Self Publishing - An Overview


If you have ever thought about publishing your own book or have had problems trying to get your book published and promoted through a mainstream publisher, then self publishing might just be the answer! Simply put, self publishing means that you, the author, are the one in control of how your book is published. The copyright remains with you and you will reap the rewards you deserve from your hard work.

The process of self publishing is now easier and more affordable than ever before and we, at Direct POD, are here to help you every step of the way. We understand that every author’s requirements will be different and we aim to offer a personal and flexible service to suit YOU.

For some of you this will not be your first publication and you may be well versed in the publishing process. For you therefore, we are more than happy just to print your book to your specification – end of story, if you’ll forgive the pun!

For the rest of you we have 3 self publishing ‘bundles’ to choose from – or you can mix and match – offering services ranging from simply supplying you with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number), supplying you with promotional material and advising you on how to set up google alerts, to supplying you with extra case bound copies of your masterpiece and setting up your own blog to promote your book. The choice is varied and the choice is yours!

What we have and what we do:


  • An experienced, friendly and dedicated customer service team
  • Advice and assistance for authors in the printing and self publishing process
  • Fast turnaround
  • Full design service available
  • Free ‘No Obligation’ Quotes available online - click here
  • High quality 1200 dpi (dots per inch) printing
  • Colour books and colour sections available
  • Various papers available
  • Secure payments available online
  • Reprint orders can be fulfilled with ease
  • Any size and quantity undertaken
  • Perfect bound (paperback) and Case bound (hardback) are the most popular bindings but we also wire, spiral and comb bind – all in house!