Archive for May, 2016

There are many bloggers posting articles about not needing a publisher any longer and that a book can quickly go into production with the click of a button. This is only true if the author has extensive knowledge in pre-publishing which includes substantial experience in pre-press layout, formatting, editing and graphic design software such as Photoshop and CorelDraw. This must be taken into consideration before production, distribution and marketing come into the equation.

Do you need a publisher? The real question should be, “Do you want to produce a high-quality book or a sub-standard product?” By using the template tools such as a cover creator and file conversion upload, what you will get is a poorly produced product, and this is what has given self-publishing such a bad reputation. An inferior product is the kiss of death for any book because book buyers can instantly identify the majority of self-published books by inferior designed covers and improper fonts and line spacing.

The interior templates offered by on-line publishers are not 100% accurate and need adjustment to format a book’s interior correctly. Print and digital books must be formatted separately. If you were to take an improperly formatted print book and then use an automatic conversion tool to create an ebook, what you end up with is a jumbled mess which will lead to a slew of bad reviews and loss of book sales.

The next question is, do you want to sell a handful of books or a substantial amount of books? A sub-standard cookie cutter book will fail. That’s a guarantee. Ninety percent of new authors assume that his or her book will automatically generate sales just by getting listed on Amazon. That ninety percent fail and do not gain sales outside of friends, family and a few that are picked up through social media promotions.

Empire Publishing has over 30 years experience in all aspects of publishing and has put in countless hours to build a better publishing company. Publishing packages have been created to meet the needs of any author by combining the old traditional book publishing criterion with modern technology to produce a high-quality product that will sell.

Learn more and download our free guide “Self Publishing Simplified”


As of February 3rd all eBooks offered for Amazon Kindle that have been reported to include typos, formatting issues, or other mistakes that lead to a poor reader experience will be removed from Amazon until the mistakes in question have been fixed. Readers attempting to purchase a title that has been reported to contain errors will be confronted with a message stating “Item under Review”, and the title will not be available for purchase.

What this means for you: Finding a great editor and proper formatting of your eBook just became even more important. There are a variety of repercussions here, including the failure of a marketing plan if your book is taken down in the middle of a paid promotion.
However, this is good news. The market is saturated with sub-standard books which will hurt the overall marketplace. There needs to be some form of quality control.

This is one of many reasons why you need a publisher such as Empire Publishing to professionally produce your book.


From day one, Empire Publishing has remained firm on the vow to be the best in publishing. The only way to stay in the lead is to evolve with the times. Here at Empire Publishing, we strive to bring authors the finest publishing packages, superior quality workmanship and deliver a product of excellence. We listen to the authors and what they need to achieve their goal. During these trying times, we know finances are tight. The high cost of producing a library quality book, along with marketing fees, is not feasible to many at this time, and fantastic stories don’t get a chance to succeed. Micro-publishers are sprouting up like weeds, and although they have websites that look alluring, they produce a poor product. New authors are drawn in by the micro-publishers low price but receive a book (product) that does not sell. Don’t get shortchanged!

We have taken one of our complete high-end publishing packages, the Platinum Combo-Publishing Package and have made it available to pay over time. Inexpensive publishing packages, such as our Bronze and Copper are ideal for those that just want to get their feet wet in the book publishing industry but are not sufficient for those that are looking for a career in writing. Now, authors can get it all without breaking the bank. Pay over time with low monthly payments and receive every professional service that is required for publishing a book. Compare our package with companies such as BookFuel and you will notice that not only are our prices lower and product is better, but you will also see you get more for your money such as promotional tools and marketing.


The Best Book Publishing Package Available.
1. Professional interior formatting.
2. One round of editing using the latest academic software.
3. ISBN Number and Barcode.
4. Premium book cover and design.
5. Trade paperback edition.
6. Professional digital formatting.
7. Kindle edition.
8. Worldwide distribution. Bookstores and Online Retailers – make your book available to online and offline retailers such as Barnes & Noble and distributors such as Ingram and NACSCORP. Libraries and Academic Institutions – make your book available through Baker & Taylor to public libraries, elementary and secondary libraries, and libraries at other academic institutions. Publisher Direct. Your book will be available to certified resellers such as independent bookstores and book resellers. The Publisher Direct program allows eligible resellers to buy books at wholesale prices directly from Publisher.
9. Custom author website. This includes domain name and hosting for one year.
10. Social Media Marketing. Includes the creation of pages on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube – Custom Banners and content that best represent your book.
11. Video book trailer. We create a 60-second video trailer for your book to be used as a promo tool to increase book sales.
12. Book Tour. Your book is promoted on over 20 Empire Publishing and affiliate websites and social media outlets.
13. You receive 25 custom (high quality) bookmarks that include your book cover to use as a promotional tool or giveaway.
14 You receive 25 custom (high quality) postcards that showcase your book cover, tag-line and author bio.
15. Your book is featured on Tier Two of the website Front Table of New Books.
16. You receive 5 free copies of your book in paperback format. Please note, that you may purchase further books at printer cost.
We look forward to bring your book to life and having you join our family of authors.