This excerpt is from INDIE Finalist, “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.

Most authors want the basic package to include internal layout, ISBN number, and distribution through online stores including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In the near future, a listing with Amazon will be more difficult. They want authors to use one of its publishing companies. They have also insisted on deep price cutting so your royalty is less. The publisher we use is listed with Amazon, but not all POD publishers are.

Read the contract and be careful not to give away your rights. Compare royalties and how they are determined and paid. Be sure your listing is available through Ingram or Baker and Taylor if you want any chance of being placed in local bookstores. Also, a return program is a plus. Finally, the publisher’s reputation matters.

More to come on POD

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