The author pays a company to print, market and distribute a book rather than the publishing company paying the author an advance and owning the rights.
It depends on what you mean. It is a pay for play services. What this means, is you pay for their services. There are always good companies and bad companies. That’s why at Blue Handle we invest in our authors and cultivate talent through our Book Puma Services Platform.
Depends on whatever the company charges
Research helps. Depends on what type of book you want to publish.
You have access to a skilled set of marketers and distribution that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
It depends on the type of book. It’s harder to get a traditional publisher.
Penguin/Random House | Hatchette Book Group | Harper Collins | Simon and Schuster | Macmillan
There’s no set reason why you shouldn’t self-publish, other than lack of confidence in your work. Start small, go for short story contests to build up confidence. Remember a self-published book is a business, it takes work.
Yes, but it is hard work. Just like any self started business.
If you’ve researched enough and feel it’s the right fit for you over traditional publishing and self-publishing.