The best reason for using either CreateSpace or IngramSpark is you have a built-in distribution network with both services. CreateSpace is a direct market to Amazon and IngramSpark is a market to Amazon and other book retailers. We typically do not recommend using CreateSpace’s Expanded Distribution. The wholesale discount is so high that you will need to price your book at a high price in order to make any money. (more…)
Print-on-demand (often referred to as POD) is a method of digital book printing that allows you to print books as they are needed, from one book to thousands, instead of printing a large quantity in a single run. With offset, large quantities of books are printed in a single batch, usually at least 500 at a time. Print-on-demand has made it possible for authors to self-publish their books without the large up-front cost and inventory that is required for offset printing.
Hello, all! Kimberly here from Jera Publishing. Today I am going to talk to you about the difference between subsidy publishers and self-publishing. Authors new to the self-publishing world often confuse subsidy publishing with self-publishing, but they are different. It doesn’t help that many subsidy publishers call themselves a “self-publishing” company and target self-publishers. (more…)
Hello, all! Kimberly here from Jera Publishing. Today your self-publishing short is on how to create your own publishing company. Many authors do not grasp the concept that by self-publishing their book they are, in fact, operating a business. They are in the business of being not only an author but also a book publisher. (more…)
You’ve written a book and have decided that self-publishing is the route for you, but are you ready? Publishing a book is a process—and an accomplishment!—so it’s important to know what you’re getting into, to plan in advance, and not to rush. (more…)
Have you ever thought of the perfect song that coincides with a scene in your book, the song that describes the exact emotion you want to convey? I think we all have. (more…)