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message 1: by Sally (new)

Sally Grotta (Sally_Wiener_Grotta) Has anyone used any other distributor for print books other than Amazon or Lightning Source/Ingram? If so, I'd be curious what your experience has been.

message 2: by W.C. (new)

W.C. Fielstra (wcfielstra) | 1 comments Hello,

I am a new author on Goodreads. I have not yet used anybody else, but I have stumbled across a company called New Shelves. - I have no information about how they do. I plan to contact them in the near future. They do use Lightning Source for printing but then claim to expand distribution to more difficult to reach markets.

In addition, if you have proven sales, then approaching Baker & Taylor directly for the library market is also an option. I am just beginning and these are aspirational goals - someday to be able to prove sales and crack open the Baker and Taylor door.

message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael Mullin (michaelmullin) | 3 comments I found a POD printer/bindery online. I have NO affiliation with them other than being a happy client.

They printed great hardcover and paperback editions or me, but they are not a distributor. Good luck! - Mm

message 4: by Shaun (last edited Dec 21, 2013 01:57PM) (new)

Shaun Horton | 39 comments You might want to check that link Michael, I'm not finding anything when I click on it.

edit, nevermind, link seems to be good, just looks like their website is down.

message 5: by Philip (new)

Philip (Phenweb) | 250 comments I use Lulu for my printed versions but they are print on demand rather than distribution to stores. They do make the book available to the major retailers on order providing you get an ISBN.

Quality has been good for my books but they are not particularly cheep. I would have used Createspace if they made it easier for non-US self pubs to operate.

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