Thornton's Bookshop  ( W A & J S Meeuws )
Booksellers and Publishers
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Established in Oxford in  1835
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If you wish to publish your own book try to avoid contacting Vanity publishers. Some of these publishers call this commissioned publishing.

Look at Jonathan Clifford's website at http://www.vanitypublishing.info, although this website would need updating.

If you really wish to do your own publishing it might be best to limit the first printing to a few hundred copies. On demand printing makes if much easier and cheaper to reprint later if the need arises. Printers are often able to re-print from 100 copies onwards at a very reasonable cost, often at the same rate per 100 copies as the first printing.

To avoid the cost of getting one ISBN allocated and that of acquiring a barcode for your intended publication, we offer these 2 together at £ 35 (+ VAT in the UK)
This would be one of our own ISBN's.
We can recommend a proof reader and book/jacket designer
We would suggest a number of printers we have used so that you can obtain quotations for printing and binding. We shall record your title with Nielsen's UK ISBN Agency. (formerly Whitaker's) see: http://www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk

Even if you decide to go to a commissioning publisher, this page may give you some additional help.

An example of a recent title

Any orders that might arrive at our address will be passed on to you. We shall not be envolved with anything else .
Please feel free to ask any questions

Good luck !

Websites to look at:

Find your publisher

Wikipedia explains the concept

Melrose Press

The Book Guild

Writersworld

Matador

In the USA:  Vantage Press

these publishers offer an all-in service including marketing.