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Michael Marando

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Hard Cover Book v Soft Cover Book
Posted: Nov 20, 2017 10:23 PM
 
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Hi I am new to this so apologies up front if my question is a little odd.

I want to publish a "hard" covered book. Not a soft covered book or e-book. But the old traditional "hard" style. Is that possible through KDP? I cannot seem to find anything where this is actually mentioned. All the references about a book cover seem to imply it's a "soft or paperback" style.

Can someone point me in the right direction please.

Thanks in advance

Michael.
C. Gold

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Re: Hard Cover Book v Soft Cover Book
Posted: Nov 20, 2017 11:46 PM   in response to: Michael Marando in response to: Michael Marando
 
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No you can't do hard backs with KDP or CS. Check out IngramSpark. I know they do hard backs and other 'less standard' things.
paul12855

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Re: Hard Cover Book v Soft Cover Book
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 2:39 AM   in response to: Michael Marando in response to: Michael Marando
 
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You may also want to try lulu.com. for producing a Hardback edition, although I'm not sure how much it works out per page for printing.

The only downside is that once you have uploaded your work, designed the cover and had an ISBN assigned to it, you will have to order a proof version before you can put it on general release. Once you approve it, you have the option of selling through several outlets and there is a free global reach facility too.

I have used them in the past for paperback editions, and they are good quality, if a little expensive.

Hope this helps.
Diana Persaud

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Re: Hard Cover Book v Soft Cover Book
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 5:12 AM   in response to: Michael Marando in response to: Michael Marando
 
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If you are thinking about using Lulu, double check that they are no longer working with Author Solutions or any of it's "sister" companies.

Ever since Lulu joined forces with AS, I've put them on my blacklist.
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