If you’re thinking about using a company like Author Solutions or Archway Publishing, make sure you know exactly what you’re paying for, and whether or not it’s value for money. In this case, the answers are “far too much” and a resounding “no“.
Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Simon & Schuster has launched a self-publishing operation, Archway Publishing, contracting one of the most disreputable players in the business to run the show: Author Solutions.
We’ll get to that distasteful link-up in a second, but first let’s have a look at what Simon & Schuster are offering prospective customers (i.e. writers).
Fiction packages start at $1,999 and go up to $14,999. If you have written a business book, prices are saucier again: $2,999 to $24,999.