March 23, 2019

Comment Response

by Sarah Luedecke (author's profile)
This post is in reply to comments on:  Well, thumbnail
(Feb. 25, 2019)


Reply ID: 6h3b

Thank you for the recent post and your candid willingness to want to help. I appreciate that. But alas, no, I did not make it. But what's new, you know?

I want to pursue something without some type of limits. But of course, nothing is ever easy. I know that with time, without a doubt, everything will work out for the best.

I will keep this information for use at a later time.


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Cavak Posted 5 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 5 years, 1 month ago   Favorite
Sorry to hear that your parole didn't work out. But I'm happy that you're willing to see through it all the same.

I'm not sure if they will publish for current inmates, but there is a cheap self-publishing service that might help you with your book publishing. I'll copy and paste their information for you. All the best.

--- is one of the oldest and most respected sites on freelance writing. It has been published continuously since 1997. It’s part of the, Inc. family of businesses, which includes POD and ebook publisher, Abuzz Press and Pub Preppers.

The company’s contact information is:, Inc.
200 2nd Avenue South, #526
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Fax: 305-768-0261


SELF-PUBLISHING? – How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?

*BookLocker: Only $875 (D.I.Y. program only $78, which includes an ISBN and initial file verification by a real human! Deduct $200 from the full-service, $875 package if submitting your own cover. Allows unlimited cover images and up to 50 interior images in the print book at no additional charge.)
*Balboa Press: $1,299
*Xlibris: $1,723
*Lulu: $1,738
*Bookbaby: $1,899
*Trafford: $1,948
*Breezeway Books (previously Llumina Press): $2,098
*Dog Ear Publishing: $2,099
*Westbow Press: $2,195
*Fast Pencil / Infinity Publishing: $2,247
*AuthorHouse: $2,353
*Xulon Press: $2,995
*Wheatmark: $2,500
*Outskirts Press: $3,295
*iUniverse: $3,199
*Mill City Press: $3,690
*Amazon KDP/CreateSpace: N/A – No longer offers formatting/design/editing services to authors. See numerous complaints HERE.
*Tate Publishing – out of business after owners convicted of multiple felonies
*Publish America – out of business after the company appears to have vanished

NOTE: All publishers listed offer distribution through Ingram (the world’s largest book distributor), as well as inclusion of their titles in the major online (,, etc.) and physical bookstore systems. However, some of these publishers, like Amazon KDP/CreateSpace, may limit where they sell ebooks. CreateSpace has the worst ebook distribution, which means their authors lose out on ebook sales through, Apple, Kobo, and others.

Prices include:

*Print publication services and distribution, as well as basic ebook formatting and distribution.

*Prices also include the cost of production files for those publishers who offer that, but many do not (BookLocker DOES!). Some don’t give or even sell production files to authors when those authors leave their service, even if the author has paid them thousands to produce those files. We call this a forced marriage and it’s a ridiculous and extremely greedy practice! gives production files to authors on request at no extra charge.

Editing costs are excluded but you can find a freelance editor who won’t claim all rights to your edited manuscript.

Sarah Luedecke Posted 5 years ago.   Favorite
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