Self Publishing

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Deciding to self-publish is an exhilarating decision, albeit occasionally daunting. However, with the right guidance and professional partner in print, you can find success in your project. 

If you’re looking for a cost effective solution for producing your book, then using a short run digital book printer such as Xpedient is the right choice. We can print books from print ready PDF files, but if you do not know how to create a PDF, don’t despair, we have a network of people to assist with this also!

So, whether you just want a few copies of your self-publishing book in print, for friends and family, or if you are selling you book at your own events or even selling from your website, Xpedient are here to help.

While print is our focus, we work closely with a range of other companies who can help make your book a reality.

Talk to our team. We can help you with all your needs – from book coaching to editing, design and layout.

FAQ: Do I need an ISBN barcode?

If you plan to sell your book in bookstores, to libraries, or through online retailers, you will need an ISBN.

The International Standard Book Number is a unique product identifier for books and related material. Whilst it is not a legal requirement to allocate ISBNs to your books, it is used by publishers, booksellers and libraries for ordering, listing and stock control purposes. It enables them to identify a particular publisher and allows the publisher to identify a specific edition of a specific title in a specific format within their output. Systems used by publishers, booksellers and libraries all rely on the ISBN to identify books ensuring they select and stock the correct title and edition.

The ISBN Agency for the UK and Republic of Ireland is Nielsen BookData UK – the source from which all new ISBNs must be bought. If you contact the agency yourself, you’ll need to buy a block of ten ISBNs and from these, it’s up to you which you use for the book you’re looking to print.

What is Nielsen BookData UK?

  • Allocates the International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs).
  • Offers advice on the correct use of ISBNs.
  • Manages the global database of ISBNs, both those in use and available.
  • Are the world’s only global resource for the registration and monitoring of book sales.
  • Offers audience measurement and marketing information to publishers and self-publishers.

Let us know if you have any questions at all…..

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