What is Self Publishing?

Put simply, self-publishing is where a book is produced on behalf of an author or organisation who will pay all the costs of production, own all the copies, and have complete control over the content, design, print run and distribution of the book.

Self-publishing is a well-recognised and very popular means of publishing books. It is ideal where, for example, a book is rather specialised, or where the market for it can be accessed directly (such as a church, school or society), or the author wishes to retain full control over the content and look of it. You should expect good, honest advice, including realistic assessments of the likely size of the market, and a finished book that is produced to a professional standard.

There are various ways to self-publish and the one that is best for you will depend on, for example, how complex your book is, and how much you are able to do yourself. Whatever you need, we tailor our services to fit, and you can choose which you want and which you don’t.

You can rest assured that self-publishing with Carnegie Scotforth Books will mean that your book will look at least as good as, and often better than, those you will find on bookshop shelves.

If you think self-publishing might be for you, have a good read of the information on this website and also look at our user-friendly contact form, which you can send to us for an estimate of the costs. Alternatively, once you’ve had a chance to learn a little more about the options, and how Scotforth books can help, you can email or call us on 01524 840333.