Books-A-Million is helping authors discover the power of self-publishing with the launch of BAM! Publishing DIY, a website where authors can create, edit and publish their own book. BAM! Publishing DIY provides all the tools a self-publishing author needs, from writing and design to printing and distribution. For self-publishing authors looking to make their book stand out, BAM! Publishing DIY offers perfect-bound paperback books with full color covers. Both black and white and full-color printing of interior pages are available. "We are thrilled to offer a new and easy way to self-publish. DIY is a great option for serious authors looking for powerful design tools, flexible pricing and distribution options," said Joyce McKinnon, Espresso Book Machine® Coordinator at Books-A-Million. "It's also a great option for beginners, or those wishing to create beautiful personal projects like family histories, cookbooks, or even custom journals. You can even print full color interior pages, which will add interest to any project. The DIY tools are easy to use, easy to customize, and easy to share." The new platform takes the hassle out of designing, printing, and distributing. Authors can design their own cover, choose from six formatting templates, as well as choose what trim size and cover stock in order to give their book a custom touch. Authors can order as many books as they want, for personal use or for distribution. They can also have their print books or eBooks distributed worldwide through Amazon, iTunes and others. The Espresso Book Machine® is available at Books-A-Million's Brookwood Village location in Birmingham, Alabama as well as its store in South Portland, Maine. At these locations, authors can print out and pick up their books in person. An Espresso Book Machine® specialist will also be available at these locations if assistance is needed.
Publication options begin at $59 and BAM! Publishing DIY offerings include:
- Tools to help create a professional book cover and interior, while giving authors the option to collaborate with others during the process. A variety of Author Services are available if additional help from publishing professionals is needed.
- Files are converted automatically for use in print and eBook formats. Authors are able to easily order print copies from an Espresso Book Machine as well as share their eBook throughout the world.
- If desired, an author can set the project to Private, so that the book is only available through a private link. Authors also have a number of distribution options to choose from.