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Ananya Goel

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Availability of paperback in India
Posted: Nov 28, 2017 9:00 PM
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Hi publisher,

Can you please make paperback of my book "Love , life & beyond" available in India. People have been calling me for the same regularly and I have no answer. In case they buy from US its too expensive due to exorbitant freight cost

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Deepesh
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Re: Availability of paperback in India
Posted: Nov 28, 2017 9:53 PM   in response to: Ananya Goel in response to: Ananya Goel
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Nope, not going to happen. Neither CreateSpace nor KDP-Print make books available in India. If you want a reasonably priced paperback, your best hope is to find an Indian POD company and put on Amazon/IN yourself. This same question has been asked about five hundred times over the last year; search out some of them and you might get some suggestions about whom to turn to. Or you could google it. Or look in the phone book. BTW, You are the publisher.
Notjohn

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Re: Availability of paperback in India
Posted: Dec 17, 2017 4:27 AM   in response to: Ananya Goel in response to: Ananya Goel
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Deepesh, look for similar threads on the nearby "Publisher support" forum. Local publishing is the only way to do this, given the different pricing in developed and "developing" countries. I have a newly translated book in China -- hardcover, dust jacket, even a red ribbon as a book marker -- that sells for $9.08 with free delivery. That's one-third the price of a similar book in the United States. I'm sure the situation is similar in India.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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