This is my first post here so be gentle. Iâ€™m trying to decide on a Print-On-Demand publisher but Iâ€™m frustrated in trying to decide which to choose. I know, I know, I shouldnâ€™t do it but I am tired of trying to break that glass ceiling of traditional publishing and I just want to get my book out there. Iâ€™ve done tons of research on print-on-demand and I know what I want and what I donâ€™t want. Thatâ€™s the problem. Each seems to have their good points and bad points and I canâ€™t decide which is the least evil. Believe me, I am well aware of the challenges POD authors face and Iâ€™ve accepted it. In a way, I think POD has become the new midlist. Iâ€™m not going to get rich, but I just want to get my name out there and who knows? Maybe someone will notice.
Iâ€™ve visited Lulu and while their inexpensive; they donâ€™t do much for you. Everything pretty much falls on you. Llumina Press, Trafford, and IUniverse are ridiculously priced for the royalty Iâ€™ll get back. Virtual Book Worm seems to be pretty decent but they charge extra for all the stuff I would want (i.e. to accept returns, ISBN, Barcodes, LCCN, etc.). I never considered Authorhouse because of all the bad rep itâ€™s gotten on WritersBeware and AbsoluteWrite. None of them seemed to fulfill what I wanted.
Then I found this POD on Google, Luna Brillante Publishing. They seem to be subsidy but they give you a ton of features that other subsidies charge extra for. I like that they are not all over the map in regards to the type of books they publish (they only do Spec Fic). Plus, they claim they screen manuscripts, offer ARCs to PW and Library Journal, have award winning graphic artists doing covers, plus pay more royalty than the others. Sounds great right? Well, they appear to only have two titles in print and it looks like theyâ€™re just starting out. I know these PODâ€™s come and go so Iâ€™m a little leery of giving my money to a new startup.
Has anyone ever had any dealings or heard of this company?
I think, for me, itâ€™s between Virtual BookWorm and Luna Brillante. VBW has the track record; LBP gives you more for less. How to choose?
Should their be others I consider?