Authors Helping Authors: Experiences with Createspace

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By Index Admin January 27, 2013 23:12

Authors Helping Authors: Experiences with Createspace

With so many publishers available to independent authors these days, it’s hard to know which one to go with.

One thing we know is that many authors are using small publishers and/or vanity presses in lieu of trying to get someone at one of the Big Six to notice them.

The Index is asking authors who have published with one of these presses to share their experiences, both good and bad, with other authors looking to self-publish their own work.

This post is dedicated to the pros and cons of publishing with Createspace.

If you’re an authors who has published with Createspace, please leave your remarks in the comments section, and the Index would appreciate it if you’d be open to questions from those who may reply to your remarks.

If you’re thinking of publishing with Createspace, please feel free to leave your questions in the comments for authors who have already published with this publisher to answer.

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  1. Daniel Zazitski January 27, 23:48

    I’ve used Createspace for all nine of my books because I basically wanted to get them out to readers in print format. I’ve had great service during the past two years now and will continue to use CreateSpace for my future books.

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  2. Mary Adair January 28, 08:22

    I use Create Space. I am very happy with them. My experience is limited so I can’t offer comparisons. I tend to stay where I am happy.

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  3. Patricia Sanders February 4, 10:29

    When I published my first romance novel Joe’s Claim the team support of Creat Space walked me through evey step, and me being a newbie that was a big help.With the rest of the trilogy of the Westons of Montana will be going through Create Space and the old saying goes, don’t fix it if it ain’t broke. I love the team support at Create Space.

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  4. MS March 6, 05:52

    I believe a formal audit should be conducted on premises at createspace. There’s no way ONE book can be published to fulfill ONE order – sorry, technology does NOT work that way. Take it from someone who knows.

    From personal experience, I found that numerous copies after one sale suddenly pop up on third party online vendors at half the price that amazon would allow me to sell my book. So, I’m screwed in two ways: my own book is sold for half the price and the proceeds of those sales go back to createspace through its third party vendors.

    It’s a scam and a con. Only the indie authors are too hungry to fight this monster. However, there’s a pending class-action lawsuit against amazon.com & the scams they perpetuate against all authors, not only indie ones. When that blows up, so will the one book at a time printed myth.

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  5. Karo March 7, 06:03

    I published my novel with create space since November last year and not one copy has been sold. Either am being ripped without my knowledge or non has really been sold. Am confused. https://www.createspace.com/4027347

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  6. Anonymous March 12, 18:29

    I believe a formal audit should be conducted on premises at createspace. There’s no way ONE book can be published to fulfill ONE order – sorry, technology does NOT work that way. Take it from someone who knows.

    From personal experience, I found that numerous copies after one sale suddenly pop up on third party online vendors at half the price that amazon would allow me to sell my book. So, I’m screwed in two ways: my own book is sold for half the price and the proceeds of those sales go back to createspace through its third party vendors.

    It’s a scam and a con. Only the indie authors are too hungry to fight this monster. However, there’s a pending class-action lawsuit against amazon.com & the scams they perpetuate against all authors, not only indie ones. When that blows up, so will the one book at a time printed myth.

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    • Anon 1 March 12, 18:43

      I’ve noticed that “used” copies are being sold through amazon of my book but I haven’t sold one paperback either – not happy with this

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