POD SECRETS REVEALED Series

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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EDITOR'S NOTE: The last version of this article was published in 2015. We have updated it to reflect the new ...
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When I see the words "free publishing guide," I think somebody is going to send me a free ebook that ...
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We often hear from authors who are upset with their current POD Publisher. One in particular is currently moving his ...
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This article has been updated. The new one is here. EDITOR'S NOTE: The last version of this article was published in ...
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Previous installments of this series can be found HERE. POD Publishers that use Ingram's printing division to print their books incur ...
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What are royalties? According to the I.R.S.: "Royalties from copyrights on literary, musical, or artistic works, and similar property, or from ...
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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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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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More from our P.O.D. Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE. Some companies will say or write just about anything to ...
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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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This week, we're going to show you why reading contracts is imperative when considering a P.O.D. publisher. Did you know... 1. AUTHORHOUSE ...
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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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Writing a book is hard. Publishing and promotion can be difficult as well. Most authors are professionals but some still ...
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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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There seems to be no shortage of ways that POD publishers can concoct to separate authors from their money. Here ...
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Read more in the POD Secrets Revealed series HERE. Ah, the large POD publishers will say just about anything to get ...
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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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Previous installments of Angela's "POD Secrets Revealed" series can be found HERE. It seems it's not enough that some POD publishers ...
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Previous installments of this series can be found HERE. POD Publishers that use Ingram's printing division to print their books incur ...
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Previous installments of this series can be found HERE. As I wrote last week, "Some companies will say or write just ...
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Previous installments of this series can be found HERE. At BookLocker, we are frequently contacted by authors who say they are ...
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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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Last week, we discussed how most POD publishers' websites not only do almost nothing to promote their authors' books, but ...
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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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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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Wow! That nice POD publishing house representative wants to hear "more about your book!" Is it finished yet? Did you ...
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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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When authors are researching POD publishers, they often just look at the setup fees, glance at the royalties (not knowing ...
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You did it! Your book is finally in print! After months of sweating over details like editing and cover colors ...
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In 2007, I wrote a popular series of articles exposing many tactics being used by some POD publishers. Four years ...
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DISCLAIMER: Angela Hoy is the co-owner of BookLocker.com, a POD publisher. I received this email from an unhappy POD author: "I've ...
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DISCLAIMER: We own BookLocker, a print on demand (POD) publishing house. We reject most manuscripts (we only publish quality books ...
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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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At BookLocker, we are frequently contacted by authors who say they are surprised by our candor. We never tell authors ...
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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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