It is possible that you could save money in the short run by arranging, by yourself, all the different services Essence Publishing provides. Our prices are very competitive, however, and you will be very hard pressed to beat them, even if you do all the work yourself. It is important to remember that there is a lot more to book publishing than simply printing a book. In fact, printing is often the easy part. What about ISBN registration and bar codes? Can your local print shop be trusted for attractive cover design and helpful suggestions on page layout, back cover text, and successful pricing? Do they do their own carefully controlled, professional bookbinding? (Very few do!) Even if all of these hold true, it is improbable that a print shop has the ability to give you the marketing assistance Essence Publishing does.
Very few, if any, specialized book publishers can compete with our complete package pricing. Most charge exorbitantly for marketing services. Many take a 40 to 60% commission for each book sold. Others manufacture books in an assembly line style—stock cover designs, stock page layouts, and stock book size. Deviate and you pay dearly.
Essence Publishing has been working closely with authors and producing great books for many years. We are particular about the finished product because our name goes on it as well. Check out our Facebook page or read the "What Our Authors Say" area of this site for comments from satisfied, published authors.