Welcome to Compass Publishing – the place for self published authors

Ahoy! Compass Publishing is here to help self-published authors see their work in print! After several years in business (helping business owners and coaches produce and publish books) we at The Book Refinery felt it was time to set up our own publishing company – which will now run in conjunction with each other.

Here at Compass Publishing we can offer tailor made publishing solutions for self-publishers who don’t want the constraints that are associated with POD (Print On Demand) type solutions. These include a lower price per unit, a high standard of content, and the flexibility of being able to sell in book shops.

One of the other great advantages of using Compass Publishing is that YOU retain all of the rights to your work, with no royalties due to us. (This is because you are in charge of marketing your book, but we can help with that as well if you’re stuck!) However, as we recommend that you print your books through traditional methods (not POD) this then means your books are cheaper to produce (per unit) and if you then adopt one of the strategies Alexa shares in her Lead Generation Masterclass – you can then cover your costs of printing through the back end sales of your book.

However, if you’re looking to become a ”best seller” – and feel that your book is going to make you money on the front end – then Compass Publishing is not for you. You will need to contact a literary agent – and write a proposal. I suggest you do your research on what kind of book you’re writing, and who your target audience is. Then get in touch with agents that are specialists in that area of writing.

So to get you off to a good start we decided to make available to you a handy check list, which lists all of the different steps you need to consider when you’re self-publishing.

You can download the check list – here.

Of course this is just a guide for you, but it can really help you think of some of the things that need to be in place before you start (like obtaining an ISBN number for instance). If however you feel you need some extra help, then get in touch. Simply email info@compass-publishing.com and one of the team will be in touch, regarding your project.

In the meantime, I hope the check list is of use. Feel free to bookmark this site – we will be updating it with relevant news and information – including some useful info on Kindle publishing as well.

Infographic| 7 Ways to Market Your Book

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