POD Standards articles


Grosvenor House Publishing – Reviewed

Grosvenor House Publishing – Reviewed

http://www.grosvenorhousepublishing.co.uk/ Amazon.co.uk Titles – 293 Amazon.com Titles – 298 Grosvenor House Publishing is based in Surrey, England and one of its directors is successful self-published author Graham P. Taylor. The English vicar self-published Shadowmancer in 2002, a children’s novel, and in less than a year, Taylor had signed deals with Faber UK and Penguin Putnam


Adventures with Blurb – Part Four (Come on Eileen)

Blurb is a solution for self publishing authors, and yet, it can also be a frustration. I cannot fault Blurb for their accessibility of their on line software, Booksmart, and the results it produces in book form. For what it is worth, you get more flexibility with their software than with many other DIY self-publishing


Five Steps to Self Publishing – Guest Author – Gang Chen

The following is a contributed article by self publishing author Gang Chen. He is the internationally acclaimed author of “LEED AP Exam Guide” and “Planting Design Illustrated and has written for The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register. The opinions and conclusions in this article are those of the author. Clearly, Gang Chen


Best Practices in POD Publishing – Writersweekly

Angela Hoy over at Writersweekly has posted an excellent article on ‘Best Practices’ for POD publishers and companies offering author solution services. I have touched on a lot of these best practices here, but Angela has a lot more too, particularly on the issue of royalties. Here is the link to that article:http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/005273_03252009.html Also, my

Dolman Scott – Reviewed

Amazon.com Titles – 31 Dolman Scott are based in Berkshire in the UK. I have come across them in trade publishing magazines and Google ads on the Internet, which is why their low volume of titles listed on Amazon surprised me. Their titles cover a span of approximately eighteen months, right back to November 2007.


Trafford Publishing – Reviewed

“Success in PublishingA dream of publishing a book as you envision it can never become a reality unless you find a company that believes in making dreams come true.” http://www.traffordpublishing.co.uk Trafford Publishing is one of the largest author solution service companies in the world using print-on-demand digital print technology. They are a Canadian company but


Derwent Press – Reviewed (UPDATED OCT 2012)

The Derwent Press is a small author solution service based in Derbyshire, England. They began in 2005 and have produced quite a small output of books (32 listed on Amazon.co.uk). Their last produced book is listed as a new release from June 2008. Books are actually well represented on their website from the main page


The London Literary Press – (Update Feb 2010)

Amazon.co.uk Titles – 000 Amazon.com Titles – 000 http://www.thelondonliterarypress.co.uk/ This publisher has changed their name in the past year and the previous review as of March 2009 is no longer valid. They are a publishing service looking for financial backing from ‘new’ authors and provide few details or clues to their full program. There are


Better Book Company – Reviewed

Amazon Titles – N/A http://www.thebetterbookcompany.com/ The Better Book Company is located in Chichester, West Sussex, UK. They were founded in 1999 with the specific intention of assisting authors who wish to self publish their own work. “The Better Book self publishing Company is committed to a policy that offers a straightforward and open working relationship.


Author Solutions Article by Keith Ogorek – Analysis

In life, certain things have a way of happening just at the right time. This week’s book publishing news was no exception. I have two quotes below from two senior principles from very diverse areas of the book publishing world, who in their own right believe they are making a difference. Here are the quotes.