Sunday, June 21, 2009

... a book in hand

The proof copy of COT-O came in the mail the other day. Surprisingly fast! Lulu usually took around two weeks.

The binding seems a bit shoddy, but lulu's tended to be shoddy sometimes too. The paper is bright white, much whiter than lulu's. One other issue is that the book warps. It's hard to really convey from the photos, but when it's left flat on the table it gets all wrinkly and the cover curls open. Not very good. Lulu doesn't do that.


ehcmier said...

What's the price difference between paperback and hardback this time?

Man, it's hard to get the margins right without seeing it printed.

Gotta be satisfying holding the book in your hand, though. :)

Dan said...

Createspace doesn't do hardbacks. Actually I think the margains are fine.

ehcmier said...

Oops, I meant the front and back cover text being off-center toward the spine.

Anarchic Fox said...

Try searching for online reviews to see if the warped pages are a common problem. If they are, that might be a deal-breaker.