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.
Competitors and Alternatives?
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Page Publishing reviews below.
9 ‘Page Publishing’ Reviews
Be Judicious and Do Your Homework
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!
Much Better Options Available
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
They Will Never Stop Calling
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.
I'm so disappointed. The commercial I saw had me all excited until i learned they were vanity publishers. Turned out they wanted over 3000 dollars to publish my book. I went online to see if they were legit and after reading the reviews here I changed my mind. I OWE YOU A HUGE THANK YOU!!!!
BTW, someone in the comments mentioned newbookauthors.com. I ended up using them to publish my book. They also teach you a lot about publishing so thanks for the recommend.
Newbookauthors.com is better
Just---no! Anytime a publishing company is asking for that much money you just know it is a scam because it does not cost that much money to publish a book. Page publishing charges thousands of dollars for publishing related things that are normally free if you go the print on demand route. Authorhouse also does the same thing everything they offer you can do on their own for free. The other issue is that you are not really a book publisher if you are charging people money. Newbookauthors.com is better because they are not a book publisher but provide services to authors who are not technically Savvy enough to publish their books. So for example they format and provide all the services Publishers Supply then submit the book to the printet for the author without calling themselves publishers. The book becomes available for sale with amazon, Barnes and n8ble, etc. . In fact they are very anti vanity publishing and they have all of their pricing on the website. You are not being charged to publish a book but you were being charged for services and it's only $350 to have them do all of this work for you. They teach authors how to establish their own small publishing company. http://newbookauthors.com/services
Thank you all
thank you all for the information on this PAGE company. I am not going to go with there company, they told me, it will not cost a dime its only going to cost $0.20 per copy sold...I am soory for your lost BUT keep your dreams alive.
Avoid Like The Plague
I was referred to this company by friends who admitted they knew very little. So I went through the process and nearly bought into their sales pitch. That was, until I read the details of the contract they sent me. Like the previous reviewers, they wanted an upfront $3300 or so dollars and that didn't cover the costs of the copies I might want to sell independently. This IS NOT a legitimate publishing house. It's better to it the old fashioned way or go on-demand. Even if you're desperate, it's better to be known but just your friends than be out over $3000 and have nothing to show for it.
Publishing with them
I have published with them, at a cost of $3745. Fortunately at the time I did have the money but unfortunately they leave certain things out of the contract. For instance they say in the contract that they advertise to 4,000 + media. No where in the contract states that your book is advertised if the media decides to pick it up, I was told that in an email. Plus another thing that was not stated in the contract (which the contract with them is 2 years) is when a copy of your book is sold, a lot of fees are taken out of that also. My book sells for $12.95, after the fees are taken out, i'm left with making $3.14 a book and since its not being advertised as stated in the contract, no one really knows it's out there,
Page Publishing costs to authors
I contacted them as part of an informational article for an independent website and found they want authors to pay $3,200 in costs to get their book published. Ouch!