Posted by: codecalla | February 1, 2013

“Make It So.”

Capt. Picard, one of my favorite Star Trek Next Generation characters, has such a way with words.  But I like the philosophy behind it.  “Do it,”  as Yoda would say, “Do not.  There is No Try.”

Next on the writing agenda is creating a physical book for my e-book, The Protectors of Tarith.  Late March I plan on releasing it in multiple formats, and I think having a print option (my first love) is a great idea.  Amazon offers a print-on-demand service that I may take up, called CreateSpace.  The price will be higher than the e-book; however, due to printing costs.  Will this increase the e-book price a bit?  I will probably keep the price reasonably low.

CreateSpace has options for covers and designers, and some interesting possibilities.  I like the idea of a professional looking product that is ready to go.  I may have to pay a fee for design upfront, but I wouldn’t have to front the initial publishing costs.  As soon as the book is ordered, it will be printed and shipped.  It seems more efficient.

 


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  1. Don’t know much about Createspace but I have used `Blurb` several times. I had books with images and text. Fantastic service although not cheap. Good luck. Although I downloaded your book it will take me time (several months!) To get around to it. Life is very hectic at the present time.

    • Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! I haven’t thought of Blurb, but I’ll have to check it out. I’m still weighing my options.

  2. I will buy 1 in hard copy. However I would want you to sign it!

    • I have several ideas about the print copies, and that’s definitely something I can do!


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