Lightening Source Publishing

Just for the record, I’m switching my posting schedule to once every two weeks. Hopefully I can keep up with this schedule once school starts again.

I’m getting into the self-publishing gig again, and I’m liking it. Last week, Zoe wrote an article about Lightening Source, which is the best-kept secret in the self-publishing industry, methinks. Zoe has written about this before, but in case you know nothing about Lightening Source, read the article linked at the beginning of this paragraph.

The main points are as follows:

  1. Lightening Source is a print-on-demand printer, not publisher. You maintain all rights, etc, as they only print for you. This is what you think you’re doing with Lulu, right?
  2. Publishing through Lulu is a nice alternative to creating a micro-press, but when it comes down to it, Lulu is using Lightening Source.
  3. All the major publishers use Lightening Source for their back-end printing, why not you?
  4. Lightening Source is cheaper than offset printing.
  5. Lightening Source already has an in with many of the book distributors, so half of your work is done for you!

Has anyone had experience with Lightening Source? My Worderella on Writing book is through Lulu, and while the quality is nice and I was pleased with how easy it was to create, I have to admit I want more control. May stick to using Lulu for small projects, and then use Lightening Source for actual novels.

For those of you not interested in self-publishing, what do you think about this?

Contest Winner

Don’t think I’d forgotten! The winner of the autographed Worderella on Writing is Kait Nolan! Use the contact form on my website to send your address and I’ll ship it ASAP. Congratulations!

2 thoughts on “Lightening Source Publishing

  1. Hey Belinda, Thanks for the shout out!

    I will have direct experience with LSI (besides the experience I've already had talking to their sales reps), this fall, so once I release the first print release if you have any questions feel free to shoot them by me. I'll probably also do a post about my experience with LSI.

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  2. Hey Belinda, Thanks for the shout out!

    I will have direct experience with LSI (besides the experience I’ve already had talking to their sales reps), this fall, so once I release the first print release if you have any questions feel free to shoot them by me. I’ll probably also do a post about my experience with LSI.

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