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The listing here indicates no form of endorsement or recommendation for the companies. You must research and decide who will best serve your needs.

  • Lightning Source (lightningsource.com) – POD division of Ingram. You need to know your stuff to work with this company.
  • Lulu (lulu.com) – Independent POD company. They are aimed at the inexperienced self-publisher. They have low-price barebones offers for those who want to experiment without much expense
  • Createspace (createspace.com) – POD division of Amazon.com. They compete directly with Lulu in the same price range.
  • Leanpub (leanpub.com) – Ebook publishing & distributing startup focused on enabling publish-as-you-write.
  • Magcloud (Magcloud.com) – POD publishing & distributing subsidary of HP focused on magazines & periodicals.
  • iUniverse (http://www.iuniverse.com/) – This company focuses on offering a more extensive publishing package. They help the author with more things, or do more things for the author. But this also comes with a higher price.
  • AuthorHouse (http://www.authorhouse.com/) – This company is a direct competitor with iUniverse. If you want a lot of hand holding in your publishing, this is the sort of company you need to consider.
  • WOWIO (http://www.wowio.com/index.asp) – This is a place to sell ebooks, comics, and graphic novels. There is a great deal of flexibility in how you sell.
  • Cassady Cataloguing Service (http://www.cassidycataloguing.com/services/pcip.php) – If you need Publishers’ CIP data for your book, this is one company that offers the service.

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