Issa Asad Explains 3 Ways to Publish Your Book without Amazon
The phenomenal success of self-published book authors like EL James and Mark Dawson has got the attention of aspiring writers who’ve been holding their guns thinking whether or not their creation is “publish-worthy”.
More and more indie authors are going this route, and self-published books are gaining recognition across the globe. But if you’ve considered using CreateSpace by Amazon as your self-publishing solution, you probably already know that you will need to work on the cover design and copy editing all by yourself. Not just that, you won’t have access to expert feedback about your book (given it’s a free option, to begin with).
“This is why most publishers going this route have to consider the extra costs of hiring professionals for those services,” said Issa Asad Florida entrepreneur. Mr. Asad is the CEO of Q Link Wireless and Quadrant Holdings, located in South Florida. He is also the author of 4 e-commerce and marketing e-books that can be purchased on Amazon.
Looking for an alternative to Amazon’s Createspace? Here Issa Asad Explains 3 Ways to Publish Your Book without Amazon:
Even though Amazon is the biggest book distributor in the United States, it isn’t the top choice in many other countries. The sales of Apple’s products exceed that of Amazon’s. It goes without saying that there are more iPads and iPhones being sold in the world right now than Kindle devices. This is why you should seriously consider Apple iBooks Store as your next book distributor.
Similar to Author House, Xlibris offers both: the freedom that comes with self-publishing freedom and the traditional publisher support. They also offer the most extensive number of options to choose from when it comes to launching your next project. And yes, that means their service plans are designed to accommodate any kind of budget and the required amount of support.
3. Author House
For writers who want a self-publishing option with good quality support, Author House can be a nice choice. If you don’t want to do it all alone, their team has experts for tasks such as copy editing and graphic designing (among other things) on board who can help you craft your manuscript in the best way, catch any minor errors (if there are any) and provide reliable support.
Consider the printing costs. Even though CreateSpace provides printing on-demand (there’s no up-front financing required), that’s not the case with Xlibris or Author House. You might need to discuss this with your self-publishing partner of choice well beforehand so you will have a better idea of how much you might end up paying for the books’ printing cost.
Keep your EIN number handy. Last but not the least, most self-publishers make it compulsory for you to share your EIN number from IRS, specifically for tax purposes. So, it’s a nice idea to have it handy before you begin pursuing your dream of self-publishing.