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Lulu or Createspace …looks like a job for THUNDERDOME!


Two print companies enter …

For my last book, I did lose Lulu.  Some of the complaints reader had was the 6 by 9 size.  For the author, it’s a useful size … a biggier size means less pages and that means author costs are lower.  However, readers were put off by the blaringly different size.  It’s also this red flag of INDIE WRITER!!!!  Unfortunately, some people think Indie writer means awful writer.  Not so.  But, we have to do what we can to blend in and show that we can compete.

This time, I’m taking the Createspace path.  And yeah, it’s not an easy one.  Half the time, I have no idea what I’m doing with the formatting or why the document is doing what it’s doing … But it really has low costs, even with a better size book (one that readers are friendlier toward–5.5 x 8.5).  This morning, I finally figured out how to get my internal metadata figured out (yeah, I’m technologically challenged).

On to the cover!  Say a prayer for me.

Indie Publishing


I’m trying.  Any tips out there?  It seems so hard to get the word out there.  You get your first sales from your friends.  And then … dead in the water.  How do you break through to the market of folks that don’t know you?