Publish My Book
You've finally finished your manuscript. Congratulations! Now you just need someone to take it through the rest of the publishing process. That's where Volo Press comes in. Complete the quote request below and we'll let you know how long your publishing project will take based on your project type and budget. Let's keep the productivity going!
What's the difference between book printing and book publishing?
Printing is exactly what is sounds like: Taking whatever you uploaded and printing it on paper with ink. This is exactly what a place like Staples or Office Depot will do if you pay them.
Publishing a book takes a team, time, and care. There are plenty of publishers who will print whatever you tell them to, with no regard for things like appropriate cover design or grammatical correctness. You can often sniff these companies out by the fact that they:
- Don't offer flexible payment options. You can only pay them in one or two ways (often debit or credit) and you must pay them a lump sum up front for the printing, even though that's all they're doing.
- Insist that you must purchase a minimum order of books. A common number is 500 copies, but some will go as low as 100 or so to be more marketable and competitive.
- Don't offer any of the processes that a professionally published work (say, from Brandon Sanderson or Nikki Giovanni) would have to go through before being put on the market.
When you run into a company calling themselves a publisher when they are really just a book printer, be extra careful in your dealings with them.
Things like content editing, proofreading, and considerate cover design may seem like mere tedium to some, but when you take the time to make sure your book looks as professional as possible, it shows. Readers will respond better to a story/information that they enjoy reading. And, unless you're some kind of super-human or deity the world has never seen before, it's highly unlikely that a draft you wrote all by yourself is going to be something that will take the literary world by storm. Should you choose to work with us, Volo Press will be your dedicated publishing team.