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Self-published to the iBookstore, already selling around the world
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If Apple takes a 30% cut…how do you make any profit?

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Oct 23, 2011 7:54pm PDT
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Blurb nice product but very author unfriendly
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My only complaint with Blurb is the high retail price. I understand the mechanics of POD but still…who can/will pay over $55.00 for a book nowadays when eBooks and print books on Amazon are so much cheaper. It makes the author look greedy. I think a price reduction would benefit Blurb with more orders as well as the author. I think Blurb makes excellent books but the high price is making me look elsewhere for a publisher.

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Aug 25, 2011 11:26pm PDT
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ISBN
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I would also like to know if Blurb has plans to offer ISBN’s. It would make things so much easier!

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Aug 25, 2011 11:15pm PDT
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Some basic questions......
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P.S…..the global "style setting" does not work. I set it at the beginning of my book creating process and it ALWAYS changes on me. I wated to use Times New Roman throughout the book…yet it keeps switching to Arial text font. Some kind of irritating glitch.

Mark

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Oct 11, 2010 3:47pm PDT
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Some basic questions......
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Thanks for your responses…all good to know! As for question #3..I did indeed mean that I want to have some background color black (for example) and on the back side of the page …or next page…I would like to use another color. Sounds like that’s a resounding "yes"…so thank you.
I couldn’t find a FAQ for each of these questions and time is of the essence…so I  asked em all here…ha. 3 birds with one stone.

Thank you.

Mark

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Oct 11, 2010 3:45pm PDT
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Some basic questions......
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Thankis!!! That’s very helpful! I appreciate it.

Mark

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Oct 10, 2010 5:47pm PDT
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Some basic questions......
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1. I’m using "Times New Roman" font size 11 for the text of my book..is that large enough to be read easily?

2. If I use a template but shrink my photo inside the box provided….will there be any unsightky edges or discoloration around the photo?

3. Can I use a different color on each side of a page?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Mark

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Oct 8, 2010 9:57am PDT
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