What do I need to know before I pursue self publishing with AuthorHouse?

Self publishing a book is much faster than publishing with a traditional publisher, which often takes a year or longer. If you follow AuthorHouse guidelines and submit in one of our preferred formats, your printed and bound book can usually be available for worldwide distribution within four months of the date we receive the manuscript.


Your book can be published in any of our formats you choose - paperback, hardcover, and electronic (Adobe PDF). In addition, you can choose to self publish a full-colour book.


You don't need to know a lot about computers or the Internet to self publish with us. Because AuthorHouse has a robust technological infrastructure, we are able to help authors with all aspects of self publishing a book. We will take care of all the technical aspects, while you concentrate on doing what you do best - writing! Of course, if you do have computer questions, our support staff is on hand to provide any answer you may need.


You’ll begin the self publishing process with an in-depth conversation with a Publishing Consultant to discuss your project goals, and then choose the services that align with your goals. From line editing to promotional press releases, you have the flexibility to create a custom project plan for the submission, production and promotion of your book.


You can submit your completed manuscript to us as a hard copy, but we prefer submissions in electronic form (CD, disk or e-mail attachment). Submitting your manuscript in electronic form gives you, the author, more direct control of appearance and content. It is also much less expensive for you than submitting paper copies. To ensure that your manuscript is ready for publishing, please review your writing carefully and complete all final revisions before submission. Although you’ll be able to review a galley of your book and make revisions before it is printed, you’ll have the first copy of your book much more quickly if final editing is done before the publishing process.


Our book publishing company also provides indexing and line editing services. If your book contains an index, simply send us a list of words you wish to index, and we will auto-create the index for you (there is an additional fee for this service). We cannot enter indexes by hand. You can also choose to use our line editing services, which are priced much lower than the industry standard. When you do self publish, we recommend having your book edited to avoid embarrassing errors and typos. Our line editors will not edit your manuscript for content or style changes. You, as the author, have control over the exact content of your book. To get started, claim your free publishing guide today by completing the request form, or simply call 0800 1974150 and speak to one of our Publishing Consultants.