Mark Levine, Minnesota Author Releases 5th Edition of Fine of Self-Publishing

Fine Print of Self Publishing by Mark Levine, Minnesota Author

On January 7, 2014,  Mark Levine, Minnesota author and CEO of Hillcrest Media Group released the fifth edition of his popular book on self-publishing, The Fine Print of Self Publishing: A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing.  This edition contains head-to-head comparisons of 27 self-publishing companies and five ebook-only publishing companies.  There are also new sections devoted to ebook publishing and book marketing.

The book is available in print and all ebook formats (for Kindle, Apple devices, and Nooks) at 50% off the retail price at  Enter the promo code “FP2014” to get the discount.

The book is also available at


Mark Levine Minnesota Publishing CEO

Mark Levine is the CEO of Hillcrest Media Group, Inc., a Minnesota-based book publisher. Mark has overseen the growth and expansion of Hillcrest from a small self-publishing service provider in 2006 to a publishing company that now also traditionally publishes books, provides distribution and fulfillment for 800+ authors and publishers, has a book selling partnership with an 85-store coffee chain, has a book printing division, operates book directories, has a book advertising agency, a 5,500 online book review site, and owns 1100 book publishing related domains.

From 1999-2009, Mark was the CEO of Click Industries, LTD , a provider of online business services.  Mark oversaw the sale and transition to the new owners in 2009.

Mark is also the author of two books, a novel Saturn Return, and The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (5th edition) and writes a blog on book publishing at

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Picture from the most recent Hillcrest Media employee picture day.