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Best Self-Publishing Book Companies (and the Least Expensive)

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« on: December 29, 2012, 06:12:25 pm »

Self-Publishing Book Printing Special --
Get 25 FREE books when you order 100 or more!


To Get Instant Pricing, Click Here!

Sure, you can order as few as 10 books through 48HrBooks, but if you order 100 or more, we'll send you 25 more books FREE. There's nothing special you have to do ... we'll take care of everything automatically. We'll even list the 25 free on your order form so you don't forget. For example: simply order 100 books and you'll get 125; order 500 books and you'll get 525. That's a great deal, and it means that when you sell those 25 free books, it's all profit! Just one more way that your friends at 48HrBooks are here to help.

48Hr Books, Copy & Duplicating Service, Akron, OH    

Book Publishing help from 48HrBooks, your Self-Publishing Experts

    We're FAST! 2 Days is our NORMAL turn-around time for perfect bound books (Hard cover and Coil bound books take 5 days). But if 2-days isn't quite fast enough for you, we also offer Rush (1-day) and SuperRush (same day) service.
    We Make it SO Easy ... We Even Answer Our Phones! Not only do we have lots of helpful information (and videos) on our website, but we've also got qualified people to answer all your questions via phone, email or on-line chat. We can explain every step. We take what can seem like a very scary process, and make it easy-to-understand. During regular business hours, we always answer our phones. We also offer Online Chat (see above), and we reply quickly to email questions. We're very flexible -- we don't have rigid file requirements. No elaborate contracts to sign, either, so you keep all rights to your book. And if you're selling your books, your profit margin on each sale will be much higher than the "royalties" that others promise you.
    We Produce High-Quality Books! Our print quality is excellent. Not only are our perfect bound books stronger than most books you'll see at your local bookstore, but our case bound books are sewn using a 'library binding' technique that produces the strongest, most durable hard cover books available.

Yes, we're the fastest book printers around, but please ... remember to add SHIPPING TIME to your book printing order.

     Got a critical "need by" date? Do yourself a BIG favor and add an extra day to your lead time.

    We think UPS is the best and most reliable in the shipping business, and their "on-time delivery" rate is exceptional, but they sometimes miss their deadlines, and their guarantee only covers the SHIPPING COST. So if you order $1,000 worth of books, with a shipping cost of $50, and UPS is late, they'll only re-imburse the SHIPPING COST of $50.

    Therefore, if at all possible, please give yourself an extra day or two cushion so you won't be disappointed.

Remember: Your Expected Delivery = Production Time + Shipping Time.
2 days is our PRODUCTION TIME. You'll need to add SHIPPING TIME to that. So whether you're a self-publishing author or a small publisher, you'll get your books printed and delivered ON TIME! For example, if you OK your books on Monday, we'll ship your books on Wednesday. If you're in Chicago or New York, you'll receive them Friday. If you're a book publisher in Florida, you'll receive them Monday. If you're a self publishing author on the west coast, you'll receive them Tuesday. See the map below for your shipping time. Expedited shipping (Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air) is also available.


http://www.48hrbooks.com/

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 06:14:36 pm »

Map of SHIPPING TIME for UPS Ground service:



The "2 DAY" clock starts ticking when you APPROVE YOUR ARTWORK and we have received payment in full. We count regular business days (no weekends, no holidays), and each day's cut-off is 5:00 pm EST. Any approvals after 5:00 pm EST will be counted as the following day.

Example: If you OK your proof Monday at 4:45 pm EST, your books will ship Wednesday. But if you wait 20 minutes longer and don't OK your proof until 5:05 pm EST on Monday, the approval will be counted as Tuesday, so your books won't ship until Thursday.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 06:15:06 pm »

Perfect Bound books production schedule:
Proof OK'ed
before 5:00 pm
EST on ...    Standard
Production,
Books Ship ...    Rush
Production,
Books Ship ...    SuperRush
Production,
Books Ship ...
Monday    Wednesday    Tuesday    Monday *
Tuesday    Thursday    Wednesday    Tuesday *
Wednesday    Friday    Thursday    Wednesday *
Thursday    Monday    Friday    Thursday *
Friday    Tuesday    Monday    Friday *
Saturday, Sunday    Wednesday    Tuesday    Monday *

* = Please CALL US for SuperRush. They are only available on a limited basis, and artwork must be OK'ed by noon EST.

Hard cover and Coil Binding take a little longer. They have a 5-day PRODUCTION TIME. And you'll still need to add SHIPPING TIME to that. For example, if you OK your hard cover or coil bound books on Monday, we'll ship your books on the following Monday. See the map below for your shipping time. Expedited shipping (Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air) is also available.
Hard cover and Coil Bound books production schedule:
Proof OK'ed
before 5:00 pm
EST on ...    Standard
Production,
Books Ship ...    Rush
Production,
Books Ship ...    SuperRush
Production,
Books Ship ...
Monday    Monday    Friday    Thursday
Tuesday    Tuesday    Monday    Friday
Wednesday    Wednesday    Tuesday    Monday
Thursday    Thursday    Wednesday    Tuesday
Friday    Friday    Thursday    Wednesday
Saturday, Sunday    Monday    Friday    Thursday
Self-Publishing Help ...

If you are looking for videos that show you "How to Self-Publish", we've got them here. From initial file formatting and cover design to proofreading your self-published book, you'll find videos that help you self-publish here on our homepage, and on our "Help" and "FAQ" pages. Plus, we're adding more all the time.
We are FAST Book Printers ...

If you're looking for book publishers who make the ordering process easy to understand, you've come to the right place. The old way generally required finding a literary agent, then finding a publisher and, as you might imagine, such agents and publishers are very selective about who they agree to work with. Just finding a publisher can easily take a couple of years of submissions, rejection letters, etc. In today's environment, that can be a killer.

Faced with such a long and arduous process, many authors choose instead to become, in essence, their own book publishers; an option that 48HrBooks.com can provide. By simply uploading a manuscript and selecting various options available, authors will be supplied with a professionally printed, designed, and perfect-bound book at whatever quantity they desire, shipped in 48 hours.

By taking control of their own creative process, and becoming, in essence, their own book publishers, authors everywhere can finally achieve their dream of seeing their words, and their name, in print!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 06:16:05 pm »

48HrBooks -- Book Binding Styles

This 1 minute video shows our three most-common binding styles:
(1) Hard cover books (2) Spiral Coil bound books and (3) Perfect bound books.



Any Extra Charges?
Speeding up Production or Shipping or both:

Remember: Your Expected Delivery = Production Time + Shipping Time.
Our standard PRODUCTION time is 2 business days after artwork approval for Perfect Bound books and 5 business days after artwork approval for Coil Bound or Hard Cover books. Shipping times vary depending on where the books are being shipped.
You can speed up PRODUCTION by selecting Rush or Super Rush when you place your order. You can also speed up SHIPPING by selecting a faster shipping method when you place your order. You'll be given several shipping options, with times and costs listed.
Create-a-Cover Layout ($100):

If you have a cover file already, there's no charge. But if you don't have a cover designed yet, use our Create-A-Cover feature. It's a real steal at $100. Simply choose from our collection of cover designs, then pick a color combination and texture. Send us the wording you want, and any photos or artwork, and we'll put it together according to your instructions. Then we'll send you a PDF Proof to approve before we print your order.
Self-publishing? You'll want a barcode ($20, generated from your ISBN number):

Your book doesn't have to have an ISBN and barcode, but if you're planning on selling it through major bookstores or online bookstores, you'll need one.

We recommend getting your own block of ISBN numbers. That way, you will be your own publisher. You'll retain all rights to your book. Of course, we still want to print your books, but you'll have total control. So simply click here to order your ISBN. They have a simple online order form, where you can buy a single ISBN for $125, a block of 10 ISBNs is $250, or a block of 100 is $575. You'll need to get a barcode, too, but we can help you with that. We only charge $20 to create a barcode from your ISBN number. If you already have an accurate barcode, send it along and there's no charge.
Printed Proof ($40):

We send a FREE PDF proof for you to look at and approve, but if you also want a PRINTED PROOF sent to you via UPS Next Day Air, say 'Yes' to Printed Proof when you place your order. You'll still get the PDF proof, but after you OK that, we'll print, bind and ship a printed proof to you. We pay the shipping. All you pay is $40 for the proof itself.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 06:16:58 pm »



Re-formatting your files ($75 minimum):

Suppose your files are set up for 8.5 x 11, but you want your book to be a different size and have no idea how to re-format it. We can re-format your files for you. Of course, we have instructions to help you do it yourself and save that $75, but if you're new to book publishing and you'd rather just let us do it for you, we'd be happy to.

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 06:17:30 pm »

Converting files to PDF ($50):

You can convert your files to PDF for free by following these simple instructions or, if you're a new self-publisher and don't want to mess with it, just send us your Word files and we'll convert them for you for $50.
Are you running a Mac?
PDF conversion is built right into your system. Simply hit 'File > Print', then from the Print dialogue box, at the bottom left, click on 'PDF' and select 'Save as PDF ...'.
Are you running Windows?
Download a great new FREE converter called doPDF. Simply click here to download doPDF and select 'RUN' when prompted. This installs a virtual printer named 'doPDF' on your computer. You'll be able to use it not only for your self published books, but for just about any file that you want to convert to a PDF. To create a PDF file, simply open your file, select 'File > Print ...' and choose 'doPDF' as your printer. The first time you use doPDF, hit the 'Preferences' button and change 'Graphic Resolution' to 600 dpi (near the bottom right of the window.) Hit 'OK' and your Preferences are all set. Hit 'Print', make sure 'Embed fonts' is turned ON, and it will create a PDF. Be sure to check your PDF file CAREFULLY before sending it to us for printing. Any errors on your PDF will show up on all of your books.
Sending us revised files ($50):

Please proofread your files carefully before submitting them. We do a lot of work on your files before sending you the PDF proof or the printed proof. If you need to submit new files, we'll need to start over from scratch, so there is a $50 charge to cover the work we've already done on your original files.
Cancelled orders ($100 + any other options chosen):

As soon as you place your order, it's put into our production schedule. We put a lot of work into your files and reserve press time for printing your book. If you cancel your order, we'll be happy to return any deposits or credit card authorizations, minus $100 and any other options chosen that we have performed.

If your book is an odd size, choose the next larger size, and indicate the actual finished size under "Comments" when you order. We offer three pricing levels: Standard ships in 2 business days, Rush ships in 1 business day, and Super Rush ships same day. (Note: Rush and Super Rush are available on a limited basis. Please call to confirm availability.)

E-Mail us: info@48HrBooks.com
Or call us at 1-800-231-0521
48HrBooks ...
Instant gratification for authors and self-publishers.
http://www.48hrbooks.com/
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 06:18:10 pm »

http://www.morrispublishing.com/
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012, 06:19:36 pm »

How To Get Massive Publicity For Your Book Without Spending A Cent

http://bestsellerlabs.com/how-to-get-massive-free-publicity-for-your-book/
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 11:17:30 am »

I've been going through these posts and I plan to use some of these idea for sure Thank you.
 Smiley Now spill it sister, are you a writer?

It seems to me that some personal experience is behind these thoughts you published here.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 06:56:06 pm »

You bet I'm a writer! I am looking into self-publishing, but haven't gotten around to doing it yet.  Looks like you need a lot of money!

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 07:45:44 pm »

 Smiley  That's the thing about this. Yet even if you have the draft, I don't see where getting it turned into a Pdf format is that difficult.
As for you being a writer. I welcome you to offer any suggestions about shaping what I have in my thread into a book... In fact, if you want to write it with me....
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2013, 03:35:35 am »

I would help, but I am so dang busy with my own writing, Harry, and work, it would be hard to find the time! Sorry...
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2013, 11:18:42 am »

 Cheesy It is ok Rachel... Don't apologize.
I relate believe me. lol I am going after that Dragon software... that will make writing so,,, so much easier.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2013, 06:02:03 pm »

Is dragon software the voice activated typing thing?
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2013, 03:59:25 pm »

Yes. From what I've seen it works really good.
I'm way more expressive vocally then typing.
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