After MONTHS of twice weekly (file) rejections from CreateSpace for the most piddling reasons, I have had it and found your site through Google.
I have been a small press for 38 years and this is the first time I decided to try Amazon (which owns CreateSpace). Their publishing arm is a nightmare.
CreateSpace has put us in a very bad light with our customers now. This book was a Kickstarter campaign and we are now six months late. The complaints are coming daily.
We have only a few things left to format (caused by CreateSpace tearing apart the files).
I need immediate help to finish this project off and get copies in the hands of the backers.
Please let me know what you folks can do. I am at wit’s end right now.
I can Dropbox over the complete book (in the new uncorrected version) so that you can see the project. To fulfill all the backers and contributors I need 100 copies ASAP. I have used virtually every POD and regular printer in my 38 years but this time I need to get quick assistance to complete what CreateSpace had us destroy.
Yes, numerous complaints have been posted about CreateSpace over the years. Their submission process can be daunting (they can simply reject files, over and over again) and some authors get so frustrated that they end up paying CreateSpace’s ridiculously high setup fees to help them finish the job.
For authors who have designed their own interior and cover files, BookLocker offers a DIY publishing program for only $76. That includes an ISBN, barcode, and the print proof (the first printed, bound copy of your book, which our printer sends out via UPS Next Day Air). The author can use their own ISBN if they want. Of course, we review the author’s files, and send them a detailed list if there are any problems. At BookLocker, authors don’t receive automated rejections from an annoying database. We work one-on-one with our authors. And, we don’t have call centers in other countries like some of the “other guys” do. In fact, we don’t have call centers at all! We detest telemarketers and spammers!
BookLocker also offers a two-week Expedited Publishing Program and, of course, our most popular “At Your Service” Program, which gets a book to market within a month, affordably, and with a friendly, professional (and real!) human being working with you during the entire process.
There’s a pre-holiday sale running this week for the latter two programs. You can get $150 off using this discount code:
But you need to sign up by midnight on Friday.
Read more about it here:
To see which POD publishers charge the least expensive setup fees, study the POD Price Comparison HERE .
CREATESPACE COMPLAINTS – PART IV
SELF-PUBLISHING? – How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?
More Lulu Complaints – Thinking Of Using Lulu To Publish Your Book? You Might Want To Read These Authors’ Complaints First!
Lots of Imprints and Lots of Complaints! Could You Unwittingly Crawl into Bed with Author Solutions?
Complaints about AuthorHouse, Complaints about Xlibris, Complaints about iUniverse, Complaints about Trafford, etc., etc.
Read More "Ask The Expert" Articles
The Do-It-Yourselfer's Guide to Self-Syndication
Practical resource outlining the self-syndication process, step-by-step. Packed with detailed information and useful tips for writers looking to gain readership, name recognition, publication and self-syndication for their column or articles.
90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy
Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.
We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!
Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!
Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts - by Angela Hoy
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful, published authors to see how they landed publishing contracts worth $10,000 to $100,000! An enticing yet professional book proposal is the key!
BONUS! Successful ghostwriter, Anton Marco, shares his secret for landing ghostwriting clients. Don’t miss Anton’s real ghostwriting contract at the end of this book! It provides an example of what he charges and the payment terms he requires from each client.