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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13 ‘Page Publishing’ Reviews
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.
My five stars goes to everyone telling it like it is. I'm new to publishing and just got a couple emails from book publishers and page was one of them. I'm SO GRATEFUL that I looked them up first!!
There are a lot of people jumping on the publishing bandwagon making all sort of claims.
As a publisher for over 25 years, I've heard many sob stories from authors who paid big bucks to get their book published.
Authors, please do your homework before committing your hard-earned cash!
Why pay these rip-off Vanity Presses to publish your work. CreateSpace is a great option and costs nothing to follow their simple step-by-step publishing program. If you have questions, please contact me. I have helped over 20 authors become published authors who are extremely happy with the results. I have published 12 books through them and have never paid a dime. I can order one or one-hundred books with books costing an averag$3,00 with shipping. Check the out, what have you got to lose except about $3000/00
My father expressed interest in Page Publishing about a year and a half ago. At the time, he was terminally ill and working on a memoir. He had only a few pages written, but still they called and called, wanting over three grand to get the process started. My father quickly became more interested in other ways to finish out the remainder of his life, and never did much writing. Still, they called, encouraging him to write, to leave something we could remember him by.
When my father died, I expected the calls to our house to stop, but they didn't. I explained that he was dead, but they kept calling once a week or so. They used hard rebuttals for every possible excuse and were sometimes very aggressive. Someone actually said to me, "Would you consider honoring your father's memory by writing a book about your relationship with him?"
Even after I explained to them that I'm not interested, and that the person who expressed interest is now deceased, they still kept calling me, asking if *I* want to write a book and publish with them. It's been over a year since my father's death, and I got another call today. Once they get your number, they will NEVER leave you or your family alone.