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The Choir Press
132 Bristol Road
01452 500016


Trade Pricing

We pay royalties on print on demand books monthly and because the royalty is calculated by using the trade cost of printing your book you will receive a bigger royalty from us than under almost any other publishing arrangement.
Personal Service
With The Choir Press you’ll always be dealing with a named contact on a one to one personal basis who will be knowledgeable about your book. You can phone and visit us.  We've helped to publish 1000s of books for publishers of all kinds from sole traders to international publishing groups covering almost every genre.

Self-publishing a book

As numerous authors have successfully demonstrated, self-publishing in the UK has taken off. In fact, the number of self-published books as a percentage of published books sold here is increasing annually. We’ve all got a book in us. Is it time your fiction or non-fiction masterpiece became reality? If so, self-publishing a book could be for you.

Self-publishing a book: it’s easier than ever to get into print

Whether you write for self-fulfilment or money, choosing to publish your own book can simplify publication. Although it’s no substitute for your own hard work and promotional efforts, self-publication, and a supportive author services partner, can reduce the cost and complexity of publishing:

  • Print-on-demand – only the copies you need.
  • Buy long print runs cost effectively with our long run book printing service.
  • Save money: initial self-publishing costs are often much lower than you’d expect.
  • Simplify management of the publishing process.
  • Avoid the traditional complexity of agents and publishers

Why self-publish a book?

Authors’ choices to self-publish a book generally involve one of these:

  • Rejection or delay by agents and mainstream publishers.
  • Publication for small, specialised, easily-targeted markets.
  • The need to capture the moment quickly with a topical publication.
  • Long run printing versus shorter runs: short-run book printing is perfect for new publishers with no previous sales history.

The benefits of publishing a book yourself?

Particularly for new writers, traditional publication just gets harder; for every published book, thousands never make it. When you self-publish you take control of publication. The benefits include these:

  • Create a commercial success? It could happen with self-publishing…
  • Enjoy bigger royalty percentages per book than with traditional publishing.
  • Self-publish a book and retain all the rights.
  • Self-publishing a book retains control over all aspects of publication.
  • Simplify publication with an experienced partner.
  • Print smaller runs cost-effectively.
  • Turn manuscripts into ‘proper books’ for posterity.
  • Prove wrong the agents and publishers who rejected your manuscript.
  • Impress those who said it would never happen…

Publish your own book – who knows where it’ll lead?

If you seek fame and fortune as a writer, self-publishing a book (it’s the same for traditional publishing) offers no guarantees. No matter how you publish, making money takes hard work, promotional skill and luck. At least, with self-publishing services from a reputable partner, you’ll increase your likelihood of success. As one of the more experienced UK self-publishing companies, The Choir Press offers decades of experience – and a track-record with thousands of successfully published books.

Unsure how to get a book published? Thinking of self-publishing? Need more advice on the relative merits of traditional publishing versus self-publishing? Whatever level of personalised service and support you need, we’ll help to give your book the best chance of becoming a self-publishing success story. Anything’s possible when you publish your own book, so [please contact us today].

For more information on self-publishing a book please visit these pages:

[How to publish a book]

[Print on demand]

[Short-run printing]

[Long-run printing]

[Self-publishing services]

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What our clients say

“At every stage you consulted, gave gentle advice and kept me up to date with progress. I could not have asked for more.” Michael Jones, Northampton

Company Information

The Choir Press is an imprint and trading style of Action Publishing Technology Ltd. Registered in England in 1982 No. 1602223

The Choir Press

132 Bristol Road
Call: 01452 500016