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Choosing the Right Book Publisher

It is every writer’s dream to publish a book. It takes a lot of imagination,
sleepless nights, queries, discussions, criticisms, and encouragements, to make that dream
of becoming a published author come to reality. 

But after you have come to put your book into one perfect piece comes a dilemma of
choosing a publisher and sometimes, this is not even a matter of financial capability.
When choosing a publisher, it all boils down to trust. You would not want to end up
loosing both of what makes up your writing career: dreams and financial investments. 

So, when you’re finally done with your book, it is best to do a comprehensive
research on self-publishing companies. For one, you can check on credible websites that
have reviews on publishing companies that you are eyeing to work with. You can check out
the Better Business Bureau’s website at to verify a certain
company’s credibility. 

Another way of reviewing your potential publisher is to participate on author forum
discussions. It is through these online forums that authors meet fellow authors who have
published books and gained full experience on the publishing industry. Be clever enough to
choose whom to believe though. There’s a thick line between critics who makes sense
and the ones that are plain tormentors giving filthy-biased feedbacks. 

Below is a list of self-publishing companies that feature out of the box specials apart
from the basic publishing services:

Trafford Publishing
Offers a program called InspireABook for authors who need help organizing their book for

Infinity Publishing
Offers The Author’s Gazette, a free monthly newsletter covering topics on promotion
and marketing for self-published authors. 

Outskirts Press
Offers a recycled paper option and a free e-book entitled "Self-publishing

Acquired by in 2005, BookSurge enables authors to access the world’s
largest online network of sales channels and use sophisticated tools to reach acquisition
editors of large publishing houses.

Instant Publisher
Manuscripts are submitted through the company’s unique online software that enables
authors to proofread before the book is sent out for printing. 

Bookstand Publishing
Bookstand does not charge extra for e-book services. What’s more is that they allow
unlimited number of photos; illustrations and charts for any book publishing package.

Red Lead Press
This company is does not offer editing or proofreading services. They basically print and
ship the books to its buyers within 48 hours.

Omega Publications
Each book goes through 10 quality control checks to assure quality and superiority. 

Morris Publishing
The company has a separate division specializing in cookbooks. 

48Hour Books
This company features 48 hours of total production time. Authors are also given the chance
to convert their files to PDF by downloading their free software.

BookMasters offers biodegradable inks and chemistry, Forest Stewardship Council certified
paper mills and, 10%, 30% and 100% post-consumer waste papers.

BookMobile is 100% wind powered and offers a wide variety of post-consumer recycled

Offers a Great Expectations program where books with promising initial sales receive the
company's financial investment and resources for marketing.

Innovo Publishing
Innovo is a Christian-based, family-owned publishing services provider. 

Xulon Press
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.

- 2009. 2009 Directory of Self-publishing Companies. The Reader’s Digest. Retrieved
May 18, 2010, from

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