How to Choose the Best Self-publishing Company?
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The advances in digital technology have revolutionized every aspect of our lives, and the publishing industry is no exception. Digital readers and eBooks have become an essential part of life today, and it is impossible for us to imagine living without them! This huge popularity of eBooks has, in turn, powered the trend of self-publishing. As a result, the number of Indie authors has risen by leaps and bounds over the past few years. This is because, with self-publishing, authors can earn much higher revenues from each book sold minus the publishing costs, as compared to traditional publishing.
In self-publishing, you can get your work published on different online platforms. You also have the choice of publishing both online and in print with the assistance of a professional self-publishing company. So, how do you go about picking the best self-publishing company for your requirements? Some things to keep in mind while making your choice are:
The sale of each copy of your book will fetch you a profit, also known as royalty. Look for a company that offers high royalty rates. The fact is, with self-publishing, you can even get up to 100 percent of royalty. This way, you get to keep the entire profit earned after deducting the basic production expenses. Compare this with the royalties offered by traditional publishing houses – from 7 percent to 15 percent!
No Room for Mistakes
The adage, “the first impression is the last impression,” is apt for self-published books. It is important that just one glimpse of your book prompts the reader to buy it. For this to happen, it is essential that you have an error-free manuscript. So, choose a professional self-publishing company that can ensure that your manuscript is edited properly and is free of any glaring mistakes.
Seek a Complete Package
Picking a self-publishing company that offers you end-to-end publishing services and the right package for your requirement can make the entire process hassle-free. An experienced company can take care of every step in the process and require you to only co-ordinate when required.
Look for Experience
There are a lot of new companies out there who might approach you with packages that are too good to be true – and they usually are! Experience matters when it comes to getting self-publishing right. Look for a company that has an efficient team of experienced professionals to handle different segments of the process, including editing and marketing. Pick a company with a minimum experience of one year in the self-publishing industry.
Find out if the self-publishing company you have picked will provide you with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for your book. An ISBN is essential if you are to sell the printed version of your book in bookstores and libraries.
Do a thorough background check on the companies you shortlist before signing up. See if they have a genuine website that is informative as well. You could check with authors who have used their services and seek opinions before making your decision.
Diligence and Meeting Deadlines
Go with a company that does its due diligence irrespective of whether you are a novice author or a veteran writer. It is essential that the self-publishing service you choose run quality checks before they proceed with the publishing. A professional organization will be able to deliver quick turnarounds while keeping you posted with regular updates about the publishing process.
Check out the clientele the company has represented before you make your decision. When a self-publishing service has well-known authors and personalities on their roster, it indicates their experience in the field. Take, for instance, BUUKS that has to its credit publications of celebrity authors such as Shilpa Shetty, Luke Coutinho, Virender Kapoor, Kabir Bedi, and Punya Prasoon Bajpai, among others.
If you go with a company that fulfills all these requirements, there is very little chance of things going wrong with the self-publishing process. So, make sure you do your research well before you sign on the dotted line.
BUUKS, the world’s trusted self-publishing partner, is brought to you by the same team with stellar credentials that has serviced Indian and international authors for over a decade. With our end-to-end publishing services, we cater to a diverse client base cutting across age groups, languages, and experience—from newbie writers and young authors like Yashita Uchil, ‘Adventures of Emily and Mia’, to celebrities like:
– Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Luke Coutinho, The Magic Immunity Pill: Lifestyle, boasting 57k downloads so far
– Virender Kapoor, a bestselling author of around 30 books
– Punya Prasun Bajpai, a reputed journalist and author of R.S.S. Sangh ka Safar: 100 Varsh, an Amazon #1 bestseller
– Kabir Bedi, Bollywood actor and author of Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an International Actor
To publish your book with BUUKS, contact us at email@example.com or talk to our publishing expert at 044-4992-1727.
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