You may be on your writing journey and asking, “What are the best self-publishing companies?”
That is a great question to ask because it means you are thinking ahead. Planning when it comes to writing a book is as important as the writing itself. There are so many things to consider; marketing, cover design, proofreading, line edits, and even a sympathy edit?! These are all things we learn on our writing journey and perhaps, one of the most important steps is making a decision on who to publish with. Being a self-published author allows you to take control of your book and its destiny but it also means that you must take control of its marketing and the important decisions. Below, you will find my top 10 companies for you to look at. These are well known, tried, and tested.
Check out the top 10 companies of 2022 that can help you with your self-publishing journey!
1 - Kindle Direct Publishing - Self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free with Kindle Direct Publishing, and reach millions of readers on Amazon.
Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours Make more money. Earn up to 70% royalty on sales to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and more. Enroll in KDP Select and earn more money through Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Keep control. Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices. Make changes to your books at any time. Publish in digital and print. Publish Kindle eBooks and paperbacks for free on KDP.
2 - Barnes & Noble Press - a free, fast, and easy-to-use self-publishing service that enables you to publish and sell print or ebooks directly to our millions of readers.
Whether you’re a seasoned or first-time author, or you simply want to print a beautiful book for personal use, Barnes & Noble Press helps you create your book, your way. We’re here to help independent authors and content creators succeed by using the
expertise and resources of Barnes & Noble.
3 - Kobo - Publish your eBook in a few short steps Just create a Kobo Writing Life account, upload your manuscript, and set the price. We’ll add it to the Kobo catalog within 72 hours and keep it there as long as you want.
4 - Apple Books - Apple Books for Authors guides you through every step of your journey as an author, from structuring your story to packaging your digital book and selling it on our store. Even established authors will find valuable resources on how to grow sales and track performance.
5 - Self-Publishing School - From WRITING to SELLING YOUR BOOKS ONLINE and all the steps in-between…
We give you exactly what you need to build your brand, grow your reach, and expand your income! Ready to create the business and life of your dreams using a bestselling book as your launchpad?
6 - Reedsy - Crafting beautiful books is at the heart of everything that Reedsy does.
We're changing the way books are published by giving authors and publishers access to talented professionals, powerful tools, and free educational content. Reedsy was founded in the summer of 2014 by Emmanuel Nataf, Ricardo Fayet, Vincent Durand, and Matt Cobb. Since then, we've proudly built a community of over 1 million authors and 2,500 freelance professionals — helping them bring more than 15,000 books to market each year.
7 - Lulu - Publish. Print. Prosper.
Publish, print, and sell your books globally with our Print-On-Demand network while eliminating the risk and hassle of inventory and fulfillment.
8 - IngramSpark - Self-Publish Like a Pro
Everything you need to successfully self-publish a book from one award-winning self-publishing company. Join your fellow British authors publishing with IngramSpark today! 9 - Publish Drive - Self-publishing platform with a global reach.
Easily self-publish ebooks online, audiobooks, and print books to thousands of stores worldwide. One-click, publish everywhere.
10 - Draft2Digital - We are Self-Publishing with Support.
Your book is your priority. Our priority is you. We build tools and services that let you focus on writing while we take care of layout, publishing, distribution, print-on-demand paperbacks, and more. Keep writing. We’re here for the rest.
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