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Tablo is the best place to create and self‑publish a
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Tablo is used by all writers, from debut novelists to New York Times bestsellers, to create, self-publish and distribute their books to nearly every bookstore in the world. Self-publishing with Tablo is easy, and you'll have the tools that you need to build a career as an author. Join over 100,000 others and become a published author with Tablo today.

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It's so easy, you'll want to write even more.

Tablo lets you upload a finished book, or create a book inside an elegant online interface.

Whether you're just starting to write, or finalising a PDF manuscript, self-publishing a book with Tablo is the easiest thing that you'll do. It's as intuitive as creating a blog post or a website –– picking themes, adding images, and formatting text –– but when you click publish, you'll have an eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover book that's available worldwide.

Tablo assigns ISBNs, typesets your manuscript, and prepares it for printing. If you can write, you can self-publish a book with Tablo.

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It's the largest distribution network available to authors.

Tablo lets you self-publish your book worldwide, to 40,000 bookstores, using the largest on-demand printing network available to writers.

When you publish a book with Tablo, it will be available with nearly every bookstore in the world. There are 40,000 bookstores and 30,000 libraries in Tablo's network, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and thousands of physical brick-and-mortar stores.

Anytime a reader purchases your book, it will be printed and shipped from the closest available printer. You'll have global availability, without the overheads of inventory, and earn a profit on every book that you sell.

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Track your sales and royalties every day on a beautiful, insightful dashboard.

You can see a detailed breakdown of your book's sales including the type of book sold, the bookstore and country that it was sold in, and the total royalty earned for every sale. Your royalties are paid automatically via PayPal once per quarter.

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Engage our professional editors and cover designers to bring your book to life.

We love working with authors at any stage of their writing process to edit, design covers, proof and publish their books. To find out more, send us a message sharing a little about your book, and we can prepare a custom project for you.

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Perfect for hosting a book launch, or selling directly.

You can print your own Author Copies, on‑demand and in any quantity, to sell or host book events.

Tablo authors can print any quantity of their books at discounted Author Prices. Books can be printed and shipped to your door in less than two weeks, and to almost anywhere in the world. They're perfect for hosting launch events, book signings, selling directly, or sharing with family and friends.

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Three simple plans to publish your books.

You publish a book with Tablo by selecting a 'Publishing Plan'. Our Publishing Plans include everything, from assigning ISBNs to distributing your book worldwide.

eBook Plan

  • Your book published as an eBook.
  • Distribution to 35 online bookstores, including Amazon.
  • All ISBNs provided
  • Set your own price, keep all of your rights and royalties.
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Paperback Plan

  • Your book published as an eBook and Paperback book.
  • Distribution to 40,000 bookstores and 30,000 libraries, including Amazon.
  • On-demand printing and distribution.
  • All ISBNs provided
  • Set your own price, keep all of your rights and royalties.
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Hardcover Plan

  • Your book published as an eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover book.
  • Distribution to 40,000 bookstores and 30,000 libraries, including Amazon.
  • On-demand printing and distribution.
  • All ISBNs provided
  • Set your own price, keep all of your rights and royalties.
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Keep all of your royalties.

You'll receive 100% of your sales proceeds, after retail commissions and printing costs. We automatically deduct the printing cost from your royalty, so you'll never need to invest in an upfront inventory and can enjoy a profit every time you sell a book.

Keep all of your rights.

We're authors at Tablo, so we care about your rights. Tablo doesn't seek anything — only a non-exclusive permission to publish on your behalf. You'll always maintain the full rights to your book, so you can publish, cancel or change services at any time.

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Blurring the lines between self-publishing and traditional publishing.

Tablo is the only self-publishing platform that also offers traditional representation to authors.

We care deeply about disrupting the traditional publishing industry and supporting the next generation of great writers. That's why we started Tablo Tales, a publishing imprint that offers traditional representation to the most extraordinary Tablo authors. Tablo Tales represents authors like NYT Bestseller Claire Messud and Instagram sensation Liz Climo. We believe that this model, where self-publishing and traditional publishing work together, is the future of our industry.

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Our goal is to provide the most author-friendly book publishing experience in the world.

Creating an author-friendly publishing experience means making publishing easy, fun, and fair. It means putting all of the tools to create a book, publish it, track sales, and print copies at your fingertips so that you can build your career as a writer. It means offering the fairest prices, with the most author-friendly terms –– you keep all of your rights and royalties. And it means offering a caring, collaborative arm of customer support to help you achieve your goals, both before and after publishing.

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Publish a Book with Tablo today.

We care deeply about creating the best possible self-publishing experience for authors — one that's simple, enjoyable, bears no gatekeepers, and lets you publish globally with the fairest possible terms. More than 100,000 authors, from debut writers to bestsellers, love using Tablo to publish their books. We hope you do too.

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