Page Publishing Reviews
About Page Publishing
Page Publishing, found online at PagePublishing.com, is a company that says they can help authors transform their book from a rough draft to published hardcopy or eBook with professional help every step of the way.
How Does It Work?
Interested writers can submit their manuscript directly to them for review. Submitted in almost any digital format is preferable, though they do review traditionally typed and handwritten manuscripts as well.
Manuscripts that are accepted for publication will then be taken through every aspect of the publishing process, including editing, page design and typesetting, cover design, printing, distribution, copyright registration, press release creation and distribution, book signings and event coordination, and royalty management.
They say this entire process should take no more than six months on average, and your book will be available through the world's largest retail book outlets.
The website does not discuss cost directly, choosing instead to say that they provide these services for "a minimal investment." They do however say that they take 20 cents per book for every book sold.
This company does not publish and likely does not offer a standard Refund Policy for their services. They may offer a Cancelation Policy for customers who wish to withdraw their book from publication before it gets too far into the process, but writers should discuss this with a representative before committing to the publication.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to speak to their Customer Service team about their questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-204-6099, by email at [email protected], or by submitting them directly to the website.
There does not seem to be many user reviews available for this company, and though there are some posted reviews from customers who believe this company charges an exorbitant upfront author fee, these reviews have not been verified.
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16 ‘Page Publishing’ Reviews
I wish I had found this page BEFORE going to Page Publishing. I suspected that something was not right with them, but also knew that I had no experience whatsoever in this area.
So I went to them, with the knowledge that I was "paying for education" in this area. So, call me crazy, but even though I had a manuscript that had been edited TWICE by industry professionals, they still said that they needed to do their own editing. Also, I had my cover photo shot by a professional photographer I know, so they didn't have to do anything there either. After their "edit" they came back with less than a dozen corrections in a 300 page manuscript. The fee they charged me was roughly $3700.00. In their sales pitch, they offer you a web page for your book. The "web page" they offer is INTERNAL. You actually have to sign onto their site to access it, so it's not accessible to the public. They also mention radio interviews, which I have yet to hear anything about. They dangle a "marketing package" out there, which actually you can put together yourself for a fraction of what they want to charge you!
Much of this is not really made clear until you sign the initial contract. It actually took them a year for my book to go live. During that period, they align the "stages" of publishing your book to coincide with the payment schedule they've set up. You're admonished that should you miss a payment, publishing of your book will be suspended until you make the payment. Once the payments have all been made they place your book online and make it available in print form. You are informed that you will get "Quarterly sales reports", however you will only get royalty checks if your payout is $100.00 or greater. If it's less than, your payout will be sent in the next quarter. Funny, but despite several persons through my OWN PROMOTION on social media have alerted me that they have purchased the book, and have shown proof that they have done so, my quarterly report only reflect less than 6 copies sold. While I certainly never expected to "get rich" with the sales of the book, it's publication and distribution means a lot to me, and of course is my work. I certainly didn't intend to make a bunch of scam artists rich off of my effort. STAY AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE!!!
Helpful people (Jenna was great) and professional work. You get what you pay for!
I read every review I could find before taking a leap of faith and boy am I glad I stopped here! Their book covers looked mediocre for what you pay, and they ask for 3,000 and still take a cut of your royalties. If I'm covering my own overhead, then why am I giving them a percentage of my royalties?
After reading everything else I went with New Book Authors as everyone else suggested. I also used their marketing and they don't take a piece of the royalties. I was sold from that point and haven't looked back. They did a good job on the marketing and a beautiful job on the book.
Thanks for the feedback. It helps when people are trying to make a decision.
I watched a guy use this company to publish a book of...(drum roll)...really bad poetry. Yes, they not only accepted his compilation of truly horrible 2-line rhymes - they also filled his head with notions of becoming a best-selling author. So, he borrowed the $3000 (while living in a hotel) with dreams of making it big. Last I heard, he was on Facebook begging for someone to buy his book...and homeless still.
You have to be kidding me if you think any of the “publishers” mentioned above (including the vultures who are leaving comments to call them) are legitimate. If you are working with and/or paying them any amount of money, you have failed as a writer. Just give up. It’s ok.
I am pretty sure that for all their hype they do not do what they say as far as editing is concerned. I Looked at the books they have listed on their website. Their covers are nothing special, any talented amateur Could do as good a job using a cheap android tablet and free apps from playstore. On the other hand when I went to Amazon books and had a peak inside I have to doubt that these books were ever seen by a professional editor. The copyright page on every book is done badly. The proof reader failed miserably, as almost every book has typos and/or other errors on the first page. I suspect that there is no editing done at all. Certainly there can't be anybody proof reading the books before they are published. One book even has typos in the Table of Contents. Absolutely inexcusable and if it was my book I would be demanding proper service or my money back.
I was very disappointed after being told that my book was accepted by Page publishing only to learn that they wanted me to pay over $3,000 to publish my book and told me and that I could pay in increments of 325 or 350 a month when I told them I couldn't afford it. The last thing I need is another bill. I did my research and found the reviews here. Based on what I saw, I decided to avoid page publishing. I was nervous and very lucky because the contract said I had three days to back out and thankfully it was the third day when I realized it was not a good idea to publish with them. Someone here suggested Newbookauthors.com. I submitted my book. I spoke to someone named EM who convinced me to start services. There's about a week or two before they get to your book. So I was really nervous at first that something was about to go wrong, but I got my book back. It looked fantastic! But I was told I needed to go in and correct a few writing errors. They also had already corrected all of my typos and misspelled words. I really appreciate that. I revised my book and sent it back to them, and it was ready for print. The book went on sale and I sold 51 copies in two days. Then I found a problem. I left something out of the book and was very upset. I wrote new book authors and they updated my book. No questions asked. After it was already published. They go above and beyond for authors. I just thought I should share that.