Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:48 pm
I sell my ebook on my website and recently also listed it on Amazon kindle direct publishing. It was selling well and there was an option to create a paperback book version, so I went through the process of reformatting and uploading the pages to 6x9 format book. (This is now selling even better than the ebook)
Amazon provided a free ISBN with the paperback version of the book. However, I would like to also publish the book on a platform where I can print on demand, from sales of the book on my own website, and order the book with each order i receive online. I have previously done this with LULU for a yearly calendar, and it works really well (you just pay for the printing and postage and keep the difference between what you were selling it for and it gets posted directly to the customer).
If i create the same paperpack book on another platform, do I use the same ISBN that amazon gave me? Or do I use a new ISBN that lulu or create space (or anyone else) would give me? (even though it is essentially the same book). Or do I need to buy an ISBN to use the same one in different places?
It looks like the other option to LULU print on demand is Createspace. Createspace allows you to purchase your print book at its publishing price, does anyone know if it goes against their policies to buy that version of the book and post it directly to customers who have purchased the book on my website? i don't want to break any rules, just trying to figure out how I can have the print book available for sale on my website (as print on demand), as well as on Amazon.
Thank you in advance for your expertise.