Infinity is another Concierge style Self Publishing service that offers packages and a la carte services for authors. If you have your manuscript done and simply need some copyediting and then publish, Infinity may be a great fit.
Their print packages start at $599 for the “Thoreau” and include 5 softcover books, ISBN, 40 corrections, inclusion on their online bookstore – bbotw.com, and a 1/2 hour marketing consultation. The top package – the “Twain” is $5,199. That includes 20 hardcover books, manuscript evaluation, basic copyediting (up to 35,000 words) and 1 hour audio book.
The royalty structure for Infinity ranges from 15% to 30%. You can buy copies at 50% off retail on your first order.
- Nice system in place for handling returns
- Their reach in the book distribution
- Audio Book Service
- Too many ala carte options, that can be a bit confusing
- You have to pay to reach a few of their book distribution partners
- Limited manuscript help
We didn’t feel as confident with Infinity as we did with AuthorHouse as AuthorHouse offered much more handholding and consultation.
However, if you only need limited copyediting and you can market you book yourself – check out the “Thoreau” package.
Inexpensive packages with lots of add-ons available.
Infinity offers a lot of al la carte services like editing, marketing, publicity, advance reading copies, translations, etc.
The success stories and “Remarkables” page on their site is quite dated and only has one success story that is newer than 2010.
That’s not great marketing on their part and either they don’t pay attention to that page or there aren’t many successes since 2010. Either way it’s disconcerting.
|Concord, Massachusetts||Founded 1997|
|Love what your Foundation is doing! Keep up the AWESOME work!|
Editor’s note: Part of this information was taken directly from the company’s page
Founded in 1997, Infinity Publishing’s industry leading, author-originated book publishing model puts authors in control of the publishing process to carry out their vision for their print, eBook or audiobook.
Infinity’s authors retain all rights to their books, earn royalties paid monthly, and benefit from an extensive distribution network that is backed-up by Infinity’s liberal return policy for bookstores.
The company’s unique print on demand book publishing system was designed to support all authors with a story to tell, who have ever thought about writing a book, or who have been on an endless journey to find an agent or publisher.
Infinity now has more than 4,800 active authors who have collectively published more than 6,000 titles with the company.
|Author Rights:||Stays with Author|
|Book Pricing:||You set, but they have recommendations|
|Retail Pricing:||You set, also they will offer recommendations|
|Delivery Platform:||Print, ebook and audio|
|Ease of Use:||They tout a step-by-step process to get you published|