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Feb 2, 2013 4:08 PM

How much does it cost to make a book on createspace?

Just wondering how much money it would cost to create a book on here want to make a picture book

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1. Feb 2, 2013 4:19 PM in response to: Sim0nTrains
Re: How much does it cost to make a book on createspace?

Nothing, only there's a charge if you want copies...

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2. Feb 2, 2013 4:38 PM in response to: Sim0nTrains
Re: How much does it cost to make a book on createspace?

There is no cost to upload your book. There is a print cost involved as well as shipping. IF you are not confident enough to do the layout of the book and the cover (separate PDF files) then there will be a cost incurred by you to have the work done. Many times you will find that members of this board can do the work more quickly and less expensively than if you hire CS to do the work for you. A color book will cost more than a black and white book to print.

 

Now with that said, look for a post by Walton and download a copy of his Build Your Book and Bleeds PDFs from his signature block. They are free. Also, members with more stars seem to be more capable of answering questions you may have. That is not to say that people building up their blue dots are not as conversant with how to do things, it only means that they haven't been here as long.

 

As for me, I have published 16 books in the past 3 years and have helped 24 others bring their work to fruition. I have done everything from childrens books to novels. If you want to communicate with me use the Private Messaging under the Your Stuff link above.

 

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3. Feb 2, 2013 4:56 PM in response to: Seal
Re: How much does it cost to make a book on createspace?

In other words, write a book and put it on createspace for free, or go through a lot of B.S... I got ya....I have books with previews on a blog. updatespage.com,  check them out if you get a chance and tell me what books you have out... regards, jonathan priestley...

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4. Feb 2, 2013 5:24 PM in response to: J-PRIE
Re: How much does it cost to make a book on createspace?

My books can be found on my website.

 

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6. Feb 3, 2013 2:37 AM in response to: Sim0nTrains
Re: How much does it cost to make a book on createspace?

It depends on the size of the book. A 136 page 6" x 9" book is about $2.43 plus about $4 for regular speed shipping. 

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7. Feb 3, 2013 2:37 AM in response to: Sim0nTrains
Re: How much does it cost to make a book on createspace?

You can use the calculator here (https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/#content7) to determine the production cost (your cost as the author).

 

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8. Feb 3, 2013 11:34 AM in response to: Sim0nTrains
Re: How much does it cost to make a book on createspace?

My books range from $2.77 (80 pages) to $5.26 (356 pages).

 

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