Publisher Reviews

Self-publishing book services reviewed in detail by SPR’s community of experts and bloggers.

Grosvenor House Publishing Review

Amazon.co.uk Titles – 293

Amazon.com Titles – 298

Grosvenor House Publishing is based in Surrey, England and one of its directors is successful self-published author Graham P. Taylor. The English vicar self-published Shadowmancer in 2002, a children’s novel, and in less than a year, Taylor had signed deals with Faber UK and Penguin Putnam USA.…

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Trafford Publishing Review

Amazon.co.uk titles – 12,261

Amazon.com titles – 12,465

 

Trafford Publishing is one of the largest author solution service companies in the world using print-on-demand digital print technology. They are a Canadian company but with a considerable presence in the UK and USA.…

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Spire Publishing Review

Spire Publishing first began life as UK based PABD (Publish And Be Damned). It was renamed Spire in late 2006 and although a Canadian company, it has still retained a significant presence in the UK.

“Welcome to Spire Publishing where self publishing a book is simple and affordable.

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The Sony PRS-505 E-Reader

I need to preface this review by stating that I am not an expert on e-readers.  I may run the Self-Publishing Review, but I’ve never actually put my hands on a Kindle.  But as I’m getting an increasing number of submissions via PDF it’s of course necessary to have an e-reader of my own. …

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AuthorHouse Review

AuthorHouse Self Publishing Book Company AuthorHouse is one of the best known, and most widely-used, print on demand self-publishers, but it did not begin so auspiciously.  It was started in 1997 as 1st Books by an author who was fed up with rejections.  Unfortunately, 1st Books was met with a barrage of complaints about the service – including print quality and being overly-charged at an hourly rate for services. …

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Completely Novel Review

CompletelyNovel.com is a new self-publishing service that is, well, completely novel.  It’s also completely new so there are some features of the site that are not yet in full working condition.  The basic premise of Completely Novel is that users can publish books using a variant on the Lulu system:

  1. Upload a document and covert it to PDF.

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Wordclay Review

Wordclay publishing offers similar free self-publishing tools similar to Lulu. Of course, there’s no such thing as free self-publishing, as you’ll have to pay for each book, which can be more expensive than printing in bulk or using a service like Outskirts Press, which will design a book cover and cost less per book.…

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