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I'm self publishing my own work

Started by Cordelia Kirby Alexander. Last reply by Cleveland W. Gibson Mar 8, 2019. 4 Replies

How I self published my award winning scifi Novel

Started by Matt T. Schott. Last reply by Shanna Henderson Jul 30, 2018. 3 Replies

Authors: be aware

Started by Humberto Sachs. Last reply by Raymond Cook Sep 29, 2015. 15 Replies


Started by Robin Leigh Morgan. Last reply by CeDany Apr 7, 2015. 1 Reply

Self-Publish Without Spending Money

Started by Matthew Davenport. Last reply by Matthew Davenport Mar 1, 2015. 2 Replies

Id like your opnion on self publishing.

Started by Kristin . Last reply by Kristin Dec 1, 2014. 11 Replies


Started by Dairenna VonRavenstone. Last reply by Anna L. Walls Nov 18, 2014. 7 Replies


Started by SR Clowes. Last reply by T. R. Robinson Nov 10, 2014. 38 Replies

Thoughts/Ideas: Author/Author Marketing +

Started by PJ Sterling. Last reply by Norma Padro Sep 18, 2014. 15 Replies

Book Layout using word

Started by Olive Peart. Last reply by Ann John Feb 9, 2014. 16 Replies

Why do you need a.... BRAND BUMPER?

Started by Dr. Marina Kostina Jan 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Final Stages before Self-Publishing

Started by Andrea Phillips. Last reply by Andrea Phillips Sep 28, 2013. 5 Replies

How to publish an e-book with Smashwords

Started by Kay Elizabeth. Last reply by T. R. Robinson Aug 22, 2013. 5 Replies

I want to publish my own work! That's what I call self publishing!

Started by Cordelia Kirby Alexander. Last reply by Cordelia Kirby Alexander Jun 15, 2013. 6 Replies

Timelines for Self-Publishing

Started by Andrea Phillips. Last reply by Anna L. Walls Jun 12, 2013. 8 Replies

Book Printing Prices

Started by W.J. O'Neil. Last reply by T. R. Robinson May 18, 2013. 13 Replies

Cover artist

Started by Craig Brummer Jan 21, 2013. 0 Replies

Literary Directory

Started by Tracy Kauffman Jan 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Book Cover Help

Started by Latricia Chandler. Last reply by Craig Brummer Jan 12, 2013. 14 Replies

Lightning Source vs. CreateSpace vs. Lulu

Started by Kay Elizabeth. Last reply by Bruce Jackson Spohn Jun 4, 2012. 11 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment by Stephanie Q on June 6, 2012 at 10:44pm

Thank you Carol. I am fixing that now. 

Comment by Andrea Phillips on July 9, 2012 at 3:12pm

I've decided to give Createspace a try.  I'm hoping this is the right way to go but seems  very easy to work with so far.  From all of the comments I have read, no one has commented on issues with Createspace so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

Comment by Carol Ann Quibell on July 9, 2012 at 6:29pm

Keep us up to date on how you make out - am interested.  Thanks.

Comment by Andrea Phillips on July 9, 2012 at 10:56pm

I received my first call from Createspace inquiring about my publishing needs.  The seem great so far.  I was impressed they contacted me so quickly and my assigned publishing consultant will be contacting me Wednesday.  Will keep everyone posted on the experience!  Keep your fingers crossed for me :)

Comment by Stanley S. Thornton on July 10, 2012 at 5:01am

Andrea, did they mention if they put your book on other stores?  the only thing i like about my publisher, is they made my book available all over the world...they just didn't tell anyone it's out they know to search the stores for it...the first quarter this year, I sold 1 hardcover, 2 paperbacks, and 4 ebooks....only 1 paperback was with amazon, none with B& larger exposure is better.

Comment by Jennifer FitzGerald on September 26, 2012 at 7:50pm

How much does it cost when you use their consultants?  I've only ever done it all on my own...

Comment by Jennifer FitzGerald on September 26, 2012 at 7:51pm


Comment by Debbie Marcaccini on September 26, 2012 at 8:07pm is cheaper than createspace; I think they have consultants as well

Comment by Carl Towns on October 25, 2012 at 12:01am

I looked at diggypod, had I printed my book there it would cost $10.10 per book at the minimum order of 24 books. If I wanted to pay a cheaper price for that same book, I would have to order 750 copies and it is only .04 cheaper than what I pay at createspace. I'm not sure how you see them as cheaper. Of course if you have plenty of money to spend, you can get them there at diggypod and would bring in ALL the revenue instead of just a royalty as at createspace. But I am willing to pay createspace a royalty. Also you would have to buy an ISBN, unless of course you are planning on selling them all yourself through signings and the like.

Comment by Cordelia Kirby Alexander on October 25, 2012 at 1:14am
I want to own my rights to everything I've created. All I want is my books printed. I know that I have to give the printing company the ISBN #. I know that the publishing company says that I have all my rights, but not really. They have rights to the high resolution pdf form which print better. A lot of printers don't like making print off some one else print job. It's something to it.


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