Previously on self-printing I (i) moved to Florida for a while, (ii) wrote a book about it, (iii) failed to find an agent/publisher/desk drawer for it, (iv) swallowed my disdain for self-publishing, (v) decided to self-publish but (vi) decided to refer to it, realistically, as self-printing and (vii) determined that Print on Demand (POD) publishing/printing relies on the pixie dust of magical fairies. Got all that? Right. Let’s go.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started this post.
(Yes I can. Eleven.)
I foolishly believed I could somehow reach into the murky quagmire that is information on POD and withdraw a concise but comprehensive comparison between two of its major players – Lulu and Createspace (CS) – that clearly showed the benefits of going with one over the other. Four days, eleven starts, a migraine and hissy fit later, I’ve decided it can’t be done.
It can’t be done because you simply can’t say definitively that one is better than the other, only which one is better for you.