I self-published my book, "Growing Up in the Texas Panhandle" through Lulu.com and had an excellent experience with that company. They did a very professional job, I found them easy to work with; they provided assistance in their online chat room when I got stuck; and, BEST OF ALL, I had to pay them NOTHING up front for the book.
I got some excellent advice from Sharon Lippincott on font size, line spacing and margins and her guidance was most helpful. I did have to contact Lulu.com a couple of times for assistance with my cover photo, and they they helped me iron out a couple of glitches. I also asked several friends to read over my stories and make suggestion or corrections.
I only ordered the number of books that I thought I needed for Christmas giving. I then reordered again because I also sold some to friends and the books arrived at my house seven days after I ordered them. The more books I buy, the cheaper they are. To me, that is a win/win situation! I have not had to pay a large amount of money up front for books and I do not have boxes of books in the garage waiting to be sold. I am having a wonderful time holding MY BOOK in my hands and admiring it.
2nd Lieutenant Geyling
10 hours ago