Original Writing – Reviewed (CLOSED)

NOTE: This company is closed as of March, 2016 and in liquidation. Original Writing is an Irish self-publishing service and was founded in 2006. Based in Smithfield, Dublin, the company has become one of Ireland’s most popular choices for authors looking for self-publishing packages. A couple of years ago, Garreth Bonner, Sales and Marketing Manager with […]

Pen Press Publishing (Indepenpress) – Reviewed (Updated – August 2012)

Pen Press is a self-publishing service operated by Indepenpress Publishing Ltd, based in Brighton in the UK. They are a publishing solutions service who offer tailor-made options across a wide range of budgets to authors from a ‘5 Book Deal’ to a ‘Full Partnership service’. What strikes you immediately about Pen Press when you browse […]

Xulon Press – Reviewed (Updated, March 2011)

Xulon Press was founded by author and publisher Tom Freiling in 1999, and the company is part of the large media and communications group, Salem Communications Corporation, based in the USA. Salem is a Christian communications media group with commercial interests in radio, the Internet, and magazine publishing, and not surprisingly, Xulon Press claims to […]

Raider International Publishing – The Endgame

We have been following Raider International Publishing even before the start of POD, Self-Publishing & Independent Publishing. Here is the latest feedback from a contracted Raider author I received in what is now becoming a very long list of disgruntled authors. (Raider Review) “This is to mirror all comments above. I purchased the gold package […]

Timothy’s Thoughts: Review: Raider Publishing

Timothy’s Thoughts: Review: Raider Publishing “But I did see a few things that caused me to question whether they should be used. Primarily, their own website it what raised questions in my mind. In looking at the services they provide, they look very much like other subsidy presses, but the website itself looks cheap and […]

Choice Publishing – Reviewed (Updated Dec, 2010)

Choice Publishing is one of the few Irish author solution services and was founded in 2005. The company is located in Drogeheda, Co. Louth. http://www.choicepublishing.ie/index.htm “Set up in 2005 by Deirdre Devine and Michelle Bradley, who, having worked in the Publishing industry and witnessed the frustrations of local authors, decided to take the publishing sector […]

Callio Press (BookForce UK/Discovered Authors) – Reviewed (Updated May 2011)

0 Discovered Authors (now Callio Press) is a UK publisher and provider of author solutions services since 2005. I have been aware of them for the past three to four years. The company was one of the earliest UK author solution services I took a look at, but consistently, I have had to put off reviewing […]