Working directly with self-published authors IS the core strength of BookBaby. We level the playing field with a robust suite of author services.
Sometimes being bigger is not always better for the customer. We just learned that our friends at Amazon’s CreateSpace are getting out of the author services business. That means writers need to go elsewhere for vital author services, including editing, cover design, and book formatting.
The statement from Amazon, as reported by South Carolina’s The Post and Courier:
“After a thorough review of our service offerings, we’ve made the decision to discontinue CreateSpace’s paid professional editing, design and marketing services. We will work closely with impacted employees through this transition to help them find new roles within the company or assist them with pursuing opportunities outside the company.”
Frankly, I’m not surprised. Amazon is interested in big business — REALLY big business. It’s difficult for a mega-mammoth company like Amazon to work one-on-one with the individual would-be author. That’s not the strength of their business.
That’s where we fit in. Working directly with self-published authors IS the core strength of BookBaby. In this highly digital world we live in, BookBaby prides itself on the analog nature of our business — people talking with people — to help authors self publish with printed books and eBooks they can be proud of.
To level the crowded playing field of printed books and eBooks, self-published authors need high-quality creative services including:
- Editing. Hiring an experienced book editor is often the best investment you can make for your book and your writing career. Our Book Editing Services are for authors who need premium book editing at an affordable price. We’ve negotiated special rates with an exclusive network of editors from around the globe. These editors work with traditionally-published authors in every genre, including many on the New York Times Best Seller list.
- Cover design. Designing a book cover is an art. Our knowledgeable team has years of experience in print design in a wide variety of genres. Whether the cover of your new eBook novel needs to make a bold statement or your freshly baked cookbook cover needs to pop, BookBaby’s designers will create a custom book cover that you can be proud of.
- Book formatting. A well-formatted and professionally-designed book is critical to your success as an author. Even though you worked hard on your manuscript, it may not get the attention it deserves without professional formatting. Our book designers don’t use templates to design your book. Each book is custom designed by a real-life professional book designer right here in our New Jersey facility. And to ensure your satisfaction, we send you proofs of your designs to review and approve. We stand behind our work with the book publishing industry’s only 100% quality guarantee!
Although we’re expanding a rapid pace, and unlike Amazon’s CreateSpace, BookBaby will never outgrow its mission of delivering People Powered Publishing for authors who need personalized creative services.
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Do you dream of self-publishing your book? It’s easier than you think with BookBaby.
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