My experience: Self-publishing with CreateSpace, Blurb, Kindle, LULU, Smashwords and Peecho

For any of you out there thinking of self publishing, but not sure what route to take, here is an excellent article by author and graphic artist Isis Sousa on some available options and the pros and cons of each.

Tragic Books

I am an indie author/publisher who writes on her free time and benefits of using FREE self-publishing services. If it wasn’t for these platforms, I probably would not be publishing books right now, since I wouldn’t be able to afford paid services and my work  would most likely not interest bigger presses.

In my two years self-publishing journey I have tested both print and e-book publishing platforms and now I’d like to share some of my insights with you.

For print books:

these POD (print on demand) companies deduct the manufacturing cost of your title + the distribution fees and you can set your profit or royalty after that margin.

For e-books:

you also need to pay a small fee per sale.

CreateSpace

CS is an Amazon company, however by publishing with them, you can distribute your titles to worldwide retailers. They have a neat-step-by-step setup/upload process and an

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