Cookbook Self-Publishing Comparison Chart

  Author, Inc.

POD Printers*

Vanity Press Offset Printers
       
Software × Limited ×
Content Development × ×
auto-indexing × × ×
cookbook design × × ×
database driven × × ×
nutritional analysis × × ×
recipe data entry × ×
recipe scaling × × ×
  spell checking × × ×
  Manuscript Design × × × ×
auto-pagination × × ×
cover templates × ×
  image insertion × ×
global style editing × × ×
page templates × ×
spell-checking × ×
style templates × × ×
Design Services ×
cover template customization × ×
full custom design × ×
Distribution Services ×
author royalties on sales × ×
distribution title listings ×
ISBN ×
LCCN/PCN (Library of Congress) ×
scanable barcode
Publishing Services ×
automated manuscript upload × × ×
delivery  10 days 10 days 6 - 8 weeks 6 - 8 weeks
first book free × × ×
order volume  1 book 1 book 5,000 1,000
setup fees × ×
variety of binding styles available
variety of book sizes available

  *Print-on-Demand Printers 

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