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Simon & Schuster Grabs the Vanity Publishing Cash

There’s money in self-publishing, according to Simon & Schuster.

Check out this NYT article, Simon & Schuster Introduces Self-Publishing Service – NYTimes.com. S&S is teaming up with Author Solutions, to form a new self-publishing house, Archway Publishing. Here are the self-publishing fees:

“Authors can buy packages ranging from $1,599, for the least expensive children’s package, to $24,999, for the most expensive business book package.”

Surprised? Shocked? Rolling on the floor laughing?

Archway Publishing offers lots of “services” too.

* THE TRIFECTA REVIEW SERVICE: $3,249

* AUTHOR WEBSITE SETUP – PREMIERE: $950

* PRESS RELEASE – WEB-OPTIMIZED EDITION: $1,299.00

Sigh… What’s sad about this “self-publishing” deal is that some new authors will pay it. They’ll expect a lot, because Archway Publishing’s logo says: “from Simon & Schuster.”