Southern California Publishing

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We help authors throughout Southern California get their books 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. 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 ourPricing 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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Christian Self Publishing Help

iStock_000018076345SmallWe help Christian 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, Family Christian Stores, 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 Christian authors to self-publish. 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 Christian 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.

Book on a wooden tableGreat 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? Christian 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 and Christian 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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Self Publishing Help

iStock_000013018311XSmallWe help 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 authors to self-publish. 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? 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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Help for Christian Authors

iStock_000018076345SmallAre you a Christian writer who wants to see your manuscript get into print? We at Public Author can help. We are an author publishing services company that specializes in helping writers get their manuscript ready for publication.

Public Author helps Christian authors to self-publish or to get their manuscript ready for submission to an established publisher. Our services include e-book formatting, print book formatting, cover designing, editing, uploading to distributors, and much more.

At Public Author we do NOT charge a percentage of your royalties. We do NOT charge outrageous prices for expensive “packages” like a vanity press. Instead, at Public Author we charge one-time, reasonable fees for our services. We do offer bundled services as packages, but those are discounted deals to save you money.

Our authors have had their books sold through many popular booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Family Christian Stores, Apple, Scribd, and more.

Planning to self-publish? We specialize in helping Christian authors self publish, helping to format a manuscript and getting it uploaded to the most popular book selling sites. We also help Christian authors create print versions of their book.

Wondering about prices? Here is a simple chart that shows the package deals we offer.

Package Pricing Chart

For more details on what we charge for various services, see our Pricing Page.

Ready to get started? Contact Public Author by filling out our Contact Form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Learn More

We provide editing services.

We design book covers. View our Book Cover Portfolio.

See our Pricing List for details on costs.

Find answers to common questions on our FAQ page.

We design Author Websites. View our Website Portfolio.

We format books, both print and e-book.

Contact us for a free consultation on what services would best fit your needs.

Thank you for your interest in Public Author.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Help Publishing Books

iStock_000013018311XSmallWe help authors get their books published. Public Author helps writers get their manuscripts ready to publish by offering help with e-book formatting, print book formatting, cover design, uploading to book distributors, and much more.

Need help self publishing? We are here to empower authors to self-publish. We also help authors prepare their manuscript for submission to an established publisher.

Authors who use Public Author’s services have published books through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Createspace, Kobo, Apple, Scribd, and Draft 2 Digital. So can you. Contact us and learn how we can help you get your book published.

Public Author charges only one-time fees for their professional services. We never charge a percentage of your royalties. We never charge outrageous fees for “package deals” that vanity presses charge. Instead, we charge fair rates for the professional author services that you need, and only for those services you need.

Ready to get started? Contact Public Author today by using our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.

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WestBow Press is just another mask for Author Solutions

iStock_000004259865SmallMany Christian authors have unfortunately been caught in a popular scheme: paying huge amounts money to see their book get into print.  They get caught in a vanity press, where even the simplest services cost thousands of dollars. Most of these vanity presses are now owned by large publishing houses. The largest publisher, Penguin Random House, owns the largest vanity press, Author Solutions, which goes by a myriad of names, including WestBow Publishing.

WestBow, a division of Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, is actually run by Author Solutions. Authors be warned: these vanity presses make their money by selling “publishing packages” to naive, gullible writers who hunger to see their book in print. A vanity press doesn’t make the bulk of its money by selling books; their profits come from marketing to the writer and charging hefty rates for everything from editing to websites, from formatting to distribution.  They even charge for some services that anyone can get for free. Frankly, they will keep coming up with more ways to spend your money until you either run-out or wise-up.

Some may doubt that WestBow is just another mask for Author Solutions, but you need only read WestBow’s own website to learn the truth. Zondervan/Nelson farm-out this business to Author Solutions. A brief quote from their about/ history page:

“Thomas Nelson, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh-largest trade book publishing company in the U.S., has partnered with Author Solutions LLC, world leader in supported self-publishing, the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, to create WestBow Press.”  (quoted from WestBow’s website About/History page. Read in full by following this link.)

 

 What other options are there for a writer wanting to get published? Thankfully, there are many options available, from traditional publishing to independent publishing.  Do your research and find out what route will work best for you. However, you should NEVER have to pay thousands of dollars to see your book get into print.

What can Public Author offer to help me get published? We provide publishing services at a fixed rate, everything from book formatting to cover designing, from author websites to distribution assistance. Look around our website and see if any of our services will meet your needs. If not, then do more research to find someone who better fits to your desired route. But, whatever you do, be very cautious around any vanity press, even one that calls itself  “Christian” like WestBow. Become educated to avoid buying services you have no need for.

We hope that we can earn some of your business here at Public Author, but even if we don’t we hope that you avoid going to any vanity press. This is just our opinion, but we hate hearing about authors who have lost thousands of dollars on over-priced “publishing packages.”

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Inexpensive Author Websites

GenuineHR websiteAt Public Author, we design inexpensive websites for writers. Although reasonable in cost, the websites are still professional quality and beautiful. We specialize in WordPress-based websites, which offer robust SEO and the ability for detailed site analysis.

We charge a one-time fee, not a monthly rate. You take over after we are done, so there are no hidden monthly fees or maintenance costs. The annual renewal for WordPress is reasonable and your own responsibility.  However, we don’t abandon you. If you ever need extra support (maybe to update your site or expand it), we can help. And we do so at a reasonable cost.

Take a moment to look over the details of our Author Websites or take a look at some of our past projects in our Website Portfolio. You will learn a bit more about what we can do for you.

Contact us today and we will get started on your new Author Website.

Thank You.

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