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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a company to self-publish?

Technically speaking, no – you do not need a company to self-publish a book. However, when you work with a self-publishing company, you’ll have access to resources that you’d otherwise have to find on your own. The best thing about working with a company to self-publish your own book is that you get full creative control over your project from start to finish, while being guided along the way. Think of your self-publishing company as laying out the framework, while you get to fill in the details.

And when you work with BookBaby, you’ll have every resource you need, such as book cover design, editing, eBook conversion, and marketing services, all in one place! Plus, we also have our own online book store, BookBaby Bookshop! With this free service, you can sell your printed and eBooks right to your readers, while earning more profits, growing your audience, and staying in charge of your page content.

How much does it cost to publish a book?

The cost of publishing a book can vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on book formatting, design, publishing platform, and more. But at BookBaby, we make it simple – you just choose from one of our Self-Publishing Packages for Authors, and you’ll get everything you need to print and publish your book. We like to keep things as efficient as possible when it comes to self-publishing – while you get to stay in creative control of your book along the way.

We also offer Print On Demand Book services, so that you can print and sell your books as they’re ordered. This process makes reordering books super affordable and easy for authors, without having to pay large costs upfront or printing more books than needed. Plus, our Print On Demand services are included in every Self-Publishing Package!

Do I need an LLC to publish a book?

You do not need an LLC for self-publishing a book. You might choose to create an LLC somewhere down the road of your writing career, but it’s not a necessity to publish. Often, writers find that what they might gain from having an LLC isn’t exactly worth the cost.

However, you will want to make sure that you copyright your book. Copyright registration ensures that you are the legal owner of your work and protects you in case litigation presents itself in the future. It’s a very quick, simple process, and another service offered by BookBaby along with Cosynd.

When you copyright your book with Cosynd, your application will be reviewed by a specialist and filed with the Copyright Office on your behalf. That way, you can rest assured that your work will be fully protected in no time.

Where can I publish my book online?

When looking to publish your book online, there are plenty of options out there. However, when it comes to self-publishing success, you want to make sure that you go with a self-publishing company that offers you all the resources you need, while you maintain creative control throughout the process. And self-publishing a book online is easier than ever with BookBaby.

BookBaby offers every self-publishing service you need, all under one roof. We even print our books in-house at our Philadelphia-area facility! And when it comes to reaching an audience, we offer several book marketing resources. If you want to find readers through social media, our Ads for Authors programs are designed to do just that. Publishing a book online is easier than ever, and we’ve got the tools you need to go from becoming a writer with a manuscript to a published author with books on Amazon and bookstore shelves nationwide.

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