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May 7, 2017 5:50 PM

Can I sale to other book retailers?

I am just wondering if I can sell my book to other outlets if I self published with creatspace, and how I would go about doing that?  Since my book is of  the Christian genre, I was thinking about trying to get it into Mardels, but I am not sure how I would go about that, or even if I can.

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1. May 7, 2017 6:42 PM in response to: GoffBooks
Re: Can I sale to other book retailers?

You're allowed to, sure.

 

The main issues that bookstores have with Createspace are: 1) the require a steep discount.  POD books are not price-competetive with bulk printed books, and 2) Createspace books are not returnable unless the author assumes the significant financial risk for books that don't sell after 30 days.

 

Not to be a bummer or discourage you, but the learning curve is steep and I hope to save you some time.

 

Stacy

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2. May 8, 2017 7:00 AM in response to: GoffBooks
Re: Can I sale to other book retailers?
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4. May 8, 2017 4:05 PM in response to: GoffBooks
Re: Can I sale to other book retailers?

Yes, it's much cheaper to print in Asia. But you have to order 500 copies or more to get that sort of pricing. CS pretty much has the cheapest POD pricing around.

 

 

Michelle

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