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This is a super helpful link, thank you so much.

I'm going to have to do a limited run of about 50 hardcovers as Kickstarter rewards sometime down the pike, and it would be helpful to have my ducks in a row long before I strictly need to.
 

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Any updates? In particular I'm looking for a POD publisher that will accept Createspace/KDP Print fodder with minimal or no modification.
 

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I think I'm lost. CreateSpace is already POD; any other system you elect to use is going to have a certain amount of formatting, anyway. If you decide to move away from all things Amazon and go to, say, Lulu, your document will have to fit their specs.
 

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I think I'm lost. CreateSpace is already POD; any other system you elect to use is going to have a certain amount of formatting, anyway. If you decide to move away from all things Amazon and go to, say, Lulu, your document will have to fit their specs.

No, you aren't lost, I understand that. Yes I am deciding to move away from all things Amazon and want a recommendation on porting my wares. I will check out Lulu.
 

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I think I may have actually answered my own question. I'm in the process of slowly porting books over from the Zon to D2D, and I see that D2D has a POD production/distribution service. I have not figured out how to use it yet. It will generate a PDF of your ebook, presumably to use in the file upload of a print version, although I did download the PDF and it was woefully inadequate (of course.) Presumably I can use the same PDF I used for KDP Print (except with a new internal ISBN number) so I'll play with that.

Or not. I don't sell any significant number of paperbacks anyway, and I guess if someone really wants one, they know where to get it. At least for the time being.
 

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