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What advantages do you have when you publish with iUniverse?
For authors who are unable to break into the highly exclusive world of traditional publishing or who don't have the time or resources to do it all themselves, iUniverse represents a great alternative. With a full range of affordable, fee-based professional self publishing services—including editorial, marketing, publicity and direct-to-reader distribution, iUniverse is the clear choice for supported self-publishing.
Top-Notch Editorial, Design, and Marketing and Publicity Support
iUniverse offers all of the professional services you would expect from any traditional publishing house: editorial, design, and marketing and publicity. What sets us apart from other self-publishing companies is that our services are developed and managed by industry veterans.
Typos and grammatical errors are not the only mistakes that can keep your manuscript from being a quality publication. Our editorial lineup includes more than a dozen services to lift the quality of your book to professional, marketable standards. Learn more >
We are the only self publishing services provider that makes real investments in our promising titles. Our special programs and designations, such as the Star Program, Rising Star, and Editor's Choice, identify, celebrate and support authors who are committed to quality and success.
Our team will work with you—incorporating your photos, graphics, sketches and ideas—to create a professional book cover that beautifully represents your book's contents. Learn more >
If you want your book to sell, you’ll want to do more than just hope for the best. Our selection of promotional products and services allows authors to build a dynamic platform to effectively promote and sell their books. Create your marketing plan and materials with our simple step-by-step tools. Learn more >
Production and Post Production Support
Our professional staff includes experienced book-industry insiders who will offer guidance and provide practical advice throughout the self publishing process, to help you get published professionally and affordably. iUniverse has the right mix of professional author self publishing packages, products and services to help you get your manuscript off your desk and into the marketplace. Learn more >
Book Sales and Distribution Support
Once your book is published, we will make your book available for order in the iUniverse online bookstore, from Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), Amazon.com, and in many other online retailers worldwide. Our bookselling offerings also include special author-only volume book discounts and a Booksellers Return program that alleviates risk and allows bookstores to return unsold copies of your book. Learn more >
You Own and Control the Copyright
Since we offer nonexclusive contracts, we do not own your copyright—you do! We don't tie up your rights so, once you give us a short notice, you can self-publish on your own or acquire a deal with a traditional house.