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Offline skate Reading
28 Aug 2015, 09:24 AM | Post: #51

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RE: CreateSpace Versus FeedARead

I've used Ingram Spark's Premium colour and I'm pretty happy with that, but yes, the set-up is extremely slow and only made bearable by the great help line. As I said in another thread, I used IngramSpark thinking that it would be done in Australia, but it's not, it's done in the US. However, they don't charge to send orders to authors in Australia, so we still only pay local rates - from their Melbourne office.
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28 Aug 2015, 07:40 PM | Post: #52

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RE: CreateSpace Versus FeedARead

(28 Aug 2015 08:42 AM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  I used them both for My Granny Writes Erotica and I was very pleased. Ingram Spark had a 50lb paper weight, which allowed me to make the paperbacks small enough to mail as large letters. They were excellent quality. At the time, you could only call Ingram in the US, but they've changed that now.
I'm looking for something that will make my next book thicker (but without too much additional weight), as that seems to be the trend for the dystopian genre. So I'll have to go for a smaller book size, wider line spacing for the words to produce more pages, and I may need to take a look at that smaller paper weight too, but not sure if they are thinner and would counter my attempt to make the books look thicker.
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28 Aug 2015, 09:03 PM | Post: #53

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RE: CreateSpace Versus FeedARead

(28 Aug 2015 07:40 PM)George Hamilton Wrote: Wrote:  
(28 Aug 2015 08:42 AM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  I used them both for My Granny Writes Erotica and I was very pleased. Ingram Spark had a 50lb paper weight, which allowed me to make the paperbacks small enough to mail as large letters. They were excellent quality. At the time, you could only call Ingram in the US, but they've changed that now.
I'm looking for something that will make my next book thicker (but without too much additional weight), as that seems to be the trend for the dystopian genre. So I'll have to go for a smaller book size, wider line spacing for the words to produce more pages, and I may need to take a look at that smaller paper weight too, but not sure if they are thinner and would counter my attempt to make the books look thicker.
Yes, the lighter paper is thinner.

Making books thicker by increasing the page count is expensive. You can usually go up two or three trim sizes without inflating the print costs, but increasing the page count almost always adds cost.
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Offline George Hamilton
29 Aug 2015, 08:38 AM | Post: #54

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RE: CreateSpace Versus FeedARead

(28 Aug 2015 09:03 PM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  [quote pid=174971 dateline=1440790847]
Making books thicker by increasing the page count is expensive. You can usually go up two or three trim sizes without inflating the print costs, but increasing the page count almost always adds cost.
You're an indie, don't be afraid to break the mould.
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Good advice.
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09 Nov 2015, 03:34 PM | Post: #55

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RE: CreateSpace Versus FeedARead

I'm really unhappy with CreateSpace at the moment. I ordered three proofs of Chocolate Making Adventures and the beautiful photos printed wonderfully in each. Then I ordered a copy from the UK, and the photos were dark and dull.

I then got out my only copy of My Babysitter is a Troll printed in the UK, and realised that the colours in that were also duller than the colours in the copies sent from the US (although the difference isn't so ugly in this case, as the bright illustrations survived the downgrade).

It seems to be the books printed at Marsden Gate that are the problem. (CreateSpace uses more than one UK printer).

Has anybody else experienced this problem?
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Rosen I joined KUF last year and haven't really wandered about inside the forum since then, but today found  this thread after a Gloogle search. It's a cracker! Thanks to you and to all the other contributors for providing such a wealth of useable info. Happy New Year to everyone.
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