Queensland, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/20/2011 -- According to on demand publisher Bookpal, many first-time authors get a poor product when they fail to adequately research self publishing providers. Having a writing career that ends before it starts is all too common for first time authors, and more often than not it comes at the hands of the wrong book printing company or the cheapest publisher.
The writing industry is still a business, and at the end of the day self publishing companies are there to make money. Editing and quality management isn’t conducive for profits, so most book printers will print exactly what they are given—mistakes and all. Additionally, few authors make sure their work is copyright protected or has the proper bar coding and ISBN registration. The result is a work that looks amateurish, is easily plagiarized, and whose distribution is limited by its unprofessional presentation.
The advantages of self publishing are obvious, but aspiring authors also have to consider the inevitable pitfalls that come with the lack of quality publishing, marketing and distribution. Bookpal points out the limitations of inferior on demand publishers because they adhere to the highest quality standards coupled with a simple process for self publishing. Their standard print on demand package includes custom cover design, page typesetting, online ordering setup and book mock-up/galley (a printed but unbound book). “Once you purchase this pack, all you will need to do is supply your proofread manuscript in any version of Microsoft Word and we will do the rest,” said a Bookpal consultant.
Their print on demand publisher exclusive system makes the author’s work available for ordering at 27,000 bookstores and 1,000+ Internet Websites around the world including all the big name stores. In addition, all titles are compatible with Kindle eReader and iBooks for Apple devices.
Other available services include Australian and U.S. press release writing and distribution, basic 12 months listing and full page book article in their magazine catalogue, 1,000 business cards, ten A3 posters and potential submission to one of South East Asia’s largest book distributors pending acceptance of the book by their distributor.
To make the process even simpler, authors can call and speak with a Bookpal specialist and get a free no obligation quote. While their on demand packages are verified by online testimonials from past and current authors, the publisher can also create customized publishing protocols to suit any author. “If you are unsure about this publishing technique, tell us your book publishing requirements or call us and we will be delighted to help you,” said the consultant. For more information, please visit http://bookpal.com.au/
Bookpal is a leading Australian-owned on demand publisher that has helped thousands of authors with book publishing and self-publishing services. The Brisbane-based company offers book printing, marketing and worldwide distribution services to authors around the world. Bookpal is a member of the Australian Publishers Association.