I saw an ad for this company on television last night Page Publishing. It is, as far as I have read, a self-publishing house that will prepare your manuscript, distribute and market it digitally and hardcopy. Not that I have anything ready to go, but I thought I would have a look-see.
Seems to be a relatively new company. Going through its author testimonials most of the books were published within the last 12 months. I copy and pasted the author’s names into amazon to look up information on their works. All the books I looked up were in the #1,000,000 to 10,000,000 rank. I think that is close to selling zero copies. The reviews were pretty dubious as well. They looked like they were written up by family members or the author themselves. Third possibility the company pays someone next to nothing in Manila to write reviews. Almost all the reviews for these books (for the ones that had any, and even those that did were relatively few) were 5 stars.
5 stars? All five stars? What book gets all five stars?
It should go without saying that you could get a deal with Random house and end up with the same fate. That is where most writers end up – some go straight there and stay there.
What it is though, this Page Publishing is a hidden cost – not scam – but they are not very up front with the whole deal. You can order the FREE Author Submission Kit. That, my friend, I can guarantee you, is the last free thing you will get.
Take a look at all they offer without ever mentioning money. On the FAQ page, they have a question about how much the author will make for each digital sale. Page Publishing claims to only make 20 cents from each digital sale. After all that work?
A tie-in question. What about percentages on hardcopy sales? Shouldn’t there be a Continue reading