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Which one is better for indie publishing, Kindle or CreateSpace?

  1. Vinaya Ghimire profile image90
    Vinaya Ghimireposted 4 years ago

    Which one is better for indie publishing, Kindle or CreateSpace?

  2. CroftRoan profile image82
    CroftRoanposted 4 years ago

    Depends. Do you want hard copies of books or digital. I have worked with both and I think it's a good idea to try both. Because CreateSpace is owned by Amazon they sell paperback of your book on the retailer's site. Both have pros and cons but both are free to use (not including added tools like editing, professional cover design, etc) so it is not like you have anything to lose by trying both.

  3. Radical Rog profile image79
    Radical Rogposted 4 years ago

    It Depends. If you are talking e-publishing don't forget Smashwords, Lulu, Booktango, Barnes & Noble Pubit, Scribd.com, i-books author & Bookbaby. If you are talking hard copy POD, those I've seen from AmazonCreate Space were crap. Text not square on pages, no front matter etc.
    Purchase own ISBN. Format for PDF using a suitable DTP or editing service and take PDF file to local printer. I would never use a company that advertises 'We Will Publish Your book' when it is easy enough to DIY. IE, real Indie self publishing.

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    Rayne123posted 4 years ago

    Good question, as I would like to know myself.

    I almost was scammed by a publisher I trusted and I should know that a publisher/company will never ask for money for package deals but instead will take profit after it is published.

    I have many poems written and would like a place to try to have them noticed. Someone told me Amazon was the best, however I went on the site and cant find my way round as of yet.

    I need someone who is honest and free until things get moving. I have never looked into this before so I do not have the slightest to what I am doing. Any help would be appreciative.

    Thank you

  5. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    It's been reported that ebooks are the wave of the future and more people are reading using electronic devices. However there are still a lot more people reading traditional paperback and hardback books.
    I published my book through CreateSpace and I believe it was an additional $39 at the time to have them create Kindle files. I wanted my book to be available in both formats. Having said that I plan to create ebooks first in the future and use revenues to pay for the POD version should I decide to have them in paperback. One advantage to having paperback copies was being able to mail them to reviewers as well as sell and sign them at seminars/trade shows. If one is also fortunate to get some TV publicity it looks better to have the host holding a physical copy of your book. On the other hand some authors have made a success out of selling only ebooks.

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      Rayne123posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you