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Further Notes on Self Publishing with BookBaby

Updated on March 7, 2012

Birch Bay, WA

Birch Bay, WA
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Searching Self-publishing Services

In my continuing exploration of self publishing, I visited a blog authored by Joel Friedlander called Joel does a fantastic job of exploring various services available to new authors. He examines the BookBaby service and interviews the CEO of the company, Brian Felsen, about ebook and self-publishing services.

I’m posting a link to a video below. It contains worthwhile information for authors seeking to self=publish and some insight into the marketplace. It also talks about the Books on Demand service that is being developed.

Joel Friedlander, the man doing the interview, can also be found at a writer's website and its corresponding Facebook page. These are also excellent resources for those new to self-publishing.

There were a few comments on these websites from people who have used BookBaby and they were generally very positive. One respondent did leave a valuable suggestion:

Austin Briggs stated:

"Main piece of advice: be triple sure that you’re submitting the very final version of your book. Even though Amazon permits easy changes, BookBaby has a very strict policy on this and removes most of the flexibility from you.

I’ve burnt myself a little (my mistake), and now I may have to re-launch my book with a new ISBN, lose some excellent reviews, and drop my sales history for the sake of one change.

Their customer service is fast and friendly, and even sympathetic, but stays within the limits."

So, be sure you understand how any service works in regards to formatting, etc. They do offer guidelines and suggestions that are worth reading carefully.

We will continue this exploration with information on cover design services.


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      Chris 5 years ago

      Thanks for the mention! BookBaby will be a different experience than submitting directly to Amazon, this is because we deliver to many other eBook retailers (Apple, Sony, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Copia and more). This allows for more revenue opportunities, but it also means that changing your book after it is published is not as easy as just resubmitting to one retailer.

      Anyone interested in BookBaby can read more about us here:

      Chris B


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      Cindy A. Johnson 5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      Thanks for the info. I have not heard of BookBaby. I used Smashwords to publish my book.

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      BoxGuy 5 years ago from Ohio

      I do appreciate the advice on book changes with bookbaby. Something to look out for with most publishing I assume.

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      Parks McCants 5 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

      Thank you for sharing this useful information in an easily read, concise , yet enjoyable format.

      Well done.