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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 05:05 PM

Has anyone used BLURB to self publish?

I run a small theatre that is dedicated to helping fellow Kansas playwrights and I thought I'd copy a killer theatre in London (Finborough) who publishes the new work that they are producing with the first few pages serving as the program for that particular run of the show. The cost of the published play is a part of the ticket price. I liked that idea and liked the idea of getting the new work that I and other writers "published" under our theatre's banner, even though it isn't Dramatists or a big publisher.

I'm liking Blurb so far. Any thoughts?

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Blue_playwright Feb 2019 OP
in2herbs Feb 2019 #1
kag Feb 2019 #2
DavidDvorkin Feb 2019 #3

Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 05:22 PM

1. I've used Wheatmark and Balboa Press and would recommend both. I looked into Amazon's

self-publishing arm and decided no. My interaction info is a couple of years old. Haven't heard of Blurb. Good luck. Your marketing idea sounds great.

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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:53 AM

2. No, but I just bought something from there.

I hadn't heard of them until recently. I found out that a book of poetry I wanted was published on BLURB and went to check it out. It has a nice enough interface, easy to use.

I assume it's run out of the UK somewhere, right? Because by default, the prices seem to have been listed in pounds, even though the author of the book I wanted and I both live in Colorado.

I used Amazon for a while for my book, and would advise you to RUN away from it. They absolutely suck.

Sorry I can't be more help than that. Good luck.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:51 AM

3. We do a lot of self-publishing, for clients of all types

See our site here: https://www.dldbooks.com

and we use Smashwords and Amazon. We're happy with both.

I've also reissued my own old books, and self-published my new ones, using those two platforms. No serious problems with either.

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