A Few Reasons To Choose
At Palmetto, we are committed to making your publishing journey as smooth and successful as possible. Here are a few reasons why you should choose us:
Your Words, Your Way
One of the greatest benefits of self publishing is maintaining full creative control over your book. Our expert publishing consultants and production managers will educate you on best practices and publishing requirements, but we’re not here to stuff your story into a box. We’ll make sure your book reaches your readers in the best format possible that honors your vision.
Your Work, Available To The World
If you want to reach the full extent of your potential audience, your book needs to be available across multiple online platforms. That means eBook format for Kindle and Apple Bookstore, and print editions on websites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and Target. Palmetto Publishing offers the distribution channels to get your book onto all of these platforms so you can maximize your readership.
Publishing Experts Who Genuinely Care About Your Work
Palmetto Publishing takes a personal approach from the start. Authors are assigned a personal publishing consultant from the first call to answer your questions and chart a path to publication. From there, you’re assigned a dedicated project manager to guide your manuscript through editing, formatting, publishing, printing, and distribution. There’s no such thing as a dumb question — we’re here to help and clarify anything whenever you need us.
Your One-Stop Author Shop
Trying to hire and coordinate efforts with freelance editors, designers, and other professionals can be costly and exhausting. We make it easy by handling all of that for you, and we can tailor the process to be as simple or complex as your book requires.
Only need one round of edits, cover design and formatting? No problem. How about two rounds of edits, cover design, illustrations, and help with marketing? We’ve got you covered.
Every Genre in All Popular
Whether it’s a straightforward biography, meditative poetry, or a wild sci-fi plot, we’ve helped enough authors in your genre to navigate the nuances of the publishing process. We’ve published paperback novels, image-rich art books, hardcover children’s books, and everything in between. As a print-first publisher, we’re uniquely positioned to ensure your printed book is indistinguishable from traditionally published books.
Keep 100% of Your Royalties
Authors who work with Palmetto Publishing maintain 100% creative control of their book as well as 100% of the royalties and rights associated with it. We provide competitive payouts to our authors as compared to industry standards, putting more capital in your pocket to market your book and expand your audience.
Made in America
Palmetto Publishing is an American company headquartered in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. Our all-star publishing consultants and project managers are based in Charleston, while our expert designers and editors work remotely across the United States.
Build Your Personal
Brand or Business
Books are the new calling cards. Having a published book establishes you as an expert in your field, builds your personal brand, and helps you connect with your audience on a deeper level. Palmetto understands the power of books and is dedicated to helping you leverage that power to build your brand and grow your business.
Palmetto Publishing by the Numbers
In The Book Business
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How Can We Help You?
At Palmetto Publishing, we offer a range of solutions to help independent authors bring their books to life.
Everyone knows that a well-designed book cover is crucial to making the right first impression with potential readers, but too many publishers back their authors into a corner by coercing them to accept a cover that doesn’t align with the author’s vision. At Palmetto, we start by seeking to understand your vision and expectations before the design process even starts.
Once your project manager understands your expectations, our team of expert designers will bring your manuscript to life. We may propose some designs that’ll encourage you to expand your imagination and further develop the concept, but we’ll always stay true to your vision to ensure you’re proud to share your book on publishing day.
Interior formatting encompasses so much more than page margins. A seamless reading experience starts with something as simple as ensuring the cover font matches the interior font, something you won’t be able to do with self publishing companies who rely on templates. All of our formatting solutions are completely custom and tailored to each book, ensuring we get all of the little things right that lead to a great reading experience.
It’s not only children’s books that need illustrations — although children’s authors will absolutely adore our illustration work! Whether we’re sketching cartoon characters, intricate drawings, or cleaning up hand-drawn journal entries for a memoir, our expert illustrators know how to enhance your book’s messaging and appeal with stunning imagery.
When we say editing, most people are thinking about copyediting or proofreading as well as all of the final steps in the editing process. But there’s so much more to editing! Palmetto offers the full suite of editing services from developmental edits (when you need help with concepts and ideas) to structural, content, and line editing. Whether you need several layers of editing or just one, we can help authors get any manuscript from rough draft to pristine final copy.
Palmetto Publishing is a print-first publisher, so we hope that paperbacks or hardcover books are already part of your publishing plan. If not, give us a chance to chat and we’ll have no trouble convincing you why ebooks alone aren’t enough to bring your cherished work to life. If you want to be taken seriously as an author and maximize your potential audience, you need physical books for sale on major online platforms such as Amazon, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble.
Whether you’re picturing paperbacks, hard covers, or both, our printing quality is second to none. Line up our books next to traditionally published books, and you won’t be able to tell the difference. Our books can go toe-to-toe with today’s best sellers, and they can be surprisingly affordable with modern print-on-demand distribution models.
It’s a common myth that traditionally published authors have it easy with enterprise-level marketing campaigns from their publishers. Far from it! If that were the case, would bestsellers like Malcolm Gladwell and John Grisham be actively marketing their books on social media and local book signings?
We know how hard it can be for a new author to spread the word about their book, so we offer proven marketing solutions to help you get started. It’ll still take a scrappy attitude and guerilla marketing from you to bridge the gap, but we can help you set the foundation for success on the right platforms.
As a print-first publisher, Palmetto publishing is a master of distribution. We will ensure your book is available online with major retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Walmart, Target, and more. This usually involves a print-on-demand distribution plan that means you don’t have to foot the bill to stock warehouses ahead of time, but we’re no strangers to custom books that require bulk ordering and stocking. In either case, we’re the perfect partner to ensure your book is available everywhere books are sold.