There are a number of services that make it easy to create a book from a manuscript, distribute it, and market it. These "soup to nuts" services allow you to choose exactly what you want to use, and offer further assistance if you need it. Many self-published authors use these services because they would rather focus on the writing of the book, rather than having to separately hire freelancers to perform each step in the publication process.
- Vook allows self-published authors to create distinctive ebooks, with enhancements such as audio and video.
- Lulu offers a wide range of services for all sorts of titles, including photo books and calendars.
- CreateSpace is Amazon's self-publishing arm. They are the most popular of all self-publishing services.
- FastPencil is an independent self-publishing platform with strategic partnerships that self-publishers should know about: with Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Bookmasters, and others in the book industry.