Sunday, December 09, 2012


by Donna K. Weaver

Have you heard that Simon & Schuster is now offering self-publishing services? You can read the New York Time article here for more details.
Authors can buy packages ranging from $1,599 for the least expensive children’s package, to $24,999 for the most expensive business book package.
 I don't know about you, but those prices have a real choke factor for me. How many books would you need to sell to make back the cost? And it's not like S&S won't be taking their cut, just as Amazon will.

What do you think? Are there any real benefits for going this route? Is this just a different form of vanity publishing? Does vanity publishing even exist today in a world with so many self-publishing options?


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cleemckenzie said...

They'd have to wrap those packages in gold, promise me a lot of promo and take me to one of those 2 martini luncheons with the big guys in publishing to get me to sign up.

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