Paperback Book Publishing Services
Print On Demand Paperback Book Publishing for Independent Authors
How Can I Get My Paperback Book Created & Published With Minimal Outlay?
It is very simple to get a paperback book created and printed these days. What's more, it can be done with almost no upfront cost to you!
In the old days you needed to find an agent and publisher to have any chance of success. However, that has changed. It has never been easier to create your own paperback, to publish them and to market them. In theory anyone can create a paperback book themselves.
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Low Cost Paperback Book Publishing
Although you can create your paperback book yourself, many people are not comfortable doing this themselves. This is where White Media can help you. Unlike large publishing houses we are not looking at whether a new book is going to be a huge marketing success for us, or not. We simply help you convert your work into an right format for printing. We can also help you publish and market the finished product.
The cost of creating a paperback book is surprisingly little. We charge for the time estimated to create the print-ready layout of the book, which makes it affordable even authors who want to publish a vanity or hobby project.
There are no recurring costs. Once your paperback book is print-ready you can sell it wherever you choose to and take 100% of the profit of each sale for yourself!
How Is An Paperback Book Created & Published?
Once all of your copy is completed and ready to be sent to us for conversion into a print-ready paperback, we will discuss with you your preferred layout of the book, paper quality and size, fonts, text sizing and any other details about how you would like the finished paperback to look. We also discuss the book's cover and whether you already have the artwork prepared, or if you want us to design it for you.
With this done, we prepare all the paragraph and character stylesheets ready to be applied to each chapter of your book.
Creating the Book
With the design and layout of the paperback agreed upon, we then start to create your book. Firstly we create all the stylesheets needed to format the paragraphs, headings, titles, page numbering, copyright, table of contents, dedication and other pages of the book.
Once this has been done we create the chapters of the book as individual files and encapsulate them within the book structure. The styles are then applied to each element of the contents of the book and saved. The book is now ready for you to proof read it.
Proof Reading & Corrections
To keep the cost of creating your paperback book as low as possible, we do not include proof reading into the cost of our paperback publishing. We simply take the material you supply us with and convert it into a print-ready paperback book. (We do offer proof reading as an additional service).
With the basics of the paperback now created, we send you a PDF copy of it to review and check for any typos you may have missed during your editing and to ensure the layout is as you want it to be, before you sign it off.
Cover & Printing
Now that you have signed off the layout and styling of the book, we deal with the cover, ISBN barcode and the preparation for the printing of your book. The book cover is the trickiest bit of the book to deal with, as the spine's width depends upon the number of pages and paper weight of the book.
An ISBN number needs to be added to the book's rear cover in the correct format. If needed, we can supply you with an ISBN number at minimal cost. Once done, we have a print-ready paperback book!
Publishing the Paperback
You have the choice between Print on Demand or privately printing your book. The second option means you will have the upfront cost of printing to bear, as well as the storage of your books. You have greater control over the paper and print quality with this method.
However, the cost-efficient choice is Print on Demand where you have no upfront printing costs, which are taken out of the selling price leaving you with the balance as profit. Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing account) is the best way to print on demand. All we need to do is upload the book and complete the KDP entry for your book.
Marketing the Book
Now your paperback book is live on Amazon, it is time to market the book. By now you should have created your Amazon Author Central profile and added your biography and book listing, which links to your KDP account.
Your marketing will probably centre around social media, word-of-mouth or paid advertising on Amazon, Google or Facebook. We also strongly suggest you have a dedicated website built to showcase your book and also possibly you as an author. We would be glad to help you with this. If your marketing goes well, you will hopefully see the sales adding up in your KDP dashboard!
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We Are Different From Most Other Book Publishers
We are a small publishing agency which uses our experience with websites, graphic design and search engine optimisation (SEO) to help independent authors create and publish their paperback books at minimal cost. We understand how hard it is to find a publisher which is prepared to take on an unknown author and publish their book.
We are different as we do not judge the quality of your work and do not have the worry of whether it is going to be a financial success for us - as major publishers do. Our aim is to take your copy and turn it into the paperback you want have published. Laying out and typesetting a paperback book is actually very similar to building a website - a lot of the same technology is used in both! We use this experience to create your print-ready paperback for you and get it published on Amazon.
We offer additional services to help you with the marketing of the book using our SEO, social media and paid advertising expertise and in creating your dedicated book or author website. Get in contact with us to find out more about our book publishing services.