Tuesday, August 17, 2010
CreateSpace vs. PublishAmerica
This weekend I read a great summary of a CreateSpace experience on Terri Lynn Coop’s blog Readin, Rittin and Rhetoric.
Terri did a compare-and-constrast of the product, expediency, costs, profits and customer service provided by CreateSpace with those of author mill PublishAmerica, to show that there is an economical and author-friendly alternative to even a vanity press which doesn’t levy an upfront charge. I’m unlikely to ever use CreateSpace for my fiction, but it seems very workable for niche projects and I was pleased to find this article.
I’ll be sure to recommend this to any writers who are looking for a good self-publishing service or who have just escaped from a vanity press and may not be able to try commercial publishing. Especially since PublishAmerica’s latest special offer was to have a member of their “ghostwriting team” work on an author’s already-published book for $499 (the link will take you to the offer, which is a product in their online store).
In the Ordering Instructions box, write the title of your book. You will be contacted by your ghostwriter shortly. Benefit from our low introductory price of $499 before it increases to $699.
No, I’m not sure how this is supposed to work either.