"Is anyone else out there writing YA? If so, and it's funny, feel free to post a link to your book on www.facebook.com/Bellawasboring. It's a page for reading suggestions of funny YA stories only. For people needing a break from mopey or…"
"Hi romance lovers,
I'd love it if you would please check out my book trailer for my YA romantic comedy entitled Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls. And if you know any older teens/adults who like that genre, please share.…"
Please check out my new trailer for my YA debut novel Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls. If it makes you smile, help get it into the hands of older teens/adults who enjoy sexy romantic comedies. Thanks so…"
I wanted to share my new book trailer for my YA romantic comedy entitled Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls. If it makes you smile, could you please help get it into the world with FB, Twitter, etc or even emails to…"
"I'm in process of having it made right now. Because I'm writing a YA romantic comedy, I'm having it animated. It'll be done next week so I can post if you're interested in seeing it. I wonder if it's effectiveness also…"
"Hi everyone, I've just launched my site www.tellulahdarling.com and I'm offering a free download of my YA novel entitled Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls, which will be published this fall. Swing by, check out the book and…"
"This is a great book trailer! I know that in my genre (YA), the overwhelming majority of trailers are for dark, moody stories. Some are done extremely well. But it's nice to see a more comedic tone even if not YA. I think that as a medium,…"
"I just figured out Indesign enough to produce a PDF for me to proof which will eventually be for my POD. Was very proud of myself and did a happy dance that yes, the thing actually looked like a book. Brain will explode if I try to figure out the…"
Basically, any POD service that you want to use can get your book on store shelves if you are looking to work with a distributor, such as Ingram. I decided not to go that route. The financial risks just didn't seem worth it to me. So I don't know much about that part, since I've never done it. I have my PB at Amazon and B&N. So, Lightning Source charges my card to be sure that each place has a few ready for customers and that's it. As I said, PB are no where near as popular as ebooks so I'm satisfies with POD and ebooks at Amazon/B&N as well.
I use Lightning Source for doing my POD. You earn a little more through them than through CreateSpace and I think the books are a little better quality. But I have lots of friends that use CreateSpace and love it. It is also POD.
As far as reviewers, I've only ever had two want paperbacks. Everyone else has asked for Kindle (.mobi) Nook (epub) or a PDF. I mainly use the paperbacks for contest giveaways or sometimes book signings.