Polk Publishing House is a full service company.
Polk Publishing provides self-publishers access to professional resources and coaching to deliver books that can hold their own ground when compared with books done by a major publishing house. From experience, we know that many self-publishers are writers, not publishers. Writers want to tell their story, and often lack the time it takes to learn the full process of publishing (editing, design and printing.) So we take care of writers by using our 30+ years of experience to get their words out of their heads and into the hands of readers.
Is your manuscript hand written? That’s okay with us. We have typesetters who will create an electronic file from your manuscript.
The inside of your book is just as important as the book cover. We make sure that your book will be designed the “the right way” and on a professional level. The font choices, page layout, and page structure will reflect the nature of your book, creating a total, consistent package.
Having an eBook is essential. It is one of the best ways for readers to find your book. Perhaps you want to publish your eBook before you print. Or perhaps you choose not to print your book at all—we will make sure that you receive a file that can be used on all of the major eBook formats. We can even create an eBook sample for marketing purposes.
Your book must be well edited. Nothing can ruin a writer’s credibility than poor editing or no editing. This is NOT a step to skip. We provide and ensure professional content and line editing as well as proof reading.
Pre-Press (Preparing your book for print)
You can rest assured that your book is properly formatted and ready to print. We provide complete printed proofs to customers at no charge. Some printers only offer online pdf viewing, but we do not believe that is the best way for you, the author, to fully review your book and know what it will really look like when it is done.
We use the latest digital technology for black & white and color printing. Competitive pricing, quick turnaround, and great customer service ensure that your printing experience will be one of the best you will ever have.
Should you choose to forgo having your book designed by our resources, we also offer a Professional Review by an experienced publisher to ensure that the typical mistakes made by self-publishers are caught and corrected.