Level F (level D plus Silver Marketing Package): $1,390
Level G (level D plus Gold Marketing Package): $1,950
Level H (level G plus Returns Package): $2,350
• Standard products/services: electronic proof; ISBN; copyright application kit; book page on Web site; barcode; 14 free internal graphics/images; data backup; full distribution; book registration through Amazon.com, Borders, Books In Print
• Additional services: ebook package; internal warehousing; business cards; press releases; review copies; personal storefront; postcards; bookmarks
• Details: Author may purchase first order for 50% off list price. Subsequent orders 30% off list price.

 

47. Economical Self Publishing

A. E. Banzhof
413 Interamerica Blvd.
Suite 01-4692
Laredo TX, 78045
economical-self-publishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees: $187
• Standard products/services: one set of changes free; electronic proof; private editor; choice of 6 cover templates; 2 free copies;
• Additional services: printed proof; ISBN; barcode; up to 10 images; custom cover design; custom interior; addition of author’s photo to back cover
• Details: Electronic proof within 3 days. Sister company is We-Publish.com.

 

48. Llumina Press

7915 W. McNab Rd.
Tamarac, FL 33321
866-229-9244
www.llumina.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
trade paperback: $799
hardcover: $899
hardcover and paperback: $999
ebooks: $65 (sold only with packages)
• Standard products/services: ISBN; Library of Congress Number; interior typesetting; barcode; original color cover design; assistance writing back cover copy; printed proof; inclusion in Ingram and Baker & Taylor; submit to Books In Print; list with major bookselling Web sites; create author Web page
• Additional services: Inclusion in Ingram Advance Magazine; various promotional packages that include press release; media contacts; sell sheet; press release distribution and more
• Details: Llumina Press also print color children’s paperback and hardcovers. Illustrators are available.

 

49. Xulon Press

2180 W. State Road 434, Ste. 2140
Longwood, FL 32779
866-381-2665
www.xulonpress.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Basic: $999
Premium: $1,299
Best-seller: $1,699
• Standard products/services: cover design; interior formatting; 1 free book; ISBN; up to 70% off author cost
• Additional services: Books In Print listing; advertising package; online bookstore page; Google Promotion; graphics; international distribution; bookstore returns
• Details: Xulon is a Christian publisher and has a statement of faith. It does not accept books dealing with the occult; New Age belief; pornography; homosexuality and other subjects condemned by Scripture.

 

50. Wordclay

address N/A
Bloomington, IN
877-655-1720
www.wordclay.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
standard package: $450
• Standard services: stock art cover; custom typesetting interior; personalized Web page in the Wordclay Bookstore; five printed softcover books
• Additional services: ISBN; channel distribution through thousands of retailers including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com; copyrights; Library of Congress Number; custom illustrations; book marketing
• Details: Wordclay is part of Author Solutions.  Regular writing contests posted on the website.

 

51. Just Self-Publish

2865 South Eagle Rd., PMB #399
Newton, PA 18940
888-737-4770
www.justselfpublish.com

• Type: digital; offset printing
• Set-up fees:
softcover: $2,995
hardcover: $3,488
• Standard products/services: 25 free books; up to 32 pages; choice of two sizes for softcover, three sizes for hardcover; gloss lamination for softcover, printed case for hardcover;
• Additional services: fees for greater than 30 pages; fees for dust jackets; personal coaching; graphic design; text editing; customized illustrations; Library of Congress Number; sell sheet; press releases; author bios (written for you); marketing packages; promotion
• Details: Company focuses on children’s picture books.

 

52. American Binding & Publishing Co.

P.O. Box 60049
5433 S. Staples St., Ste. Q1
Corpus Christi, TX 78466
800-863-3708
americanbindingpublishing.com

• Type: print on demand
• Set-up fees:
$645 (limited time) , $1295 value
• Standard products/services: 10-week writing course; free editing; copyright; 10 copies of softcover book
• Additional services: Web page; design; online store; sales letters
• Details: Company offers a $12/month membership that gives you a Web page, ability to accept credit cards, personalized company name and graphic book cover.

 

53. DragonPencil

115 Bluebill Dr.
Savannah, GA 31419
888-497-6831
www.dragonpencil.com

• Type: print-on-demand; read-along CDs
• Set-up fees:
Picture Book Package: $1,495 (up to 1,700 words)
Picture Book Package for longer stories: $1,995 (1,700 – 4,000 words)
Economy Picture Book Package: $3,295 for up to 24 pages (includes 50 free copies), $3.995 for 32 pages
• Standard products/services: hardcover 24-32 pages; full manuscript editing; PCIP data; ISBN; barcode; book design; illustration discount; copyright application; printing discount; Library of Congress Number
• Additional services: Web site; read-along CD
• Details: Specializing in children’s books. Packages include copies of “Biz-in-a-Box” and “The Well-Fed Self-Publisher” by Peter Bowman.

 

54. Lulu

860 Aviation Pkwy, Ste. 300
Morrisville, NC 27560
919-459-5858
www.lulu.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees: no set-up fees
200-page, 8.5 x 11″ paperback: from $10.50 for 1 book to $7.50 for 100 books
200-page, 8.25 x 10.75″ hardcover: from $23.00/1 book to $19.50 for 100 books
• Standard products/services: ISBN; distribution in more than 60,000 retail locations online and off; fulfillment; storefront;
• Additional services: editing; custom formatting; custom cover; scanning; publishing coaching; marketing; press release creation
• Details: Cookbooks, comic books, travel guides and training manuals also available.

 

55. Mystic Publishers

address N/A
Henderson, NV 89002
866-869-7842
www.mysticpublishers.com

• Type: obtains quotes from outside vendors
• Set-up fees:
$595
• Standard products/services: basic formatting; ISBN; copyright; listing with Baker & Taylor; electronic, CD or hard copy galleys; free posting on Mystic Publisher’s Web site as a new release for 90 days
• Additional services: editing; typing; proofreading; graphic design; publicity; additional formatting; reviews; marketing materials
• Details: Recommends minimum print run of 500. Paperback and hardcover available. Turnaround time is two to four weeks after proof approval.

 

56. Ardith Publishing

520 Princess Ave.
London, Ontario
Canada N6B 2B8
877-288-0114
ardithpublishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
$399
• Standard products/services: paperback or hardcover format; choice of predesigned page and cover layouts; registration with all major online booksellers and national distributors; registration with Books in Print; ISBN
• Additional services: personal historian (writing) services; ghostwriting; editing; design; marketing; interior book layout; proofreading; indexing; ebook creation; research and fact-checking; email campaigns; author Web site
• Details: Minimum order of 15 books for printing.

 

57. New Book Publishing

2395 Apopka Blvd. #200
Apopka, FL 32703
877-311-5100
www.newbookpublishing.com

• Type: print-on-demand; ebooks
• Set-up fees:
package #1: $788 – 5 free books
package #2: $974 – 10 free books
package #3: $1,377 – 20 free books
• Standard products/services: ISBN; copyright; barcode; Books In Print registration; Library of Congress Number; interior page design; full-color over; electronic file storage; listing on company Web site
• Additional services: artwork scanning; stock photos; ebook preparation; featured book page; listing on Amazon.com; email marketing; press release
• Details: New Book Publishing is a Christian company.

 

58. Volumes

907 Frederick St.
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 2B9 Canada
www.volumesdirect.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
Launch Package: $799 (Canadian) plus taxes
Folio Package: $1,699 (Canadian) plus taxes
• Standard products/services: electronic proof; ISBN; barcode; front and back cover design; book archiving
• Additional services: availability on Amazon.com; printed proof; business cards; bookmarks; press releases; press release distribution
• Details: For American authors, Volumes must process the application for Cataloguing-in-Publication through the states, which is an additional $200.

 

59. Epigraph Publishing Service

27 Lamoree Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845-876-4861
www.epigraphps.com

• Type: print-on-demand and offset
• Set-up fees:
$895 for softcover (add $350 for hardcover)
• Standard products/services: custom design interior and cover from Word document; up to 5 graphics, illustrations or photos for books up to 120 pages; ISBN; barcode; page on Epigraph Web site; national distribution through Lightning Source
• Additional services: copyediting; line and developmental editing; sell sheets; book review campaigns; book publicity; indexing; Web sites
• Details: Epigraph works with The July Group, a commercial art agency representing award-winning and emerging artists.

 

60. OmniLand Books

P.O. Box 313
Anahuac, TX 77514
www.omnilandbooks.com

• Type: print-on-demand
• Set-up fees:
$795 for 5” x 8″ paperback
• Standard products/services: Interior formatting and cover design; worldwide distribution through online channels like Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com; 10 copies; ISBN; barcode; listing in Books In Print
• Additional services: transferring hardcopy manuscripts to electronic format; hardcopy books
• Details: The POD side of OmniLand Books is Skyline Publishing. OmniLand Books has an online book catalog.

61. Smashwords

15951 Los Gatos Blvd., Ste 16
Los Gatos, CA 95032
www.smashwords.com

• Type: ebooks
• Set-up fees: no set-up fees
• Standard products/services: digital form for cell phone, the Amazon Kindle, the Sony Reader, the Irex Iliad, and other devices.
• Additional services: print-on-demand through WordClay
• Details: Pays author 85% of the net sales proceeds from the work.

62. BRIO

12 South Sixth Street #1250
Minneapolis, MN 55402
www.briobooks.com

    • Type: hardcover, softcover, as well as printing work for catalogs, calendars, and business cards
    • Services: Graphic Design, Editing, Ghostwriting, Book Printing, Book Storage, Order Fulfillment, Warehouse and Storage, Public Relations and Marketing
    • We work with independent authors, self-publishers, and small publishing companies.

 

63. IBJ Book Publishing

41 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3592
317-634-6200
www.ibjbookpublishing.com

    • Type: Medium-run, digital, offset
    • Set-up fees: Each project is quoted separately and includes an ISBN and a Barcode
    • Standard products/services: Design, layout, production proofs, printing
    • Additional services: Editing; Copywriting; Proofreading; Illustration; Photography/photo or artwork search; Library of Congress Control Number (PCN); Generating a TOC; Generating an Index; Marketing Collateral including a Book Signing Kit – Order Forms, Custom Posters, Flyers, and Invitations; a Marketing Kit – Bookmarks, Postcards, Business Cards and Order Forms; Web site, Press Release, Online Book Excerpt, Book Signing Strategy and ebooks
    • Other Details: Author retains 100% ownership and 100% control. By handling your own
    • promotion, you get a bigger share of the profit

 

64. Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop

Address: PO Box 2232,
Iowa City, Iowa 52244,
319-351-2407
www.camppope.com/ncontract.htm

    • Type: Print-on-demand, short run offset
    • Set-up fees: No set fees, each job quoted separately; currently charging $30/hr for services; printing and binding costs are my cost plus 10%; electronic filing for copyright $35.00.
    • Standard products/services: Editing, fact-checking, proof-reading, design, layout, typesetting, image editing, scanning, preflighting, PDF proof. Softcover or hardcover (one or three-piece case, with or without dust jacket, printed case, notch or sewn binding); black on white or color interior.
    • Additional services: Free initial consultation; free ISBN, barcode, registration with Books-in-Print, Library of Congress Control Number (PCN).
    • Additional details: Strictly publishing services: you pay all the costs, you get all the books, you take it from there. Purchase only the services you need. Our contracts are non-exclusive and non-transferable. We specialize in historical non-fiction (specifically the Civil War), but can handle any project you have in mind.

 

65. Bravado Publishing

Editor Kristen Bailey
1196 Echo Drive,
Roseburg OR 97470
541-378-7973
www.bravadopublishing.com

    • Type: print-on-demand and offset (paperback, hardcover and color books)
    • Set-up fees: $750 for softcover or hardcover/  600 for color books under 50 pages
    • Standard products/services: custom design for both interior and cover, proof reading included, formatting; ISBN; barcode; national distribution through Lightning Source
    • Additional services: editing, listing as ebook from website, ghost writing
    • Details: Bravado Publishing offers personal and professional service on any writing need, and produces beautiful books based on the author’s input. Pays author 90% of royalties.

 

66. CreateSpace

100 Enterprise Way, Suite A200
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
www.createspace.com

  • Type: Print on demand
  • Set up fees: none, sample price:  200-page 8″ X 10″ $3.25/copy.
  • Standard Services:  All book covers are printed in full-color on cover stock and finished with a protective laminate coating; Black and white books can be printed on white or cream (also called “off-white”) paper; Full-color books are printed on white paper; Free CreateSpace ISBN is assigned if you do not already own one
  • Other details: CreateSpace is a subsidiary of Amazon.com; Reach millions of potential customers on Amazon.com; Amazon listings include the Search Inside!® feature;  Amazon.com orders may be eligible for Super Saver Shipping, One-Day Shipping, 1-Click® ordering, and Amazon Prime

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