I noticed that McDonalds is giving small children's books away with their happy meals. Their books are 4.5 x 5.5, but I'm wondering why a person couldn't print a children's book on 8.5 x 11 glossy paper laid out in 4 quarters front and back, with a heavier glossy cover. My original book published by bookbaby cost $6.00/ea for a 6 x 9 (paperback cover) 24 colored pages. With retail stores needing 50% wholesale price, it means if I sell them my book for $7 (making a dollar at the most), they in turn have to sell it for $14 (soft cover!) I'm thinking a "small" book like McD might be an answer.
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Thanks Gene. I've known about createspace for a while, but keep forgetting to go there! Thanks for suggesting that. I'll buzz over and see if they offer lower prices than I've paid. Cheers, Billie
Radical Rog, Very helpful, especially since you have experience! I should try to figure out the cost per page of printing at home. I have used Microsoft Publisher. I didn't realize a person could get a heat binder! Looking forward to your book!!!!
Thanks chefmancave, that's an idea. I was thinking about that. I'll check out some of these ideas. Cheers, Billie
Thanks, Ana. I did have it published with Bookbaby. I signed into CreateSpace last night to see if it would be cheaper. The cost of printing is my biggest obstacle for the second printing since I have few sales. Thanks for your suggestion!