Obviously when all is said and done you will want to know how this all breaks down along financial lines. SWP’s package is $3900. Because this doesn’t include publicity, we are recommending that our authors either purchase our marketing-publicity booster at $1000, or hire a publicist for a campaign, which generally ranges from about $3000-$5000 for the publicists we recommend on our site.
Lot of comments here:
PG asks the question, “Is She Writes Press a vanity publisher?”
One clue would be the first question in the She Writes Press FAQ’s: “Why should I consider SWP over other popular self-publishing options like LSI, CreateSpace, or the Author Solutions options, like iUniverse or Balboa (Hay House’s self-publishing division)?”
Another clue would be that an author pays at least $3900 up front plus “SWP takes a distribution, management, and warehousing fee of 30% of net sales on all print books sold and 20% on all e-books sold.”