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message 1: by Katja (new)

Katja Vartiainen | 33 comments Hi all,

I'm based in Germany, and published my books through Amazon. My wish is to find a way to POD(Publish On Demand) and sell through Amazon. My problem is to find a company that offers the possibility to POD with thicker paper. Amazon doesn't offer other than #60 paper. (which is bad business on my opinion). Most companies don't, according to my research.
Anybody has come across thicker paper +POD possibility?
Thanks you colleagues!

message 2: by Kat (new)

Kat Have you tried BOD?

They state you can have 120gr Fotomatt paper, does this help?

message 3: by Dylan (new)

Dylan Callens | 193 comments I think that Blurb offers a range of paper stocks.

message 4: by April (new)

April Wilson (aprilwilson) I print my paperbacks through CreateSpace - Amazon's POD printer. The paper quality is excellent, and it's very thick paper. In fact, I think it's too thick. Traditionally published paperbacks at the retail stores use MUCH thinner paper than CreateSpace uses. I wish CreateSpace would use thinner paper, as then my book wouldn't be quite so heavy. You should give CreateSpace a try, because I think you'd be surprised at the excellent quality they produce, and the thick paper they use. I use the cream paper, which is typical for fiction books.

message 5: by Katja (new)

Katja Vartiainen | 33 comments Hi all,
thanks I'll check these out. And until now I have used CS, but I have done doodle books, and the lines show through. So I put pics on every other page, but that puts the price up...And I would like to avoid the whole postage thing myself.

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