I have my books printed elsewhere and sell them on kdp, but I've thought I might create one of those books through createspace to sell just on Amazon, just to cut down on the shipping cost. Then I would sell my own printed books on my…"
"I agree with Sarah. PDF's don't transfer well and since Amazon uses mobi, that's the best but if you use their conversion feature - which I do - and you follow smashwords style guide, you should be good to go."
"Nice and spelled out, because it is very confusing for those who are new to the arena and even those of us that have been in it for a while - then, of course, it is always changing.
Thanks for sharing, Brooke!"
"Thanks, Birdie. I have an indie self-publishing company and offer services in editing, book design and ghost writing. I also just answer publishing questions to new authors. There is a lot of information out there about publishing, and if…"
"Susan, I would go with a brick and mortar printer. Most any printer now a days does POD, And with a printing company if they books are flawed, you can send them back and get reimbursed. I have used Publishers Graphics out of Chicago and have…"
"Maybe put the question out on a writer or publishing group on linkedin - if you're part of that. I bet someone knows of an eco-printer who does POD. I would say they are behind the times if they are not doing POD, or they don't want…"
Any printer worth anything these days can do digital printing which means print on demand (POD). I would think even eco printers would be doing this. I would try googling eco printer and see what comes up. Let me know if you find someone…"
"I had my audio book reviewed by Library Review (and it had to be done before I put it out there to the public, though I had the paper book out already) and got a good review from it but I'm not sure that convinced any libraries to pick it up. I…"
"A book distributor if fine and might help (don't know that for sure) but people still have to ask for the book. A distributor like Ingram might put you in their catalog, but that doesn't mean people will see it.
I don't know about…"
"Martin, ever considered hiring a book designer and getting it printed yourself? Might be something worth looking into, especially if you already have the illustrations. That's the most costly for an illustrated book. There are lots of book…"
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Rosebloom, A Burnished Rose, Rose from the Ashes, The Red Velvet Box, and Living in the House of Drugs. Working on a screenplay for A Burnished Rose and a historical fiction novel on the creators and creation of Nancy Drew
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