Q&A: The choice of Self publishing?

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Question by otulissa3: The choice of Self publishing?
I would really like to publish my book and a friend of mine recommended slef-publishing. I received a book form Infinity Publishing and was curious if anyone has had any experience with them.
If you have can you tell me a bit about it and if they deliver like they claim to? Also if you can recommend other ways of self publishing I’d me happy to know, thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by e.l
Self-publishing should never be recommended.

Only self-publish if you only want copies for yourselves and friends. Self-published books cannot generally be stocked in bookstores, so it is unlikely you will sell many copies at all (by that I mean, under 10 copies would be likely).

To confirm, that specific publisher is not recommended.

http://pred-ed.com/pebi.htm
Infinity Publishing: Not recommended. A vanity publisher located in Pennsylvania and affiliated with Spoken Books Publishing. “With our Author-Originated Book Publishing method authors retain all rights to their work, enjoy royalties paid monthly, benefit from expansive distribution outlets, and enjoy the convenience of our generous bookstore return policy. Find out how our author-friendly book publishing method can take you from un-published writer to published author.”

EDIT: Christ, ‘Damon’, you confused me then – I saw the ‘contact symbol’ and thought: ‘I cannot remember adding that user’ @_@

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  1. ★Miяabεllε Mooη★March 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Only self publish if you want a few books for you and your friends, because YOU will have to pay for it. And please don’t expect to get loads of readers.

    Go do it the hard way, because in the long run it will be more rewarding. Not because of the amount of readers compared to self publishing, but because isn’t it satisfying to know that your story was chosen out of all the others that sent their work to them? Plus, you don’t have to pay a single penny. You will have a good editor, agent, all the people who know what they are doing. It’s hard, but if you want it badly, then there’s nothing stopping you but you. Keep trying and never give up. Becca Fitzpatrick received just under a 100 rejection letters before publication.

    @ e.l – LOL!

  2. old ladyMarch 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    There are any number of self-publishing presses. Some are called vanity presses, because they really only satisfy the vanity of people who want to have their book in print. They rarely take the book any farther than that – and you pay impressive amounts to have your book self published.
    You can, however, try another option and that is ebook publishing. You won’t have a hard copy to put on your bookshelf, but you can sell books and you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg. In fact, you dont have to pay anything with the legitimate ebook publishers. Go to smashwords.com and look at what they offer. They do produce, people do sell, people do get checks – and it doesn’t cost you anything.

  3. JeffMarch 12, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    If you just want to bind a document to give to family and friends, using a binding machine is a good option. There are some that are really affordable so you can bind your work at home and then give the books to people.