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How to publish a book & start a book publishing company

Hello and welcome to Self-Publishing, Inc., where over 100 million books have been printed for thousands of satisfied publishers, large and small. At Self Publishing, we help authors become publishers and success is measured in customer satisfaction.

I begin every publishing course I teach with the phrase, “Writing is a love and publishing is a business”. Just as you wouldn’t dream of Get Your Free Copy Of Publishing Basics Today opening an auto repair shop without learning about automobiles, you shouldn’t think, for a second, that you are going to be a successful self publisher without first learning about the publishing industry. To think otherwise, would be foolish. A quick Google search under the keyword “self publishing” produces a virtual minefield of vanity presses that must be navigated unless you have money to burn. At we give you all the tools needed to help you become a successful publisher.

Get Your Free Copy Of Publishing Basics Today Publishing consists of three major steps. You are at step one, which is the perfect place to be.

Step 1 is Education. This is where you are going to learn as much as you can about what lies ahead. Our book, Publishing Basics – A Guide for the Small Press and Independent Self-Publisher will help get you started. You can either download the e-version here or send me an email with your address and I will mail you a copy for free. There is also a new Version 5 video edition located at Once you download your free copy of Publishing Basics, you will start receiving newsletters from All of this educational material is offered at no charge to you, the author. It is all meant to help better prepare you for the journey ahead.

Step 2 is Preparation. This is where you register with RR Bowker and purchase your ISBN’s which identify you as the publisher. While you are at this stage it is strongly suggested that you let us perform an Editorial Analysis on your manuscript. This “no hold barred” analysis will help you determine exactly where your book fits into the marketplace and exactly what is needed to get your manuscript up to “snuff” to compete. Upon completion of this step, your manuscript will either be edited or be ready for book design. Book Design entails formatting text into a professional page layout and having your cover designed.

Step 3 is Publication. Successful completion of this step is going to ultimately determine whether your project is a financial success or not. Filling your garage with books is not the goal. Having you print a reasonable quantity which will lead to “sell through” and reprint is the goal. Online “Instant” pricing is available for many different sizes and quantities enabling you to find the “perfect specs”.

Are you up to the task? If your answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started. All of us here at Self Publishing look forward to working with you and being a part of your success story.


The Team