All the buzz is about e-books, but we can’t forget print. With that in mind, I came across a good article on self-pubbing your book in print form. It’s not too long, but the author, Kim Komando, offers tips on publishing your own book.
She list three print-on-demand sites: Lulu.com, Blurb.com and CreateSpace.com, then tells you the basics about each and their good and bad points, as she sees them. She also touches on the cost of using each. In her opinion, CreateSpace wins price-wise over the other two, but she warns that you also need to check other factors specific to your book.
She then goes into marketing and how each site rates on getting your book out to the public – and points out that once you self-publishing, you have to do the marketing and you’ll have little help, unless you’re willing to pay for that.
I think the article is a pretty straight-forward breakdown of the ins and outs. So, if you’re thinking of doing your own print book, give it a read. I’d love to hear what any of you would like to add.
6 months ago