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Publishing Service Index: March 2015

Publishing Service Index: March 2015

  This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for March 2015. We were a little late in presenting the January index and so we are bringing this index fully up to date to reflect all data collected over the past seven weeks. DellArte Press and Authors Online have been dropped from the index due to their closures in recent


Wingspan Press – Reviewed (Updated, Feb 2015)

Wingspan Press is a self-publishing service provider based in Livermore, Northern California, just a few miles shy of San Francisco. The company was formed around a group of frustrated writers tired of the commercial, sales-driven publishing world and the ‘agent/publisher loop.’ Wingspan Press places a strong emphasis on quality and customer service and a desire


Matador – Reviewed (Updated, Feb 2015)

Matador is the self-publishing imprint of Troubador Publishing, based in Leicester, England. Founded in 1990, Troubador is an independent publisher of both fiction and non-fiction, with a specialist list of books on business, communication and social justice, and Italian studies. The Matador imprint was launched in 1999 and it still remains one of the leading imprints


Authoright – Reviewed

Authoright provides advice and various self-publishing and publicity services for authors. Founded by author Gareth Howard and journalist Hayley Radford in 2007, Authoright has offices in London and New York. The company’s ethos is to “empower and inspire” authors whilst helping them get their books published and out to readers. Authoright has worked with over


Draft2Digital – Reviewed

Draft2Digital (D2D) is an Oklahoma-based digital publishing aggregator providing conversion and distribution services for authors. The company was founded in 2012 and currently Kris Austin is co-owner and CEO. D2D is one of the more recent arrivals to the self-publishing service field and from some of the feedback I’ve had over the past year, it’s


Publishing Service Index: December 2014

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for December 2014. It is of course the last one this year. It reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past eight weeks. The most significant change is that Amazon KDP has slipped to third and also reflects the growing discontent self-published authors have with the introduction of Amazon Unlimited and recent communications


Wheatmark Publishing – Reviewed

Wheatmark Publishing is a service company based in Tuscon, Arizona and was founded in 1999 by Sam Henrie, a publishing entrepreneur. Henrie’s goal was to provide independent authors with a viable alternative to the traditional publishing route. He set about combining new advances in digital print technology and Internet-based distribution channels with the expertise of