Book Publishers - This list of POD publishers will change with time
because it's a volatile field where new companies appear and a percentage of
It will consist of publishers you might want to contact for up-to-date
information on their self-publishing terms. I don't necessarily endorse
the publishers listed here, but recommend that you compare all alternatives
available to you. I have published six books through Xlibris, and find them
to be an honest company that does a good job at a reasonable production price,
though their book retail prices are above average. I have republished
one of my Xlibris books via CreateSpace and find their paperback quality
comparable and their retail price lower.
createspace - www.createspace.com*
Infinity Publishing - www.infinitypublishing.com**
Virtualbookworm.com - www.virtualbookworm.com
Xlibris - www.Xlibris.com
*createspace.com has been known as Booksurge and ImprintBooks in the past. Createspace is now a part of Amazon.com
**Infinity Publishing has decided to accept bookstore returns, but at a price that may not be profitable
Books And Tales - This site, www.booksandtales.com,
makes an effort to rate many or all of the POD publishers and is a must visit if you are considering publishing via a
Print-On-Demand publisher. Of the POD publishers I list above, Virtual Bookworm and Createspace are among their top four choices as of today.
This web site tells me that Author Solutions has bought Author House, iUniverse, Trafford, & Xlibris. Why did I not hear this from Xlibris !
My thanks to Pat Hartman for pointing me to this excellent web site. Pat has a web site full of interesting comments at
Bargain Basement Books - If you like to browse book catalogues, get yourself on the mailing list of Edward R. Hamilton,
Bookseller Company, Falls Village, CT 06031-5000. Most, if not all, of the books they offer seem to be remaindered and most are
of a correspondingly low price and are essentially in new condition. There is a small shipping fee, but it becomes minimal when you
order several books. Some of their books sell out before my order gets there. There is no restock. They refund the price.
WEB SCAMS - If you have a web site, be aware that you will sometimes receive bogus 'bills' for money you don't owe and services the sender
has no right to offer or intention to fulfill. Be sure any e-mailed bill is legitimate before you pay it, and know that you cannot check that
through any return address supplied with the billing e-mail.
Western Writers of America, www.westernwriters.org and its bimonthly magazine,
The Roundup www.westernwriters.org/roundup.html, is of special interest to anyone who wants to write about or
learn about the American west. I doubt that you'll find a more friendly writer's group.
Booksinmotion, - http://www.Booksinmotion.com/ provides info on Books In Motion,
publisher of the recorded version of Thirsty, retitled "Sundown In Thirsty." If you have a manuscript seeking a recording publisher, I highly recommend
checking it out with Books In Motion. And, if you want to check on "Sundown In Thirsty," go to their web page, click on Westerns, go down about five
pages, and there it is. What's neat about that, is that they don't drop you when sales decline. And, hey, if you have a long auto trip planned, make it
more enjoyable with one of their recordings that you may find no place else.
My Books - I've recently started a blog (dequasiebooks.wordpress.com) and a Tweet to promote the e-book editions of my six books self-published via Xlibris.
I'm convinced that the prices are reasonable and the books are well worth reading. (Okay, I may be a wee bit biased.) These e-books are available from Xlibris,
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book stores for download to Nook, Kindle, and other readers. Many of my books are bought and sold on the
used book market these days. You can find these used books on the internet if you go to your favorite bookseller and search by author for "Dequasie".
With Amazon.com, for instance, you go to "Books," then to "Advanced Search," then to "Andrew Dequasie," and you'll see the listing. Unlike some authors,
I am not dismayed at any used book sales of my books. If nothing else, it boosts my author credentials.
Please feel free to buy. And, if you're so inclined, buy my Xlibris books as e-books from your favorite book seller. (You may find the e-books best by Googling
Amazon Kindle Books or Barnes & Noble Nook Books, then searching by author.)
www.WAEnet.com, is a web site for writers, Agents, & editors. It's headquartered in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.
It sounds like a good idea for writers, agents, & editors, so I've joined it recently