Self Publishing Service
If you decide to self publish your own book you are in elevated company.
Stephen King, Mark Twain, Lord Byron, George Bernard Shaw, Beatrix Potter, Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe and A.A. Milne were just a few of the writers who began their careers by contributing fully to their publication costs.
How Much Will it Cost to Self Publish?
With United Press, you can self-publish for as little as £168. Most other publishers charge £4000 to £9000 to put you into print.
The total cost depends on how much you want to spend and how long your book is. But it's best to start small and work your way up, rather than overspend on your first venture.
For a book of 16 pages plus 4 page high-quality marble cover in one colour, the fee is £168 for 50 copies and £1.50 per additional copy.
This is ideal if you want to test the water with something like a collection of poems to send to friends, the local press, bookshops, agents and publishers, to get your work noticed and appreciated.
Our prices all include typing your work, top quality design, author’s proofs, corrections, repeat author’s proofs, printing, binding, trimming and delivery.
What is the Minimum Order when Self Publishing?
If you choose to self publish with United Press, we can produce a minimum of just 50 copies of a book. This means you don't need to commit yourself to having hundreds of copies of your book produced and having to pay for them up front.
As you require more copies of your book, you can order them in units of 50. So you can always meet demand without having to pay for an expensive stockpile of copies.
What do I do Next?
Get a free information pack, including samples, by contacting us here, or calling 0844 800 9177, and please make sure you tell us roughly how long your book will be (A5 pages) so that we can send you appropriate samples.
You can view a list of the books we have published through this service here.