Originally Posted by wannabee
So, when I heard that Lightning Source was to set up in Australia, I anticipated something similar.
Reality sets in. Over $100 for a proof book and $10 per book to supply the backlist here. . . . . .
Oh! and pay us $12 per year to keep your title on our server. (We have many titles)
As Michael Caton said "Tell 'em their dreaming!"
The great advantage of Lightning Source is their distribution into Amazon.
A 200 page paperback with Lightning Source costs AU$5.25. And you can have that available at Amazon for AU$9.99 and make AUS$2.74 on each copy sold and never have to see or ship the books. And you can also make it available in all the other Amazon stores around the world.
All for $75 setup fee and $12/year. And, if you need a rushed proof copy, $43 for the proof copy.
The Ingram Advance Trade Advertising is
a dead waste of money though.
But if you expect to sell fewer than 50 copies in the first year though, Lulu.com's probably the way to go.