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. 

 

Is the Amazon self-publishing route the best one to take? 

That really depends on you. We use Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing as a standard for our clients for a couple of reasons. 
Amazon is Easy
There are many publishing platforms available across the world, but Amazon is by far one of the easiest for tech-challenged people to use. With a few pointers from us, you'll learn everything you need to know in order to receive your royalties and monitor sales. With our ongoing publishing consultation, you'll even have the support you need should you have any questions or issues after you release date passes. Amazon also doesn't charge you to upload changes as some platforms do. And when you're a new author, it can be hard to get everything right on the first upload if you're working alone. So being published for make an adjustment just adds insult to injury. 
Amazon Offers a Vast Platform
Why wouldn't you want to sell your book at the world's largest online store? People love convenience. So not having to go to a different website to buy a book helps a lot. After a shopper buys a new laptop, some organic dog treats for their Havanese, and a new pair of steel-toed work boots, adding your book to their cart for (physical or digital) delivery is a snap. 
Amazon self-published authors have published books from just about every genre. In the self-publishing arena one of the only things left that separates the solid authors from the weak ones is the quality of their work. With our editing and design help, you can be in the upper crust of Amazon's self-published authors and get your literary career off to a great start. 
Working with Amazon means publishing your books POD (Print-on-demand), meaning that you don't have to buy a certain amount of books before you get published. It also means you don't have to pay for, ship, store, and protect (from theft, mold, insects, fire, spills, etc.) a huge order of books that haven't even been purchased by customers yet. Print-on-demand is the most efficient option for most authors.