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The Fine Print -of Self Publishing

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You've spent endless hours writing your book. Now, it's finally time to publish. These days, more and more people are turning to publish on demand and other forms of self-publishing. But buyer beware! Not all companies are created equally.

If you are looking to self-publish, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing is a must have resource. Finding the publisher that fits your needs and your budget can be extremely time consuming. The majority of us don't even know which questions we should be asking or how to spot red flags. This resource helps new authors in two important ways. First, it educates readers about what they should be looking for in a self-publisher and what constitutes a "publisher to avoid". Then, this book sets out detailed information about costs of publication packages, what authors receive for that price, any extra services available, approximate royalty amounts, cost of books, and information on what will be included in the contract for 45 different companies. For convenience sake, self-publishing companies are divided into Outstanding, Pretty Good, Ok, and Avoid.

I learned a lot from The Fine Print of Self-Publishing. In particular, there were quite a few things that I hadn't really considered or even noticed in the fine print of the self-publication contracts. As self-publishers we really have to be aware of what we need and be diligent in understanding what we'll get for our dollar. Most definitely, price doesn't always equate directly to value.

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If you re considering paying a company to publish your book, don t do anything until you read The Fine Print and consider the alternatives. It will save you a lot of time, money, and heartache. --Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual<br /><br />It would take years for an author to compile all the research that Mark Levine has and, even then, most authors wouldn't be able to analyze the self-publishing companies and their contracts the way Levine does. The Fine Print of Self-Publishing will save time and money with your next self-publishing project. --Tim Bete, Director, Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop<br /><br />The Fine Print is a consumer-friendly guide to choosing your best self -publishing deal. Mark explains the industry's tricky contract language in such clear terms, that any non-lawyer can understand and follow. --Perry Binder, Associate Professor of Legal Studies, Georgia State University

The Fine Print is a consumer-friendly guide to choosing your best self -publishing deal. Mark explains the industry's tricky contract language in such clear terms, that any non-lawyer can understand and follow. --Perry Binder, Associate Professor of Legal Studies, Georgia State University

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ISBN-10: 1933538562
ISBN-13: 978-1933538563
Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: Bridgeway Books
Date Published: 2006
Format: trade paperback
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