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What is self-publishing?

Self-publishing is the process by which independent authors publish their books without traditional publishing houses. It allows authors to retain full creative control and ownership over their work, from writing to distribution.

BookBaby is a full-service self-publishing company that's ready to be your partner throughout the journey. By working with a self-publishing company, you'll have access to resources that you'd otherwise have to find on your own. Think of your self-publishing company as laying out the framework, while you get to fill in the details.

What services does a self-publishing company provide?

A self-publishing company typically offers a range of services, including editing, cover design, formatting, eBook conversion, printing, distribution, and marketing assistance. We're often asked, “How can I print my books?” BookBaby is here to make printing and publishing easy.

When you work with BookBaby, you'll have every resource you need, such as book cover design, editing, eBook creation, audiobook creation, and marketing services, all in one place! Plus, we also have our own storefront, BookBaby Bookshop. With this free service, you can sell printed books and eBooks right to your readers while earning more profits and growing your audience.

How much does self-publishing usually cost?

The cost of publishing a book can vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on book formatting, design, publishing platform, and more.

We print novels for as low as $4.95 a copy, hardcover children's books for as low as $8.75 each, and cookbooks for as low as $11.75 per book. With these affordable prices, it's easy to turn a profit as a self-published author. We make self publishing simple by offering our self-publishing packages, where you'll find everything you need to print and publish your book.

What is Print On Demand (POD) and how does it work?

Print On demand is a book printing method where books are printed and shipped only when an order is placed. It eliminates the need for large upfront printing costs and allows for flexible inventory management.

With BookBaby's Print On Demand book services, authors 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!

Can I sell my self-published book through major retailers?

Yes, most self-publishing companies offer distribution to major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more, allowing your book to reach a global audience.

At BookBaby, we provide access to the world's largest distribution network, allowing our authors to expand their readership and have a worldwide impact.

Do I retain the rights to my self-published book?

Yes, with self-publishing, you retain all rights to your book, and you can make decisions about its distribution, pricing, and future adaptations.

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.

Is self-publishing suitable for all genres?

Yes, self-publishing is versatile and caters to various genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more.

At BookBaby, we're equipped to print books for any genre imaginable. Our books are printed in-house at our state-of-the-art, Philadelphia-based facility. From captivating picture books for children to page-turning romance novels, our extensive range of trim sizes and binding options ensures that we can work with authors of absolutely any genre.