Publishing Services (self/personal publishing)

Nowadays, most niche-market writers use self-publishing services as a means of getting their work out there – to the point where most of the titles that you see reviewed in specialist magazines, whether spiritual or many other fields, are supported partly or entirely by the author. Modern technology, the ebook revolution, along with print-on-demand (POD) production, has lowered the initial investment required, to a level that almost everyone can afford. Put it this way; if you can afford any kind of holiday, you can afford to produce a book.
It makes sense, however, to make use of services provided by a suitable publisher in order to ensure a professional result: if you want some plumbing work done at home, you hire a professional, namely, a plumber. if you want some publishing services done, you hire a professional, namely, a publisher.  You don’t study and become a professional plumber, and ditto for publishing services.

Read the ebook reviews on Amazon and you’ll soon discover how irritating it can be for a reader to find his latest purchase is full of grammar, spelling and / or style errors that the author somehow overlooked. And, we can state confidently that we have never seen a manuscript that didn’t need editing, no matter how good the author!

The self/personal-publishing route enables a prospective author to reach the public eye, notwithstanding barriers such as the major difficulty in foreseeing how viable a book is likely to turn out. Even with celebrity authors, it is frequently a gamble for the publisher until actual sales figures come out. Self-publishing, especially in the form of ebooks, lets the book establish its level without risking a large amount of money on the project.

If you decide to go the self-publishing route, Stellium can help to make your concept become something of wich you can justifiably be proud.

The following list shows some of the subjects that have restricted output in printed book form, and that wouldn’t reach the public if it weren’t for ebooks and self-publishing services such as those offered by Stellium:

  • Business guides
  • Photobooks
  • Overcoming illness and personal setbacks
  • Personal memoirs
  • Poetry
  • Religion
  • Serious / high-level astrology
  • Training manuals
  • Workshop material, from booklets to whole courses

We find that personal memoirs are becoming very popular. People are realising that family history gets lost very quickly once Gran has passed away… think about it – how much do you actually know about your grandfather’s life, his travels and adventures, his hobbies and interests?
We provide the ideal solution – a family memoir that includes all the photos and pictures you and your family have up in the attic; we can clean up many photos, we can help you structure your text, and produce something that your grandchildren will thank you for!

Colour illustrated books have been notoriously expensive to produce in the past, which is why you rarely see anything other than expensive coffee-table books produced in this way.
However, the tide is turning, and with Print-on-Demand (POD) now a firmly established route, we can offer colour content at reasonably accessible cost levels. Call us if you’re interested.

Colour ebooks, on the other hand, remove the need for paper and print, or dealing with far Eastern printers, so if you happen to be an artist or illustrator who is keen to get your work out there, you might consider this as a route forward. A lovely tablet book or digital photo book would make a wonderful means of showcasing your work to a wider public via modern technology.
Whatever you want to produce – be it a booklet or a massive tome, please talk to Stellium first!

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