The Fine Print of Self-Publishing

A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing
By Mark Levine
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13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-62652-535-1
LCCN: 2013955469
Price: $16.95
Trim: 5.5x8.5
Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 268
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The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its fifth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. The Fine Print has helped thousands of authors understand self-publishing companies’ services, contract terms, printing markups, and royalty calculations. This latest edition includes new chapters on e-book publishing and book marketing, as well as updated head-to-head comparisons of major self-publishing service providers, including free book-publishing companies to consider and self-publishing companies to avoid.


Mark Levine is the CEO of Hillcrest Media Group, which he founded in 2006. Prior to founding Hillcrest, Mark was the founder and CEO of the online business filing company Click Industries, Ltd. Mark’s unique experience as both a published author himself and an executive in self-publishing gives him exceptional insight into what authors want and need, which translates directly into how he runs his author-centric publishing company. When he is not writing or working, Mark enjoys running, cooking, sushi, and investing in domain names. Learn more about Hillcrest at