You’ve been selling on Kindle for some time but are now thinking of taking the plunge into print on demand paperback via CreateSpace.com. There are many questions that arise from such an adventure
Many children’s book authors who write/illustrate full color books for kids use Lightning Source for hardback book publishing and Create Space for paperback
Printing can be very confusing to a self-publishing author. In most cases authors only require a digital e-book and print-on-demand book. But in special circumstances, such as a seminar, or training workshop, another binding option may be a better choice.
There are POD publishers who will publish anything that is submitted and publish it exactly as it is presented providing minimal or no editing, thus making the author responsible for what the finished product looks like.
Authors may upload and publish their books directly to many online e-tailers, such as Amazon and B&N. However, some etailers, such as iBookstore, requires you to use a third-party distribution service.
When considering publishing your manuscript, electronic or tangible, you need to refrain from getting overly excited when a publisher opens their doors. Evaluate, ask questions and observe.
No matter the business service offered, there will always be scams and flimflam artists. Fortunately, not everyone is unethical. Unfortunately, there are many unethical publishers that prey upon the ignorant and the emotional desire for success. If planning to self-publish, do a little research first to avoid becoming disillusioned and taken. What to Look for. […]