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Sample Book

Is it possible to receive a sample book in order to see the quality of the publication?

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1. Feb 19, 2012 2:20 PM in response to: Carol-G
Re: Sample Book

Not from Createspace. The quality is excellent, though. I have 16 titles of my own and have prepared over 30 titles for other authors and except for a one isolated print error (and numerous spelling errors on my part) all of the books have exceeded my initial expectations. Other than the trade vs mass market size, CS matches or exceeds the quality of many mass market paperback books.

 

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3. Feb 24, 2012 8:52 PM in response to: Carol-G
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Actually, I was surprised Seal, but I asked for a sample of a full color paperback and a hardback and they came today - expediated mail.

And as you say, excellent.

I requested them from sales.

 

Hope that helps.

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4. Feb 24, 2012 9:06 PM in response to: lettercollector
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Learn something every day. Did you request specific books or just any book?

 

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5. Feb 24, 2012 9:09 PM in response to: Seal
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Specific books. I wanted to see a 50 page full color at a specific size, paperback. And a hardcover with a dustcover. I got both exactly.

They had a CS cover design with sample text, like Aesop's Fables. It satisfied the request. And it got to me very fast.

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6. Feb 24, 2012 9:11 PM in response to: lettercollector
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Check your LSI post.

 

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8. Feb 25, 2012 8:01 AM in response to: Carol-G
Re: Sample Book

While you've got part of the answer from a color book CS or anyone here sends you, it is only one half the answer. What you won't know: how does it print compare to the original art work.

 

This you can find out two ways: 1) create a quick, color book with your work. Your cost is $8.00, delivered. 2) wait a day and order CS Digital Sampler (being reviewed right now), for $12.95 and download the PDF for comparison--PM/email me for details.

 

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