Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Selecting a Print-on-Demand Company: Comparing CreateSpace and Lightning Source for Print-on-Demand Self-Publishing

The print-on-demand version of Selecting a Print-on-Demand Company: Comparing CreateSpace and Lightning Source for POD Self-Publishing is now available from Amazon for just $6.95. Authors have so much to learn once the decision to self-publish has been made. The decision making process can be even more confusing when trying to select a print-on-demand service to print books and aid with the process of book distribution. 


The industry of self-publishing has seen enormous change in the past decade. The internet and online retailing via Amazon and Barnes & Noble has given self-published authors access to readers they were previously denied under the old model of publishing. Print-on-demand via companies such as CreateSpace and Lightning Source not only makes self-publishing as a business venture financially possible, it also provides authors with access to distribution to book retailers.

CreateSpace and Lightning Source are the two biggest names in the print-on-demand industry and choosing which of the two companies to use can be a difficult decision, especially for a first time author. Selecting a Print-on-Demand Company: Comparing CreateSpace and Lightning Source for POD Self-Publishing is meant to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of using either company in a clear and easy to understand manner.

By gathering all of the information in one place and organizing it, this book is a valuable tool in the decision making process of selecting a POD service to self-publish and distribute a book.

In addition to the information gathered in the book, noted self-publishing authorities Christy Pinheiro (The Publishing Maven) and Joel Friedlander (The Book Designer) are contributors to the book as well, sharing their experiences with the two companies.

For Authors who would like to wait for the Kindle version, it will be available in several weeks and will be on sale for .99.