You want that typo fixed? More money. They put the page numbers on the left instead of the right? More money. Need to add a new section about a change to the bookís information? More money.
They often donít give you any source files. So thereís no option of going elsewhere. They hold your manuscript and cover hostage. In some cases they even hold the rights so you arenít ALLOWED to republish your book elsewhere.
They can lock up the ebook and audible rights but then never make those formats Ė so the book is simply not available in those formats at all.
If you start asking them questions, they can decide not to answer calls or email.
They can vanish Ė go bankrupt Ė and since you donít have any source files you now have to recreate your book wholly from scratch.
Iíve seen all of these things happen Ė and more.
Give long, hard thought before going with a vanity press. Make sure you talk to at least three authors that YOU choose from their library. Donít let them hand pick the authors to talk with you. Choose randomly for yourself so you get a more authentic story.
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