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Distribution channels and pricing

There are many pluses and minuses to the various print on demand services (POD) available to self-pubbers wishing to release paperback versions of their books. We here at the Drugstore use and recommend CreateSpace, which is probably the biggest and most well-known of the group. That doesn’t always mean that it’s the simplest, however, and […]

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Formatting a book’s interior: Blissful tedium

There are few feelings better in this writing life of ours than when a project is nearing its completion. The heady early days of The Idea are long gone, the creative bursts of the planning stages when all the world seemed at your fingertips have passed, the love/hate relationship of the first full draft has […]

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Helpful hints from CreateSpace on getting noticed

When you sign up with CreateSpace you start getting newsletters from them emailed to you. I think the newsletters are done monthly, but to be honest I haven’t really been concerned enough to make much note of it. Often the newsletters contain mildly interesting articles that are sprinkled with advice – some good, some obvious, […]

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Money matters

I recently got an email from CreateSpace on an update to their royalty payment terms, but before going into what the changes are and what they may mean for potential CreateSpace users, let’s take a quick look at how CreateSpace pays royalties generally. As I briefly explained in a post on another topic, during the […]

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A dark side to CreateSpace?

I have always tried to be open and honest about my writing experiences, thoughts, and ideas on this blog. Not because I think I have any real answers or winning advice, but because it’s my impression that those of you who read our blog are interested in what’s really happening in the trail-blazing world of […]

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This year’s ABNA Contest

It’s that time of year again. Time for CreateSpace and Penguin USA’s annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. Here’s the nitty-gritty: This is the fifth time around this contest has been run, and although some of the progression details have changed over the years the bulk of the contest hasn’t. What’s on offer is a […]

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CreateSpace vs Lulu

There are no doubt many more POD providers than I am aware of, but the two main ones are CreateSpace and Lulu. These two companies offer very similar services, but do differ in important ways. Royalties, although calculated differently, will end up about the same (and both provide writers with a higher take when customers […]

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