Lisa Shea from BellaOnline has been researching a few print-on-demand self-publishing companies over the last couple months in an effort to determine the viability of such an option for writers. Specifically she has looked into Lulu, CafePress and Create Space. She’s currently testing Amazon.
She has set up a page on her personal website devoted specifically to her research and results. There’s information on writing, preparing for publishing, methods of publishing, creating ebooks, publishing on demand step by step, and promotion.
If you have been thinking about going that route then you should spend some time there first. Even if you’re not, it is interesting reading.
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