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Fred Newschwander

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Personal paperback copies
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 1:55 PM
 
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How do I obtain copies of my paperback to .personally gift/market/promote? I know the answer is here somewhere but I can't find it.
beachgardener

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Re: Personal paperback copies
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 2:04 PM   in response to: Fred Newschwander in response to: Fred Newschwander
 
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If you didn't use CreateSpace you will have to pay full price. KDP is not yet providing author discounted copies. You need to have read the many threads on the subject on this forum before you started to know that. Or even to have read the information provided by KDP before you chose how to publish your paperback. Always make sure there is water in the pool. B
Emily Veinglory

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Re: Personal paperback copies
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 2:08 PM   in response to: Fred Newschwander in response to: Fred Newschwander
 
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You can order them (e.g. set to minimum price, order, revert) or take your files down to the nearest print shop that does perfect binding--whichever works out cheaper.
Fred Newschwander

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Re: Personal paperback copies
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 3:49 PM   in response to: Emily Veinglory in response to: Emily Veinglory
 
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Answered my questions nicely. Thanks
Fred Newschwander

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Re: Personal paperback copies
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 3:51 PM   in response to: beachgardener in response to: beachgardener
 
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Thank you for useful answer.
Notjohn

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Re: Personal paperback copies
Posted: Dec 28, 2017 3:52 AM   in response to: Emily Veinglory in response to: Emily Veinglory
 
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You can order them (e.g. set to minimum price, order, revert)

Since Amazon is always going to take its 40 percent, I really don't understand how this could save much money, compared to CreateSpace's selling it at the cost of printing. If the author is a Prime subscriber and only buying one or two copies, I suppose it might work, but for ten copies (my minimum order from CS) it's going to be expensive.

Or perhaps someone could give me the figures on a successful reduction in price?

(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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