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While in the process of publishing my first book, each time I called BookBaby with questions, a real person was available to take my call within moments and had knowledgeable answers. They completed each task before the committed date. When I submitted minor revisions to the proof copies, they made them within the hour. It was a positive experience overall.

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I had such a great experience with BookBaby! This was my first book and I wanted to self-publish, but I didn't know what to expect. BookBaby handled my book with such expertise that I still can't believe publishing a book can really be this easy. Their customer service was quick and available whenever I had questions while submitting my book manuscript. I felt comfortable and informed before making my purchase, so I already knew the book was going to turn out beautifully. I was able to see proofs of everything, and then I received updates on the book’s status as it was being printed. The whole process was also so shockingly fast! I received my boxes of 100 books (over 340 pages) just ten days after placing my order. It shipped in just five days! The actual product turned out just perfectly and I couldn’t be happier with the final result. BookBaby was also more affordable than other publishing options I looked into. Nothing but a great experience, and you have a customer for life!

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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 book publishing a book can vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars. 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 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 to publish 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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