With all this talk of Amazon.com trying to establish working relationships with writers, it’s easy to forget that there are other websites out there.
If you have a book, and you’re serious about getting it launched in the fastest, most effective way possible, you don’t have to go the Amazon route. You certainly don’t have to put the heart and soul of everything you’ve worked on into the hands of the big publishing companies.
There are companies that can help you. There are DIY publishing websites that can make launching your book a good deal easier.
Websites To Help You Launch Your Book
If you’re looking for websites that are going to help you get your book launched, then you’re not lacking in options.
Here are a few that are worth researching further:
• Lulu: This is one of the heavyweights of self-publishing, and there’s a very good reason for that. You’re going to have the ability to oversee every single aspect of putting your book together, and you’re going to have a ton of options to help you along the way. Lulu can also help with marketing, proofing, and everything else associated with book publishing.
• Create Space: This Amazon.com offshoot is at least worth researching. You can publish your book in a wide array of formats, and you can take advantage of networking opportunities through the site’s online community.
• Blurb: Another heavyweight that offers a comprehensive range of services for writers. You can trust this site to give you all the design and marketing tools you could ever need, should you want those things come launch day.
• Smash Words: This is a site that promises to take you through channels you never even considered, when it comes to making sure your book winds up in the right hands. Ask anyone who has worked with this site before, and they’ll tell you that’s definitely the case.
• Book Baby: Looking for a fast, affordable way to have a book launch that’s going to hit all the right corners? Book Baby is definitely worth a look. This is definitely one of the cheapest options available to self-publishers, and you’re not sacrificing a whole lot to get the ideal book launch you want.
Launching your book shouldn’t be the most stressful thing on the planet. When you find a website that helps you streamline as much of the process as possible, while also offering a personal touch, it won’t be stressful in the least.
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