By George Kittredge
Book1One has just published an article on its website that is a must-read for anyone who is planning to self-publish a book. The article offers an excellent checklist of things to look for when comparing potential book manufacturing companies - plus some great guidance and tips on how to go about the self-publishing process.
Included in the article are the following 20 must-ask questions aspiring authors should pose to any company they are considering.
- If I have a problem submitting my book files or order, or understanding any of your instructions, what is the procedure for me to obtain assistance?
- If I need to, is it possible to speak with a real person by telephone?
- How easy is your book production process to work with?
- How long will it take to produce my books once you have received my book files?
- If necessary, can I place a rush priority on my book project?
- If so, how much will that shorten the turnaround time?
- Is there any additional charge for a rush order and, if so, how much?
- How long have you been in business?
- How many authors have you worked with over the past year?
- What type of printing equipment do you use?
- What can you tell me about your book binding operations?
- If I requested it, would you send me a sample of a book you have recently produced that is similar to my book?
- What guarantees do you offer?
- How much will it cost to produce my book?
- How easy is it to obtain a price quote?
- Do you have a minimum order requirement and, if so, what is it?
- What choices of book sizes (page height and width) do you offer?
- Is there an optimum page size I could use that would lower my cost?
- What choices in paper do you offer?
- What type of book binding choices, including cover options, do you offer?
To read the entire article, simply click here. Or you can go to the "News & Articles" page at www.Book1One.com and click on the title, "Self-Publishing - What Should You Look for When Choosing a Company to Produce Your Book."
Regardless of the type of book you may be writing, I think you will find the article to be both helpful and informative.
[George Kittredge is the creator of Book1Blog, published his own book in 2005, and has worked with self-publishing authors since 1997. He can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.]