Has anyone used to following to self-publish their book?

United States
April 13, 2009 1:46pm CST
Booklocker, Lulu, CreateSpace or ??? I would like to do my nonfiction book this summer but I never get a consistent opinion (or better, factual statements) as to who is better as far as payment, pricing, etc. Thanks in advance!
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@snowy22315 (38260)
• United States
13 Apr 09
The only one that I am actually familiar with is LUlu. I think that is a pretty good site. the others are ones that I have not heard of before but that doesnt mean that they are not potentially good. I think there are definitely some sites that are. I like to read about self publishing enterprises on the web. I think they are the way to go.
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• United States
16 Apr 09
Why do you want to self publish? If you ever hope to be a successful writer, you should try going the traditional route.
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• United States
17 Apr 09
Many people self-publish successfully(i.e. Deepak Chopra and others I cannot name at the moment). The purpose of self-publishing is to express one's self and not compromise with the masses because some big name publisher gave you an advance. Believe me, I'm not knocking it but it feels good to manage your own product from beginning to end as opposed to some suit telling you what to do - hard work and all. Plus, there is less overhead involved (agent fees, repayment of advances,etc.). Right now, I make a nice side income writing for different venues as well as self-publishing my 'zine - with almost no promotion. I just want to expand by researching e-publishers first.
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