CreateSpace vs Lightning Source for Fiction Authors (Part 3)

In “CreateSpace vs. Lightning Source,” Ezra Barany compares Amazon’s CreateSpace and Ingram’s Lightning Source for their print-on-demand (POD) services. This is part 3 of 3 especially designed for fiction authors. (Parts 1 and 2 are posted here and here.)

A lot of people think that choosing the right print-on-demand (POD) service is a challenge, when actually you can figure out which POD service to go with by answering just a few questions. Take a look at these three videos and you will know which POD service is right for you.

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  • Ezra you are a nut! But that was great info!
    Another factor that is important if you are publishing a non-fiction book is the ability to put your book up as a Kindle version in Amazon’s system. Kindle book files are html based and there is a lot of potential for search engine boosting if your book is about a topic people are looking for answers on.
    Best Wednesday Wishes to you, the radiant Beth and Xerox

  • Ezra Barany says:

    Kathryn, who’s Xerox?

    Just kidding. Our cat’s name changes in most every video.

    I got excited to learn about the whole Kindle being html based and searchable, but when I tried googling an entire sentence from my book, my book didn’t come up. Am I doing anything wrong? Do I need to register my kindle book page with Google?

    I noticed that if I did the same search within the Amazon search engine, my book DID come up, but it seemed to come up because of the “Search Inside this Book” feature which contains the entire pdf of the book.

    Any suggestions on how to make the text of my book searchable?


    Mr. Sarcasticat says hi.

  • StoryMapsDan says:

    Thanks, Ezra, very informative! I was leaning toward Lightning Source and you’ve confirmed that they should be my choice. Since I’m putting out a series, I want the quality to be consistent and profit margins are important to me.

    Good Luck and Happy Writing!

    Dan Calvisi

  • Ezra Barany says:

    Thanks Dan! Happy writing!

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