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indie publishing

Indie publishing is used to describe the activities of individual authors or author collectives who essentially act as their own publishers. Editing, cover design, typesetting, printing, distribution and other services are hired by the indie publisher as needed, but the indie publisher controls and manages the entire process. If the indie publisher is an individual, he retains all rights to ... Read More »

self-publishing

Self-publishing has become a catch-all term that can be used to describe vanity publishing, subsidy publishing or independent ("indie") publishing. A vanity publisher will accept any manuscript submitted to it and turn that manuscript into a book via its own editing, packaging and manufacture processes, all of which are offered to the author for a fee. The author must commit ... Read More »

POD

POD is an acronym for Print On Demand, a business model for book manufacture and sales. The book cover and manuscript content of a POD book are stored digitally, and individual copies of the book are printed and bound from these files only upon receipt of a paid order for the book. Two examples of POD service providers who work ... Read More »

Createspace

Createspace is a print-on-demand (POD) service provider for self-publishers owned by Amazon. Unlike a full-service, or 'subsidy' publisher, Createspace does not offer editorial, layout, cover design, marketing, or even book distribution services. Createspace is a solution for authors and small publishers who already have those bases covered and just need to get their books printed and available for sale. Following ... Read More »

self-publish

Self-publishing has become a catch-all term that can be used to describe vanity publishing, subsidy publishing or independent ("indie") publishing. A vanity publisher will accept any manuscript submitted to it and turn that manuscript into a book via its own editing, packaging and manufacture processes, all of which are offered to the author for a fee. The author must commit ... Read More »

indie author

An indie author is an author who has decided the mainstream publishing industry has little or nothing to offer, and has made the conscious decision to bring his or her work to a readership independently. Once the indie author has decided to publish her work, she must act as, or join, an indie publisher to get her work into print ... Read More »