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Aggregators, Retailers, Educators and Other Services for Today’s Self Publishing Authors

We are about to wrap up our Self-Publishing Topics and Sunday’s articles contain a lot of links. Possibly enough links to take you well into March. But I promise to wrap up this topic by Wednesday’s Chat on the 26th of February.

We are about to wrap up our Self-Publishing Topics and Sunday’s articles contain a lot of links. Possibly enough links to take you well into March. But I promise to wrap up this topic by Wednesday’s Chat on the 26th of February.

Here are the 12 best self-publishing companies for authors:

There are three main types of publishing companies in the self-publishing world, including aggregators, retailers, educators, and those that offer production services, which we’ll cover in the next section. 

Types of Self-Publishing Companies

Publishing Company Type

Purpose

Use them if you…

Aggregator

Book distributor

Want hands-off book distribution

Retailer

Retail store that sells books

Need a platform to sell your book

Educator

Teach authors how to self-publish

Want to learn a proven process

Servicer

Provide author services

Need editing, cover design, printing, etc.

The following website is more up-to-date than the previous link. Because the Publishing World changes continuously, this article is a great read.

The 12 BEST Self-Publishing Companies of 2020

Self-publishing companies aren’t publishers. On the contrary, they’re the services that enable you to get your book out of a folder in your computer and distribute it to the world for people to read. 

Book retailers, such as Amazon and B&N Press, are the online bookstores in which your book will be discoverable and sold. Each big book retailer generally provides a branded eBook publishing platform for you to individually upload your book.

Aggregators, such as Draft2Digital and Smashwords, allow you to distribute to a bunch of book retailers all at once. This will probably save you time and energy, though you’ll need to pay an extra fee for their services.

Print-on-demand distributors are full-suite self-publishing companies that include print-on-demand services on top of distribution options. Naturally, they’re particularly useful if you’re planning to distribute a printed book!

Before Chat go ahead and read these articles so you can help me talk my way through them.

Join us on Sunday at 7PM ET and we will talk about these different options available to today’s Self-Publisher.

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