We need your name and address to mail royalty checks to. Include your Pen Name on the title page of your manuscript if you’re using one.
Upload your complete manuscript in one Word Document, we do not accept PDF’s. You’ll also need a detailed book description that will entice readers to pick your book.
Select which format is best for your book: e-book, paperback, or both. Once you sell 100 books in your first month, we’ll refund your publishing fee. Get Started
Free cover design, formatting, ISBN, publishing and distribution in print and e-book format sounds pretty nice, right? If you’ve wondered how to get published or are considering self-publishing, we’re the publishing option for you. The Light Switch Press, Free Book Publishing Incentive rewards motivated authors by fully refunding our publishing service fee when authors sell 100 books in their first month.</strong> Just like traditional publishers, Light Switch Press makes money based on how well a book sells. That’s why we create custom covers and interiors based on industry research, years of graphic design experience, and industry awards. The result is you end up with a professional product, just like the ones for which other authors have paid thousands of dollars—completely free. View books published by Light Switch Press.
The three main things we need to get started on your book is your title, your manuscript and your description. Don’t overlook the description, this is what potential customers will read on websites and the same information that will appear on the back of your book. We accept manuscripts in Word Document or similar formats, sorry we do not accept manuscripts in PDF format.
Once your work has been published by Light Switch Press, it’s important to market and let people know about it. On your Light Switch Press book page, you’re able to easily spread the word through social share buttons, as well as receive comments and start a conversation through Facebook. Making it a habit to spend a few minutes a day promoting your book can lead to great things and larger royalty checks!
You receive a 50% royalty monthly from all units sold through our distribution partners. Track your sales via your author profile page, we update this monthly on the 15th. Plus, when you publish with Light Switch Press, you’re able to buy your book at our author cost—below wholesale—sell it on your own website or by hand, and keep 100% of the profit! You might be surprised at how much more you can make publishing with Light Switch Press, check out this Self-Publishing Comparison or read a recent article about the Evolution of Publishing.
All of our great publishing services come with professional cover design, interior formatting and distribution. Tell us what you would like for your cover and our design team will get to work.
Includes professional book cover design, e-book formatting and distribution on Kindle and Nook.
Includes professional full book cover design, ISBN, barcode, interior formatting, print-on-demand (POD) with special author pricing, and distribution.
Save $10 and have your book available in e-book and paperback.
For the author who likes choices. Add an extra cover option to publishing service and receive one free round of cover revisions.
Is 15 business days too long to wait for you book to be available? Expedite your order and have your book available within 7 business days.
This one is a no-brainer. Outside of traditional publishing, Light Switch Press is the only publisher that will design your cover, format your manuscript, and publish and distribute your book—all for free. Not sure how a free book publisher holds up? View our published books and support our authors by reading a new book today.
Paying to self-publish is a risk and a venture. If you’re considering self-publishing, you’ve probably compared a few self-publishing companies and are considering their quality, price, and distribution reach. In self-publishing, marketing is not included, unless you’re paying for it. This isn’t a bad thing and it’s common throughout the industry. The fact is, marketing is essential for your book to succeed, whether it’s social networking, online ads, email blasts, guest blogging, print collateral…the list goes on and on. Marketing isn’t scary, they key is to find something that works for you and can be as simple as leaving your business card behind at your favorite coffee shop.
If you have a budget for self-publishing, consider publishing with Light Switch Press and spending your money on marketing. Our distribution reach is comparable to that of a traditional publisher; wisely spending your money on marketing greatly increases your chances of you and your book succeeding.
Flipping the risk:With our free book publishing service, compared to self-publishing, we’re essentially flipping the risk of your publishing venture onto our shoulders. If your book doesn’t sell as well as you had hoped you’re not out thousands of dollars from self-publishing. Conversely, if your book sells great, you own the rights and have the option to publish a second edition or even sign with a traditional publishing house.
Net profit: When you factor in the out-of-pocket costs, you have to sell a lot more books to reach a point where higher royalty rates from some self-publishing companies actually benefit you. This is the net profit. Let us pretend that you are going with an average self-publishing cost of $1,200 to create and publish your book. Your e-book is selling for $9.99 and you’re receiving a 70% royalty. Considering net profit, you would have to sell 430 e-books just to start earning more money than you would with Light Switch Press, the free book publisher.
Another benefit of Light Switch Press is that once your book is available in print, you’re able to buy your book at our author cost, which is below wholesale price. You’re able to sell your book yourself and keep 100% of the profit!
Traditional Publishers take note of independent authors selling books. This might be your way of getting your foot in the door or putting a bargaining chip in your pocket.
Ask most aspiring authors, it’s probably their dream to get a huge advance for their hard work from a big publishing house. It can take years - if ever - to find a publishing house that will accept your manuscript. We’re not trying to discourage you, we’re offering another option. Instead of waiting years for something that may or may not happen, publish your book for free with Light Switch Press and start earning money on your manuscript while you shop it around. You own 100% of the rights to your manuscript, so when that payday from a major publishing house comes, you get to mark that off your bucket list.
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