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Free Online Book Publishing With Wordclay

Geek Tip: Finally Publish Your Book . . . For Free!

At the risk of sounding like an old lady reminiscing about how much things have changed, let me reminisce about how much things have changed for just a moment. I remember when gas was $1.20 and I could fill up my tank for about ten bucks. Now $50 later, I'm out my daily soy latte, but at least I have a full tank to get me to where I need to go. Everything costs more these days, but at least you can still get something for nothing. I know what you're thinking, nothing is free anymore — but it's true!

If you're a novelist and want to publish your book on your terms, Wordclay can help since its sole purpose in life is to get your words out there and published online . . . for free. How, you ask? In true DIY spirit, you gotta do it yourself! With an incredibly simple six step process, you can upload your manuscript, price it, describe it, and even select artwork for your online book. But Wordclay offers even more services than just online publishing. To see what I mean,

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Wordclay has your back if you aren't 100 percent confident about your grammar and punctuation. You can grab some essential copy editing help to boost your confidence — for a mere two cents. Plus, with a boat load of other at-cost services like press releases, custom cover art, book signing kits for your book tour, and postcards, you'll find your name at the top of the New York Times bestseller list in no time.

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Row-D Row-D 8 years
I appreciate all the comments here giving me the pros and cons! THANKS everyone.
gigiwin gigiwin 8 years
wow! awesome! I always want to write a book, like children's books but never had the chance, but now I think I will pursue that dream. Thanks for sharing!
kimberley kimberley 8 years
I did a little internet research, and it sounds like (1) there are hidden or unexpected costs associated with signing on with Wordclay; (2) Wordclay's privacy policy says that they will market your information to other companies. Yikes, I would stay far away from this. And bengalspice is right -- very few self-published books really hit big. And no vanity press book has made the NYT list. I would suggest if you want a book deal, to find a publisher who will pay you for your hard work and creativity, rather than the other way around. If you want to self-publish, good for you, go for it -- but watch out for vanity presses who just want your money. I would suggest checking out websites like preditors and editors or the writer beware blog to help you avoid schemes and pitfalls.
kimberley kimberley 8 years
I did a little internet research, and it sounds like (1) there are hidden or unexpected costs associated with signing on with Wordclay; (2) Wordclay's privacy policy says that they will market your information to other companies.Yikes, I would stay far away from this. And bengalspice is right -- very few self-published books really hit big. And no vanity press book has made the NYT list. I would suggest if you want a book deal, to find a publisher who will pay you for your hard work and creativity, rather than the other way around. If you want to self-publish, good for you, go for it -- but watch out for vanity presses who just want your money. I would suggest checking out websites like preditors and editors or the writer beware blog to help you avoid schemes and pitfalls.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
It's not free. Nothing ever is. You still need to pay for the cost of them to print your book. I used to be a print estimator and it would be cheaper to use an official company instead of one like this that's going to shove advertising all over your back cover anyway!
SeiNao SeiNao 8 years
Um, I had to pay for the internet to see the site... not free ;)
SeiNao SeiNao 8 years
Um, I had to pay for the internet to see the site...not free ;)
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I just looked at the site ... it sounds like you would have to PAY a lot of money for services that publishers do for their authors anywayz, including insurance for any lawsuits that might arise which Wordclay doesn't seem to cover. It sounds great if you just want to print out a couple copies to hand out to friends, but I don't think I would go this route if I wanted to make any serious sales.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I just looked at the site ... it sounds like you would have to PAY a lot of money for services that publishers do for their authors anywayz, including insurance for any lawsuits that might arise which Wordclay doesn't seem to cover.It sounds great if you just want to print out a couple copies to hand out to friends, but I don't think I would go this route if I wanted to make any serious sales.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I'm a little skeptical, not only because I work in this industry, but because I've seen self-published books and so far the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL series has been the only self-published book I've seen that has done really well in initial print runs.
paramita paramita 8 years
Thanks geek :). I will definitely look in to it once I'm finished with my novel ;-).
paramita paramita 8 years
Thanks geek :). I will definitely look in to it once I'm finished with my novel ;-).
JessNess JessNess 8 years
I was wondering how they were making money and found this "We make money through the goods and services we provide in our Services Store, such as the Softcover Channel Distribution and ISBN, cover or interior design services or promotions and marketing materials. We also make a very small percentage when a book is purchased by our authors or through our online Bookstore."
JessNess JessNess 8 years
I was wondering how they were making money and found this"<i>We make money through the goods and services we provide in our Services Store, such as the Softcover Channel Distribution and ISBN, cover or interior design services or promotions and marketing materials. We also make a very small percentage when a book is purchased by our authors or through our online Bookstore.</i>"
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
GREAT LINK GEEK THANKS!
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
GREAT LINK GEEK THANKS!
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
How much do I have to pay them to have people read my novel? Just kidding. But it would be nice for us aspiring novelists to see what that fantasy book would look like in the flesh! Thanks for this, Geek!
ehadams ehadams 8 years
This would be good for many NaNoWriMo participants, and people who want to write family histories and such. As for myself, I'm trying to get my stuff published by someone who actually pays me. ;)
stephley stephley 8 years
As soon as I get home I'm checking this out and sending the link to friends - thanks!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Very cool! I'm definitely passing this on to a few friends.
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