POD SECRETS REVEALED Series

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SELF-PUBLISHING? – How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?

UPDATED 10/10/16 EDITOR'S NOTE: Please also see the 2016 Print on Demand Price Comparison HERE. Considering self-publishing? Are you wondering ...
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UPDATED Print on Demand (POD) Price Comparison!

UPDATED: 10/10/2016 EDITOR'S NOTE: Please also see "SELF-PUBLISHING? – How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?" HERE. SUMMARY ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Book Contests for a Publisher’s Authors? Pppfffttt!!! By Angela Hoy

Playing on an author's vanity is one of the most common marketing ploys used in the publishing services industry. From ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: “Free Publishing Guides” Are Used To Harvest Your Email Address, Phone Number, And More!

When I see the words "free publishing guide," I think somebody is going to send me a free ebook that ...
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RIDICULOUS RED TAPE!! When POD Publishers Charge WAY Too Much to Make Changes, and Take WAY Too Long to Make Them! by Angela Hoy

We often hear from authors who are upset with their current POD Publisher. One in particular is currently moving his ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: How Much Do Some POD Publishers Profit from Ingram’s “Channel Distribution” Fees? Plenty! By Angela Hoy

Previous installments of this series can be found HERE. POD Publishers that use Ingram's printing division to print their books ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED! – “100% Royalties?!” Don’t Be Fooled! By Angela Hoy

What are royalties? According to the I.R.S.: "Royalties from copyrights on literary, musical, or artistic works, and similar property, or ...
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P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: “Free” P.O.D. Services Can Be Very Expensive!

NOTE: BookLocker.com offers a D.I.Y. option that costs $53. That includes the cost of the print proof (the first printed, ...
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P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: Does Your P.O.D. Publisher’s Homepage Tell Everyone You Paid to Have Your Book Published?

Your book is finally on the market. You're printing business cards, updating your website, and sending out press releases. You ...
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P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: FEEDING ON YOUR VANITY – OR IGNORANCE – HOT AIR ON PUBLISHERS’ WEBSITES IS INSULTING! – Angela Hoy

More from our P.O.D. Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE. Some companies will say or write just about anything ...
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P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: PUBLISHERS PROFITING FROM AUTHOR ERRORS! – Angela Hoy

At BookLocker.com, whenever I notice a mistake in a book, I alert the author. If I notice a few, I ...
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P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: Ridiculous Contract Clauses!

This week, we're going to show you why reading contracts is imperative when considering a P.O.D. publisher. Did you know ...
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P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: Upselling Authors On Expedite Fees, Photos/Images, Endnotes, And More!

This week, we're going to look at how some P.O.D. publishers upsell (nickel and dime) authors on products and services ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: The Vanity Trap – Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com

Writing a book is hard. Publishing and promotion can be difficult as well. Most authors are professionals but some still ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED – Using YOUR Book and Money to Sell THEIR OWN Services By Angela Hoy – WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com

While self-published books don't carry the same stigma they did even as recently as a few years ago, they still ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Outrageous Upselling by POD Publishers! – Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com

There seems to be no shortage of ways that POD publishers can concoct to separate authors from their money. Here ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED – 50% Off Is Still More Than Other POD Pubs Charge! – Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com

Read more in the POD Secrets Revealed series HERE. Ah, the large POD publishers will say just about anything to ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Why Some Bad POD Publishers Ignore Public Criticism

It's no secret that that there are just a handful of major players in the Print on Demand (POD) industry ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Print on Demand’s Bottom Feeders! – Angela Hoy, co-owner of BookLocker and WritersWeekly.com

Previous installments of Angela's "POD Secrets Revealed" series can be found HERE. It seems it's not enough that some POD ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: How Much Do POD Publishers Profit from Those “Distribution” Fees? Hmmm… – Angela Hoy, co-owner of BookLocker and WritersWeekly.com

Previous installments of this series can be found HERE. POD Publishers that use Ingram's printing division to print their books ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Feeding On Your Vanity…or Ignorance: More Hot Air on POD Publishers’ Websites – Angela Hoy, co-owner of BookLocker and WritersWeekly.com

Previous installments of this series can be found HERE. As I wrote last week, "Some companies will say or write ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Ridiculous Hot Air on Some POD Publishers’ Websites – Angela Hoy, co-owner of BookLocker.com

Previous installments of this series can be found HERE. At BookLocker, we are frequently contacted by authors who say they ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: You Pay… But THEY Own the Rights?!

It's disgusting but it's true. Some POD publishers will do anything to make it financially and logistically impossible for you ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Tempted by “Free” Author Copies Offered by Your POD Publisher? Don’t Be Fooled!

Last week, we discussed how most POD publishers' websites not only do almost nothing to promote their authors' books, but ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Does Your POD Publisher’s Homepage Tell Everyone You Paid to Have Your Book Published?

Last week, we looked at how expensive "free" POD publishing services can be. This week, we'll look at the homepages ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: “Free” POD Services Can Be Very Expensive!

Tempted to sign up with one of those POD publishers that are claiming to be FREE? Think again! If you're ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Hard Core Sales Tactics of Some POD Publishers

Wow! That nice POD publishing house representative wants to hear "more about your book!" Is it finished yet? Did you ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Upselling Authors on Photos/Images, Tables of Contents, Endnotes, and Much More!

This week, we're going to look at how some POD publishers upsell authors on products and services that should already ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: List Prices, Royalties and Author Discounts

When authors are researching POD publishers, they often just look at the setup fees, glance at the royalties (not knowing ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: SHIPPING COSTS – Giving Authors the Run-around Instead of Firm Quotes?!

You did it! Your book is finally in print! After months of sweating over details like editing and cover colors ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Upselling Authors On Inflated Copyright And LCCN Registration Fees

In 2007, I wrote a popular series of articles exposing many tactics being used by some POD publishers. Four years ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Is Your Book Overpriced on Amazon?

DISCLAIMER: Angela Hoy is the co-owner of BookLocker.com, a POD publisher. I received this email from an unhappy POD author: ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: More Hard Core Sales Tactics of POD Publishers Revealed

DISCLAIMER: We own BookLocker, a print on demand (POD) publishing house. We reject most manuscripts (we only publish quality books ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Shipping Costs Charged to YOUR Customers By Angela Hoy, co-owner of BookLocker

Several months ago, we ran a feature that revealed the shipping costs charged by POD publishers on author orders (large-quantity ...
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POD SECRETS REVEALED: Hot Air on Some POD Publishers’ Websites By Angela Hoy, co-owner of BookLocker

At BookLocker, we are frequently contacted by authors who say they are surprised by our candor. We never tell authors ...
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POD Secrets Revealed: Inflated Shipping Charges? By Angela Hoy

You did it! Your book is finally in print! After months of sweating over details like editing and cover colors ...
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Ask Angela About Print On Demand and Self-Publishing

Angela is the Publisher of WritersWeekly.com and co-owner of the POD firm BookLocker.com.

According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is:

"As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."

Got questions? Ask Angela about Print On Demand and Self-publishing.

Have a POD Book with another publisher? See if BookLocker can give you a better deal. (BookLocker offers "disgruntled author discounts" to those who want to move from other POD services.)

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