EXTREME AUTHOR ALERT!
We were alerted by an Infinity Publishing / Fast Pencil author that the company will cease publishing, printing, and distributing its authors books effective 10/15/23. We received copies of the emails they sent to their authors. They only gave their authors one month notice!! And, honestly, with all the complaints about that company online, we were NOT surprised.
We will dive deep into this horrible occurrence next week in WritersWeekly.
In the meantime, ARE YOU AN INFINITY PUBLISHING AUTHOR? Here is what you need to do IMMEDIATELY. Because, who knows how long they’re going to be answering their email?
1. Contact Infinity Publishing/Fast Pencil IMMEDIATELY, and demand copies of your “production files.” Those are the print-ready pdf files for your interior and cover (one pdf file for each).
2. Demand copies of your ebook files.
3. While you are waiting for your files from Infinity, contact me using the form RIGHT HERE. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, to avoid sp*m filters, we recommend the contact form.
If your files are to our specs (they probably are), we can assign new ISBNs, update your files with those, including a new barcode on the back cover, set your book(s) up with our printer and distributor, and put them up for sale on BookLocker. Your book will be back up for sale on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and numerous other website around the globe.
Print books with files matching our specs qualify for our $199 DIY fee.
At BookLocker, we will work quickly to get your book(s) back on the market ASAP!
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- Complaints about specific publishers
- BookLocker’s Publishing Packages and Prices
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT SELF-PUBLISHING A BOOK?
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About The Author
Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises.
WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.
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."
Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.
PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!
Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.
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.)
See BookLocker's publishing packages HERE.
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Read More Of Angela's Articles HERE