We help Southern California authors get their books self published. Do you want to see your novel or non-fiction book in print? Do you want to do it yourself through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and other retailers but don’t know how to get started. Need someone to format your book for publishing or a professionally designed book cover? At Public Author, we offer all of those services and more.
We are here to empower Southern California authors to self-publish. We are a local company, located in Yucaipa, CA (San Bernardino County) and work with many authors and local businesses throughout the Southern California area. Public Author offers a wide variety of publishing services to help authors get their manuscript finished and in print, including:
- Manuscript Editing
- Book Formatting (both print and e-book)
- Cover Designing
- Assistance with Distribution and Setting-up Retail Accounts
- Author Website Designing
- Marketing Strategies and Social Media
- Uploading to a Print Publisher
- Uploading to E-book Retailers
- Series Branding and Author Branding Assistance
What is self publishing? When an author self publishes, he or she is the one who is publishing a book, instead of going through a publisher. The author is printing the book and providing an e-book version to all the major retailers. The author is also keeping the lion’s share of all sales (often 60-70%), instead of a publisher taking it. At Public Author, we help writers to self publish. With our expertise, self-publishing becomes much easier. We do the tasks that you can’t do yourself. Your book is still published by you, we just help you through the process.
Hire us for what you need: Not everyone needs help with everything, which is why we offer our publishing services both in Package Deals and à la carte. You only pay for what you need; there is no reason to hire us for any unnecessary extras.
Great alternative to a Vanity Press: A Vanity Press is a company that charges its clients thousands or ten of thousands of dollars to do many of the things we do. Adding insult to injury, they often take a percentage of your sales profits too. We are the smarter choice. At Public Author, we charge only one-time fees and our pricing is reasonable.
Where will my books be available? Southern California authors who use Public Author’s services have self published books through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Createspace, Kobo, Apple, Scribd, and Draft 2 Digital. Some have sold their books through independent bookstores; others have had their books placed in public libraries. Our authors have their books available for sale in both Print and E-book editions. So can you. Contact us and learn how we can help you get your book published.
How much will it cost? We charge only one-time fees for our professional services. We never charge a percentage of your royalties. We never charge outrageous fees for “marketing packages” that vanity presses charge. Instead, we charge fair rates for the professional author services that you need, and only for those services you need. Learn more at our Pricing page.
Do you have more questions? See our FAQ page to find answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions that others have had.
Ready to get started? Contact Public Author today by using our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.
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