Is publishAmerica any good for publishing a book?

Posted on 2007-07-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
My grandma is publishing a book through publishamerica

Could you guys analyze these publishers and let me know if they are any good?

Question by:weikelbob
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    Accepted Solution

    Publish America is a decent publisher.  They do sell a lot of books and they don't charge their authors any upfront money, which is a standard practice among main stream publishers.  Many other so-called publishers charge you a fee for them to publish your book.  Avoid them.

    There are a lot of good things to say about Publish America.  While I don't know what they pay in terms of book royalties, I'm sure your grandma will find that out before signing any contract with them.  To give you an idea, some publishers pay from $1.00 up to $3.00 on each book sold plus an upfront royalty check and another check upon the completion of the book.  These things are all negotiable and vary upon the book and author.

    Publish America seems to solicit manuscripts that deal largely with such genres like: Coffee Table Books, Screenplays/Scripts/Movies, Theses, Text Books, Gift Books, Poetry and Books of Quotes.    

    I would say they are a solid publisher.

    Good Luck!
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    Author Comment

    Thanks Mark,

    I mainly wanted to make sure you didn't find any red flags.

    It sounds like they could work for her.



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