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Updated: Dec 7, 2023

It can be difficult to know which direction to go when it comes to getting your book out to readers. The chart below will help you decide which method of publishing is the right one for you.

Things to know about Print On Demand (POD) for self-publishing:

· Print On Demand means that you do not have to print any books and keep stock on hand; the company prints your book only when it is purchased.

· You may purchase (often at a discounted rate) copies to sell locally.

· When a book is purchased, the book is printed and sent to your reader.

· You pay for the printing out of the money the POD company collects.

· After printing is paid, the POD company will give you your share of the book sales amount (royalties, printing costs, and fees will vary).

· Amazon is the most popular POD platform, with over 1.42 million self-published titles on their website.

· IngramSpark is another popular platform, and they do help with book distribution.

· You can put your book on both platforms at the same time.

· You can also sell ebooks—books that customers read on an electronic device such as a Kindle.

With both POD platforms, the steps (after your manuscript and cover are completed) are:

1) Create account.

2) Upload your manuscript file, book cover, and/or ebook manuscript file and ebook cover.

3) Market your book and provide the link for customers to purchase your book.

Self-publishing can be the perfect choice for many authors. If you would like more information about whether this is the right path for you to get your books into the hands of readers, I'd love to help! In addition to editing and proofreading, I also offer interior formatting, book cover design, back cover and About the Author copywriting, and coaching on all aspects of self-publishing your fiction or non-fiction book.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


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Tier 2 Paperback Cover:

$400.00 - $700.00 range

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Ebook Covers:

$100.00 - $200.00 if done on its own,

$50.00 - $100.00 if done with full book cover (Tier 1 or Tier 2)

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