I have just gone through putting a book on Create Space and found that
it is pretty easy. You have to buy proof copies at cost plus shipping
(about $10 a book if you only need one proof) but other than that
there is no cost.
There are several advantages to Create Space over Lulu:
1). Your book can get a free ISBN number.
2). Your book is sold on Amazon automatically, as well as Create
Space. You can pay to have it listed in a couple of other channels so
it can be sold in regular bookstores too. I'm not going to bother
with that, though. Lulu books are only sold on Lulu.com. I don't
have any way of knowing how my book sells there, since I don't get the
royalties, but I'm sure it will sell much better on Amazon.
3). Amazon will (eventually) link my printed book to my e-book, and
set up my printed book for Search Inside The Book. They haven't done
it yet, but eventually they will.
The books I plan to do this for are:
Make Your Own Sugar Activities!
Como Hacer Una Actividad Sugar
The cover for MYOSA will be based on a scan of the existing Lulu
cover, and I'll probably adapt that for the other covers as well.
I'll price the books at $1 (or so) above the minimum price Create
Space specifies, so they might be cheaper than the Lulu versions as
well as easier to find. I do not plan to share profits because
frankly I don't expect there to be any. My e-book career has made me
less than $20 in royalties, total. "Como Hacer" has yet to sell a
single copy on Amazon, although it has been a popular download on
archive.org (455 downloads so far).
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