Side-by-Side Comparisons of 26 Self-Publishing Companies and 5 eBook-only Publishers

The Fifth Edition of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing provides side-by-side comparisons of 26 self-publishing companies and five ebook-only publishers in the following areas:

  • Printing markups on books sold through online retailers
  • Author cost per book and volume discounts
  • Company policy regarding return of book production / source files
  • Royalty percentages on print and ebook sales
  • Royalty percentages paid by eBook-only publishers (5 companies)
  • Royalty percentages paid directly by Amazon, Apple, and Kobo

Self-Publishing Companies & eBook Publishers Reviewed in The Fine Print of Self-Publishing

Abbott Press iUniverse
Arbor Books Lulu
Archway Publishing Magic Valley Publishers
AuthorHouse Mill City Press
Aventine Press Outskirts Press
Balboa Press Publish Green*
BookBaby* PublishAmerica
BookLocker Tate Publishing
BookTango* Smashwords*
CreateSpace Trafford Publishing
CrossBooks Wasteland Press
Dog Ear Publishing Westbow Press
Dorrance Publishing Xlibris
eBookIt* Xulon Press
Infinity Publishing

*eBook-only publisher

Hyperlinked company names have a link to the full review from the 2011 Edition of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing. The other companies were not reviewed in the prior edition.

NOTE:  These 2011 reviews are only provided for informational purposes.  Virtually all of the companies have changed their publishing packages and pricing since then.  While the contracts, royalty percentages paid, and printing markups in the 2011 edition may be similar to a company’s current royalties, printing prices, and contracts, you should buy the 2014 edition of The Fine Print or check the publisher’s website for more curent information.