Self-Publishing Information

Our mission is to make your book the best it can be. Whether you are frustrated trying to sell your work through an agent, or you purposely want to remain independent from the large publishers, you’ve decided you want to publish your work yourself.That’s great! Congratulations, you join the company of Thoreau, Whitman, and Beatrix Potter! But what now? Are you unsure of the technology? Too busy to figure it out? Don’t know where to start?Piscataqua Press can help. There are many “pay-to-publish” outfits out there online. Some are great, some are really, really not. It’s a gamble. We, on the other hand, are real people in a real bookstore. We started this business because we had seen too many independent authors get a bad deal or a bad product. Again, our mission is to make your book the best it can be.

Publishing with Piscataqua Press

Pricing options here

What we do:

  • ISBN, Bar Code, and worldwide distribution through,, and others.
  • Full color cover, made to your specifications or dreamt up by us.
  • Fully designed interior layout, including unlimited images.
  • Crème or white paper, matte or gloss cover, varioius trim sizes available.
  • Ebook design and upload to distributors.
  • One on one question and answer with a real person.
  • Final approval: it’s your book, you make the call.
  • A printed proof for approval before the book goes to press.
  • All rights remain with the author.
  • Speedy delivery: Book published in 90-100 days, orders for printed copies in 15-20 days.
  • Discounted copies for authors, usually one half of the retail cover price with bulk discounts available for 50, 100, 250 and 500 copy orders.

What we don’t do:

  • Marketing: we are happy to help, including listing the book on our webpage and producing press releases, but in the end, it is the author’s responsibility to promote their book.
  • Copy editing: We expect the manuscript to be done when we receive it, although we can refer you to many excellent editors if you need one (they will charge you).
  • Original Art: We create excellent covers, but we use available imagery supplied by the author or created or discovered and licensed by us. We do not create custom paintings or photographs for your book cover.
  • Constantly up-sell you. The price you pay is the price you were promised.
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