Saturday, May 28, 2011

Indie Publishing Secrets Revealed. Step 4-Choosing a Print Publishing Service

First off, let me say that I've had a lot of requests for a deeper look into steps #1-3. I am working on a few posts to address those things and will post them soon. I will start posting regularly on Tues for this thread on Indie Publishing. See ya on Tuesdays.

Step #4
Carefully consider the revisions your editor suggests and make those changes, highlighting them and letting your editor make sure your changes are done well.

While doing this, research what print publishing service you'd like to use. I suggest using a free service like, Createspace or Lulu. I used Createspace and will tailor my comments to make using it even easier. I researched Lulu, signed up and looked around, clicking every button to see what they had to offer, comparing it to Createspace and I felt Createspace was the better choice for me. Do the same. Take the time to explore a bit.

  • Look at the ability to get a portable ISBN-the numbers attached to the bar codes on everything you buy-that way you aren't locked into using the service as your distributor later.
  • Does the service have a cover-creator that "makes" your cover to your specifications?
  • Does the service have live help?
  • Does it distribute to Barnes and and
I will cover why these things are important in subsequent posts.
While Createspace is all about PRINT books, I will also be covering EBOOKS.

Happy researching and revising. See ya on Tues.

1 comment:

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

This is very interesting. I happen to have a book I may need to use this information to publish. I'll check back. Thanks!