Book Self-Publishing - Top 5 Ways AgoraPublishing.com Is Better Than Create Space for Writers
25 Jun 2016
Agora Publishing isan Ontario based self publishing company that seeks to make the processmore accessible to Canadian and international authors. They are a notfor profit company and are a charity focused book distributor. Amazon'sservice, CreateSpace, is a well known giant but there are many benefitsin choosing Agora instead.
Guarantees All Measures Will Be Taken To Promote Your Book
Agora handles SEO(search engine optimization) for writers so your work will always be atthe top of search engine results and therefore right in front of theaudience you want to reach. This means making use of keywords, improvingthe navigation of your website, using social media, and linkingeffectively. This is not the same as SEM (search engine marketing) whichinvolves pain content and other promotional techniques. This is a widerapproach and attempts to create an organic process. Agora offers allthe help a writer needs when they are starting their self publishingjourney and continues to help thereafter.
Finished Products Look Professional
CreateSpace boaststhat your work is printed only on demand, but Agora offers a ‘print ondemand’ service which is more efficient and you can be certain that theproduct delivered to your customers meets your high standards everytime.
With Agora, yourmanuscript can be reviewed for $175; 2.5 cents for every word and 2cents per word for editing. CreateSpace charges $160 for an evaluation;16 cents every 10,000+ words and can take up to four weeks to returnyour manuscript, after just one round of editing. Agora is both cheaperand faster!
Offers a Better Marketing Plan
Agora offerspre-publication services that includes a book cover (extra for amulti-image cover), an author website that will be connected to allsocial media accounts, an ISBN registration, book description and a CIPregistration. For extra you can have a YouTube promotional video made aswell.
Agora offers bookpublicist services, book agency contacts, book distributionnegotiations, and, on top of this, media relation services are includedfor free. CreateSpace offers a marketing package (includes a tagline,keywords, book description, back cover texts, an author background) butthey all come at a hefty price in comparison to Agora. Create Space alsoleaves promotion completely in your hands; leaving you to sink or swimall on your own. Authors who are self publishing for the first timemight find this more than a little overwhelming. Agora however, will bewith you every step of the way.
Offers Typesetting Services Not Available Through CreateSpace
Typesetting and layout services are offered at 4.5 cents per word.
Personal Customer Service Is provided
Writers will gettheir work published in newspapers, magazines, and on the web. Agora'seditorial committee will make sure a professional is assigned to yourproduct and they will provide you with a highly personalized service.Small and medium sized companies can also be helped by Agora’s widevariety of services.CreateSpace offerswide distribution on Amazon's site but only if you publish your book onKindle. If the product does not meet your standards you have sixty daysto find out if your book can be salvaged; which may not be nearly enoughif you can't talk to an actual person. All of their services are donerobotically through email. At Agora, you will talk to someone dedicatedto providing the best service possible. Agora is more personal and istailored to your personal needs which is exactly whata first time self publisher requires. With Agora you will be treated asan individual and your worries and concerns will be dealt with theutmost care, consideration and professionalism. Continue Reading