|LuLu.com print-on-demand site with a nice variety of book options|
LuLu is a print-on-demand competitor to CreateSpace.com but offers more choices for the production and design of your books. CreateSpace seems to control their pricing by offering one standard paperback version. LuLu can offer you paperback, hardcover, hardcover with different bindings; perfect, wire, spiral bound and many others. Along with books they also have photo books, calendars, ebooks, cookbooks, iPad publishing and education calendars, ebooks, cookbooks, iPad publishing and education publishing. They can also offer you design, and marketing services with a variety of packages.
Their quality is excellent and they offer a wide range of publication choices. Along with their own online store that is under your name, they also offer access to Amazon.
Lulu can also convert your book to an ebook for distribution on ePub platforms like the Nook and iBookstore.
|Blurb.com, excellent site for producing high quality art or photography books|
Blurb is a very cool high quality print-on-demand book publishing site. Blurb books are geared to photographers, artists and people trying to break into artistic self-publishing. They have a variety of formats from personal to full professional quality books. Blurb can also convert your book to the ePub format. Blurb offers users the ability to build books on-line with their Bookify™ Online app. You can download Booksmart® software and build the book on your computer along with a plug-in that you can use with InDesign.
Photos can be pulled from any number of photo sharing sites including Flickr, Picassa, Facebook, Instagram and your own computer.
Blurb covers the full range from physical books for stores to ebooks for iPad, iPhone and iPod. With a nice range of sizes and amazing quality this is the book producing site for anyone with images.