I am considering create space to finally print my book, but I am concerned about the quality of the paperback print copies. It claims a 60# paper weight, but there is not mention of the cover weight, and the cover style glossy or matt. Most printers I have looked into quote me on a 70 # paper weight and a matt cover at least 100#. does anyone have any thoughts on this?
I think this is something not thought of when searching out a printer - book cost. Putting everything else to the side, I found CS (CreateSpace) much cheaper than the other POD I used AH (Authorhouse). 240 pages at AH will run around $13.95 for a book set at $19.95, whereas CS will charge $3.15 for a book priced at $10.99 with 194 pages. This makes a big difference in the long run. I'd considered Lulu for my next work, but noticed CS has added Kirkus to their Total Design Freedom Advanced package. Well worth the money to be reviewed by them. Good luck choosing, C.B.
Thanks for the help. I think it turned out fine on create space. The proof was a big help because after seeing it I was able to make a few color adjustments.
Hi, an interesting question. I published with Create Space, and when I read your question, I picked up my book and a couple of others from my bookshelf. There might be a difference, but I can't tell what it is, if any. I downloaded the blank to tell me the exact size, and then I bought a photo from iStock.com for about $40, came out pretty good, I think. You can go on to Amazon and type The Castlegate Club in the search box to get a peek at the cover. If you're interested, the Kindle efile is free for the next few days, but look at the cover. I think they do a pretty good job. Good luck with your book.
I used them for my first book and was quite happy with the outcome. Paper weight is beyond me. The quality and texture were excellent from CreateSpace, though. Glossy cover and crisp white paper.
I used create space and although I don't know the number of the paper weight I think the final result was perfect. The cover was thick, the binding was secure and the print quality was perfect—inside and out.
I don't know the weight of the cover on the book I just had published by CreateSpace, but for a 6x9 book it seems fine.
I had a few problems with the colors because of the glossy cover, but with some adjusting it looks much better. I like create space, but I wish they had an option fro a matte cover.
I published my book with Createspace and didn't have one ounce of trouble with them. When I got a copy of my book in the mail, I was stunned at how great it looked. I would highly recomend publishing with them.
Thanks to all of you. With your help I went with Create Space and I am satisfied. It is now officially available. If you like modern paranormal books you will like this one I promise. Here is the link check it out and tell me what you think. Forgotten Enemy Paperback
It is also available for Kindle.