The Free Book Publisher

Earn more royalties than from a traditional publisher with the same premium distribution.
No self-publishing costs to professionally turn your manuscript into a book.
Get the best out of both worlds with free publishing from Light Switch Press!

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Take advantage of our free book publishing service today and your novel could be available on major sites in as little as 90 days, including Kindle and Nook—completely free.

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Our free book publishing service has your book on sites within 90 days. For serious authors who can’t wait, we offer Expedited Publishing—your book live and earning royalties within 7 business days!

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Now that you're not spending your hard-earned money on self-publishing, consider treating yourself to a little vacation, or invest in marketing, which is essential in your books success.


Light Switch Press: The Free Book Publisher!

Free cover design, formatting, publishing and distribution in print and e-book format. If you’ve wondered how to get published or are considering self-publishing, we’re the free publishing option for you. The Light Switch Press design team has your work’s best interest in mind, we create great looking books because our success hinges on how well your book sells!


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.

Are your publishing services really free?

Yes, our publishing services really are free! Our services include everything you need to get published:

We start by creating your e-book, and launching your work on major e-readers like Kindle and Nook. Once you've sold 100 copies, your work will then be available in print and become part of our Expanded Distribution service, which includes—Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and more!

How to get published—are you ready?

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 web sites 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!


Download our author checklist here to make sure you have the necessary information to get your book published. Important: While it’s free to publish your book with Light Switch Press it’s important to submit your final book information and manuscript; authors requesting edits or changes to their manuscript after their book goes into production may be required to pay editorial fees.

Getting paid from your work!

You receive a 30% 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 with a free publishing company, check out this Self-Publishing Comparison or read a recent article about the Evolution of Publishing.


Is Light Switch Press a good publishing option for you?

Authors that don't have money to self-publish their book

Authors considering self-publishing

Authors considering traditional publishing

Authors without a publishing budget:

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.


Authors considering Self-Publishing:

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!


Authors considering Traditional Publishing:

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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