06-03-2011 12:24 AM
I'm sure some of the more seasoned writers here have had some experience with both Lulu and CS. I would love to hear your thoughts of the pros and cons of the two, or other self-pub sites you might be interested in. I personally like the fact that I can produce a hardbound book here, and that is the main draw to this site as opposed to CS, but I'm pretty new at this game and would love to hear what folks with more experience think.
Thanks for your time,
06-03-2011 09:16 AM - edited 06-03-2011 11:48 AM
Lulu is the better option for colour books. And Lulu offers many more options, including hardcover and ebooks.
06-03-2011 09:54 AM
I tried Createspace before I found Lulu and was not an happy bunny so to speak.
First of all I couldn't get a grip with the formatting, when I thought I'd finally got it right the proof copy they sent me was a mess, it also took ages to get to me.
Then a friend told me about Lulu, I gave it a go and was very pleased with the outcome, so I deleted my book from CS and have since published another three books on here.
The only fault I find with Lulu is the overcharging of the postage costs which are very high, I have been in business for over 20 years, using various methods of postage to send books all over the world and no way does it cost upwards of £6+ odd (including p&p) to post a paperback book in the UK.
06-03-2011 09:13 PM
I've not tried Createspace but just want to comment on Lulu's postage costs.
I live in Tamasnia and most postage to Australia is exorbitant (and even within Australia). I sent a book to New Zealand recently and it cost $15.
I was delighted when I received my LULU books to find that they are printed in Melbourne and for 4 books the total postage cost was $9.99.
On a recent order for 25 books, I paid about $26 dollars (approximately $1 a book) which, I think, is undbelievabley cheap in this day and age.
06-04-2011 02:35 AM