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BookLife taps the experience, integrity and authority of Publishers Weekly to help self-published authors achieve their goals. BookLife offers in-depth articles, professional tips and strategies for creating and marketing books; a free weekly BookLife Report e-newsletter; BookLife Reviews, a paid review service; and a free, easy tool to submit self-published books for free review consideration in Publishers Weekly.

The BookLife Prize is a semiannual $5,000 cash award for self-published authors of fiction and nonfiction. In conjunction with Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch, BookLife sponsors the U.S. Selfies, an annual awards program for self-published authors based on the U.K. Selfies awards.

Now celebrating its 150th anniversary, Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of the book publishing industry. Founded in 1872 and published weekly since then, the magazine boasts 1.23 million social media followers; publishes 10 e-newsletters, BookLife (a website and monthly supplement), two blogs, podcasts, a mobile edition, digital editions, and apps; and features a thriving website that reaches 14 million unique visitors annually.

The Combined Book Exhibit is one of the most widely recognized and highly respected names in the publishing community. For almost 90 years, CBE has been showcasing published works at national and international book shows and expos, becoming a dependable resource for the publishers and authors it serves, and the librarians, educators, and publishing professionals who depend on it. The Combined Book Exhibit also partners with the Sharjah International Book Fair to mount the Sharjah International Library Conference, now in its 9th year, in association with the American Library Association.

The New Title Showcase is an official exhibit at the Bologna International Book Fair and is a featured exhibit in the USA Pavilion at the London International Book Fair, Frankfurt International Book Fair, Beijing International Book Fair and the Guadalajara International Book Fair. These shows are low-cost ways for publishers and authors to have their titles-both print and digital-on display at major international book fairs and in prime exhibiting locations. Official exhibits mean high visibility, promotion and traffic, and will help drive the audience, including book buyers, publishers, agents, media, librarians and more to your books and ebooks.

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Bublish is a complete publishing solution for today’s independent author. Services include professional ghostwriting, multi-level editing, interior and cover design, eBook conversion, a robust suite of marketing and ad services and global distribution of all three book formats (print, digital and audio). Bublish is an author-centric company led by a veteran editor/writer with more than 30-years of experience. Here, you’ll receive a personal, hands-on approach to the process. More than 40 percent of business comes from returning authors and referrals.

Draft2Digital is self-publishing with support. Real support. Human support. People you can actually speak to on the phone who aren’t trying to sell you something, just trying to help you with your writing and publishing goals. Your book is your priority. Our priority is you. We build free tools and services that let you focus on writing while we take care of layout, publishing, distribution, print-on-demand paperbacks, and more. You keep writing. We’re here to support you with the rest.

Bespoke Publishing Tailored to You. EBL is an advanced, state-of-the-art publishing platform guided by experts who empower authors to achieve their goals and reach the maximum number of readers across the world, whether in print, digital or audio formats.

The company’s mission is to deliver results that satisfy our clients and provide them with a fulfilling publishing experience. We employ an effective combination of self-publishing and traditional methods to give your book the individual attention it needs to fulfill its true potential. This includes developmental editorial services, professional layout and cover design, Illustrations, marketing and promotional campaigns, print and digital distribution, sales support, and even translation.

Services are available on an a-la-carte basis or can be combined into a bespoke all-inclusive individual package.

Lulu is a self-publishing and print-on-demand platform that puts you in control. Since 2002, Lulu has empowered over two million authors, artists, educators, and businesses from all over the world to publish, print and prosper. With Lulu’s global distribution network, direct sales solutions, and industry leading print-on-demand technology, writers can share their stories while growing their brand, audience and bank account.

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Author Solutions is a leader in supporting self-publishing, helping more than 225,000 authors bring over 310,000 titles to readers. From idea to book, authors will reach their goals with services that make publishing easy, affordable and available. Author Solutions’ story lives through the stories of its authors.

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Author Accelerator is on a mission to help writers write their best books! This is done by training book coaches to support fiction, nonfiction, and memoir writers through the entire creative process, and matching writers with the right coach to help them reach their goals. Author Accelerator also offers a variety of events for writers, from free workshops to high-touch, in-depth programs designed to help writers finish their big book ideas.
Author Connections is devoted to editing and marketing excellent books for discerning readers. The mission is to showcase talents and titles that deserve to shine.
Barnes & Noble Press is a free, fast, and easy-to-use self-publishing service that enables you to publish and sell print or eBooks directly to our millions of readers. Whether you’re a seasoned or first-time author, or you simply want to print a beautiful book for personal use, Barnes & Noble Press helps you create your book, your way. We’re here to help independent authors and content creators succeed by using the expertise and resources of Barnes & Noble.
BookBaby is where writers become authors with one simple mission: to take the hard work out of self-publishing. From book printing, eBooks, book distribution, cover design, professional book editing and book marketing products, BookBaby has everything today’s indie author needs to succeed. Since 2011, BookBaby has helped thousands realize their self-publishing goals, backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. BookBaby creates and distributes printed books and eBooks to the largest distribution network, including Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and many other popular retailers worldwide. Authors keep 100 percent of book net sales while retaining all rights and creative control. Best of all, writers can simply dial 1-877-961-6878 and talk through the process with a real human being– usually a fellow writer who is invested in the success of your book.

Bowker provides products and services that make books easier to discover, evaluate, and experience – connecting publishers, authors, and booksellers with readers. From essential identifiers like ISBNs and barcodes, to editing and copyright protection services, to marketing and publicity tools, Bowker offers a wide range of tools and resources authors need to publish and promote their titles. As the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, Bowker also provides information and advice on the uses of the ISBN system to publishers, self-publishers, authors, and the book trade.

The Editorial Freelancers Association (the-efa.org) is a national organization of approximately 3,000 freelance editorial specialists. We help clients—independent authors, publishers, and editorial agencies—understand the editorial process and quickly find the right editor through our free Member Directory and Job List.

Girl Friday Productions’ mission is to shift the power in publishing for good. Women-led since 2006, GFP’s extraordinary culture nourishes compelling collaborations with entrepreneurial authors. A holistic, collaborative approach results in a singular publishing experience for authors and books that stand out on the shelf. GFP’s hybrid publishing group, founded in 2021 with imprints Flashpoint Books, Girl Friday Books, and children’s Bird Upstairs, is a natural extension of its independent spirit. No matter the book or process, the author’s vision and interests are the heart of everything Girl Friday creates.

Google Play Books is a global bookstore offering ebooks and audiobooks in more than 75 countries. With Google Play, publishers can go wide and put their books in front of an audience of over 2 billion Android users. Google Play Books’ excellence in personalized recommendations allows publishers to reach new readers around the world. Visit the Books Partner Center to get started publishing and to learn about recent enhancements that benefit independent publishing partners.

Ingram Spark is an award-winning book publishing platform, offering indie authors and publishers the same print and digital quality enjoyed by big-time publishers—including free publishing resources, global distribution, print-on-demand technology, and so much more!

Pacific & Court is a Brooklyn-based publicity and digital marketing company specializing in promoting independent authors and book publishers looking to publicize new and existing titles. Together, our team has more than 30 years of experience publishing, promoting, and marketing bestselling books. Pacific & Court’s focus is on getting the best promotional bang for every buck spent – focusing on heavily tested and proven methods of reaching the exact audience that will be receptive to your unique book.

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