Not all authors care to spend months or years finding the right publisher. Authors wanting to see and sell their books now, or who have been told their books have limited audience appeal, are excellent candidates for self-publication.
The self-published author controls the book's production, pricing, marketing, and distribution. Brick-and-mortar bookstores won't sell self-published books, but the self-published have other options: online stores, ebook sales, quickshops, book fairs, libraries, downloads, and selling books at personal appearances.
After recouping his or her initial investment, the self-published author receives 100 percent of net. Poets, family historians, memoirists, political activists, experimental writers, writing groups, youth groups, and businesspeople can all proudly self-publish (and no one knows it's self-published unless you tell them -- or if it looks unprofessional). Ask BookEval how to professionalize your book and yourself. Let BookEval mentor you and prepare a professional-quality manuscript for you to send to the press.
Fee: .25 per word of your manuscript.