POD Standards articles

AuthorSolutions – Indie Book Revolution Article

I have not had time to digest this article on AuthorSolutions main webpage, written by Vice President of Marketing, Keith Ogovek, but there are a number of newspapers and media outlets picking up on it since yesterday. I will post when I read the article in full. Author Soultions own AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris and Wordclay.


Spire Publishing – Reviewed

Spire Publishing first began life as UK based PABD (Publish And Be Damned). It was renamed Spire in late 2006 and although a Canadian company, it has still retained a significant presence in the UK. http://www.spirepublishing.com/ “Welcome to Spire Publishing where self publishing a book is simple and affordable. Your book is published with the


AuthorHouse UK – Reviewed (Updated, March, 2010)

Amazon.co.uk Titles – 50,000 Amazon.com Titles – 44,100 http://www.authorhouse.co.uk AuthorHouse are one of the largest flagship author solution services with 50,000 plus titles available on Amazon UK. AuthorHouse was founded in 1997 and is owned by Author Solutions US who also own iUniverse and Wordclay. Further expansion in 2009 for Author Solutions has led to


Janus Publishing – Reviewed

Janus Publishing, based in London, England, describe their company as a co-partnership publishing house. http://www.januspublishing.co.uk/ “After more than forty years in the publishing trade, our founder established Janus Publishing Company in 1991. We currently publish more than forty titles a year, many by previously unpublished authors.” “Our Approach At Janus, we look to nurture new


Authors On Line – Reviewed

Authors On Line describe its company as an author solutions service. The company proudly claim to be the original UK based company to offer a digital Print On Demand publishing service with full distribution. It may have been, but a lot has changed in self-publishing since it first began in internet publishing in 1997. There are more


York Publishing Services (YPS) – Reviewed

http://www.yps-publishing.co.uk/ Amazon Titles – Not valid as company provides true bespoke services I came across York Publishing Services in the ‘Writers & Artists Yearbook 2009’ which I got a hold of in January. No matter how much research you do in this business, week by week, you are always uncovering something or someone you never


AuthorHouse USA – Reviewed (Updated, March 2010)

http://www.authorhouse.comhttp://www.authorhouse.co.uk USA & UK based Amazon.com titles – 42,000Amazon.co.uk titles– 49,700 Standard Package starts at $599++ AuthorHouse have been providing self publishing services for authors for many years. They remain one of the heavy-hitters of the self publishing industry, are owned by Author Solutions, who also own iUniverse, and have the largest slice of self

POD & Self Publishers Reviewed So Far

I have assemble all the articles together on the right of this page for all the reviews I have completed on POD and Self Publishing companies. As I complete additional reviews, I will post them to the link list. The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

AuthorHouse Courts The Establishment With Referral Program

Over the past few months I’ve noticed that AuthorHouse has been making a particularly worrying use of their Referral Program. This type of program is used by a number of large self-publishing service providers using digital POD (print on demand) to authors. Here is AuthorHouse’s own description of the Referral Program. The following links are from

The Curious Tale of the Explosive Lulu Books

You may not know the author Jared Ledgard but it would appear his self published books have been attracting some attention over the past year in newspapers here in Ireland and the UK. Here is a link to a news item in The People UK newspaper from January, 2008, by journalist, Daniel Jones. http://www.people.co.uk/news/tm_headline=diy-bomb-manuals-on-sale-with-the-groceries-at-tesco&method=full&objectid=20291628&siteid=93463-name_page.html Oddly,